Functional and Holistic Pediatric Dentistry: Foundations for Optimal Oral and Airway Development with Dr. Staci Whitman
- Understand the importance of dental and airway health and how oral disease impacts our children globally
- Learn more about the oral microbiome and how it influences whole-body health
- Gain awareness on how to assess your child for structural, sleep, and airway concerns
- Learn about the key nutrients needed for optimal oral health and facial development
- Gain confidence when choosing a dental team for your child’s whole-body health and when to establish a dental home
Dr. Staci Whitman, DMD, IFMCP, NMD, IBDM, CIHC
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
Doctor Staci Whitman is on a mission to create a cavity-free world. She founded NoPo Kids Dentistry in North Portland, OR, where she takes a whole-body, holistic, and functional approach with her patients. Her dentistry and practice philosophy is grounded in science and powered by love.
Doctor Staci attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and initially worked as a general dentist, eventually going back to school, earning her Board-Certification in Pediatric Dentistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). She is an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider (IFMCP), and has her dual Board Certification in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine (IBDM) and as a Naturopathic Physician (NMD). She is a Certified International Health and Wellness Coach (CIHC) from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is currently enrolled in Functional Diagnostics Certification. She will begin her Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine next year.
Doctor Staci has always been passionate about children’s nutrition and how to improve our food system, sleep, and airway health, focusing her research in residency on how to improve airway assessments and diagnostic tools in the pediatric population
She dreams of a world without cavities and believes in motivating families to join her as a team, keeping their children healthy and thriving with small, manageable daily changes that will impact their oral health and their ability to optimize systemic wellness.