Changing Smiles, Changing Lives

4 part, hands-on Biobloc Orthotropics course series beginning Fall 2018
in Grand Rapids, MI
partnered with AAGO

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 am to 5 pm

September 20-21, 2019     I    October 18-19, 2019    I    January 17-18, 2020     I    April 24-25, 2020

​Why Biobloc Orthotropics?

  •  convert vertical to horizontal growth
  •  enhance airway, improve health
  •  strong profiles, broad smiles

​Course includes:

  • Tools to screen SRBD in compliance with ADA resolution 17H-2017
  • Resources to understand the impact of retraction on facial growth, breathing and airway
  • Patient experience and hands-on adjustment of  appliances
  • Learn to read faces, correct oral posture & restore nasal breathing
  • Recognizing the true impact of popular functional/fixed appliances on growth
  • Methods to avoid impacted teeth
  • Clinical support and consultation throughout the series and beyond
  • Learn early treatment options for as young as 3 yrs of age
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Dr. John Mew’s book, “The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion”
  • Continental breakfasts, lunches and Friday group dinners after the program

​64 CE credits

Dedicated to transforming the lives of children & their families through the philosophy and techniques of Dr. John Mew
For planning purposes, the last day for registration will be 6/28/19.

Please put us on your schedule!​Tuition:Registration fee of $8490 for doctors (register before 5/15/19 to save $300)*, and $760 for auxiliaries
includes meetings, manual (doctors only), continental breakfasts, lunches, and Friday night dinners.Locations:
A short drive from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).Friday -lectures
Grand Rapids, MISaturday -clinics
the office of Karen O’Rourke, DDS
4250 Kalamazoo Ave, SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
(616) 455-7930For more information:
email us at info@wmiorthotropics.org, or contact;
Dr. Karen O’Rourke
Office: (616) 455-7930,
Cell: (616) 802-0683*Refund Policy:
Refunds minus credit card fees, plus $250, made only if another doctor registers in your place prior to the beginning of the series

4-Day combined Introduction & Hybrid Orthotropics Course

Course at London School of Facial Orthotropics, Purley, CR8 2NE – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

The course is designed to give an overview of the theoretic and clinical philosophy supporting Biobloc Orthotropic therapy. It gives the students an understanding of malocclusion, its causes, pathology and cure enabling them to select appropriate patients for the hybrid therapy and start cases.
The 4-day course is open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants. Upon successful completion of the programme, student will be awarded a certificate of Four Day Introduction to Hybrid Orthotropics. The course is recognised for training purposes by the London School of Facial Orthotropics and the International Association of Facial Growth Guidance.
Students spend their time within the Clinic for Facial Orthotropics, the Orthotropic Laboratory and the LSFO, adding to the quality and diversity of the clinical training they receive.

Programme Structure
The course runs for four full days. The course consists of two main elements:

a) Theoretical elements covering the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, pathology, treatments (which include orthodontic, surgical and orthotropic) and the long-term cure of malocclusion (approximately ¼ of the hours, which is supplemented with written information and videos, Prof Mew’s text book is also recommended).
b) Clinical demonstration with explanation, case histories and discussion (approximately ¾ of the hours).

You will be required to send through your models to enable us to construct a Hybrid appliance for you to demo during the course, this will be required at least 1 month prior to commencement of the course.

Throughout the course, each student will spend 32 hours at the LSFO.

Cost: £ 1,800
The LSFO awards a certificate of completion of specialist clinical training in Orthotropics (eligible for CPD)

CERTIFICATE IN BUTEYKO CLINIC METHOD – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

22nd to 25th October 2020

Location: London School of Facial Orthotropics, 16-18 Pampisford Rd, Purley, CR8 2NE, UK

Trainer: Patrick McKeown

Course Structure

DAY 1 (9:30AM- 5PM)
History of chronic hyperventilation and dysfunctional breathing
Physiological and biochemical changes arising from dysfunctional breathing
Break 11 am
Physiology continued
Stress and relaxation response
Lunch 1pm- 2pm
Evoking the relaxation response and mindfulness- practical
Teaching Buteyko Method for adults
Break 3:30pm
Teaching Buteyko Method for adults- nuances

DAY 2 (9:30AM- 5PM)
Recap of teaching Buteyko for adults
Teaching Buteyko Method to children and teenagers
Break 11 am
Teaching children and teenagers continued
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
Evoking the relaxation response and mindfulness- practical
Dysfunctional breathing and craniofacial changes
Break 3:30pm
Tailoring Buteyko to individual clients

