Archive for November, 2021

International College of Dentistry

I am delighted and I feel very privileged to be a fellow of the International College of Dentistry. This is an amazing organisation that delivers humanitarian aid to so many areas around the world.

November 25, 2021 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

Breathing is in the News Again!

Take a deep breath: it’s now prescribed by the NHS” – That was the headline of an article in the Daily Telegraph, 22 November 2021 which was written by Gavin Newsham. A further caption was “Most people are simply not aware they’re breathing poorly – and how that may affect their health.”

This article also refers to James Nestor’s excellent book: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art and goes on to say – “Nestor says many modern ailments can be blamed on bad breathing, which in turn is largely a result of how humans have evolved to have smaller mouths, thus smaller airways.

Surely it is time that the role of dentofacial orthopaedics/orthotropics is given proper recognition and included in the undergraduate dental training programme.

November 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

The New Definition of Oral Health and Relationship between Oral Health and Quality of Life – Patrick Hescot.

This article appeared in the Chinese Journal of Dental Research, 2017 . The author was President of the FDI and Expert for the World Health Organisation.

Click to access cjdr_20_4_hescot_p189.pdf

Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) is a relatively new but rapidly growing notion. The concept of OHRQOL can become a tool to understand and shape not only the state of clinical practice, dental research and dental education but also that of community at large and genomic information.

This is based on a paradigmatic shift toward a patient-centred, bio- psychosocial approach to oral healthcare. 

November 15, 2021 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

The Osteopathic Centre for Children, London.

13 November 2021: This was my 13th annual presentation to the OCC. “The Effect of Jaw Problems on the Rest of the Body – Exploring the wider role of dentistry and child health.” It was again by zoom.   Students of the OCC were joined with a number of osteopaths from various countries, eg: Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, and Italy. For those unable to attend the live event and for future teaching purposes, it was recorded. This session raised a considerable sum of money for this most worthwhile charity.

The presentation stressed the importance of good facial development in order to attain optimal nasal & pharyngeal airways and good posture. Osteopaths have an important role to play in monitoring this development and avoiding future problems.

November 13, 2021 at 3:08 pm 2 comments

Dr Derek Mahony introduces sleep physician, Dr Jim Papadopoulos.

November 9, 2021 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Dr Derek Mahony introduces ENT Surgeon Professor Narinder Singh

November 8, 2021 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

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