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MRC AUS 2 Day Course - The Combined TMJ, OSA & Myofunctional Orthodontics Course
9:00 AM Fri, September 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM Sat, September 09, 2017
Combining TMJ, OSA & Myofunctional Orthodontics - Treatment with the myOSA System
MRC will be holding one of it's first seminars with its new appliance range the myOSA which helps to regulate breathing and people who suffer from TMJ pain while sleeping.
Treating the causes:
Rather than just focus on alleviating the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), the philosophy behind the myOSA® myofunctional sleep appliance range is aimed at treating the upper airway and neuromuscular dysfunction that are the fundamental causes of SDB. The myOSA® range functions by posturing the lower jaw slightly forward, correcting tongue position and opening the bite, which opens the airway, regulates breathing and helps the wearer to sleep well the natural way.
Dr. Chris Farrell BDS Sydney - Dr. Chris Farrell graduated from Sydney University in 1971 having gained a comprehensive knowledge of traditional orthodontics using the BEGG technique. Through clinical experience Dr Farrell took an interest in TMJ/TMD disorder and following further research he discovered the etiology of malocclusion and TMJ disorder was myofunctional which contradicted the established views of his profession. Dr Farrell founded Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) in 1989 to develop myofunctional appliances that would prove effective in early orthodontic treatment. His Trainer and Myobrace® appliance systems are now used by orthodontists and dentists in more
than 100 countries.
Dr. Rohan Wijey B Oral H (Dent Sci), Grad. Dip. Dent O.M. - After completing dentistry at Griffith University in Queensland Australia Dr Wijey undertook further myofunctional study in the USA and achieved his Orofacial Myologist qualification. Since joining MRC in 2007 Dr Wijey has assumed responsibility for the organisation’s training program and presented courses and seminars around the world. Additionally, Dr Wijey has had articles regarding the aetiology of malocclusion, Class III treatment, early intervention and myofunctional orthodontics published in numerous dental, paediatric and orthodontic journals.
Dr. David McIntosh (ENT Surgeon) - Dr David McIntosh is an adjunct Associate Professor of ENT in Queensland. He specialises in paediatric ENT, nose and sinus disease, and snoring and sleep apnoea and is an internationally recognised specialist in the field of the interplay between ENT and dentistry. He is the founder of one of the largest ENT services in Australia and runs the largest education service in the world for dentists and doctors on ENT. With a demand for his services nationwide, he has settled in Queensland's Sunshine Coast region as the place he calls home, as it allows access to his services for people travelling from all over the country (and occasionally from overseas) whilst affording a balanced lifestyle that the beautiful beaches and surrounds have to offer. He is the only ENT surgeon working North of Brisbane that holds a PhD, paediatric subspecialty qualifications, and has been a recipient of a NHMRC scholarship. In fact there are few in ENT surgeons in Australia that have just one of these, let alone all three. From a surgical point of view, he is one of the most experienced ENT surgeons in Australia. He is a highly regarded specialist amongst his peers, having treated many doctors own family members, such is the faith and trust endeared in his knowledge and skills.
Vanee Ganesaratnam O.M. (Orofacial Myologist) - Ms Vanee Ganesaratnam is a foundation member of the Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Center®, and has worked alongside Dr Chris Farrell (MRC CEO and founder) since 2005 to develop its philosophy and novel approach to early myofunctional orthodontic treatment. Ms Ganesaratnam's myofunctional education, and consequent orthodontic re-education, began in Colorado, USA, where her eyes were opened to the benefits and potential of myofunctional therapy. Ms Ganesaratnam gained her qualifications as an orofacial myologist in 2009, which was approved by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Ms Ganesaratnam learned how simple exercises for the orofacial muscles produced significant improvements in not only a child’s malocclusion but also facial development and overall health. She has now dedicated her efforts to training other professionals around the world in this field, based on her experiences from the Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Center®.
Myobrace International Training Centre
Gold Coast, Queensland
MRC Australia Headquaters
Phone: 61 7 5573 5999