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Frenums-videos of frenectomies, notes, links

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Infant Caries Presentation

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Breastfeeding &
Frenulums

Sleep Apnea Presentation

SIDS/Otitis media

Summary of Points

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Abfractions

Tori / Torus / Exostoses

Sleep Apnea from an Anatomical and Developmental Perspective

Occlusion - The Key to Dentistry

The Importance of Breastfeeding to Total Health

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INTERNATIONAL ROOM
Research in various languages

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Dr. Palmer will be presenting at the upcoming International Association of Facial Growth Guidance (IAFGG) Symposium Oct 21-23 in Westlake Village, CA.  He will be presenting on the evolution of malocclusion and sleep apnea along with consequences, treatments and prevention.  Link to the symposium:  www.iafggsymposium.com  

For access to Dr. Palmer’s presentation, The Anatomy of Breastfeeding: How breastfeeding can reduce the risk of snoring and developing obstructive sleep apnea, just click on this link: http://www.health-e-learning.com/content/blogcategory/28/84/  

Sleep Apnea Links 

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine          
http://www.dentalsleepmed.org
 

American Academy of Sleep Medicine          
http://www.aasmnet.org 

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) Public education, patient advocacy
http://www.sleepapnea.org

Stanford Sleep Center - The Sleep Well
http://www.stanford.edu/~dement

A comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders.
http://www.sleepdisordersguide.com/sleepapnea/

Excellent blog for anyone considerings mandibular surgery for sleep apnea.
http://www.robotics.com/mma/

Dr. Barry Krakow’s site:
My recommendation of Dr. Krakow’s book.
http://sleeptreatment.com

Dr. Krakow’s Blog:
For sleep specialists.
http://www.sleepdynamictherapy.com/?utm_source=newslettermsc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=5seeblog

Dr. Steven Park's book:
My recommendation for Dr. Park's book.
http://www.westsideent.stirsite.com/page/page.cfm/sleepinterrupted

Dr. Steven Park’s site:
www.westside-ent.com

Sleep Apnea Surgery Center, East Palo Alto, CA.
http://www.sleepapneasurgery.com/about.html

Sleep Disorder Guide:
For the public seeking information related to sleep disorders.
http://www.sleepdisordersguide.com

Surgical options for adults with sleep apnea.
http://www.sleepapneasurgery.com/solutions_adults.html

Surgical options for children with sleep apnea.
http://www.sleepapneasurgery.com/solutions_children.html

Dr. Ira Shapiro’s website.
http://www.ihatecpap.com/sleep_disorders.html

Stanford research by Dr. Kushida illustrating relationship between oral cavity shape and sleep apnea. 
A VERY important relationship that everyone needs to understand. 
http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/127/8_Part_1/581?
maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Kushida+Morphometric&
searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Vancouver Sleep Centre
http://www.sleep-breathing.bc.ca

Talk About Sleep Problems:
http://www.talkaboutsleep.com

Quiet Sleep
http://www.quietsleep.com

Sleep Review Magazine
http://www.sleepreviewmag.com

Dr. Bob Rogers' article in Sleep Review Magazine:
http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/article.php?s=SRM/2006/11&p=14

Sleep & Health:
www.sleepandhealth.com

Good site on sleep apnea:
www.sleepnet.com

CPAP PRO - Possible option for those who cannot wear CPAP:
www.nomask.com

Pediatric OSA – On the Rise.  Article in Sleep Review, Nov 2004
http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/article.php?s=SRM/2004/11&p=4

 

Breastfeeding Support Links 

La Leche League International
http://www.lalecheleague.org 

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)

http://www.ilca.org
 

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Inc.
http://www.bfmed.org
 

Dr. Jack Newman’s site:
http://www.drjacknewman.com/

Excellent articles and videos on helping breastfeeding problems.

Human Breast Milk Kills Cancer Cells
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH?t=333&st=333&r=EMIHC000&c=231537

Anders Hakansson doctoral thesis on protective qualities of human breast milk.
http://www.mig.lu.se/svanborg/andersthesis.pdf

How newborns talk: 
http://www.dunstanbaby.com/

Priscilla Dunstan from Australia discovered there are five words that all babies 0–3 months old say—regardless of race or culture. These words are actually sound reflexes a baby makes in the pre-cry.  Babies all around the world have the same reflexes, and they therefore make the same sounds. These words are used by the infants to communicate their wants or needs. It is important to understand what your baby is trying to tell you. If parents don't respond to those reflexes, the baby will eventually stop using them. Dunstan describes the 5 sounds or words all babies make in a 2 DVD set.
 

