(PRWEB) March 06, 2013
William M. Hang, DDS, MSD announces the opening of registration for the 10th Biobloc Orthotropics® Mini-Residency beginning September 6-7, 2013. For a decade dentists and orthodontists have been learning from Dr. Hang the philosophy and techniques of Biobloc Orthotropics® to develop the face forward and optimize airways. Dr. Hang has been doing orthodontic treatment for 23 years and teaching it now for a decade. Students from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Bahrain, and Korea have joined those from the U.S. and Canada in learning about how to optimize facial development in young growing children to improve airway development.
Biobloc Orthotropics® was developed by Dr. John Mew of London, England starting over 50 years ago. Mew has described how poor rest oral posture (not having teeth together, tongue to the palate, and lips together at rest) can cause jaw pain and change the facial balance producing less attractive faces. By focusing attention on developing the upper and lower jaws forward and correcting the poor oral posture he has shown how faces can develop more attractively. Using Mew's approach, Dr. Hang has treated patients and measured the improvements in the airway which can result. He has published his results in the refereed literature.
Dentists and orthodontists worldwide are now awakening to the importance of developing the face more forward rather than downward and backward (think long face). With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) becoming the most common chronic disease in all industrialized countries, we now see a realization of the importance of optimizing the airway to enhance health and, hopefully, longevity. The increases in airway shown with Biobloc Orthotropics® has recently found interest from the medical community, particularly those treating OSA.
The Mini-Residency consists of four two day sessions spaced a few months apart over a nine month period to help interested doctors learn how to provide this valuable service. There is a clinical component to help doctors develop the skills and confidence to provide this treatment to patients. In addition to the seminars themselves, there is continual on-line support for doctors who choose to participate.
Dr. Hang has been a speaker at meetings of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry, The International Association of Orofacial Myology, The International Association for Orthodontics, The International Association for Facial Growth Guidance, and is the first President of the North American Association for Facial Orthotropics.