Karin Öckert has practiced dentistry since 1964. While practicing at her dental office, she also taught periodontics and prosthodontics at the University of Gothenburg, School of Dentistry, until 1984, when she became a specialist in periodontics. Öckert retired in 2012.
The last 25 years she has been devoting her time more and more to patients injured from dental materials and jaw infections. In collaboration with researchers at the Sahlgrenska hospital, she has done a study on fibromyalgia patients treated with detoxification and amalgam removal. This concept of treatment was a great success for most of the patients.
She has written articles about dental intolerance reactions and the danger of root-filled teeth for systemic health. She has also written a book aimed at helping patients to find the reasons for their symptoms and poor health.
Stejskal V, Öckert K, Bjørklund G. Metal-induced inflammation triggers fibromyalgia in metal-allergic patients. Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2013; 34: 559-565.
Öckert K. Smärta i fokus: bli din egen medicinska detektiv. Västerås: Solrosens Förlag, 2006 / 2009.