Dr. Ronald Garza

Vivos Voices Dr. Garza

September 18, 2021

“It’s very easy to fall into a rut of just continuing to do things the way I was taught back in the early ’80s.”

– Dr. Ronald Garza

Dr. Ronald Garza on Leaping into Modern Dentistry

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Ronald Garza, a pediatric dentist and trained Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

Dr. Garza is a seasoned professional, practicing dentistry for over 36 years. “It’s been a very rewarding profession,” he shares, his passion radiating. When he discovered Vivos Therapeutics, Inc., it was new science never before thought possible. He described it as “trying to teach an old dog a new approach, a new trick. So, I realized I had to open up my [mind] and start thinking outside of the box.”

“In our last 36 years, we’ve always known that there have been issues that children go through in terms of how they grow and develop and how airway issues can affect their development, teeth structures, and overall physical well-being,” he shares. Many dentists who have been practicing for years and years feel the same. They understand that the airway significantly impacts an individual’s overall health, but dentistry’s essential and increasingly necessary role wasn’t fully understood until now.

“For someone who’s [been] doing dentistry for 36 years, it’s very easy to fall into a rut of just continuing to do things the way I was taught back in the early ’80s,” Dr. Garza explains. “We need to start taking dentistry to the forefront of overall health. We need to look just beyond the mouth and teeth. We need to look at the overall health of patients. What I’m realizing now is that how we breathe at night, how we sleep at night, probably influences the overall health not only of developing children but as adults and how we function in our lives.”

Video Transcript

My name is Ronald Garza, pediatric dentist. I’ve been practicing about 36 years pediatric dentistry in the Dallas area. It’s been a, a very rewarding profession. It’s trying to teach an old dog a new approach, a new trick, so I realized I had to open up my thinking and start thinking outside of the box. In our last 36 years, we always known that there have been issues that children go through in terms of how they grow and develop and how they, how, uh, airway issues can affect their development, teeth structures, overall physical well-being. You know, Vivos is a very unique, well-organized system and is very well thought out. They’ve planned very well for this, and you can see that a lot of thinking has gone into Vivos before they even launched this process. My practice is very staff, uh, driven. So they love talking to parents and talking about their personal experiences of how Vivos is, is affecting their lives in a positive aspect and not only helping them but helping their children as well. And for someone who’s doing dentistry for 36 years, it’s very easy to fall into a rut of just continuing to do things the way I was taught back in the early ‘80s. We need to start taking dentistry to the forefront of overall health. We need to look just beyond the mouth and teeth. We need to look at the overall health of patients. What I’m realizing now is that, uh, airway, how we breathe at night, how we sleep at night, probably influences the overall health not only of developing children, but as adults and, um, and how we function in our lives. Trying to catch them early, before they become adults, uh, that’s, that’s kind of my focus, and my goal is what I want to try to, try to do.