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Dr. Claire Stagg
DDS MS FAACP
FAMILY:
Dr. Claire Stagg and her family are enjoying their “Green” office in Indian Harbour Beach. She has two active daughters, Emily and Audrey, who share her passion for nature, animals, reading, movies, and the outdoors.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Dr. Stagg received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Bordeaux, France in 1982. She has accumulated over 2,600 hours in additional training in TMJ / Sleep Disorders and Dental Rehabilitation. She completed a Masters of Science in 2011 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a focus in the area of Craniofacial Pain.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Dr. Stagg distinguished herself whilst in University by succeeding in the top 5% of her 1st year of Premedical studies. Soon after graduating in 1982, she passed the Trinidad Dental Board Examinations and practiced in Trinidad from 1982-85. She facilitated the transition of dental care delivery from “foreign to local Doctors” in Grenada from 1985-1987. In 1987-1989 she successfully passed the American and Florida Board Examinations. In August 2008, she was awarded her Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

"Not just anyone can remove amalgams safely but Dr. Stagg removed my amalgam and observed a very careful set of procedures. I was concerned about the procedure because I was incredibly ill and always wheezed. I knew that the removal, if not done correctly, could have damaged my health further. Dr. Stagg is a dear friend and did a FABULOUS job - she is rabid about doing mercury removal correctly and keeping the patient, her staff, and herself safe and healthy. I recommend her regularly to my patients."
~ Dr. Buckley: Amalgam Removal
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Dr. Stagg is constantly attending courses and seminars in order to bring each of her patients to their optimum Health. She has accumulated over 2,600 hours of additional training in TMJ, Sleep Disorders, and Dental Rehabilitation.

In January of 2006, the Academy of Sleep Medicine modified its guidelines making it easier for dentists, such as Dr. Stagg, to treat mild to moderate Sleep Apnea and other Sleep Disorder Breathing with Oral Appliance Therapy

In August 2008 she was awarded her Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. In May 2011, Dr. Stagg completed her Master of Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a focus in Craniofacial Pain.

Dr. Stagg offers conservative approaches to Orthopedics (correcting the size, shape, or position of the jaws), Orthodontics (straightening of the teeth) and Orthotrophics (guiding the growth of the facial skeleton from infancy to puberty)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Dr. Stagg is an active member of various organizations pursuing excellence and education in whole body wellness through dentistry.

* American Dental Association (ADA)
* Florida Dental Association (FDA)
* Central Florida District Dental Association (CFDDA)
* Brevard County Dental Society
* Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
* American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) – Fellowship 2008
* International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
* American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
* American Academy of Ozono Therapy (AAOT)
* Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome, Inc (DAMS)
* International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
* American Orthodontic Society (AOS)
* North American Association for Facial Orthotrophics (NAAFO)
* Tourette’s Syndrome Association (TSA)

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY:
“My goal is to enhance my patients’ quality of life and help them attain optimum health by providing the highest quality of gentle dental care in a safe, professional, comfortable and healthy environment. My staff and I are continually embracing advances in dentistry and learning the very latest techniques. We place great emphasis on customer service and strive to give each patient an exceptional visit that is relaxed, cheerful and comfortable.”

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST:
As a state of the art dental practice, Dr. Stagg and her team are committed to their patients having healthy, beautiful, and pain-free smiles. With strong professional interests in the fields of Biological Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Nutrition, Dr. Stagg demonstrates how the whole body and bite are intimately related and have an affect on a patient’s overall health.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
Dr. Stagg has been involved with various educational programs for children at the local elementary schools promoting good dental hygiene. She has trained interested assisted living personnel to take care of the dental needs of the elderly. Dr. Stagg hosts discussions regarding Biological and Holistic Dentistry, the management of Head, Neck, and Facial Pain, and Sleep Disorder Breathing.

HOBBIES:
Dr. Stagg has a keen interest in outdoor activities such as gardening, waterfall hunting and exploring, and her orchid collection. She is also an avid reader and enjoys writing, watercolor painting, walking, and dancing.
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