Dr. Mark A. Breiner, a Trumbull-based dentist in private practice for more than 30 years, announced the publication of a Japanese edition of his landmark book on the relationship of teeth to whole body health.

The book, Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health, won the 2013 Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention Award for non-fiction E-book. It was a finalist, 2012-2013, E-Book, Book of the Year Awards and winner of the 2012 Global E-Book Award.

The Japanese company, Koushikai, published the new version in Japanese, the first non-English edition of the book.

“This is a very exciting moment for the book,” Dr. Breiner said. “We are of course grateful to Koushikai for taking an interest in Whole-Body Dentistry. I suspect that this will not be just the first non-English edition we will see.”

Since its original publication, more than 40,000 copies of his book have been sold worldwide.

In his book, Dr. Breiner stresses the importance of using the safest possible treatment approaches for both children and adults.

“Most of us are familiar with the traditional ‘mouth-only’ orientation of dentistry,” Dr. Breiner said. “It is focused on oral hygiene, fillings, and extractions.”

Whole-Body Dentistry represents a shift away from the traditional approach and offers what some feel is a revolutionary view of dentistry—one that recognizes that issues in the mouth can trigger seemingly unrelated physical illnesses.

The original edition of Whole-Body Dentistry: Discover the Missing Piece to Better Health was published in1999. The updated and expanded edition was published in 2011.

Dr. Breiner is a pioneer and recognized authority in the field of biological and holistic dentistry. He has been a leader in challenging the safety of placing mercury in the mouth and has identified other dental hazards to one's health.

Dr. Breiner, a Fairfield resident, was head of Dental Prosthetics at the White Sands Missile Range while he was a Captain in the U.S. Army. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a past president and Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and a Fellow of the College of Dentistry, American Association of Integrative Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1973.

Dr. Breiner writes a popular on-line newsletter, Whole-Body News Update. Readers from around the globe enjoy this fact-filled publication. Additional information about Dr. Breiner and his book is available at www.WholeBodyDentistry.com.