Track 20: AAMS Congress (Academy of Applied Myofunctional Scientists)
  Rehabilitation of deglutition and nasal breathing by anoetic network, the underpinning principles of myofunctional therapy in practice:  
  Lecture Description:   
  This presentation will review the evaluation of the effectiveness of an anoetic network protocol for rehabilitation
of swallowing and nasal breathing, a myofunctional therapy protocol.
The swallowing re-education protocol lasted 10 weeks and involved a passive neuromuscular rehabilitation
device: Froggymouth, 15 minutes per day in front of a TV. It modifies the patient’s proprioceptive stimulis and
involves the biochemical link beetween neurons. The glials cells are involved in the interconnections of the
different oro-facial neuronal networks.
48 patients between 5 and 16yo have been selected, all of them diagnosed with atypical swallowing. After 10
weeks of treatment, secondary deglutition have been obtained for 80% of the patients including 60% of them
that automatized it and "a significant decrease in the percentage value of the oral ventilation flow".
Anoetic rehabilitation with Froggymouth is a non restrictive approach that has shown significant results :
improving nasal breathing and swallowing rehabilitation in 10 weeks of treatment.
Learning Objectives
• Introduce the different ways to reeduacte deglutition
• Discover a new unconscious reeducation in order to restore nasal breathing and myofunctional balance
• Understand the physiological & biochemical modifications happening in the brain
• Be able to use this method on your patients
 
  Speaker  
  Patrick Fellus, MD
Patrick Fellus, MD specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. He serves as the President of the French Pediatric Orthodontic Society, and works at the University Hospital Robert Debré in Paris. Former legal expert in France. He published several peer reviewed articles on various subjects including orofacial myofuntional disorders in French journals.
 
     
  Wellness through the power of the tongue:  
  Lecture Description:   
  Your tongue plays a huge part in contributing to your body’s health and overall well-being. From birth to old age,
this muscular organ in your mouth determines your survival. We can harness the huge neural network connected
to the tongue in optimizing our health. Using a dental approach, we can address the functional and structural
components of the craniofacial respiratory complex, facilitating growth and development and airway health.
Learning Objectives
1. Appreciate the rich neural resources utilize by the stomatognathic system
2. Tongue as an organ and its relationship with the rest of the body systems
3. Integrating orthodontics and myofunctional therapy for comprehensive soft and hard tissues management
 
  Speaker  
  Yue Weng Cheu, BDS
Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore.
He was awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award.
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College
of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He obtained his Membership of the
Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He has also obtained his Certificate of Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University and attained his Mastership with the World Clinical Laser Institute.
He has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections and finished his mini-residency in Dental
Sleep Medicine at TUFTS University in the United States of America. Dr Yue has been lecturing and conducting hands-on courses internationally on Clinical Digital Photography, CAD-CAM, Laser Dentistry, TMD, Ankyloglossia and Myofunctional Therapy internationally.
He is the Clinical Director of DP Dental (Kovan and Orchard), and he integrates utilisation of advanced dental
technology such as Laser, CAD-CAM, 3D jaw tracking and imaging, and Invisalign combined with myofunctional
training, Oral Sleep Appliance, to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for his patients.
Dr Yue, a general dentist and inventor of the LinguaSTIK, started the concept of Linguadontics where he focuses on the tongue as one of the key elements in influencing general health, in collaboration with other medical and allied health providers. As a TEDx Singapore speaker, he advocated “Wellness through the Power of the Tongue”.
 
     
   Panel Discussion #1: Infant and Toddler Myofunctional Therapy:  
   Lecture Description:  
     
  Speakers:  
  Michelle Emanuel, OT  
  Hideharo Abe, DDS
Graduated from Niigata National University School of Dentistry. CEO of IXIGroup. It has a 15-unit dental office and focuses on prevention. It also has two nurseries, where we are practicing an oral development program for 80 children. It has seminars on oral development from the neonatal period in Japan, and also has an oral development O.D cafe. We are working to popularize oral development “KOUIKU” with parents and dentists.
 
  Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS
Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and lead author of the bestselling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He is passionate about educating parents and healthcare practitioners about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, their five-year-old old twin girls, Hannah and Noelle, and infant Molly. He is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He serves as an elder at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.
 
  Katrina Rogers, SLT
I am a Specialist Speech and Language therapist working as a Consultant in Dysphagia in pediatrics with both children and young adults 0-19 years presenting with poor health and poor respiratory health at the point of referral with undiagnosed dysphagia. I work in the UK for the NHS for Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust and I run my own independent practice, Integrative Therapy Solutions.  I have always worked in an integrated way with a wider team to include physiotherapists occupational therapists and medical colleagues developing my knowledge and skills of anatomy and how the whole body can influence head and neck muscles having an influence over speech sound production, voice and breathing, eating and drinking.
Having trained in Myofunctional Therapy has opened the door for me to look at therapeutic management much more holistically recognizing the relationship of the tongue on craniofacial development, mouth and teeth shape, and how tongue-tie can affect and influence swallow/eating and drinking difficulties, breathing and sleep.  In my work I have driven forwards different ways of working to improve diagnostic techniques to improve accuracy of assessment through video fluoroscopy, SEmg, measuring respiratory pattern accurately defining eating and drinking difficulties so that a patient can access the right treatment with reduced risk to airway.   I am involved in innovating clinical practice through research and recently I won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award with the aim of placing oral structural difficulties relating to tongue-tie and its effects on a wider health agenda across professional groups to inform a working practice model with the aim of changing service delivery in the NHS.
 
