Dental Pseudoscience – Dr. Grant Ritchey

Saturday 12 August 2017, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG

Dr. Grant Ritchey – Dental Pseudoscience

Most of us are familiar with unproven and pseudo-scientific medical practices, but they are also prevalent in the dental field. From misinformation about fluoride, mercury in fillings, and “toxic” root canals, to fringe treatments such as oil pulling, cranial osteopathy, and acupuncture, there is a plethora of dental pseudoscience out there.

In his talk, dentist and science based medicine activist Grant Ritchey will discuss so-called “alternative” dental practices, and how the dental consumer can equip him/herself with the tools necessary to make educated, science based dental health decisions.

BA Human Biology, University of Kansas 1982
D.D.S., University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry 1986
Certificate, Science and the Public Program, University at Buffalo 2014

Private Practice: Lawrence, KS 1986-1998; Tonganoxie, KS 1987- present.
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry 1998
Member of the ADA, KDA, AGD.

Author, Science Based Medicine blog (
Co-host (with Dr. Clay Jones) of The Prism Podcast (

Grant has had an acute interest in science, skepticism, and critical thinking for over 30 years. His areas of interest are in alternative medicine, pseudoscience of all stripes, cognitive biases/logical fallacies, and in employ effective communication skills to respectfully engage other “tribes”.

He has two grown daughters: Julie and Macy. An avid Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan, Grant enjoys traveling, rock and mountain climbing, scuba diving, just about any outdoor activity, and loud music.

Twitter – @skepticaldds

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