About Our Practice in Ellicott City, MD

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Dr. Eugene Sambataro, DDS

Biological Dentist

Hello, my name is Dr. Gene Sambataro and I am pleased to welcome you to our website!

I’d like to take a few moments to tell you about us and to share with you why I and my staff think our dental practice is such a special place. I’d also like to share what we hope to accomplish for our patients, the public and other professional health care providers.

Why I Focus on Biological Dentistry

The truth is, I could not passively stand by anymore, waiting for my patients and fellow health care providers to make healthier decisions in their lives. I know that most people are either misinformed about or unaware of the risks of traditional dental practices and the benefits of biological care.

If you knew what I have learned about the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings, fluoride, toxic root canals and gum disease, your decisions about dental health care would be quite easy to make.

For example, there are many physicians that report nearly 80% of all illnesses are related to infections, toxicities and imbalances in the mouth.

I choose to focus on biological dentistry because I believe we are at the beginning of a fundamental shift in the practice of dentistry. A transformation that will shift the focus of dental practices away from the emergency treatment of symptoms towards compassionate, comprehensive and preventative biological care that fully embraces the philosophy of Hippocrates: “‘First do no harm”.

Our Mission

We will assist you in obtaining optimal health and longevity through whole body dentistry, nutritional supplementation, detoxification, mind/body healing, stress reduction and lifestyle enhancement.

We will achieve our mission by:

  • Providing you with a blend of alternative and traditional dental techniques
  • Offering you ongoing education on the links between whole body wellness and oral health
  • Listening to your needs and desires
  • Providing our team with the most current training and specialization skills available in the industry
  • Providing treatment with the most state of the art equipment
  • Employing the best team available to provide you with the best customer service
  • Always focusing on what we can do to support you in your treatment decisions

What You Will Find Special About Our Practice

In a lot of ways, this office is probably different than any other dental practice you have ever been to.

First, I should mention the skilled professionals on our staff. I am exceptionally proud of the people who make up our team because I know each of them will go out of their way to make you feel at home, welcome and comfortable during your visit.

We work hard to provide you with a facility that is welcoming as well as a healthy environment where you can relax and focus on healing.

When it comes to patient care, our office is special because of our continuing commitment to education and training that allows us to give you the very best care available. This training allows us to evaluate and treat the whole body, safely remove toxic materials, and replace them with individually selected biocompatible (life supporting) materials.

Throughout the world there are only a few dentists trained to offer these kinds of services. And, even among these few, not all of them are aware of the extensive safety protocols necessary to protect themselves and their patients from possible toxic side effects of mercury amalgam filling removal.

Nor are they aware that, in some situations, it is safer to leave the toxic mercury amalgam fillings in place than it is to remove them.

Finally, we have a unique goal for our patients. We want our patients to need less care.

When you began reading about the comprehensive care we offer, you might have assumed this meant more frequent and more expensive visits, but the opposite is true. We have developed a program that, if followed over a lifetime, will actually minimize your visits to the dentist.

Today we can even offer a lifetime guarantee on special restorative materials that actually strengthen the teeth, instead of corroding and splitting them the way amalgam fillings will.

Success for us is helping you to attain a high level of wellness and then teaching YOU how to maintain it. Then the only time you have to see us is for confirmation that everything looks fine.

The Choice is Yours

Well, you made it through my whole introduction, so it looks like you’re already committed to educating yourself about the options out there for better care.

I invite you to browse the site and learn more about the gentle, effective treatments biological dentistry has to offer. When you’re ready to make a commitment to your health, take action by calling our Patient Care Coordinator at 410-964-3118

Thank you again for your interest in our practice. I hope you’ll see in us the compassion and excellence you are looking for from a health care provider and I’ll be honored to help you achieve your health goals when you come to see us.

Eugene A. Sambataro, DDS, Dental Physician
Founder and Director of the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry
Co-Director, Julian Center for Optimal Health and Healing

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Dr. Gene Eberts, Ph.D.

Health Psychologist

Why I’m Involved with a Dentist

It was late afternoon in November of 1979 when I received that phone call we all dread: My father was in critical condition 500 miles away with his third heart attack.

I don’t remember much of the drive that evening only that my wife, Penny & I got to the hospital by 3 a.m. – an 8-hour trip that normally takes 10.

What I do remember is the young receptionist at the hospital whose smile turned to ice when I asked for my father’s room. I knew in that instant that he had died.

He was only 64. His father had also died of heart disease at age 64. As if that weren’t bad enough, I have systemically high cholesterol, which cannot be controlled by diet. So, you see, I am a prime target for early death from a heart attack.

Do you think I was just a little motivated to find a way escaping this death sentence? You bet I was.

My exploration into health and healing began ten years earlier in 1968 when I first started Transcendental Meditation. I had just returned from active duty in the U.S. Navy with two tours in Viet Nam. To say I was stressed would be an understatement.

Meditation not only helped me to calm my mind – I also became more sensitive to how my thoughts, actions and emotions affected my health. So, during my undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies in Psychology, I developed an interest in health and healing.

However, after my father’s death, my interest in alternative medicine became an obsession.

I devoured everything I could find to read on health psychology. I invested thousands of hours in workshops on hypnosis and mind/body healing. I personally explored and tested every new idea, procedure and approach I could get my hands on.

When We Met

In September of 1992, Dr. Sambataro & I offered a public seminar on Health Enhancement: Achieving and Maintaining Physical and Mental Well Being.

Although the tools and techniques we use have evolved since then, we both maintain the same passion for health enhancement and healing.

Over the past three decades, we have both become convinced that the medical and dental healthcare system is broken…

and we need your help to fix it.

Why Our Healthcare System Needs Healing

Since you found your way to this website, you are most likely among the 60% of Americans who are dissatisfied with healthcare in this country

And you have good reason to be dissatisfied.

We live in a country with the most expensive healthcare system in the world. No other country comes even close to what we spend, either per person or total expenditures as a percentage of gross domestic product.

This would be fine, if only we got what we paid for. The sad truth is that we have the highest infant mortality rate and second from the lowest life expectancy of all high-income industrial nations.

We may have an incredible emergency response system, but when it comes to dealing with chronic, degenerative illness, traditional medical treatments of drugs, surgery and radiation are not sufficient to heal the suffering of millions of people.

As a result, these people have little hope, except the empty promise of the new “magic pill” that is just around the corner.

They are desperately searching for relief from their suffering.

There are millions of others who have lost faith in the medical and dental establishment and search for their answers else ware.

But, there is so much information out there – how do you find your way through the maze of alternative approaches to healthcare? And, who can you trust?

Our Mission

As with most other healthcare providers, our primary mission is to help bring an end to suffering. One of the greatest obstacles to accomplishing this mission is the practice of medicine itself.

It is our belief that Western medicine has lost its heart and soul. This honorable profession has allowed itself to be taken over by the billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry and other related businesses.

In short, modern medicine has become Big Business and has lost sight of its sworn oath – to first do no harm. Depending on whose statistics you rely on, Western Medicine is now either the first, the second or the third leading cause of death in this country.

Our goal is to stop this modern-day plague and change the face of healthcare forever. We will accomplish this, not by shouting about the shortcomings of Western medicine, but by providing an alternative.

Our passion is to bring the heart and soul back into medical practice. We plan to accomplish this by creating a membership organization that is devoted to creating optimum health and healing.

So, we invite you to join us on this quest to bring the art of healing back into the science of healthcare.

Gene Eberts, Ph.D., Health Psychologist
Founder, Victory Center for Health and Healing
Clinical Director, Julian Center for Optimal Health and Healing

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