  Patrick Fellus, MD
Patrick Fellus, MD specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. He serves as the President of the French Pediatric Orthodontic Society, and works at the University Hospital Robert Debré in Paris. Former legal expert in France. He published several peer reviewed articles on various subjects including orofacial myofuntional disorders in French journals.
 
  Yue Weng Cheu, BDS
Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore.

He was awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award.
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College
of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He obtained his Membership of the
Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He has also obtained his Certificate of Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University and attained his Mastership with the World Clinical Laser Institute.
He has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections and finished his mini-residency in Dental
Sleep Medicine at TUFTS University in the United States of America. Dr Yue has been lecturing and conducting hands-on courses internationally on Clinical Digital Photography, CAD-CAM, Laser Dentistry, TMD, Ankyloglossia and Myofunctional Therapy internationally.
He is the Clinical Director of DP Dental (Kovan and Orchard), and he integrates utilisation of advanced dental
technology such as Laser, CAD-CAM, 3D jaw tracking and imaging, and Invisalign combined with myofunctional
training, Oral Sleep Appliance, to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for his patients.
Dr Yue, a general dentist and inventor of the LinguaSTIK, started the concept of Linguadontics where he focuses on the tongue as one of the key elements in influencing general health, in collaboration with other medical and allied health providers. As a TEDx Singapore speaker, he advocated “Wellness through the Power of the Tongue”.
 
  Arthur S. Walters, MD
Arthur S. Walters, M.D. completed his medical degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, his Neurology Residency at Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY and subsequently his Movement Disorder Fellowship at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY. He served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Neurology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then as full Professor of Neuroscience at the Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, both in New Jersey, from 1998-2008. In 2008 he joined the Vanderbilt faculty as Professor of Neurology and as Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center.
In 2008 Dr. Walters was given a distinguished faculty medical license from the state of Tennessee. Dr. Walters also received the 2010 American Academy of Neurology Sleep Science Award for excellence in sleep research. His biography is also listed in the major textbook of sleep medicine by Kryger, Roth, and Dement, for "Pioneers and Thought Leaders in Sleep Medicine.”
 
   Karen Spruyt, PhD
Professor Karen Spruyt, PhD, National Institute of Medicine and Health (INSERM), Medical Faculty, University of Lyon, Lyon Neurosciences Research Center earned her degree in child, adolescent, and adult clinical psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her passion for brain development resulted in an additional master degree in child neuropsychology and alongside another master degree in biostatistics. In 2005 she earned the doctoral degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) investigating “Pediatric Sleep Problems: a contribution to their identification and relationship with daytime behavior”. In 2006, Dr. Spruyt went to the Monash Institute of Medical Research and Ritchie Center for Baby Health Research in Australia and continued her research in the United States at the University of Chicago. She has been visiting Professor at University of Vancouver (Canada), Jiatong University of Shanghai (China) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Dr. Spruyt’s expertise in teaching psychology, its subdisciplines and statistics, has allowed her to interact with multidisciplinary research teams, and to perform translational research in her domains of interest: developmental neuropsychology and somnopathology. She researches the impact of sleep on neurobehavioral/neurocognitive functioning in children. She investigates the neuropsychological repercussions of a sleep problem in a (atypical) developing child. Dr. Spruyt has been researching and lecturing in the field of sleep medicine and developmental neuropsychology for more than fifteen years. Her research has been featured in many international publications and on TV and radio programs. She has published more than 60 papers in SCI journals, 2 books on pediatric sleep and has been invited to give lectures at international sleep conferences in many countries around the world.
 
     
  Panel Discussion #2: Research Priorities in Frenulum Surgery
 
  Lecture Description:   
     
   Speakers:  
  Yasuo Ito, MD, PhD

Dr. Yasuo Ito was born January 7, 1944. In 1968, he graduated from Keio University School of Medicine.

During the years of 1968 to 1969 Dr. Ito interned at Yokosuka US Naval Hospital. In 1979 he was a surgical resident at Keio University. 

After Dr. Ito’s surgical residence, he completed a research fellowship with a specialty in Pediatric Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1977, he accepted a job at Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hospital as a Staff Surgeon.

