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Integrative Dental Solutions: Biological Dentistry Harmonizes with the Whole Body

May 28, 2021 08:30AM ● By Sheila Julson

(L-R) Doctors Christine Fischer, Supriya K. Shetty and Jana Ledic

Dr. Supriya K. Shetty, Dr. Jana Ledic and Dr. Christine Fischer, along with the rest of the staff at Integrative Dental Solutions, realize that every dental patient has unique needs. Their approach toward biological dentistry, a model that focuses on how oral care relates to whole-body wellness, goes beyond one-size-fits-all dental techniques.

Integrative Dental Solutions offers a wide array of services including cleanings, restorative care, orthodontics, dental implants, sleep medicine and platelet-rich plasma therapy, which uses a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate healing after dental surgeries.

Shetty was an associate at Integrative Dental Solutions for several years before purchasing the practice from Dr. Ingo Mahn in June 2017. Ledic, who leads a holistic lifestyle both in and out of the office, joined Integrative Dental Solutions in April 2019. Fischer, the newest associate who joined the practice last year, is a native of Brookfield, Wisconsin. She’s honored to serve the community where she grew up. Both Ledic and Fischer graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee.

Shetty had experienced a holistic lifestyle while growing up in India. Her parents used natural herbs for healing and held the belief that “the mouth is the index of the gut”, and thus health and vitality begins with the mouth. While in dental school at New York University, Shetty found that the conventional dentistry taught at most dental schools did not discuss the impact that oral health has on overall health, yet she knew that it was incredibly important in order to provide the best care to her patients.

Bacteria from gum disease, heavy metals from amalgam tooth fillings and misalignment of the teeth when the jaws are closed (known as malocclusion) can affect how one chews and digests food, Shetty explains. Cracked or broken amalgams can leach unhealthy materials into food, which ultimately go into the stomach and the blood stream. Biological dentistry encompasses looking beyond standard dentistry techniques to correct those issues.

Shetty, Ledic and Fischer complete thousands of hours of continuing education to make sure that they are able to offer the most advanced techniques and technologies in a safe, relaxing environment.

“Integrative Dental Solutions aims to improve not just our patients’ smiles, but their entire health,” Shetty explains. “Because of our integrative philosophy and practice, our patients can lead happy, healthy lives, free from the stress and fear that people often feel when they think of the dentist.”

Personalized Approaches for Lifelong Wellness


Shetty emphasizes that Integrative Dental Solutions doesn’t let insurance companies decide if their patients should receive less costly treatments to fit their bottom lines. “Each and every patient has the opportunity to spend time with our providers to review what treatments are recommended, and why, and to come up with an individualized plan that works best to support them and their total health,” she says.

In order to help provide the ultimate biological dentistry experience for everyone, the practice offers the “Gift of Health” to new patients. This first visit includes a complete biological examination, all necessary X-rays, an oral cancer screening, a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) exam, gum health screening, smile evaluation and a 30-minute private consultation with a dentist—all for $99. “It’s a great way to learn about the condition of your mouth as well as to get to know what our office can do for you,” Shetty notes.

As holistic and preventative oral technology continues to flourish, the staff at Integrative Dental Solutions looks forward to expanding and growing to serve their patients’ needs. “We plan to continue adding and expanding the services we offer and to work within our community to connect everyone to excellent dental care,” Shetty concludes.

Integrative Dental Solutions is located at N35 W23770 Capitol Dr., in Pewaukee. For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-421-4389 or visit WiNaturalDentist.com.

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer for Natural Awakenings magazine.