MRC International Summit

Mon, August 19 2024 - Fri, August 23 2024
California, USA

MRC International US Summit

MRC’s 2024 International US Summit will teach you the myofunctional evaluation system to identify breathing and myofunctional problems limiting facial growth and causing malocclusion, as well as provide you with the ability to treat myofunctional problems evident in almost every child.

The five-day summit includes workshops on how to diagnose and treat airway dysfunction, TMJ Disorder (TMD) and malocclusion. MRC CEO & Founder, Dr. Chris Farrell, will be a key presenter, along with leading myofunctional orthodontic practitioners.


  • Practical aspects of the implementation of myofunctional treatment in your practice
  • Understanding the development of occlusion and function
  • Diagnosis of soft tissue dysfunction, sleep breathing disorders, tongue tie and malocclusion
  • An extensive presentation of treatment possibilities with MRC’s different treatment systems: Myobrace®, Myosa® for Kids and Myosa® for TMJBDS®
  • Effectively educating parents and patients to achieve consistent results
  • Myofunctional orthodontics: Treating the causes rather than the symptoms of malocclusion
  • Evaluation and discussion of cases


$1,000.00 USD per day or $4,000.00 USD for all 5 days

Staff $500.00 USD per day

Key Presenters

Dr Chris Farrell

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 aetiology of malocclusion and TMJ disorder was myofunctional, contradicting 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 around the world.

Dr Barry Raphael

Dr Raphael is an orthodontist and founder of the Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics in Clifton, New Jersey.  His focus on 'big picture' orthodontics started with his introduction to Chris Farrell and The Myobrace® System in 2008. Now, Dr Raphael offers a wide range of integrative techniques designed to help children grow in the best possible way and to help adults find wellness, not just symptomatic relief. He teaches these concepts at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, at the Raphael Center for Integrative Education, nationally and internationally. Dr Raphael is working closely with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to move the practice of dentistry forward in the 21st century.

Dr Ana Lorena Gómez

Dr Ana Lorena Gómez has practiced general dentistry for 27 years. Her practice was exclusively orthodontics for 17 years, however, she incorporated The Myobrace® System as a regular treatment for her patients in 2009. This resulted in an increase in the number of patients treated and better results in stability of cases and facial harmony. Dr Gómez shares her experience of how she changed the way of doing the initial diagnoses, incorporating myofunctional evaluations and, in doing so, was able to address the problem of bad function earlier and as part of an integral preventive orthodontic treatment, changing the way the delivery of care was given.

Dr Stephen Carstensen

Dr Stephen Carstensen, DDS, is a skilled dentist serving patients at Premier Sleep Associates in Bellevue, Washington. He also serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association (ADA) for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) and co-author of a textbook for dentists treating the disease. In 1983, Dr Carstensen graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Houston, Texas. Afterward, he and his dental hygienist wife, Midge, started a private general dentistry practice in Texas before moving to native Seattle in 1990. In 1996, he achieved a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentists (AGD) in recognition of over 3000 hours of advanced education in dentistry, with an increasing amount of time in practice and classwork devoted to sleep medicine.  A lifelong educator, Dr Carstensen is currently the sleep education director for both Pankey Institute and Spear Education, recognised as among the finest places for dentists to further their education.  As a volunteer leader for the ADA, he was a program chairman and general chairman for the Annual Session, the biggest educational event the association sponsors. For the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), he’s been a board member, secretary-treasurer, and president-elect. In 2006, he achieved certification from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).

Dr Steven Olmos

Dr Steven Olmos has been in private practice for more than 30 years, with the last 20 years having been devoted to research and treatment of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and sleep disordered breathing. He obtained his DDS from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and is board certified in both chronic pain and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) by the American Board of Crainofacial pain, the American Academy of Pain Management, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Board of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr Jeremy Montrose

Airway and Health Focused Dentist · The Gelb Center, New York, USA. Focused on solutions for sleep and breathing disorders, OSA, upper airway resistance, TMD, underdeveloped jaws and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) and the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS).

Dr Ben Miraglia

Dr. Ben Miraglia graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1993. He has 30 years general practice experience in Mt. Kisco, NY, including 20 years interceptive orthodontic experience with a focus on early childhood jaw growth and development. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on early childhood malocclusion, its impact on sleep disordered breathing and the dental team’s role in diagnosing and treating this early. Dr. Miraglia also has 20 years of clear aligner experience and is the VP of GP Clinical Education with CandidPro, co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Airway Health Solutions, on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY.

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