I see on the wiki that
But as far as I can tell, there really is no research, at least not any that is considered valid by the scientific and/or medical communities. Stephen Barrett, who runs quackwatch.com seems to take exception to nearly everything the man ever did, and he seems to back up his case fairly well.
Actually, while Stephen Barrett raises good good points about issues with holistic and biological and the organizations that bear Price’s name he forgets that Weston Price himself was a product of his time. A November 3. 1933 presentation paper by Charles F. Bodecker, D.D.S. from the laboratory of Histo-pathology, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York called
“Metabolic Disturbance in Relation to the Teeth” and a February 19, 2009 web paper via ‘‘Orthomolecular Medicine News Service’’ called “Vitamin Deficiency Underlies Tooth Decay” show that there was a lot of research on nutrition effects on tooth decay with many reports showing results similar to Price’s thought there was much debate on which vitamins and minerals were the key factors. (I have included the references from those two papers so people know where the data came from in case the links ever fail)
Also the only references Stephen Barrett provides regarding focal point theory are old and seems to been overruled by even more recent research. (Bergenholtz, Gunnar ;Preben Hørsted-Bindslev, Claes Reit putlich (2009) “Textbook of Endodontology” by by Wiley page 136 Saraf (2006) Textbook of Oral Pathology Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers pg 188)
“Metabolic Disturbance in Relation to the Teeth” References:
Agnew, M. C.; Agnew, R. G.; Tisdall, F. F. (1933) “The production and prevention of dental caries.” Journal of the American Dental Association, JADA 20; 193-212.
Boyd, J. D.; Drain, C.; Nelson, M. V. (1929) “Dietary Control of Dental Caries.” American Journal Diseases Children 38, 721.
Eddy, W. H. (1931) “Diet and Dentition.” Dental Cosmos 73, 346
Howe,Percy R. (1921) “The Effect of Vitamin-Deficient Diet upon the Teeth.” Dental Cosmos 63, 1086
Hanke, M. T. (1933) The Chicago Dental Research Club. “Nutritional Studies on Children.” Dental Cosmos 75, 570, June, July, August
Jones, Martha; Larson, M. P.; Pritchard, G. P. (1932) “Dental Disease in Hawaii.” Journal American Medical Association 99, 1849, November 26
Marshall,John. (1928)“Experimental Findings in Nutrition Studies and their Relation to Clinical Practice.” Dental Cosmos 70, 1080.
Marshall, John. (1933) “Dental Aspects of Mineral Metabolism.” Dental Cosmos75, 773, August.
McBeath, Ewing. (1932) “Report to the Commonwealth Fund of New York.” Journal Dental Research 12, 723
Klein, H., McCollum, E. V. (1931) “A Preliminary Note on the Significance of the Phosphorus Intake in the Diet and Blood Phosphorus Concentration, in the Experimental Production of Caries-Immunity and Caries- Susceptibility in the Rat.” Science 74,662,December 25.
Klein, H., McCollum, E. V. (1932) “The Significance of the Calcium and Phosphorus Ratio, in Caries-Susceptibility and Caries-Immunity.” Journal Dental Research 12, 524.
Mellanby, May; Pattison, C. L.; Proud, J. W. (1924) “The Effect of Diet on the Development and Extension of Caries in Teeth of Children.” British Med. Journal 2, 354, August 30.
Mellanby, May; Pattison, C. L. (1926) “Some Factors of Diet Influencing the Spread of Caries in Children.” British Dental Journal 47, October 1, p.1045.
Mellanby, May; Pattison, C. L. (1928) “Action of Vitamin D in Preventing Spread and Promoting Arrest of Caries in Children.” British Med. Journal 2, 1079, December 15.
Price, Weston A. (1931) “New Light on the Control of Dental Caries and the Degenerative Diseases.” Journal American Dental Association 18, 1189
Price, Weston A. (1932) “Control of Dental Caries Through Diet.” Journal American Dental Association 19, 1339
Price, Weston A. (1933) “Additional Light on the Etiology and Nutritional Control of Dental Caries with its Application to each District showing Immunity and Susceptibility.” Journal American Dental Association 20, 1648
“Vitamin Deficiency Underlies Tooth Decay” references:
Tisdall, F.F. The effect of nutrition on the primary teeth. Child Development (1937) 8(1), 102-4.
McBeath, E.C. Nutrition and diet in relation to preventive dentistry. NY J. Dentistry (1938) 8; 17-21.
McBeath, E.C.; Zucker, T.F. Role of vitamin D in the control of dental caries in children. Journal of Nutrition (1938) 15; 547-64.
East, B. R. Nutrition and dental caries. American Journal of Public Health 1938. 28; 72-6.
Mellanby, M. The role of nutrition as a factor in resistance to dental caries. British Dental Journal (1937), 62; 241-52.
His Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. The influence of diet on caries in children’s teeth. Report of the Committee for the Investigation of Dental Disease (1936).
McBeath, F.C. Vitamin D studies, 1933-1934. American Journal of Public Health (1934), 24 1028-30.
Anderson, P. G.; Williams, C. H. M.; Halderson, H.; Summerfeldt, C.; Agnew, R. Influence of vitamin D in the prevention of dental caries. Journal of the American Dental Association (1934) 21; 1349-66.
Day, C. D.; Sedwick, H. J. Fat-soluble vitamins and dental caries in children. Journal of Nutrition (1934) 8; 309-28.
Agnew, M. C.; Agnew, R. G.; Tisdall, F. F. The production and prevention of dental caries. Journal of the American Dental Association, JADA (1933) 20; 193-212.
Bennett, N. G.; et al. The influence of diet on caries in children’s teeth. Special Report Series - Medical Research Council, UK (1931) No. 159, 19.
Mellanby, M.; Pattison, C. L. The influence of a cereal-free diet rich in vitamin D and calcium on dental caries in children. British Medical Journal (1932) I 507-10.
Brodsky, R. H.; Schick, B.; Vollmer, H… Prevention of dental caries by massive doses of vitamin D. American Journal of Diseases of Children (1941) 62; 1183-7.