Holistic Orthodontics in a Magical Setting
About Rhoney Stanley DDS, MPH
My practice philosophy follows a holistic approach combined with conventional orthodontics. I avoid extractions and use expansion techniques with gentle functional appliances such as the ALF developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom who I had the fortune of studying with in the very first of his courses. This appliance is used by osteopaths as it does not disturb the natural growth and cranial pattern. I have also been a member of the Cranial Academy and the WG Sutherland Cranial Dental Study Group since 1984, studying how the teeth and jaws interact with the body and how sensitive orthodontics can increase good airway space and improve breathing.
For pain and leasions, I am often able to resolve the problem with homeopathics and herbs, before prescription medications.
I believe that oral health is related to whole health and use cranial myofascial release technique to balance my patients after orthodontic adjustments.
Education and Credentials
For undergraduate college, I went to Mount Holyoke and UC Berkeley and also received a graduate degree in secondary education. I was trained in dentistry at Columbia University and followed my dad who was an orthodontist into specialty training in orthodontics. I have the dual degree DDS, MPH, also from Columbia. To further my training in complementary health, I became certified by the NY School of Acupuncture for Physicians and Dentists. I also received a RD from the State of NY due to my postgraduate education in Weston Price Nutrition studies. I continue to study cranial osteopathy with Dr. James Jealous who uses the gentle technique of biodynamics and Dr. Conrad Speece who, as head of the Dallas Ostopathic Study Club, is more into biomechanical treatment. Three times per year I meet with dentists from all parts of the US to study with an osteopath and to learn techniques to balance our patients by hands on, table training with each other.