About Dr. Dan: A Dentist’s Story
Dan Sindelar: A Dentist’s Story
Dr. Daniel L. Sindelar was always a science head with a yearning to help people, an urge to build a business, and a calling for research that would enrich and better lives. Dentistry beckoned and Dan responded. He majored in biology and accounting at St. Louis University and received his dental degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Dan was born and raised in St. Louis, where he has run a private practice, serving the community as one of its leading dentists for more than 30 years. Dan focuses on general advanced cosmetic rehabilitation, gum disease, oral inflammation, comprehensive periodontal management, dental sleep medicine, neuromuscular dentistry, and facial pain and TMJ/TMD therapy.
Most importantly, Dr. Sindelar believes that profound new discoveries that underline the connection between oral and overall physical health need greater exposure to his fellow dentists and to the public. Naturally, he has become an advocate of incorporating these revolutionary new procedures and advances in technology into dental practices.
Dr. Sindelar is also a teacher. He’s led seminars and colloquia on laser dentistry, among other topics. And as a proponent of the connection between oral health and the prevention of strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and other life-threatening health problems, Dan founded and is director of The Foundation for Oral Systemic Health.
He is also the author of the book Refresh Life, which details the latest research on the oral-systemic connection. Refresh Life struck a chord with the dental community, and both Dan and his book have been featured in Dental Economics, the leading magazine for dental practitioners. Dr. Sindelar speaks frequently on radio, appears on television and has been the subject of a wide range of print interviews throughout the country in an effort to spread knowledge about the effects of good oral health on overall health.
Dan is a co-founder, board member, and current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and is the chairman of the AAOSH committee on certification/accreditation. Dan knows the importance of cooperation and communication between the medical and dental fields in light of remarkable new dental treatments. By participating with cardiologists in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, he earned his preceptorship certification, a sign of the importance that the medical community now places on dental care as an essential component of overall health. Recently Dan facilitated a partnership between the American Academy of Private Physicians and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health to continue the work in this area.