Protecting Your Complete Health

Disease prevention starts in your mouth.

Can a healthy mouth give you a healthier body?

You betcha!

Scientists and researchers have found a clear link between oral health and whole-body health. Gum disease and inflammation can lead directly to chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, dementia, and more. That’s why at Ashland Dental and Wellness Center we focus on your complete health…to keep you smiling because your whole body is healthier!

Extensive Screenings

Don’t be surprised if we ask you about more than how often you floss (even though that’s important, too!). We’ll discuss and screen for cancer, airway, artery health, and more.

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

If something comes up during your screenings that’s outside of our expertise, we’ll refer you to our network of trusted providers and work together to help you make a plan.

Preventative Care

Come in twice a year for a thorough exam and cleaning so we can maintain your healthy mouth and catch any potential issues before they become serious.

“You get a thorough examination, evaluation, and advice on how to maintain a healthy mouth. This dental clinic is really concerned about your overall health—not just your mouth. If anything is noticed, Dr. Ilenne is not hesitant to advise you to do a Dr. follow up. Excellent care!”

Elaine W.

Gum Disease: The Silent Threat

Why should you care about gum disease?

You probably have it.

80% of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. Untreated, the bacteria from your mouth can have effects all over your body.


Oral bacteria has links to developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


If you have gum disease, you’re 2x as likely to have a heart attack.


Gum disease can lead to Rheumatoid Arthritis.


When oral bacteria enters the bloodstream, it can cause stillborn and low birthweight babies.


Gum disease increases the risk for pancreatic and kidney cancer by 63%.


93% of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes.

The Sinus-Oral Health Connection

At Ashland Dental, we believe in a holistic approach to health—one that extends beyond just your teeth and gums.

Did you know that your sinuses and oral health are intricately linked? Just as your mouth is a gateway to your body, your sinuses play a crucial role in filtering and moisturizing the air you breathe. A healthy mouth and clear sinuses are essential for optimal respiratory and immune function, ultimately contributing to your overall vitality.

Watch this video to learn more about how your sinuses and oral health are intricately linked.

ReCODE 2.0: Dementia Treatment and Prevention

Ashland Dental is proud to offer this service. Dr. Ilenne is newly certified in ReCODE 2.0.

Did you know your mouth is connected to your brain’s health? Bacteria from the mouth can cause lesions in the brain and prompt inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s. As a Complete Health Practice, we are certified in ReCODE 2.0, a science-based program that helps prevent and reverse cognitive decline.

We can help improve your brain health by:


Ordering assessments


Testing for oral spirochets


Treating periodontal disease


Replacing amalgam fillings


Connecting you with ReCODE trained physicians, therapists, and coaches.

The Ashland Dental and Wellness Center cares about you.

The effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease run wide and deep. We’ll help you and your loved ones find hope and recovery.

We are honored to partner with these ReCODE Trained Practitioners

Julie Luby

A National Board Certified and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Julie Luby has a background in food science and nutrition, including three decades as a product development leader in the food industry. While studying at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Julie was introduced to the Bredesen Protocol and learned how a functional medicine approach can be used to improve cognition and overall health. With a family member experiencing cognitive decline at the same time, she was inspired and filled with hope to learn that cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s dementia may be prevented or reversed in the early stages.


With a history of Alzheimer’s Disease on both sides of her family, Julie is passionate about doing all she can to optimize the health of her brain and body and considers it a rare privilege to help others do the same.

Dr. Silvia Panitch

Dr. Silvia Panitch incorporates both western and eastern modalities in the treatment of her patients, and believes that many diseases are lifestyle related and can be prevented and reversed.  She is Associate Medical Director and a member of the board of Ravenswood Physician Associates, an independent physician association, and is frequently sought for speaking engagements by medical organizations and local communities. Topics have included brain health, dementia, female health, menopause, osteoporosis, preventive medicine, emotional issues, heart disease, diabetes and others. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


Silvia’s interests include healthy cooking, weight training, and spending time with her family (including her dog!) and friends. Dr. Panitch is also a USCIS Certified Civil Surgeon for patients requiring medical examinations for US admittance.

“The dental office is very clean and welcoming. The staff are professional and friendly. The office wait time was good and cleaning my teeth was essential to excellent health. Thank you!”

Christine M.

Many diseases are preventable!

Ashland Dental and Wellness Center will show you how.