Welcome to Our Practice
Diagnostic (Exam and Diagnosis)
Comprehensive Oral Exams,
Consultations and Treatment Planning, Periodontal (gum) Disease Diagnosis,
Radiography,24 hour emergency dental care and
“Diagnodent” (laser facilitated caries/cavity detection)
Preventive (Oral Disease Prevention)
Fluoride Treatment, Duraphlor Sensitivity Varnish, Protective Sealants,
Prophylaxis Teeth Cleaning, Oral Hygiene Maintenance Programs, Athletic
Sports Guards, Snoring Device, Patient Education, “Vizilite” Cancer
Screening, Night Guards (bruxism /grinding), Orthodontic
Retainers (invisible) and Space Maintainers
Cosmetic (Esthetic Treatments)
ZOOM (1 hour in office Laser Bleaching), 1week take home
bleaching kits, Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Laminate “Lumineers”, Porcelain Inlays, Onlays, Full Porcelain Crowns,
Composite Bonding, Enamelplasty (minimal/non-invasive reshaping)
Restorative (Repairing Teeth)
Crowns, Bridges, Tooth Color Restorations, Implant Crowns, Maryland (winged)
Bridges, Partial and Full Dentures, Relines, Same Day Denture/
Partial Repairs and Adjustments
Endodontics (Root canal Treatments)
Trauma Treatment, Specific Root Canals
Periodontics (Gum Treatment)
Advanced Gum Treatment, Deep Cleaning, Gingival (gum) Recontouring, Crown
Nitrous Gas, Tooth Color Fillings, Baby Tooth Crowns (caps), Preventive Braces
Permanent or Fixed wire retainers, removable Invisalign (clear) retainers for adults and children, space maintainers
Oral Surgery (Mouth
Extractions, Gingivoplasty (Gum
reshaping), Gingivectomy ( gum removal)
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas),
TMD (jaw joint pain/ wakeful with
headaches), Equilibration (bite analysis and adjustment), Bite Splints/Night
Guards, Bruxism (grinding/clenching)
Healing Touch is not a massage.
Sometimes the practitioner’s hands hover above the body and don’t actually
make contact. It is an “energy therapy that uses gentle hand techniques with
Guided Imagery and is purported to help re-pattern the patient’s energy
field and accelerate healing of the body and mind. It is based on the
knowledge that people have fields of energy that are in constant interaction
with the environment around them. Healing Touch Energetic Medicine is a
non-invasive, integrative energy-based therapy. It works like acupuncture
(without the needles): it reconnects and balances blocked energy meridians
to promote self healing and a heightened sense of calm. It is especially
effective for pain and stress management, accelerates recovery from illness,
injury or surgery, and addresses chronic illnesses
BENEFITS OF HT THERAPY:
Patients experience a decrease in pain levels, depression,
anxiety, stress, use of pain medication post-operatively and
dementia agitation. Patients experience an increase in
post-operative recovery acceleration, chemotherapy symptom
relief, improved mood, and improved mobility after surgery,
immune system strengthening, improved quality of life, deepening
of a spiritual connection.
The body has an innate life force which evokes healing, and it’s
always trying to get back to that balanced healthy state.
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS APPEAR,
the body’s energetic field is disrupted and out -of- balance.
These energy blocks are created by stress, anxiety, illness and
disease. The goal of HT and Guided Imagery is to restore harmony
and balance by opening blockages within the energy system. This
results in physical improvement, mental clarity, and a sense of
IS HEALING TOUCH
Because of the effective results seen over recent years, Healing
Touch is now part of patient care systems in more than 100
hospitals in the United States, including Children’s Memorial in
Chicago, Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center and
University of California- San Francisco.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After a brief interview and initial assessment of the
individual’s needs and general health, type of dental treatment
needed and answering any questions that you may have, the
practitioner reappoints you to come back. Evie will then use her
hands with light or near-body touch to help clear, balance and
energize the human energy system. She may also help you with her
voice inflection (using guided imagery) to ease your anxieties,
provide support and aid in your comfort. This promotes healing
for the mind, body and spirit.
“HT” WORK IN DR. NICHOLAS’ OFFICE?
To experience the benefits of HT, after your initial assessment
you will be reappointed to come back 45 minutes before your
scheduled dentist appointment. You will check in at the
reception desk as usual. Then you will be taken to the private
relaxation room where you will meet again with Evie, our
certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Certified Wellness
Coach. While relaxing in the chair, clothed and reclined in an
atmosphere of soothing music, calming waters and tranquil
colors, she’ll ask a few more questions regarding your dental
appointment, how you are feeling and assess your electromagnetic
bio-field. With light or no-touch, she will open, balance and
connect your energy centers (chakras) in your body and clear
your bio-field to prepare you for your dental appointment
immediately following. This will result in a decrease in stress,
anxiety and pain. If requested, Evie can continue the energy
treatment in the dentist chair while you are with Dr. Nicholas.
TOUCH COVERED BY INSURANCE?
At this time, HT is not a covered benefit.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION OF HT COST AT DR. NICHOLAS’ OFFICE?
Included in the $85 fee** is your initial (15 minute) assessment
and your 30-45 minute session before your dental appointment.
Additional support will be billed at $15.00/15minutes. Payment
is due prior to your initial assessment, once you have agreed
upon your treatment plan with Dr. Nicholas.
**PLEASE ASK ABOUT NEW PATIENT/ FIRST TIME INTRODUCTORY RATES!
A FEW COMMENTS FROM
Andrew Weil, M.D. (www.drweil.com)
Spontaneous Healing, Page 305
“Therapeutic Touch (Healing Touch), a form of energy healing
taught by nurses, is a learnable skill of great utility. It can
relieve pain without the side affects of drugs, can speed
healing from injury, and can identify and dissipate energy
blocks that may be impeding the healing system.”
Mehmet C. Oz, M.D
Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
YOU Staying Young Page 79
“It’s these energy fields - your life force, your chi, your
intangible aura - that we believe will be the next great
frontier of medicine. Your nerve cells, in fact, touch stem
cells in the liver which might explain more direct connection
between the mind and self healing.”
OF INTEREST ON HEALING TOUCH:
www.usnew.com cover story January 21, 2008
www.usatoday.com HT: A new patient outreach program 5/14/2008
www.aarpmagazine.org Jan/Feb2009 issue “Escape from chronic
pain- without the drugs!” pgs 26-30