MRC Latin Summit
MRC’s 2024 Latin 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 three-day summit includes workshops by leading myofunctional orthodontic practitioners on how to diagnose and treat airway dysfunction, TMJ Disorder (TMD) and malocclusion.
- 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
$550 USD per day or $1500 USD for all 3 days
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 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 John Flutter
Dr Flutter has practised general dentistry as well as orthodontics for nearly 40 years and now works exclusively in dentofacial othopaedic and orthodontic treatment for adults and children. For more than a decade, Dr Flutter has been involved with MRC and has presented lectures on myofunctional influences and facial growth in numerous countries.