Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Stephan Goupil
  • Michael T. GoupilEmail author


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques are used by a significant part of the population worldwide. Many of these techniques have been used successfully for thousands of years. Current research has tried to evaluate the basis and success of these techniques with mixed results. This chapter provides an overview of this vast topic and provides examples of where these techniques might be employed into contemporary dental practice.


Botanicals Herbs Food supplements Alternative therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emeritus FacultyUniversity of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Frank H. Netter MD School of MedicineQuinnipiac UniversityNorth HavenUSA

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