Total Health Dentistry
The team at Total Health Dentistry of Encino, led by owner Dr. Isaac Comfortes, is dedicated to the relationship of oral health and whole body health. They educate patients about mouth-body connections and collaborate with medical professionals to help bridge the gap between medical and dental communities. Dr. Comfortes graduated from California State University and USC School of Dentistry and has practiced at the Encino location since 1976. He served on the USC faculty as an assistant clinical professor and continues to lecture both nationally and internationally on smile enhancement procedures and the oral-systemic connection. He is married and has two children and is a second-generation dentist; his father also practiced dentistry.
“We are part of a movement in dentistry to make the world healthier.”
What steps do you take to help your patients feel at ease when they visit your office?
“Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to overall success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.”
What would you like readers to know about your practice?
“We are part of a movement in dentistry to make the world healthier. Total health dentistry boils down to inflammation control. Eliminating inflammation in the periodontal tissues of the mouth is where total health starts. More than 60% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Certain oral bacteria can place an individual at risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, RA and Alzheimer’s.
The oral-systemic connection is the new paradigm in dentistry. Managing gum disease and eliminating infected teeth is the key to oral and systemic health. We are one of the few dental practices that focus on the oral-systemic link. It is our purpose to educate our community on the connection between their oral health and systemic health to help them live healthier, longer lives.”
How do you maintain your own health?
“Exercise, gluten-free and sugar-free diet, supplements, excellent oral health and meditation.”
What do you love to do for fun?
“I like driving my classic car, visiting art museums and photography.”