About Carolyn and Ron
Dr. Girard began his career with the United States Army in the late 80s. He studied at the Academy of Health Sciences in Fort Sam Houston. He completed training as a US Army Dental Specialist as well as completing the Dental Laboratory Technology training in the top of his class. He then was assigned to the Buffalo VA hospital. There worked with leading surgeons placing the first generation of dental implants. These implants were involved with the first implant studies in the United States. During such time he completed a bachelor degree in Biology graduating with Cum Lade honors. He went on to the University of Buffalo to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery training. He graduated with Thesis Honors with his research on diabetes and its effect on bone loss of jaw. His work was instrumental as he was able to reproduce such pathology in the mouse model. He continued to be active with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and the United States Army and continued research in the field of dental implantology.
He then went on to New York City where he continued his training with Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. He quickly took on a leadership position serving his final year as Chief Resident. While continuing his surgical training he mentored dental residents. He also continued his research and was awarded first prize in the annual hospital research completion.
Next he joined a private practice in Manhattan with a prestigious Park Ave address on the Upper East Side. While in New York he maintained teaching with attending positions with Long Island Jewish Medical Center, St Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital. He lectured extensively in on the topics of cosmetic dentistry, dental medicine and oral implant surgery. He was invited to lecture an unprecedented 4 consecutive years at the Jacob Javits Center at the National Dental conference.
He continued his implant surgery training with the Medical College of Georgia in which he completed the Implant Maxi Course. He was then invited to membership with Advanced Dental Implant “think tank”, Center for Advanced Implant Studies, in Atlanta. He has completed his written board exam for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is preparing his study cases for the fellowship with the American Board of Implant Dentistry as well as the American Board of Implant Dentistry. He has authored many articles in magazines and newspaper to educate on the importance of oral health and general health. He also holds a researcher position with New York University as well as editorial reviewer for the Journal, Academy of General Dentistry. He He also enjoys Mission Work in Haiti and South America and works closely with community health programs.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Having to give up his practice he fell into depression as his symptoms worsened. He faced many challenges. His breathing became difficult, his speech was slurred, even rolling over in bed was impossible. He began to become confined to a wheel chair and was on 9 prescription drugs. "I truly was preparing to die"' he said. In desperation he sought alternative therapies as conventional treatment were not helpful. "finding the Wahls Protocol saved my life.", said Dr. Girard.
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