Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD, MS, is a dentist in Santa Rosa, CA, practicing integrative and functional dentistry. Dr. Chalmers received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her master’s degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine from the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She is also a board-certified naturopath (NMD) by the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry as well as a certified functional medicine practitioner by The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP).
Dr. Chalmers is a faculty member for The Institute for Functional Medicine and the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry and has made presentations at symposiums for IFM, Frequency-Specific Microcurrent, and other national and international conferences as well as dental and medical study clubs and community organizations.
Clinically, Dr. Chalmers believes that integrating functional medicine into oral health care is critical to addressing the global public health burden created by oral disease. While functional medicine makes the oral systemic connection, functional dentistry gives the dental profession a template to provide care in the world of personalized medicine.