North American Association of Facial Orthotropics www.orthotropics-na.org/public/department51.cfm Info on Biobloc Facial Orthotropics and referrals from the professional organization of dentists practicing in this field.
Face Focused www.facefocused.com Site of William Hang, DDS, MSD, a highly regarded orthodontist and teacher of the Biobloc concept. Based in Westlake Village, CA, Dr. Hang treats children by expanding the arches and bringing the jaws forward to create a correct facial/bite form (ages 6 to 11). He also treats adults to create a more favorable facial form, bite and TMJ function.
Orthotropics.com www.orthotropics.com Site of John Mew, DDS, creator of the Biobloc concept and Facial Orthotropics. An excellent source of info on Natural Growth Guidance, “the alternative to orthodontics without extractions or facial surgery.”
Brian Palmer, DDS www.brianpalmerdds.com Dr. Palmer’s site is an invaluable resource for learning more about the significance and prevention of sleep apnea; the importance of breastfeeding for proper human development; infant caries (cavities) and breastfeeding; why tight frenula must be corrected; otitis media (middle ear infection); SIDS; and basic dental issues.
Ages & Stages www.agesandstages.net Site of Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI, whose mission is to help children (and adults) have the best eating, drinking, motor speech, and mouth development/function beginning at birth when possible. The site has many resources on these topics by folks from a variety of disciplines.
Mercola.com www.mercola.com News and info on natural health and optimal wellness from noted natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Biosis: Integrated Health Solutions biologicaldentalhealth.com/newsletter-archive/ Quarterly newsletter of Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN, a biological dentist and certified naturopath practicing in Northern California. You’ll find a wealth of information here to explore the intricate and dynamic connections between oral and systemic health.
International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine www.iabdm.org The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) is a network of dentists, physicians and allied health professionals committed to integrating body, mind, spirit and mouth in caring for the whole person. The Academy was founded in 1985 by Ed Arana, DDS, and Gary Verigin, DDS, to teach and promote a more informed dentistry – one that fully accounts for the systemic nature of health and illness, and the body’s self-regulating ability.
Weston A. Price Foundation www.westonaprice.org Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.
Buteyko Breathing Clinic www.buteykoclinic.com Info on the Buteyko Method of breath retraining from practitioner, teacher and author Patrick McKeown. McKeown cured himself of asthma after studying with Konstantin Buteyko and, since 2002, has provided therapy and instruction in the treatment of asthma, rhinitis, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety and panic attacks. His books include Asthma Free Naturally, Close Your Mouth and ABC to Be Asthma Free.
American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry www.aapmd.org The leader in interdisciplinary collaboration and education for optimal airway growth, development, and function, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing its professional membership tools and ability to recognize the role and importance of optimal airway physiology and sleep in the areas of health, development, performance, and function.
Recommended Reading on Sleep Apnea www.sagatech.ca/rsr/readings.php A handy bibliography from SagaTech, a maker of medical devices for diagnosing and managing sleep apnea, including the Remmers Sleep Recorder.
The Osteopathic Center for Children & Families www.osteopathiccenter.org Dr. Viola M. Frymann’s San Diego clinic specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and takes a comprehensive approach to children’s health and wellness. Cranial Manipulative Osteopathic treatment saved my life in 1971 when I was suffering from severe TMD pain. (You can read my whole story here.) Since then, hundreds of my patients have benefited from such therapy, which I consider God’s gift to the earth. No baby should be without the hands of a cranial manipulation specialist before and after birth.
Osteopathic Cranial Academy www.cranialacademy.com A great resource for learning about Cranial Osteopathy, a practice that may be applied for the prevention and treatment of disease and enhancement of health.
Traditional Osteopathy www.traditionalosteopathy.com Site of an osteopathic center with offices in Santa Monica and Calabasas. Be sure to see their informative articles on osteopathic treatment for children. (Just click on “Children” in the main navigation bar.)
The Osteopathic Home Page www.osteohome.com This Santa Monica osteopathic center also refers to several acupuncturists, homeopathic physicians and psychologists in their medical building. Their site also features a wealth of useful info about osteopathy and links to more resources.
Original Osteopathy www.originalosteopathy.com Site of Beverly Hills osteopath Arash Jacob, DO.
Timothy Schultz, DO Email Dr. Schultz Dr. Schultz practices neuromusculoskeletal medicine in Santa Barbara.
Myofunctional Therapy www.myofunctional-therapy.com Site of Joy Moeller, a dynamo in the field with a ceaseless passion for helping patients, training new practitioners and teaching current clinicians through her writings and professional meeting presentations on this valuable modality.
Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy www.myoacademy.com The AOMT conducts courses for dentists (DDS), dental hygienists (RDH), speech-language pathologists (SLP) and physical therapists (PT) on the art of providing myofunctional therapy.
Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences aamsinfo.org This nonprofit is engaged in advancing research, standards, education, and public health initiatives in the area of oral-facial myofunctional therapy worldwide.
Myo Made Easy www.myomadeeasy.com “The one-stop shop for Myofunctional Therapists,” providing therapy kits and supplies for practitioners.
American Dental Association www.ada.org
American Dental Hygienist’s Association www.adha.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs www.amchp.org
National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center www.mchoralhealth.org