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 17,212 signatures to date, 6 September 2021.

This is a global petition so anyone can sign.

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

November 19, 2020 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

James Nestor’s amazing new book is about how breathing properly can transform your physical and mental health. At a time when there is increased awareness of the role of the airway, this is a most timely publication.

We take 25,000 breaths a day, and many people mouth breathe which is really bad for optimal health.

This is the link to James’ interview with reknowned Dr Rangan Chatterjee.

November 8, 2020 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Stop Retractive Orthodontics webinar

This webinar went out live on Sunday, 27 September. Just Google Stop Retractive Orthodontics to get the links to all three sectors: European, Asia Pacific and US. Especially good presentations are Dr Derek Mahony’s on the Asia Pacific sector and patient, Ireland, on the US sector.

October 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Dr Derek Mahony’s video on Early Treatment.

                          THREE THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW

Interview with Sarah Hornsby, RDH BS, at the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, conference in Rome, 2018.  A 5 minute must!

Here is the link:

Dr Mahony outlines his three take home messages and explains why, when there is a skeletal or muscular imbalance, early interceptive treatment is so important.
Treat Early     Diagnose ADHD & Airway Issues    Myofunctional Therapy

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.

“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

Working Towards a Common Goal

This excellent Zoom Presentation on Facebook, 17 May, Sunday 07.00 Queensland time & Saturday 16,May, 22.00 UK.

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 3 comments

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