Beth Rosellini, DDS, AIAOMT

Biological Dentist. Clinical Researcher

Special interests include holistic/ biocompatible oral healthcare, nutrition, surgery, & collaborating with Functional Medicine Doctors & Naturopaths.

If you didn’t meet my younger sister while she was covering one of my many maternity leaves, then let me introduce you to her...

Beth went to UT Austin and graduated with Honors in Math and Chemistry.  She went on to Baylor Dental School in Dallas, the same dental school our grandfather attended back in the 1940’s.  After graduating, she joined a private practice in Florida for a few years before deciding to dive into one of her biggest passions: research.  She joined a research project as volunteer consultant/ the team’s leading expert in head and neck anatomy.  The overall project was aimed at improving clinical outcomes for patients with chronic neurological conditions such as ALS and MS; her specific role was in evaluating the efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation to treat dysphagia, or the inability to swallow, as many patients who suffer from these chronic neurological conditions experience aspiration pneumonia and/or choking due to poor oral function and swallowing.

With a mindset to just go “figure it out” in the field of research, Beth engaged in more preclinical and clinical research programs, many of which went on to be funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.  To name a few of her favorites, she teamed with doctors from Texas Tech to evaluate intra-oral pathways to stimulate the sphenopalatine ganglion that would open the blood brain barrier and allow cancer pharmacotherapies to cross the barrier and treat brain metastases from breast cancer, with a hypothesized value of decreasing the overall systemic burden of these drugs on the rest of the body.  She also collaborated with physicians and engineers in a handful of activated-biomaterial therapies for personalized, point-of-care medicine as well as peripheral neurostimulation, both implantable and external, for treatment of conditions such as migraines and chronic pain, as well as enhanced therapies to improve memory and other neurocognitive functions.

 

With her research, she spent an inordinate amount of time with the geriatric patients who suffered from these conditions, many of whom live in long-term care nursing facilities.  She made friends that she describes as her “nursing home researcher” crew (didn’t know that was a thing, but to each their own 💁). Among many new learnings, she was shocked to find a lot of credible research that had been around for decades that had not been popularized for the betterment of patients for a host of different reasons.

Beth has spent the past year studying the correlations and causations between mercury amalgam fillings, fluoride, and other non-biocompatible materials used in the dental field and dementia, Alzheimers, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory disorders. 
 

 

She has since gone on to complete her accreditation with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and has been selected as a speaker and educator in this space, and she has a variety of ongoing clinical research projects that we are collaborating on at my office and a few partnering healthcare providers in other offices and hospitals. But most importantly, I'm so happy that she will be seeing patients in our practice, while continuing to conduct her research. 

Beth is currently creating all new educational materials for our patients.  She will be further expounding on the dangers of mercury amalgam (“silver”) fillings (I highly recommend you watch the 5 minute video on this page) and the proper technique for removal of this dangerous material.  Other topics will include fluoride , nutrition, other biocompatible materials and therapies such as ozone and laser therapy, as well as environmental measures we are taking as a practice to drastically decrease our carbon footprint and make strides to replenish and bolster a healthy environment and community.