Meet the Doctors

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We are Proud to Introduce Our Newest Associate - Dr. Graham Denton

Since the age of 3 Dr. Graham Denton has been under NUCCA care and considers it vital to his overall health.  He credits this unique care as an important part of his success as a high school and collegiate soccer player.  When Dr. Denton was seriously injured while playing collegiate soccer, NUCCA care was a staple of his rehabilitation and recovery program.  This injury led to Dr. Denton's interest to pursue graduate studies in Sports Rehabilitation and Nutrition at Life University's Master Program.  Dr. Denton has attended NUCCA conferences since 2006 while completing his undergraduate education.  He studied Toggle, Grostic, Atlas Orthogonal, and Torque Release Technique at the graduate level while attending Life University College of Chiropractic.  Dr. Denton is honored to have the opportunity to practice with Drs. Keith Denton and Teresa Palmer at the birthplace of NUCCA.  He is looking forward to continuing the high standard of care developed by Dr. Gregory at the longest continuous NUCCA practice in the world.   


Birth Place:  Monroe, MI  
Practice

Private practice, Monroe, Michigan, 2019-present.

Internship with Dr. Keith E. Denton, Monroe, Michigan, 2018-present. 

Education

Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University College of Chiropractic, 2018.

Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2018.  

  Continuing Education

Receives more than 15 hours per year of continuing education, 2018-present.  

Chiropractic License 

2019, State of Michigan, License #2301010777. 

Professional Certificate

Certified in Chiropractic X-Ray Theory and Practice by Life University College of Chiropractic

Certified in Clinical Competency by Life University College of Chiropractic

Currently pursuing Board Certification by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.

 Seminars Taught

Beginner and Intermediate Biomechanics for Life University NUCCA Club, 2014-2017. 

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Registered member of the Cheyenne Tribe of Oklahoma.
  • Member, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, 2019-present
  • Member, Life University NUCCA Club, 2014-2017

Research and Publications

 Denton, G.  "Alternative Treatment for Meniere's Disease Using Upper Cervical Chiropractic:  A Case Study."  Life University Advanced Research, Marietta, Georgia, 2018. 

Dr. Keith Denton

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Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma


Education

Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1981.

Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1981.

Attended Sherman College of Chiropractic, 1976-77.

Attended Northeastern State University, 1974-76.


Chiropractic License

1981, State of Michigan, License #4426.


Professional Certificate

Board Certified by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, 1985.


Practice

Private practice, Monroe, Michigan, 1981-present.

Internship with Dr. Ralph R. Gregory, Monroe, Michigan, 1981-82.

Internship with Dr. Robert T. Brooks, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1977-78.


Research Presented/Published

  • Liu, Xia, Ph.D.; Goel, Vijay, Ph.D.; Palmer, James, MS.; Denton, Keith, DC.; Manuscript presented for publication title: Application of a Unique Force Vector Can Restore a Specific Cervical Misalignment – Analysis Using a Head-Neck Finite Element Model. Spine. 2010.
  • Seemann, D., “Predicting the Short Leg Using X-Ray Listings.”  The Upper Cervical Monograph, Monroe, Michigan, 1989. (Involvement: Date Gathering)
  • Denton, K., Palmer, J. “Computerized Modeling of the Occipital-Atlanto-Axial Spine.” Fourth annual Upper Cervical Conference, Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia, 1987. (Involvement: Co-presenter)
  • Seemann, D. “Observer Reliability and Objectivity Using Rotatory Measurements on X-Rays.” The Upper Cervical Monograph, Monroe, Michigan, 1986. (Involvement: 1 of 5 Doctors involved with the study)

Research Projects

  • 2008 – 2013, Chiropractic consultant and author for Finite Element Modeling of the Cervical Spine, University of Toledo Spinal Biomechanics Lab.
  • 1991, Helped develop the Anatometer II, U.S. Patent #5,088,504, a machine that measures and records in terms of the orientation planes of motion, the presence of, the location of, and the severity of postural distortion-stress effects of C1 subluxations on the human body.

