Primal Health's human dental health brand, Daily Dental Care, was founded as a result of Dr. Emily Stein's love for her grandmother, who experienced a health crisis due to dental disease while in assisted living. After several tooth extractions, she suffered a major stroke which significantly impaired her mobility and quality of life. Witnessing the downward spiral of her grandmother’s health combined with her 12+ year background in microbiology and immunology, created the perfect storm for innovation. The company was founded in 2017 with the mission to tackle the root cause of gum disease using its unique technology.
In 2010, she began screening Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients by the FDA in search of a combination that was effective and safe to consume. Studies have shown that pHossident™, the first patented combination of ingredients, addresses acid production, oral biofilm (plaque) production, and stops the growth of disease-causing bacteria associated with cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. While also showing the ability to keep beneficial bacteria, essential for dental health. pHossident was then added it to a lozenge for easy, convenient administration…especially for her grandmother.
During her research and development, Dr. Stein gained a full understanding of just how severe the oral care crisis is here in the U.S. and around the world. Primal Health is a biotechnology company with an overarching goal of improving public health by developing groundbreaking supplemental dental hygiene products that proactively manage dental health.
Dr. Emily Stein attended the University of Iowa, where she first developed her fascination with the microbial universe. After she earned her degree in microbiology, she continued to further advance her expertise at the University of California at Berkeley where she sharpened her understanding of how bacteria behave, consume and socialize for survival in every known environment. After she earned her PhD, she attended Stanford University to pursue a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immunology & Rheumatology.