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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

April 2013 Kudos

Mar 26, 2013 03:20PM

Michael J. Lausterer

Michael J. Lausterer, owner of Basic Earth Essentials, has completed all aromatherapy certification requirements with globally recognized aromatherapist Katherine Graf. A National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy program such as Graf’s must be completed for certification in aromatherapy. Lausterer is also working toward a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry to provide optimal service for customers’ aromatherapy needs.

Location: 795 Bentzel Rd., Lewisberry. For more information, call 717-932-6899 or visit


Dr. Carol E. Layton, of Hershey Dental Associates, has completed training with the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry for use of ozone therapy in the dental office.

Dr. Carol Layton
Dr. Carol Layton

“Ozone is a highly active and transient form of oxygen,” explains Layton. “It possesses unique properties that can be applied to biological systems and the clinical practice on dentistry.  As a molecule containing a large excess of energy, ozone manifests bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal actions that make it ideal for the treatment of two chronic or acute infections of the oral cavity—tooth decay and gum disease.”

Layton says that ozone can be used in the dental environment as activated water for use in dental equipment, sterilization of instruments and as an oral rinse. “The gaseous form of ozone can be used to disinfect tooth preparations for restorations, during root canal treatment, desensitization of tooth surfaces and treatment of some oral lesions,” she says. “Ozonated oils can be used topically to promote healing. One of the most exciting areas of utilization is the treatment of periodontal disease, where both ozonated water and the gaseous form has shown promising results.”

At Hershey Dental Associates, a medical-grade ozone generator from Longevity is used to make ozonated water on a daily basis. “The entire staff is excited about the potential of ozone for improving the oral health of all the patients in our care,” she says.

Location: 5500 Devonshire Rd., Harrisburg. For more information, call 717-220-1792 or visit

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