Dr. Fred has been a restorative and general dentist for more than 27 years. He graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and began his practice in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, revitalizing the practice of a retiring dentist. After eight years, Dr. Fred fulfilled a life-long 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 renowned Indian guru and provided dental care to clients from around the world. Always an avid student of the latest advances in dentistry, he recently completed the acclaimed PAC-Live program in Aesthetic Dentistry at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA.
In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Fred holds a PhD. in meditation, is a certified Tai Chi instructor, a lifelong practitioner of yoga, and has taught these arts for 20 years. He has been a featured speaker at international conferences on developments in dentistry and meditation. His passion is transforming his clients' experience of the dentist and making each person an expert in their own oral well-being.
Dr. Fred is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Biological Dentistry and serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Intuitive Medicine (www.intuitionmedicine.org). He is Canadian and American Board certified and licensed in Quebec and Ontario since 1981 and in California since 2001.
Dr. Fred is married to Ina Pockrass, whom he met on the Big Sur coast in November of 2000. They opened the first office of transcendentist® in March 2003 and co-parent two wonderful teenagers, Becca and Elliot.