What is Complete Health Dentistry?

Complete Health Dentistry (CHD) and Wellness require four pillars which include excellent diet, adequate aerobic exercise, restorative sleep with an open airway, and a positive mental attitude.

Optimal health and wellness can be achieved by lowering inflammation; getting ideal nutrients and supplements into our bodies, while ridding our systems of infections and toxins.

CHD includes oral systemics and AirwayCentric® Dentistry, which is implemented by the entire team.

Complete Health Dentistry
How do we practice Complete Health Dentistry?

Complete Health Dentistry starts with the Complete Health Baseline, which identifies patient symptoms integrated with the medical history. Oral pathogen and home sleep tests are ordered when appropriate. According to Bradley Bale and Amy Doneen, no cardiovascular preventive program can be successful without an oral systemic and airway component.

Bredesen also states that to alleviate and prevent cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s, we must address:

  1. Inflammation: Restorative sleep and an open airway are vital to reduce inflammation. Of course, diet and exercise are essential as well.
  2. Trophic Factors: Thyroid, Estrogen, Testosterone
  3. Infections and Toxins:
    1. High-risk oral pathogens have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Bredensen identifies 3 in particular, including P. Gingivitis and Treponema.
    2. Only in REM sleep is the brain able to rid itself of toxins. The blood brain barrier becomes more porous with Sleep Apnea, allowing toxins and infections into the brain.
    3. Lastly, heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic contribute to the decline of the brain. It is important to get your heavy metals tested by your dentist or functional medicine practitioner.

The dental team plays a key role in opening the airway and eliminating high-risk pathogens. There is a strong correlation between certain anaerobic oral pathogens and cardiovascular disease, stroke and dementia. The dental hygienist, along with our other team members, will help our patients to create a clean environment that supports good bacteria and neutralizes the bad actors.

Dentists are now able to assist in opening the airway day and night through appliances and devices like our ACG™ System.

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Dr. Michael Gelb

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.

The Gelb Center was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Michael Gelb’s father, Dr. Harold Gelb. Since then, Dr. Michael has taken his father’s findings to the next level through his Airway Centric® integrated therapy. He invented the ACG™ Airway Centric® System with the help of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. The ACG System is the first day and night dental appliance solution that offers an integrated approach to addressing airway issues.

Dr. Michael Gelb is dedicated to improving his patients’ health by reducing pain, restoring refreshing sleep and transforming lives.

Learn more about Dr. Michael Gelb
Gelb Center NYC Location

635 Madison Avenue
19th Floor
B/W: 59th & 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
P: (212) 752-1662
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Gelb Center White Plains Location

12 Old Mamaroneck Road
Suite 1C
White Plains, NY 10605
P: (914) 686-4528
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Dr. Gelb's Professional Memberships
NYU College of Dentistry
New York State Dental Association
New York County Dental Society
American Dental Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
Airway Health
AAPMD Airway Health Professional Association
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Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Ratings
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Testimonials
  • … I am so thankful for this man for renewing the lease on my life! You are without a doubt one of Gods Angels on earth.

    Melissa Dawn
    Melissa Dawn
  • Class Act. Cured my TMJ. Wish I could give a higher review. Delivers on his promises.

    Erin B
    Erin B, New York, NY
  • Excellent – very professional and efficient practice. Very nice staff and fabulous doctor.

    Caroline B.
    Caroline B.
  • Best hands down… They care about your total well-being! Highly recommend the Gelb Center if you are suffering from TMJ or sleep apnea!

    Maria Cuozzo-Wetzel
    Maria Cuozzo-Wetzel
  • From the moment I walk into the time I leave, Dr. Gelb and his staff are compassionate, helpful and genuinely interested in making my jaw, and life, better.

    Connie S. New York, NY
    Connie S. New York, NY
  • I intend to continue my treatment with the Dr and would recommend other migraine/TMJ sufferers to see Dr. Gelb, as finding a good practice is hard to come by.

    Brian M
    Bryan M. New York, NY
  • I stopped snoring like a bear and rarely get migraines like I used to quite frequently … This man is amazing … I love you Dr.Gelb and forever thankful to you.

    Melissa D. Queens, NY
    Melissa D. Queens, NY
  • I cannot say enough positive good things about Dr. Gelb and his staff. I came to him and he turned my life around for the better almost immediately.

    Mary T
    Mary T. Putnam Valley, NY
  • He gave me jaw appliances one for the day and one for the night and they seriously help. He really knows what he is doing and I couldn’t be more happy to have found the best jaw doc in NYC.

    Ariel L. New York, NY
    Ariel L. New York, NY
  • His reputation as a leading specialist in this area is well-deserved. I highly recommend his services for these treatments.

    Steven S. Manhattan, NY
    Steven S. Manhattan, NY
  • He makes you feel so comfortable and confident in your health. I would recommend Dr. Gelb to anyone who has had any TMJ/jaw pain issues. He is simply the best.

    Katherine D. Cranford, NJ
    Katherine D. Cranford, NJ
  • Thankyou Dr. Gelb. Wait – let me say it one more time: Thank you Dr. Gelb … thankfully the tri-state area has the Gelb Center.

    Brian R. Manhattan, NY
    Brian R. Manhattan, NY
  • Dr. Michael Gelb is world-renowned and extremely knowledgeable in disorders of the TMJ. He is also well-versed in Sleep Medicine.

    Nick M. Manhattan, NY
    Nick M. Manhattan, NY
  • I love Dr. Gelb’s energy, efficiency, and ability to make me laugh. His staff is great, very professional and always kind.

    Henri V. Los Gatos, CA
  • By far the best doctor in NYC. I highly recommend people see him because TMJ can be solved and linked to so many daily problems!

    Erica M. Brooklyn, NY
  • I had a perfect experience with Dr. Gelb. He was patient, listened carefully to my issues and then fit me for a new appliance.

    David F. Los Angeles, CA