How to avoid extractions when treating malocclusions using MRC’s Bent Wire System and Trainer System for arch development.

German Ramirez-Yañez DDS, Pedo and Maxillofac Orthop Spec, MDSc, PhD , Chris Farrell

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Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits of myofunctional orthodontic appliance use;
  2. Understand the main treatment modality of the BWS™ Orthodontic System;
  3. Offer patients and parents a non-extraction treatment alternative.


Release date: 29 October 2012
Expiration date: 29 October 2015

Author(s)

German Ramirez-Yañez DDS, Pedo and Maxillofac Orthop Spec, MDSc, PhD

Dr. German Ramirez is a dentist from Colombia (South America) with more than 20 years of experience in guiding craniofacial growth and development. He is specialist in Pediatric Dentistry (Mexico) and Functional Maxillofacial Orthopedics (Mexico & Brazil), as well as trained in Orthodontics (Mexico). Dr. Ramirez has a Master in Oral Biology and a PhD in Dental Sciences (Australia). He has published more than 20 articles about early orthodontic treatment and about craniofacial biology in peer review international journals.

Chris Farrell

Dr. Chris Farrell graduated from Sydney University in 1971 with a comprehensive knowledge of traditional orthodontics using the BEGG technique. Through clinical experience he took an interest in TMJ/TMD disorder and after further research, Dr Farrell discovered that the etiology of malocclusion and TMJ Disorder was myofunctional; contradicting the current views of his profession. Dr Farrell founded Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) in 1989 and has become the leading designer of intra-oral appliances for orthodontics, TMJ and sports mouth guards.

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