Healthy Start Certification
The demand for orthodontic treatment without braces continues to grow, globally. The impact treating children early can have on their overall health and development is remarkable, as the causes of malocclusions are being addressed, not just relying on mechanical forces to align the teeth. There is emerging awareness world-wide on the role dental professionals can and should have in the detection and treatment of sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnoea. Together with allied health professionals who treat the soft tissue and muscular dysfunction, dentists can provide Myofunctional Orthodontics to children of all ages, preventing or minimising the need for braces or maxillofacial surgery. Dr Elina Castro & Nada Makki-Karnib will provide a comprehensive two day course teaching you how to screen for breathing-related sleep disorders, oromyofunctional disorders, tethered oral tissues and treat malocclusions from as early as 2 years of age.