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Monday, September 14, 2015

Important new information that will help headache patients



THE AAMS CONFERENCE PRESENTED INFORMATION THAT EVERY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF.
I just attended the AAMS Congress and became a founding member. I was first introduced when Marc Moeller came to the Alliance of TMD Organizations to ask for their organization to join the TMD Alliance.
I decided to attend the conference in my role as Chair of the Alliance and because of their incredible program. This was an amazing conference and I expect that the combination of groups will change the world. ADD, ADHD, Sleep Apnea, UARS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Behavioral disorders are all on the rise .
ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, OBD, AND PROBLEMS WITH ATTATCHMENT BETWEEN MOTHER AND INFANT are also problems addressed it this program.
This group will help combine all the disparate groups who know a piece of the puzzle and combine knowledge to change the world. The first presentation concerned by Dr Irene Marchesan PhD, SLP was about the law passed in Brazil mandating all new bors be checkeed for tongue tie or lingual frenums that interfere with breathing and nursing. This is a major cause of nipple and breast pain in nursing women. It is a leading cause of stopping nursing. Breastfeeding creates ideal orthopedic and Pneumopedic growth of the maxilla. All of the problems and many more are all outgrowths of poor maxilla growth.
This topic was covered by Dr Kevin Boyd, a pediatric dentist who discussed the epigenetic causes of these problems from an anthropological perspective. Christian Guilleminault , the universal voice of sleep medicine discussed how short lingual frenum is connected to sleep apnea in children. he also discussed how oral myofuntional therapy is an essential part of treatment for sleep apnea, regardless of the approach to treatment. Especially insightful was Dr Guillemnaults position on Medicares new rules on sleep apnea testing which he summed up as "MEDICARE DELETED THE BRAIN'
Sleep Medicine is an amazing field the main tool is Polysomnography, unfortunately new Medicare rules push for only limited evaluation guaraanteeing wide spread misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis in the field of sleep medicine. Private insurance compaines are following this pattern destroying the quality of sleep medicine evaluation.
Lawrence Kotlow DDS gave an amazing presentation on advanced surgical techniques to eliminate tounge tie with laser surgery. This can be done in the first day of life in 30 seconds without anaesthetic or pain.
Two Italian Physician/Dentists Drs Giovanni Olivi and Maria Genovese discussed how Ankyglossia could affect entire body posture. I hope to visit their office when in Italy in October.
I think that every physician, dentist, physical therapist , respiratory therapist, language pathologist and educator especially involved with special ed should attend future meetings.
I am lecturing at the ICCMO meeting October 1-3 in San Diego on "The common developmental aspects of Sleep Apnea, TMJ Disorders, ADD and ADHD" I will be updating my presentation prior to that meeting!
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSN, D,AAPM, FICCMO Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations

posted by Dr Shapira at 8:45 PM

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