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Tom Cornwell

230-C Connemara Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Dear Reader,
Thank you for purchasing the books, 'Money by the Mouthful' and 'How to
Become Dentally Self Sufficient' by Dr. Robert O. Nara. As you will learn, many
of the products and services Dr. Nara discusses and had available are
unavailable to us today. For example, Zero-Lube, by Scheer Laboratories, is an
item I have not been able to locate but instead have been directing people to
their pharmacies for Biotene Rinse for problems with dry mouth. We also did
not have Dr. Nara's antimicrobial rinse, which is no longer available. He
explained that TheraSol rinse, which we now carry, would work well in its place.
Probably the single most requested item has been the 'Saliva Test' for
indicating pathogens considered as high risk for decay. For 7 years I have had
to tell people that we simply cannot find a lab willing to perform this test. The
money seems to be in testing saliva for HIV or drug abuse, etc. - but not for tooth
decay-related microbes...
I am writing to let you know that we finally have a test similar to one Dr.
Nara offered! This is called the BANA Test and is actually a step up from what
Dr. Nara had available back in the '70s and '80s. The BANA Test reveals the
presence of the 3 main bacteria considered to be high risk in the development of
periodontal disease. It also provides a quantitative measure - revealing not only
the presence, but a good indication of how widespread the disease may be in
your own mouth.
The BANA Test can be completed in the privacy of your home - no
mailing back to the lab and waiting two weeks for the results. Results are seen in
24 hours. The test comes complete with 2 enzyme-coated test strips, interdental
cleaners for collecting samples and complete hygiene protocol for reducing or
eliminating these 'high-risk' bacteria from your teeth and gums. The package
allows you to test again in 30-60 days in order to mark your progress.
If you are a subscriber to the OraMedia Newsletter for Dental Self
Sufficiency, you learned about this test in March, 2004. The reason I am writing

is that those of you who end up fully reading Dr. Nara's books and grasping his
concepts are the ones likely to be most intent on following through with a good
home hygiene program, saving your teeth and saving your money!
To learn more about the BANA Test, please go to:
for more details and order information.
In addition, current data regarding fluoride use has caused us to take a fresh look
at fluorides as a whole. While you will read Dr. Nara discuss the benefits of
fluorides, keep in mind that this point of view was common at the time of writing
these manuscripts. Our current view denounces the use of fluorides as topicals,
for ingestion or for any other purpose. Tooth re-mineralization does not require
fluorides, though they were thought to enhance the bonding of calcium and
phosphorus on the surface of the tooth. We have also removed products
containing fluoride, or removed the fluoride from the fine products we offer.
Finally, after reading these materials, you may be wondering if there is a dentist
near you who practices along the same lines as Dr. Nara. This is one of the first
questions I asked when putting the web site together in 1996. His reply was that
at one time there were Oramedics Fellows who practiced according to his
teachings, but that they have since passed on, retired or gone back to restorative
work for the money. Please dont write and ask for a list of these doctors, as I do
not have one. (Please see: ) In addition, please
do not be lulled into thinking that if you locate a homeopathic dentist or a dentist
who claims to practice prevention that you are on the right track. The former
has nothing to do with the way Nara practiced, and drilling and filling a tooth is
now considered prevention by the CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention). It is much the same as the issue over the word organic. If you
choose to become dentally self sufficient, dont look for much support in the
dental community. If you do get it, it will most likely come from the hygienist
but remember, in most cases, he or she still works for the dentist
Thank you again for your order and good luck with the future of your (and your
familys) oral health!

Tom Cornwell
P.S. Please help us reach others with this message. If you find that you have
been helped by these materials, please tell others. Thank you, Tom