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Dr Derek Mahony’s recent video

Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBqhZELRj0Q
Dr Derek Mahony explains that when there is a skeletal or muscular imbalance early interceptive treatment is so important for the health of that child.

September 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

The Academy of Applied Myofuntional Sciences 5th congresse, 1-30 August 2020

This conference brings together some remarkable professionals from a variety of backgrounds:
Derek Mahony, John  Mew, Mike Mew, Barry Raphael, Gavin James, Ted Belfour, Kevin Boyd, Mark Cruz,
Michael Gelb, Bill Hang, David McIntosh, Patrick McKeown, Joy Moeller, James Nestor, Darick Nordstrom, 
German Ramirez, Gill Rapley, Yue Weng Cheu  –  some of the names on the programme which has just over 100 speakers.

August 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Airway Health -ADD & ADHD in Children: The Answer is Right in Their Nose

Click to access Catalano-ADD.pdf

August 23, 2020 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Oral dysfunction as a cause of malocclusion Linda D’Onofrio 10 May 2019

An exceptionally well written article which was published in the journal of Orthodontics & Cranial Research.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ocr.12277

“This narrative review surveys current research demonstrating how oral dysfunction can escalate into malocclusion, acquired craniofacial disorder and contribute to generational dysfunction, disorder and disease.”

This is such an important aspect but which is sadly completely overlooked in the current establishment approach to the treatment of malocclusion.

 

LindaD’Onofrio, MA CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in craniofacial disorders, structural and motor-based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders. She a past president of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association and presents and teaches on her areas of specialty.

August 20, 2020 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Joe Rogan interviews James Nestor

Joe Rogan interviews James Nestor, author of the recently published book “Breath”.

 

August 14, 2020 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

12th Annual Presentation to the Osteopathic Centre for Children, London.

The Osteopathic Centre for Children is now amalgamated with the new Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.

“The Effect of Jaw Problems on the Rest of the Body” was the title of my presentation. This time by Zoom!

12 participants tuned in from various regions of the country. The aim of the lecture was to inroduce the concept of an integrated approach to treatment involving dentists/orthodontists, ENT specialists and Myofunctional therapists. Ostepaths and Chiropractors also have their part to play , especially in early diagnosis and treating cranial strains.

Their is now a heightened awareness of the need to establish a good airway and nasal breathing in the early years in order to achieve optimal oxygenation for health and wellbeing.

August 6, 2020 at 8:51 am 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.

www.preventcrookedteeth.com

The petition has 15,765 signatures to date, 28 September 2020.

This is a global petition so anyone can sign.

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

July 4, 2020 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Working Towards a Common Goal

 

This excellent Zoom Presentation on Facebook, 17 May, Sunday 07.00 Queensland time & Saturday 16,May, 22.00 UK.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Fwtbnsioc

Dr David McIntosh, ENT surgeon, associate professor, Queensland, Australia, and Dr Bill Harrell, Orthodontist with an interest in Dental Sleep Medicine, Alabama,USA, discussed the roles which each of them could perform to improve a patient’s airway. This integrative approach to treatment has been completely overlooked as dentistry and medicine advanced but along separate pathways.

The connection between a compromised airway and health issues has been recognised for many years. Dr McIntosh recalls that Joe, the fat boy, in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers, presents with a sleep disturbance which later became known as “obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome”.

Sleep disorder breathing (SDB) results in lowered blood oxygenation leading to reduced brain activity.

During nasal breathing nitric acid from the paranasal sinuses is added to the air. This substance has a multitude of roles in the working of the body and one of significance is its affect on the growth hormone. Mouth breathing misses out on this most important compound.

Methods of treatment were discussed and the role of CPAP together with Oral Advancement Therapy was found to be a good combination as it reduced the reliance on the CPAP machine, which many patients find uncomfortable or impractical on a full time basis.

The message was:

– Screen routinely for Sleep Disordered Breathing.

– Correct the airway early & establish nasal breathing – 50% of facial growth is completed by the age of 5, 80% by 8 & 90% by 12-14.

– Medicine and Dentistry should be working together to fulfil these goals.

It’s time to put the mouth back in the body.

 

May 17, 2020 at 11:13 am 2 comments

The new College of General Dentistry

The new College of General Dentistry is asking for your support. This initiative, promoted by Professor Nairn Wilson and the Faculty of General Dental Practice, will launch in 2020.

In January 2017 a joint article by Dr Mikako Hayashi, Osaka University, and Professor Nairn Wilson was published on the Opinion page of the British Dental Journal.

“ Medical authorities should encourage doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals to cooperate closely in daily clinical practice, education, and research to promote an inter-professional wellness regime—especially given their common interest in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, linked through sugar intake and (un)healthy eating.”

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/01/10/time-to-put-the-mouth-back-in-the-body/

With this integrated approach to treatment being made a cornerstone of their mandate, it is my belief that we would do well to get involved and help drive this project forward.

“By registering as a Supporter, you will be adding your name to our growing list of people who believe that now is the time for general dentistry to be given the standing of its own medical college. By registering, you can also receive updates on our progress in founding the College.”

General dental practitioners, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental technicians are being asked to give their support.

https://www.fgdp.org.uk/news/college-general-dentistry-seeks-your-support

For the time being the college will be housed within the Royal College of Surgeons in London but in due course it is the intention to move to a separate location and pursue a Royal Charter. This will bring it in line with our medical colleagues and will raise the standing of general dental practice as a discipline in its own right.

This has been a long term ambition of Professor Nairn Wilson, CBE FDS, FFGDP, FFD, FKC. He is the Honorary Professor of Dentistry, former Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean and Head of King’s College London Dental Institute from 2001 until 2012.

 

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December 16, 2019 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

As I live and breathe

As I live and breathe

Vogue magazine September 2019

This was the issue with guest editor, Meghan Markle, HRH the Duchess of Sussex. The main theme was “Strong Women” and pictured 15 examples on the front cover. Vogue also has features on Wellness & Beauty.

Kathleen Baird-Murray  entitles her article “ As I live and breathe” . It includes comments and advice by Augusto Vegas, a breathing expert and the co-founder of Survival Apnea.

In his own words:

“Breathing too much or too little, in any situation, will limit performance and have negative effects on health “.

Vegas points out that we are all prone to “over-breathing”- the term he gives to a reliance on our ribs and chest muscles instead of the diaphragm.

As a surfer, Vegas practised his breathing technique initially to improve his stamina and resilience in the water, but quickly realised how much it positively affected his daily life.

So the message about breathing is out there. What we need to do is to get the even more important message across to the general pubic that establishing nasal breathing in the young is paramount to their wellbeing.

You can read the whole article by following this link.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/breathing-techniques

December 16, 2019 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

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