DAY 3 (9:30AM- 5PM)
Recap of teaching Buteyko for children and adults
Structure, format with teaching the Buteyko Method
Break 11 am
Dysfunctional breathing and obstructive sleep apnea
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
Break 3:30pm
Role play amongst training practitioners with Patrick assisting
Dysfunctional breathing and asthma and rhinitis

DAY 4 (9:30AM- 5PM)
Role play amongst training practitioners with Patrick assisting
Break 11 am
Buteyko Mindfulness Method
Lunch 1pm- 2pm
Evoking the relaxation response and mindfulness- practical
Role play amongst training practitioners with Patrick assisting
Break 3:30pm
How to begin building your Buteyko practice, marketing etc.
Summary

Fee: £850
Fee Payment: £250 paid upon registration and commencement of theoretical module. The remaining balance to be paid during practical module.
Fees: Cover the entire course including theoretical module, practical module, online access to training website, powerpoint presentations for both clients and healthcare professionals, reading material, accreditation and listing on Buteykoclinic.com

Buteyko breathing with Patrick McKeown – Course for Adults – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

Breathing through the mouth, heavy breathing, frequent sighing or sniffing result in stress, fatigue, respiratory complaints, poor concentration, disrupted sleep with snoring, brain fog and a number of other complaints.

Correcting breathing volume results in better oxygenation of all organs and systems leading to significant improvement of many modern conditions such as: allergies, asthma, anxiety, stress, a racing mind, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, hayfever, rhinitis, high blood pressure, panic attacks, pulmonary fibrosis, sinusitis, snoring, sleep apnoea, disrupted sleep, fatigue, coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and loss of smell.

Parents in particular should learn about breathing and its impact on childhood development. For information about this please view this page.

Venue:

 London School of Facial Orthotropics
16-18 Pampisford Road
Purley, CR8 2NE  UK

HOW TO BOOK

Bookings can be made by sending your name and telephone number to info@buteykoclinic.com or by calling freephone: 1800 931 935 (from Ireland), +44 20 7871 9971 (from UK), or 00353 91 756229 (from elsewhere). Lines are attended office hours Monday to Friday.

Please state the clinic you or your child(ren) would like to attend and condition(s) you are attending for.

Numbers are limited for each set of clinics and early booking is advised.

 

Buteyko Clinics are also held in Dublin, Galway, USA, London and Australia.

Buteyko breathing with Patrick McKeown – Course for children – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

at London School of Facial Orthotropics, 16-18 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NE, UK

Breathing through the mouth, heavy breathing, frequent sighing or sniffing result in stress, fatigue, respiratory complaints, poor concentration, disrupted sleep with snoring, brain fog and a number of other complaints.

Correcting breathing volume results in better oxygenation of all organs and systems leading to significant improvement of many modern conditions such as: allergies, asthma, anxiety, stress, a racing mind, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, hayfever, rhinitis, high blood pressure, panic attacks, pulmonary fibrosis, sinusitis, snoring, sleep apnoea, disrupted sleep, fatigue, coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and loss of smell.

Parents in particular should learn about breathing and its impact on childhood development. For information about this please view this page.

Attend Buteyko breathing clinics with Patrick McKeown to re-educate your breathing and work towards improved health. Clinics consist of small group sessions, and run over several days. There are clinics for adults and for children (accompanied by their parents).

Buteyko Clinics are held in Dublin, Galway, USA, London and Australia.

HOW TO BOOK
Bookings can be made by sending your name and telephone number to info@buteykoclinic.com or by calling freephone: 1800 931 935 (from Ireland), +44 20 7871 9971 (from UK), or 00353 91 756229 (from elsewhere). Lines are attended office hours Monday to Friday.

Please state the clinic you or your child(ren) would like to attend and condition(s) you are attending for.

Numbers are limited for each set of clinics and early booking is advised.

One Day “Follow the Clinic” Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays – date to be agreed on booking

– CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID
Spend one clinical day at the Orthotropic clinic to gain an insight into Dr Mew’s therapy.

Course objective:

This is an excellent introduction to orthotropic therapy. We recommend that you attend the one day course at least once before progressing to other courses. This will give you a taste of what can be achieved with this therapy, why it is different from all other forms of orthodontics, why that is and what is involved with providing treatment.

Course Fee – £550 per day to include lunch

Please contact Sue Lloyd if you would like to book this course.  Payment will be required to secure your place.  Register your interest

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