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Ep 49 spreecast AFDC


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Ep 49 spreecast AFDC

  1. 1. (who got the bit between his teeth and wouldn’t let go) The GDC, that austere crew, Bit off more than it could chew, The day it picked on good John Mew. They set off hard and fast and tough Using tactics plenty rough But John was made of sterner stuff. He took it squarely on the chin Had the evidence to win Made them look again at him. The Ballad of John Mew by Gill Rapley Mew by name but no soft pussy Any opponent - John's not fussy Now the GDC's the wussy! What happens next? We wait to see What the outcome here will be But come what may, it seems to me: In all this talk of malocclusion There really is just one conclusion Debate's what's needed, not exclusion.
  2. 2. • Okay boys, it's happened... I was at a meeting this weekend with three dentists who were at the AARD meeting. One of them mentioned Mark and Kev and also Tom Colquitt who spoke about his own health/airway journey. Another one said he had "heard about this Raphael guy" who was in nj and they were thinking of having him speak to their small group. Another brought up a patient/friend who he thinks has an airway problem. They asked about Myo and appliances and the next step. So cool because the three of them are Kois trained dentists at the top of their field and they were clueless about airway and risk factors, BUT they were curious! • I spent two days promoting the airway and the ALF programs. This is what we have hoped will happen - that practitioners start understanding the problem and are curious about how to solve it. • BTW, the course I was at was a leadership conference (Kev - it was Fritz's group) and there was a lot of talk about creating a vision. Perhaps it would be worthwhile for us to craft a vision about what we hope for. Seems a bit hokey but it helps to define what we envision as the successful result of our endeavors. Maybe you already have a written vision and I'm just an interloper. But if not, perhaps as a group (get the tribal think tank in as well) we could talk about what our vision is? Perhaps this is the goal of of the white paper event at AAPMD? Email from a friend…
  3. 3. Although interesting and innovative, there were numerous very important factors that were overlooked that I felt negated the overall premise of the presentation and study. At no time was the tongue brought into the equation or considered in any of the cases. Every one of the cases presented had a significant standing forward head position and side plumb line denoting a low tongue level. As we know the forward head position as seen from viewing the side plumb line is present for ease of breathing. Also a low tongue level is the reason for the posterior crossbite, anterior open bite and downward vs. forward growth of the mandible. The slide shown at 21 min. and 29 sec. showed a definite tongue tie which negatively impacts a normal resting tongue level and swallow pattern. So in essence, your premise that the mandible is the problem is completely reversed. The problem was the maxilla, created by a low resting tongue level either due to hypotonia of the genioglossus or physical restriction from a tongue tie. If I was a betting man either all your case subjects were either premature babies or non-breast fed. If they were breast fed it was for a short time or their mother used expressed milk and a bottle. Although an RPE was used, the incorrect tongue position still exists and if the swallowing pattern was evaluated they all probably have a reverse swallowing pattern to varying degrees. Therefore these cases have a higher risk of open bite recurrence and TMJ issues as adults. What this study was attempting to correct is normally dealt with naturally during a child’s development with appropriate breast feeding and hearty diet that is rarely occurring in “developed” countries. The issues in your presentation are rarely seen in third world countries where breast feeding is predominate and less refined foods are seen in one’s diet. Without all the impactful information taken into consideration for a study, the results will not reflect what is really going on. A GP talks up to a Chairman
  4. 4. Darick Nordstrom and Jose Camacho The basis of light force mechanics is that we, the orthodontist, does as little as possible so the body can do as much as possible. - D.N. (Conventional orthodontics does as much as possible so the patient has to do a little as possible) - B.R.
  5. 5. Relationship between occlusal findings and orofacial myofunctional status in primary and mixed dentition Jana Seemann, Gunther Kunst, Franka Stahl de Castrillon Dept of Orthodontics, U of Rostock, Germany Part I: Prevalence of malocclusions Part II: Prevalence of orofacial dysfunctions Part III: Interrelation between Malocclusions and orofacial dysfunctions Part IV: Interrelation between space conditions and orofacial dysfunctions
  6. 6. Setting up Research Protocols
  7. 7. v=R5S5AZ50pAE Tom’s Story
  8. 8. • The anthropologic standard • The modern environment is a stressor • Our compensations create the symptoms • Symptom management hides (ignores) these causes The Four Premises