Papers Published

  • Denton, K. “A Review of Biomechanics.” The Upper Cervical Monograph, Monroe, Michigan, 1990.
  • Denton, K. and Gregory, R. “A Question Guide for Performing the C1 Adjustment.” The Upper Cervical Monograph, Monroe, Michigan, 1985.
  • Denton, K. “NUCCA Basic X-Ray Analysis.” Palmer College Library, 1982.
  • Editor, The Upper Cervical Monograph, 1990-1997.

Educational Books Published

  • NUCCA Protocols and Perspectives, A Textbook for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, NUCCA, 2002, Contributing Author for three chapters.
  • NUCCA Standards of Care and Practice Guidelines, NUCCA, 1997, Contributing Author.
  • Introduction to Biomechanics, NUCCA, 1996, A technical teaching manual for the Upper Cervical Chiropractor.

Professional Affiliations and 

Memberships

  • Registered member of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma.
  • Resident Agent, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and Upper Cervical Research Foundation, 1990 – present.
  • President, Upper Cervical Research Foundation, 2007 – 2017.
  • Secretary, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association, 1983 – 1991, Treasurer, 1991-2007.
  • Secretary, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, 1981-1991, Treasurer, 1991-1998.

Seminars Taught

  • One of the lead instructors of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, Monroe, Michigan, 1982-present.
  • Instructor of the NUCCA Basic Course at Palmer College, Davenport, Iowa, 1988-1998.
  • Professor of Post Graduate Education, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1990-1998.

Continuing Education

Receives more than 15 hours per year of continuing education, 1981-present.


Awards

Recipient of the Ralph R. Gregory Achievement Award, 1999.

Dr. Teresa Palmer

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Birth Place:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Education

Doctor of Chiropractic, Sherman College of Chiropractic, 1981.

Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1979.


Chiropractic License 

1980, State of Michigan, License #4091.


Professional Certificate

Board Certified by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, 1985.


Practice

Private practice, Monroe, Michigan, 1980-present.

Internship with Dr. Ralph R. Gregory, Monroe, Michigan, 1980-81.


Professional Accomplishments

  • First woman board certified in NUCCA, only woman certified by the founder of NUCCA, Dr. Gregory. 
  • First woman appointed to the board of directors for the National Upper Cervical Research Association (NUCCRA)/Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF) in 1995. Member of the board of directors for 20 years. 
  • Treasurer of NUCCRA 2006-2009
  • NUCCA Board Certification Committee Member 2001-2007
  • Former elected member of the NUCCA board 

Research and Publications

  • NUCCA Protocols and Perspectives, A Textbook for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, NUCCA, 2002, Contributing Author for one chapter.
  • A Clinical Investigation Into Upper-Cervical Biomechanical Stability: Part I. Upper Cervical Monograph. 1990, Lead Author

Continuing Education

Receives more than 15 hours per year of continuing education, 1980-present.


Summary

 

In December of 1979, at the age of 21, Dr. Palmer graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. On March 3, 1980, she started her internship with Dr. Gregory and by the end of the year had her own practice under way. Dr. Palmer has carried both an Oklahoma license and a Michigan license for most of her years in practice. Her Michigan license has been continuous since 1980. Dr. Palmer is the first woman doctor NUCCA Board certified (1985) and is the only woman doctor certified by Dr. Gregory.


Dr. Palmer has given a well-received opening NUCCA seminar address, served as the final judge in resolving potential certification disputes, co-authored articles in the Upper Cervical Monograph, and contributed to NUCCA research. Dr. Palmer was an instructor in most of the NUCCA seminars from 1980 until 2015.  Throughout her years in practice Dr. Palmer has helped non-certified NUCCA doctors advance toward full certification.


Dr. Palmer has made a life-long commitment to upper cervical chiropractic, because she believes in natural healing and has been honored to take care of patients for the past 37 years.