Dr. Claire Stagg and her family are enjoying their “Green” office in Indian Harbour Beach. She has two active daughters, Emily and Audrey, who share her passion for nature, animals, reading, movies and the outdoors.
Dr. Stagg received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Bordeaux, France in 1982. In August 2008, she was awarded her Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. She completed a Masters of Science in 2011 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a focus in the area of Craniofacial Pain. She has accumulated over 2,700 hours in additional training in TMJ / Sleep Disorders and Dental Rehabilitation.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Dr. Stagg distinguished herself whilst in University by succeeding in the top 5% of her 1st year of Premedical studies. Soon after graduating in 1982, she was the first to pass the Trinidad Dental Board Examinations and practiced in Trinidad from 1982-85. She facilitated the transition of dental care delivery from “foreign to local Doctors” in Grenada from 1985-1987. In 1987-1989 she successfully passed the American and Florida Dental Board Examinations.
Dr. Stagg is constantly attending courses and seminars in order to bring each of her patients to their optimum Health. She has accumulated over 2,700 hours of additional training in TMJ, Sleep Disorders, and Dental Rehabilitation.
In January of 2006, the Academy of Sleep Medicine modified its guidelines making it easier for dentists, such as Dr. Stagg, to treat mild to moderate Sleep Apnea and other Sleep Breathing Disorders with Oral Appliance Therapy.
In August 2008 she was awarded her Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. In May 2011, Dr. Stagg completed her Masters of Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a focus in Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Stagg offers conservative approaches to Orthopedics (correcting the size, shape, or position of the jaws), Orthodontics (straightening of the teeth) and "Orthotrophics" (guiding the growth of the facial skeleton from infancy to puberty)
Dr. Stagg is an active member of various organizations pursuing excellence and education in whole body wellness through dentistry. * American Dental Association (ADA)
* Florida Dental Association (FDA)
* Central Florida District Dental Association (CFDDA)
* Brevard County Dental Society
* Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
* American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) – Fellowship 2008
* International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
* American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
* Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome, Inc (DAMS)
* International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
* American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics (AAGO)
* A.L.F Interface
* W. G . Sutherland Temporomandibulo Cranial Dental Group ( WGSTD)
* Tourette’s Syndrome Association (TSA)
“My goal is to change the way that dentistry is viewed and experienced by every patient. We enhance our patients’ quality of life and help them attain optimum health by providing the highest quality of gentle dental care in a safe, professional, comfortable and healthy environment. We love what we do! My staff and I are continually embracing advances in dentistry and learning the very latest techniques. We place great emphasis on patient care and service to give each patient an exceptional visit that is relaxed, cheerful and comfortable.”
As a state of the art dental practice, Dr. Stagg and her team are committed to their patients having healthy, beautiful, and pain-free smiles. With strong professional interests in the fields of Biological Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Embryology and Nutrition, Dr. Stagg demonstrates how the whole body and bite are intimately related and have an affect on a patient’s overall health.
Dr. Stagg has been involved with various educational programs for children at the local elementary schools promoting good dental hygiene. She has trained interested assisted living personnel to take care of the dental needs of the elderly. Dr. Stagg hosts discussions regarding Biological and Holistic Dentistry, the management of Head, Neck, and Facial Pain, and Sleep Disordered Breathing.
Dr. Stagg has a keen interest in her outdoor activities such as gardening, her orchid collection , waterfall hunting and exploring. She is also an avid reader and enjoys writing, watercolor painting, walking, and dancing.
We are a HOLISTIC or "Whole Body" oriented Dental practice; the head, neck, and teeth have a great influence in every individual"s quality of life. That is why Dr. Stagg belongs to a multitude of organizations, is constantly taking extensive Continuing Education Courses, (over 2700 hours) , to stay abreast of the latest developments and assist her patients achieve whole body wellness through dentistry.
After earning a Fellowship with the American Academy of CranioFacial Pain in 2008, Dr. Stagg completed a Masters of Science from Tufts University-School of Dental Medicine of Boston with an emphasis in Craniofacial Pain in 2011.
Dr. Stagg provides Comprehensive Dentistry that can assist in whole body wellness. Below are some of the additional services that make our dental practice unique. We provide treatment for:
BASIC DENTAL CARE for all individuals: ages 3 to 101 (so far)
MERCURY FREE : what makes us so different is not just that we don"t use mercury for fillings, but the precautions that we take when removing them.
OZONE ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY: We incorporate ozone into our basic dental procedure as well as hygiene cleanings. We also find it beneficial when using it during our PHYSICAL THERAPY modalities such as PROLOTHERAPY and TRIGGER POINT therapy for our patients in pain.
NEURO-MUSCULAR DENTISTRY for patients with and without teeth. Connecting how the whole head and neck function as a comprehensive unit affecting the whole body, vice versa..... And how to trouble shoot the difference!
DENTURES that are level and physiologically healthy using the E.D.O.T System.
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES: our products and environment are catered specifically to each patient"s individual needs.
TMJ DISORDERS: Are you tired of being told that "It"s all in your head!" ? Well, it is, but not the way you"re always told it is . We can help reduce and/or eliminate Head, Neck, and Facial Pain.
CLENCHING / BRUXING - Grinding solutions: for pain relief and tooth-wear prevention.
SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS: Can be life threatening depending on the severity! We can determine where airway obstructions / restrictions are and correct them accordingly with Oral Appliance Therapy. Better yet, even prevent them from occurring when one"s oral and cranial development are addressed early enough!
SLEEP APNEA: Once diagnosed by a physician, Dr. Stagg can offer an alternative to the C-PAP for mild to moderate Sleep Apnea. You can choose an oral appliance as a static solution. OR you can decide to take care of the root cause by addressing the restrictions in a dynamic way once and for all!
DENTO-FACIAL ORTHOPEDICS AND FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTICS: We strive to avoid extractions and promote overall growth as well as proper tongue room by development with oral Appliance Therapy. Early Intervention Therapy guides and aids children"s facial growth, taking into consideration their airway and sleep disorders. This reduces the possible need for future surgery and braces (or the duration of treatment in braces) later in life.
ADULT ORTHODONTICS: We offer very small as well as clear braces that are more discreet.
PROSTHETIC REPLACEMENTS FOR MISSING TEETH: We offer a variety of very well fitting bio- compatible and metal-free options that can be strong, yet small and discreet.
FULL DENTAL RECONSTRUCTIONS: We offer crowns and bridges with bio-compatible materials that are metal-free and very life-like.
CRANIOFACIAL EPIGENETICS: Naturally correcting teeth, jaw and faces in children and adults while promoting better airway and craniofacial development with a variety of oral appliances.
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