CPD Activities

Myofunctional Orthodontics for General Dental Practitioners and Specialists

Myofunctional Orthodontics for General Dental Practitioners and Specialists

Starting on :02:00 PM 27 February, 2016 Venue:Mombasa Hospital
Ending on :05:00 PM 27 February, 2016 Max Credits:10.00
Moderator:Dr. Ober Jenipher Achieng' Activity Cost:5800


1. Dr. Purvi Shah
Consultant Dental Surgeon, Apples and Sense, SVG Healthcare Nairobi Consultant for Afridynamics Ltd – exclusive dealers in MRC’s Myobrace and Trainers for East Africa BDS, MFDS RCSEng, MPaedDent RCSEng, FICD



Mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking (known as  incorrect myofunctional habits) are the real causes of malocclusion. More than 75% of children have a developing malocclusion which is evident from as early as 5 years of age.  Early myofunctional orthodontic treatment using the right appliances can address the causes of the malocclusion while the child is still growing - often without the need for braces or extractions. This hands on course will give participants the knowledge needed to get started with treatment of simple cases using the MRC’s Myobrace and Trainer appliances to correct the causes of malocclusion.

Expected Outcomes

1)    Be able to understand the concept of soft tissue dysfunction and how this leads to malocclusions

2)    Know how to carry out basic myofunctional evaluation and treatment planning to get started with using Myobrace appliances.

3)    Have an understanding of the different appliances available for use in different situations

4)    Have an understanding of how to get best patient compliance

5)    Be able to use the system to treat simple cases


1)    Introduction, overview of Myofunctional orthodontics using MRC’s appliances – 0.5hrs

2)    Video demonstration on how to use the patient consult CD to get patient compliance – 0.75 hrs

3)    Basic myofunctional evaluation with video demonstration – 0.25hrs

4)    Appliance range available and what to use when – 0.5hrs

5)    Basic videos on delivery of the appliance, myofunctional activities, what to check at review appointment and patient flow – 0.25hrs

6)    Discussion and questions – 0.25hrs

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