Dr. Steven N. Green, DDS, NP
Dr. Green is a general dentist with over 35 years of experience, a primary care practitioner, specializing in noninvasive and natural treatments. He is a holistic dentist whose treatment plans incorporate alternative therapies and functional medicine. He proscribes therapeutic nutrition based upon biochemical individuality. Dr. Green has had success in diagnosing and treating head, neck, and facial pain. He is experienced in cosmetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation, including crown and bridgework, composite ‘fillings’, root canals, non-surgical periodontics, and TMJ therapies. He is also experienced in nutritional pharmacology, natural medicine, and toxicology. Because of his experience in amalgam removal and follow-up toxicology monitoring, he is referred to by many alternative doctors and therapists.
Dr. Green’s father, Henry Green, practiced dentistry in Miami from 1946 to 1979. He encouraged his son’s interest in dentistry and in 1969, Dr. Steven Green graduated with honors from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and began teaching periodontics. While in dental school, he was awarded membership in the honoraries, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Alpha Sigma Mu.
From 1969 through 1971, Dr. Green served in the United States Navy, practicing dentistry at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia. There, in addition to treating members of the military and their families in rotations of periodontics and oral surgery, he participated in a yearlong fellowship training program in Prosthodontics.
Dr Green conceived and co-authored ‘The Value of Medical Diagnostic Tests in a Dental Practice,’ published in “The Journal of the American Dental Association” in 1970. During his service in the Navy, his interest in treating chronic pain and improving human performance with nutrition began.
Dr. Green returned to Miami in 1972. He practiced in his father’s office; and later in Kendall, he opened his own practice, which he sold in 1997. After practicing on Brickell Avenue in downtown Miami, he moved to his current clinic on Sunset Drive.
Dr. Green has been on the staff of Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida, teaching “removable prosthodontics” in the residency program. He has participated as a staff member of the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital and was one of the founders of their TMJ Treatment Center. He has lectured internationally on chronic facial pain, dental aesthetics, and nutrition.
Dr. Green taught at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Key Biscayne, Florida for eight years. His home-study book on TMJ syndrome, published by Health Studies Incorporated has been printed four times. He is active in organized dentistry at local and national levels.
He is Past President of the South Dade District Dental Society, Past President of the Dental Department of Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Center, and Past President of the Holistic Dental Association. For Miami-Dade County, he is currently President of PATH, Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare, a local organization promoting healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Green is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. He has helped patients who have suffered with chronic pain, including facial pain, headache and migraine. He has also been successful in treating patients who have had dysfunctional syndromes of the head and neck and patients with immune deficiency disorders.
In addition, Dr. Green is an IfHI (Institute for Human Individuality) Certified health practitioner and educator, trained by Peter D’Adamo, best-selling author of numerous books describing the relationship of nutrition and “blood type.”
Dr. Green is a practitioner of “orthomolecular dentistry.” “Orthomolecular” is a word, coined by Linus Pauling in 1968, which means “correct” or “right” molecule. Orthomolecular medicine is practiced by caregivers who believe in preventing and treating disease using optimal amounts of substances that are natural to the body--food and supplements.
To Dr. Green, the mouth is a window into a person’s immunity, one’s health, one’s individuality. His “first love” is family clinical care and treating his patients’ dental needs successfully. And, his patients have had success in healing and in maintaining their general health.