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Exploring the wider role of dentistry!Helen Jones picture

Dr Helen Jones LDS.RCS(Eng) BDS (Lond) MFGDP(UK)

Lecturer for the British Society for the Study of Cranio-Mandibular Disorders
http://www.craniogroup.com  www.jawache.com. The journal, Cranio UK, is issued twice a year.

Currently lecturing annually to final year students, King’s Hospital  (University of London) at Guy’s Hospital campus and the  Osteopathic Centre for Children/Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.

By working with other health professionals we can achieve an outcome for our patients that is greater than can be achieved by working on our own.

Getting to understand what other disciplines can offer will help us form an integrated treatment plan to the benefit of our patients.

Unfortunately, dentistry has become seperated from mainstream medicine. The National Health Service system of funding is probably responsible for this mind set.

Furthermore, there is little emphasis on airway, muscle function and posture. This is where Cranial Osteopaths, Chiropractors and other body workers have an important role to play. The airway and early orthodontic connection is only now beginning to be recognised. In the near future it is hoped that a collaboration including ENT and peadiatricians becomes firmly established.Functional Orthodontists have recognised this for some time. The improved results that they have achieved through an integrated approach to treatment has been well documented. I feel that it is now time to encourage more  collaboration  between disciplines to further our understanding.

Biography

Dr Helen Jones trained at Guy’s Dental Hospital. She then worked in general dental practice and in hospitals both in the UK and in South Africa. She and her family returned to the UK in 1997 and she continued in general dental  practice but became increasingly interested in Orthodontics.

In 1982 she limited her practice to Orthodontics with a special interest in Functional Orthodontics and the treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction. In 1993 she attained the Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and in 2003 she was placed on the Specialist register for Orthodontics by special appeal before a GDC panel. She retired from Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, Haslemere, Surrey at the end of 2010.

She is married and lives in Surrey. She has three sons ( one in Sydney, Australia, one in Boston, USA and one in Surrey) and six grandchildren. Fortunately she loves travelling and her other interests are tennis, yoga, gardening and the theatre.

During the last twenty years she has lectured both in the UK and internationally in USA, Canada, Japan, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnaam and Malta. These have included presentations to general practitioners, osteopaths and chiropractors. She will be giving her third annual presentation to the final year dental students at Guy’s campus, King’s Dental Institute on 8 May, 2017 “Beyond BDS – Exploring the Wider Role of Dentistry.”

Currently she is presenting the following lectures:

“The Orthodontic / Osteopathic and Chiropractic Connection”

“The Temporo-Mandibular / Osteopathic and Chiropractic Connection” This lecture refers to movement disorders.

The Scope of Functional Orthodontics

“The Effects of Jaw Problems on the rest of the Body”

Getting to understand what other disciplines can offer will help us form an integrated treatment plan to the benefit of our patients.

Presentations

King’s Dental Institute, Guy’s campus, final year students, 2015-2017

Osteopathic Centre for Children, London 2008 – 2017

International Growth Symposium 1999 UK, 2001 Japan, 2004 UK, 2005 Canada

European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone 2010

McTimoney College of Chiropractic, Abingdon 2011

Manus Sinistra, the student study group of the British School of Osteopathy, London 2011

American Association for Functional Orthodontics 1998, 1999, 2000 USA

Table Demonstrations:

British Society for General Dental Surgery 1995 – 2009 UK, India & Far East

Positions currently held:

Associate editor of the Cranial Journal 2002 –

Hon.Sec. & treasurer for the Functional Orthodontic Support Group 2005 –

Member of the Dental Circle of King’s Dental Institute, London University 2012 –

Training:

Clinical Assistant to Mr Alan Hall, St.Richard’s Hospital, Chichester 1982-1989

Gained D’Orth part I – 1984

Clinical Assisitant to Mr David Birnie, Queen Alexandra’s Hospital. Portsmouth, 1989-1993

Attendance at the academic content of D’Orth part II, Royal Dental Hospital. 1984 – 85

Clinical Assistant to Dr John Mew, Purley Clinic, 1982 – 1986

Study sessions with Mr Harry Orton at Kingston Hospital & in his private practice 1984 –

Gained MFGDP(UK) 1993

6 visits to Dr Brendan Stack’s Sleep & TMJ Therapy Clinic in Vienna, Virginia.

Courses & conferences in the UK and USA – too many to mention but all documented!

Articles published:

Cranio UK – journal of the British Society for the Study of Cranio-Mandibular Disorders -regular articles

“Fulcrum” – May 2015 – journal for Cranio-Sacral Therapists -Exploring the Wider Role of Dentistry.

Past positions held:

British Society for the Study of Cranio-Mandibular Disorders,  Hon Sec 1992 – 2002

Panellist for the Dental Complaints Service 2005 – 2010

Past Association Membership

British Dental Association

South African Dental Association

British Orthodontic Society

European Orthodontic Society

American Association Of Orthodontics

American Association of Functional Orthodontics

World Federation of Orthodontics

Faculty of General Practice Royal Colleges UK

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Annette Carter  |  December 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I loved the talk Dr Helen Jones gave at the ESO it has opened a whole new avenue to explore – facinating stuff

    Reply
    • 2. drhelenjones  |  January 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have a really interesting video that I would like to share with you if you contact me.
      Best wishes
      Helen

      Reply
  • 3. Clare Ballard  |  March 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for the fascinating and authoritative talk at Hawkwood College for the Sutherland Cranial College. It reinforced for me the necessity for Osteopaths and dentists to continue to work together in mutual understanding. I think Dr Helen Jones is doing very important work in this field.

    Reply
    • 4. drhelenjones  |  January 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have a really interesting video that I would like to share with you if you contact me.
      Best wishes
      Helen

      Reply
  • 5. ACW  |  October 6, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Thank you for a fantastic lecture at the LSO! This knowledge gives us a chance to be even more holistic now and hopefully leads to a successful collaboration between osteopaths and orthodontists.

    Reply
    • 6. drhelenjones  |  January 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have a really interesting video that I would like to share with you if you contact me.

      Best wishes

      Helen

      Reply
  • 7. Chiropractic Lawrenceville  |  October 19, 2014 at 5:35 am

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    checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.

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    Reply
  • 8. drhelenjones  |  January 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment. I have a really interesting video that I would like to share with you if you contact me.
    Best wishes
    Helen

    Reply

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