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Eco-Dentistry Association cofounder receives appointment

Dec. 17, 2010
EDA cofounder named to serve KIWI Magazine, a publication for families interested in natural and organic living.
BERKELEY, California--The Eco-Dentistry Association, an international membership association that promotes environmentally sound practices in dentistry, has announced the appointment of EDA cofounder, Dr. Fred Pockrass, as an Advisory Board member for KIWI Magazine.To read more about the Eco-Dentistry Association, go to Eco-Dentistry Association.KIWI Magazine is a publication for families interested in natural and organic living. As an Advisory Board member, Dr. Pockrass will act as an informational resource for the magazine and its readership regarding optimum oral and overall health and environmentally friendly dental products and practices. He will provide the organization with insights, feedback, and a dentist’s perspective on editorial content and approaches, as well as research. “Preventive health care and environmental stewardship are rapidly becoming core family values,” remarked Dr. Pockrass. "At the same time, many parents are not aware of the vital role dentistry plays in maintaining the health of our loved ones and the opportunity to choose environmentally-friendly dental practitioners and products. Along with good nutrition, good oral care is one of the first personal health practices we teach and model to our children. I acknowledge KIWI Magazine for recognizing the importance of dentistry, and am honored to support their mission.”KIWI Magazine encompasses a strong environmental emphasis, and is dedicated to helping parents raise their children in the healthiest way possible. Its goal is to introduce families to the latest in natural and organic living and to show how to practice this lifestyle every day. Its mission is to help families make the best choices, with the best information available, in the shortest amount of time. KIWI Advisory Board members are chosen because of their expertise or leadership in their fields as it relates to a particular aspect of health and the environment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Pockrass as our newest Advisory Board member,” remarked Maxine Wolf, CEO & publisher of KIWI Magazine. “Dr. Pockrass was chosen because of his vast knowledge of overall wellness and a keen awareness of the environment. We are grateful to have the opportunity to benefit from his expertise internally and to share his wealth of knowledge with our readers.” Dr. Pockrass has been a restorative and general dentist since 1981. He graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and began his practice in Ottawa, Canada. After eight years, Dr. Pockrass fulfilled a lifelong dream of studying with a meditation master in India and moved to the Himalayas. While there, he created a Western-style dental clinic and, until late 2000, served as personal dentist to a noted international community. He is a graduate of the PAC-Live program in Aesthetic Dentistry at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Calif.Dr. Pockrass has taught meditation and Tai Chi for 20 years. In 2003, he founded a green dental office, Transcendentist at, in Berkeley. His passion is transforming his clients’ experience of the dentist and making each person an expert in his or her oral well-being.In addition to co-founding the Eco-Dentistry Association in 2008, Dr. Pockrass is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Biological Dentistry, and serves on the Advisory Board of Access Magazine, and the Advisory Board of the Academy of Intuitive Medicine. He is Canadian and American Board-certified and licensed in Quebec and Ontario since 1981 and in California since 2001. More information can be found at comment on this topic, go to