Derek Mahony introduces his new pod cast – KIDS SLEEP HEALTH

Introducing my new podcast – KIDS SLEEP HEALTH WITH DR DEREK MAHONY. In episode 2, I chat with Sarah Hornsby, an Oral Myologist based in the United States, but seeing patients virtually, from all over the world. We discuss how the mouth, tongue, breathing, and craniofacial development are linked to sleep and overall health. We also chat about the links to bed wetting, and the often misdiagnosed, ADHD. Listen to the full episode on Apple…/how-airway…/id1584591504…Listen to the full episode on Spotify…Each fortnight, we’ll be bringing you interesting and valuable conversations with world class professionals about all things KID’S SLEEP HEALTH. The episodes are easy and informative listening for parents as well as industry health professionals.

September 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

A Message from Professor John Mew

It occurred to me that several of you might like to see this video Link for Orthodontics must change.

about the science behind orthodontics. Best wishes John Mew.

August 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Stop Press – Postural Orthodontics

 Postural Orthodontics – Dr Simon Wong. A 50% discount is on offer to any interested practitioner during this promotion.. Please contact me for further details.

August 14, 2021 at 5:37 pm 2 comments

Dr Derek Mahony’s free lectures.

 Dr Derek Mahony’s website: includes a section of free CPDs. These lectures comprise dozens of experts, across the whole oral health industry.

Dr Mahony’s latest lecture will become available from 12th August.

Message from Derek:

If you work with a speech pathologist, or a myofunctional therapist, please let them know about this free CPD event. I was asked to lecture to a group of speechies and due to Covid this live lecture has now changed to Zoom, therefore, I can share with a wider audience.

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August 11, 2021 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

The ALF Approach: Changing the Face of Orthodontics by Tasha Turzo-Moore DO

This book should be essential reading for all forward thinking osteopaths, myotherapists and dentists.

Dr Tasha Turzo- Moore is an internationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on use of Advanced Lightwire Functional appliance. She has been in private practice in Santa Cruz since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy/PRP and specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. Dr. Turzo has been teaching extensively in the field of craniofacial dysfunctions since 1997. 

The author brings together the various medical and dental subjects which need to be considered when approaching treatment from a truly holistic standpoint.

August 7, 2021 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Postural Orthodontics

An excellent video extolling the virtues of Dr Simon Wong’s Postural Orthodontic course.

July 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Myofunctional Therapy

The Colgate company has released an excellent article which sets out the importance of correct tongue posture.

This will be of interest to anyone dealing with airway and malocclusion problems.

July 6, 2021 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

Postural Orthodontics – Dr Simon Wong

Dr Simon Wong has put together an excellent programme which he calls ” Straight Teeth Naturally”. He has studied extensively and has been mentored by Professor John Mew, Dr William Hang on Orthotropics, by Dr Chris Farrell & Dr John Flutter on Myobrace and Dr Steve Olmos on TMD/Sleep Therapy along with the ALF and Cranial Osteopathy. He has combined these to produce an integrated and exciting approach to treatment which he has entitled Postural Orthodontics. He has produced several videos and presents a series of seminars. This is one example:

May 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment


This is an excerpt from the excellent article by Dr Paul Greenacre – Dentist/ Manual Osteopath

“The first obvious indicator-area of Mankind’s Dysmorphogenesis or skeletal breakdown is the shape or width of the palatal arch – Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis (MD) – that starts forming at about 8½ weeks in utero. No one in clinical medicine is measuring the size or shape of the palatal arch at birth or beyond. This is a major medical oversight as it is vital diagnostic information. It is a key biological marker measurement that is being overlooked by all practitioners worldwide.
Under-developed palates mean that 60% of the children today will need orthodontics. Small palates have serious jaw, cranial, airway and spinal consequences.”

Read the full article:

April 14, 2021 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Premaxillary-Maxillary Suture

This research paper was carried out by the University of São Paulo in 2016.


Premaxilla: Up to which age it remains separated from the maxilla by a suture, how often it occurs in children and adults, and possible clinical and therapeutic implications. Study of 1,138 human skulls.

To quote –


This study suggests that:

1.The progression rate of premaxillary-maxillary suture closure from birth to 12 years of age is 3.72% per year.

2. All pediatric skulls up to 12 years of age had an open premaxillary-maxillary suture.

3. Adults may have an open premaxillary-maxillary suture.

4. The percentage of adults with an open premaillary-maxillary suture was 6.16%.

5.The prescence of a premaxillary-maxillary suture explains the success of anteroposterior expansion of the maxillary complex.

6. The existence of a premaxillary-maxillary suture supports the use of treatments for the growth of the middle third of the face to solve anatomical and functional problems.

February 15, 2021 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

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