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Interview with Dr Derek Mahony

This is an interview which I gave with Dr Derek Mahony, Specialist Orthodontist in Sydney, Australia and International lecturer, for one of his series of podcasts called “Ask an Orthodontist” on his Excellence in Orthodontics and Dental Orthopaedics ( “What I have learnt in 40 years in Orthodontics”. Professor John Mew and other practitioners are also included in this group of interviews about early intervention.

March 1, 2023 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

THE BREATH COURSE with Dr Soroush Zaghi 2022

Find out just how much dentistry is changing. An integrated approach to treatment for medical and dental problems

March 1, 2023 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Still no change!

I have recently viewed this video again. It was recorded in November 2010. The spokesperson for the Australian Orthodontic Society answers questions put to him by Dr Derek Mahony.

I am reminded of a similar one recorded in the UK in back in 1999 – Dr John Mew “Dispatches”. Yet, to this day, it seems that little has changed and fixed appliance therapy in the teenage is still regarded as the norm despite the evidence that relapse is the most likely outcome.

Malocclusion may not be just a cosmetic factor, rather, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem – one that is affecting an individual’s quality of life. It may be mouth breathing, sleep disordered breathing or even sleep apnoea, to list just few. Early intervention and an integrated approach to treatment must surely be the way forward.

February 28, 2023 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Prevent Crooked Teeth Campaign.

For decades crooked teeth have been accepted as just bad luck – a genetic inevitability that often requires extractions and fixed braces. This is seen almost as a rite of passage for teenagers. However, there is increasing awareness that such treatment can exacerbate obstructive sleep apnoea and TMJ disorders, leaving people with a lifetime of health problems.

The petition has 20,067 signatures to date, 11 May 2023

This is a global petition so anyone can sign.

I do hope that many of you reading this will want to get involved.

December 21, 2022 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment

Dr Derek Mahony’s Mixed Dentition Course

This course on early treatment will be available on zoom and will also be recorded.

August 9, 2022 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Airway, Airway, Airway!

This article: “Airway, Airway, Airway! There are three things that matter in dentistry”

William M. Hang, DDS, MSD, owner of Face Focused Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics,

Agoura Hills, California, USA. was published in Inside Dentistry, April 2022, Volume 18, Issue 4

Dr Hang sets out clearly the direction that dentistry should now be taking and the role that dental practitioners can have in enhancing not just the dental health but also the general health of our patients.

April 23, 2022 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

What Paediatric ENTs Need to Know

 “Guest Eyal Botzer, DDS on the Myo Coffee Klatsch PART 1 for the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT)

Dr Eyal Botzer is the Director of Paediatric Dentistry at Tel Aviv Medical Centre. In this presentation he covers the subject of Tongue Ties and the medical implications of the failure to recognise the signs and symptoms. Part 2 to follow shortly.

Scroll down the Facebook page to find this excellent presentation.

February 4, 2022 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Asking the Right Questions in Airway Orthodontics-Journal of Orthodontic Practice US

The authors: Drs Barry Raphael, Marc. A. Cruz, Richard.D. Roblee and Ellen Crean-Binion discuss how Airway problems affect structure, function, and behaviour, and leads to unintended consequences.

January 23, 2022 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Joe Rogan interviews James Nestor

James Nestor, author of Breath – the New Science of a Lost Art, is interviewed by Joe Rogan

“Why Being a “Mouth-Breather” Is Bad For You”

January 22, 2022 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

*Season Finale* How does speech pathology help kids sleep? With Nada Makki-Karnib. Kids Sleep Health with Dr Derek Mahony

This excellent podcast explains very clearly the importance of good sleep and correct breathing. Oral myology is increasingly being recognised as a frontline treatment for improving children’s health. Furthermore, early intervention can prevent the development of many serious conditions that can be difficult to address at a later stage. Thumb sucking is discussed and some interesting points are raised.

January 6, 2022 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

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