Dr. Yvonne Luxford’s doctoral thesis on breastfeeding / caries issue:
http://www.library.unsw.edu.au/~thesis/adt-NUN/uploads/approved/adt-NUN20061116.123141/public/02whole.pdf

Gomes article on electromyography of facial muscles during natural and artificial feeding of infants.  J Pediatr (Rio J) Mar-April 2006;82(2):103-9. PMID: 16614763
Download free pdf version of article by going to PubMed at:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi  Do search using PMID # 16614763

Ted Greiner's Breastfeeding website:
www.geocities.com/hotsprings/spa/3156 

Nils Bergman’s Kangaroo Mother Care website:
http://www.kangaroomothercare.com 

India Parenting:
http://www.indiaparenting.com/  

Resource Centre: 
http://www.bflrc.com  

Online help and info: 
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com

Natural Family Online.
http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com

Dr. Jay Gordon's site.
http://www.drjaygordon.com

Helpful videos on breastfeeding and parenting
http://www.injoyvideos.com

National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA)
http://naba-breastfeeding.org/index.shtml

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
http://www.babyfriendly.org.uk

Jane Morton, MD (Stanford)
http://www.breastmilksolutions.com 

Breastfeed.com
http://breastfeed.com

Breastfeeding and Parenting (Kellymom)
http://www.kellymom.com

Mother to Mother (Paula Yount)
http://www.mother-2-mother.com

Common Sense Breastfeeding (Diane Wiessinger)
http://www.wiessinger.baka.com

Mothering Magazine
http://www.mothering.com

Canadian Parents
http://www.canadianparents.com

Australian Breastfeeding Association
http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (UK)
http://www.abm.me.uk

Netherland link (Dutch & English)
http://www.borstvoeding.nl/internet/

Japanese link (Japanese)
http://www.yamanishi-net.co.jp/web_solution/eClient/main


Tongue-tie, Ankyloglossia Links

A frenectomy that changed a boy’s life – a true story!
Link to the story (in PDF format)

Carmen Fernando website:
www.tonguetie.net

Excellent link on tongue-ties.
 

Dr. Kotlow:
http://www.kiddsteeth.com

Pedodontist who does frenectomies.
 

Kellymom:
http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/bfhelp-tonguetie.html

Great links on tongue-tie.

Article by Dr. Caroline Bowen:
http://members.tripod.com/~Caroline_Bowen/tonguetie.html

Article by Maurenne Griese
http://www.amyrdhstudents.com/ankyloglossia.html

Assoc. of Breastfeeding Mothers (UK)
http://abm.me.uk/tonguetie.htm


Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Caroline Bowen’s home page
http://members.tripod.com/Caroline_Bowen/home.html


Orofacial Myology / Myofunctional Therapy

International Association of Orofacial Myology
http://www.IAOM.com

Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology
http://www.coulsoninstitute.com

Myofunctional Research Co. website:
http://www.myoresearch.com/cms/index.php?english
VERY IMPORTANT VIDEOS ARE ON THIS WEBSITE. 
Download and look at ‘Soft Tissue Dysfunction’ videos.  Breastfed children have the best chance of having a normal face and normal swallow.  Bottle-feeding, pacifier use, excessive infant habits and tight lingual frenums cause reverse swallows.  A reverse swallow contributes to many of the malocclusions that require orthodontics (braces) as well as put individuals at risk for developing sleep apnea.  Long faces are usually due to child having obstructed airways – primarily from enlarged tonsils due to not receiving the mother’s immunological benefits from her breast milk.

Southwest Oral Myofunctional Specialists
http://www.southwestoralmyo.com


Dental Links
 

American Academy Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 
http://www.aapd.org

American Dental Association (ADA) 
http://www.ada.org  

Functional Orhthopedics / Orthodontics
Dr. David Page’s website
http://www.smilepage.com

Dr. Greenfield’s website:
www.nextortho.com/about.cfm

and videos at:
http://www.nextortho.com/video.cfm
Non-extraction ortho site. Very important philosophy.

Pregnancy and oral health:
http://downloads.pennnet.com/pnet/gr/0611grpatienteducation.pdf

Hygiene Support Site
Amy Nieves Hygiene Support Site
http://www.amyrdh.com

Abfractions  
HealthMantra
http://www.healthmantra.com/REVIEWS/abfraction.htm

Dental and Total Health 
HealthMantra
http://www.healthmantra.com

Ribeiro NM, Ribeiro MA. Breastfeeding and early childhood caries: a critical review. Jornal de Pediatria [J Pediatr (RioJ)] (Journal of Pediatrics in Brazil), 2004;80(5 Suppl):S199-S210. 
Available in English at http://www.jped.com.br/conteudo/04-80-S199/ing.asp
and Portuguese at http://www.jped.com.br/conteudo/04-80-S199/port.asp

Erickson PR, Mazhare E. Investigation of the role of human breast milk in caries development. Pediatr Dent 1999;Mar-Apr;21(2):86-90.  Abstract at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10197331&itool=iconabstr

Erickson PR, McClintock KL, Green N, et al. J. Estimation of the caries-related risk associated with infant formulas.
Pediatr Dent 1998;20:395-403.  Abstract at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=9866143&itool=iconabstr