After three years as a Staff Surgeon, Dr. Ito started his teaching career.  In 1980 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Kyorin University School of Medicine. In 1987, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery. In 1992, Dr. Ito became a Professor of Pediatric Surgery. In 2009, Professor of Pediatric Surgery at International University of Health and Welfare. In 2012, Emeritus Professor of Kyorin University School of Medicine. 

In 2015, Dr. Ito became the Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Musashino Tokushukai Hospital. Currently in 2019 Dr. Ito is a Pediatric Surgeon at Shin-Yurigaoka General Hospital. 

He received his MD and PhD in 1979. Early into his career in became a Board Certification Instructor of Pediatric Surgery and in 1997 he became a Board-certified Instructor of Surgery.

 
  Soroush Zaghi, MD
Dr. Zaghi is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, UCLA Otolaryngology (ENT) residency, and Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship. He is very active in clinical research with over 60+ peer-reviewed research journal publications and is a recognized leader on advancing standards of care for sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie surgery. He is now in practice in Los Angeles, CA in the United States through The Breathe Institute where the focus of his clinical practice and research efforts is now on understanding the impact of tethered oral tissues on sleep-disordered breathing and maxillofacial development in children and as a risk factor for upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
 
  Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS
Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and lead author of the bestselling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He is passionate about educating parents and healthcare practitioners about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, their five-year-old old twin girls, Hannah and Noelle, and infant Molly. He is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He serves as an elder at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.
 
  Patrick Fellus, MD
Patrick Fellus, MD specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. He serves as the President of the French Pediatric Orthodontic Society, and works at the University Hospital Robert Debré in Paris. Former legal expert in France. He published several peer reviewed articles on various subjects including orofacial myofuntional disorders in French journals.
 
  Yue Weng Cheu, BDS
Dr. Yue Weng Cheu completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore.

He was awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award.
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College
of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He obtained his Membership of the
Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He has also obtained his Certificate of Oral Implantology from Frankfurt University and attained his Mastership with the World Clinical Laser Institute.
He has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections and finished his mini-residency in Dental
Sleep Medicine at TUFTS University in the United States of America. Dr Yue has been lecturing and conducting hands-on courses internationally on Clinical Digital Photography, CAD-CAM, Laser Dentistry, TMD, Ankyloglossia and Myofunctional Therapy internationally.
He is the Clinical Director of DP Dental (Kovan and Orchard), and he integrates utilisation of advanced dental
technology such as Laser, CAD-CAM, 3D jaw tracking and imaging, and Invisalign combined with myofunctional
training, Oral Sleep Appliance, to enhance diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for his patients.
Dr Yue, a general dentist and inventor of the LinguaSTIK, started the concept of Linguadontics where he focuses on the tongue as one of the key elements in influencing general health, in collaboration with other medical and allied health providers. As a TEDx Singapore speaker, he advocated “Wellness through the Power of the Tongue”.
  
   Arthur S. Walters, MD
Arthur S. Walters, M.D. completed his medical degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, his Neurology Residency at Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY and subsequently his Movement Disorder Fellowship at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY. He served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Neurology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then as full Professor of Neuroscience at the Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, both in New Jersey, from 1998-2008. In 2008 he joined the Vanderbilt faculty as Professor of Neurology and as Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center.
In 2008 Dr. Walters was given a distinguished faculty medical license from the state of Tennessee. Dr. Walters also received the 2010 American Academy of Neurology Sleep Science Award for excellence in sleep research. His biography is also listed in the major textbook of sleep medicine by Kryger, Roth, and Dement, for "Pioneers and Thought Leaders in Sleep Medicine.”
 
  Karen Spruyt, PhD
Professor Karen Spruyt, PhD, National Institute of Medicine and Health (INSERM), Medical Faculty, University of Lyon, Lyon Neurosciences Research Center earned her degree in child, adolescent, and adult clinical psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her passion for brain development resulted in an additional master degree in child neuropsychology and alongside another master degree in biostatistics. In 2005 she earned the doctoral degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) investigating “Pediatric Sleep Problems: a contribution to their identification and relationship with daytime behavior”. In 2006, Dr. Spruyt went to the Monash Institute of Medical Research and Ritchie Center for Baby Health Research in Australia and continued her research in the United States at the University of Chicago. She has been visiting Professor at University of Vancouver (Canada), Jiatong University of Shanghai (China) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Dr. Spruyt’s expertise in teaching psychology, its subdisciplines and statistics, has allowed her to interact with multidisciplinary research teams, and to perform translational research in her domains of interest: developmental neuropsychology and somnopathology. She researches the impact of sleep on neurobehavioral/neurocognitive functioning in children. She investigates the neuropsychological repercussions of a sleep problem in a (atypical) developing child. Dr. Spruyt has been researching and lecturing in the field of sleep medicine and developmental neuropsychology for more than fifteen years. Her research has been featured in many international publications and on TV and radio programs. She has published more than 60 papers in SCI journals, 2 books on pediatric sleep and has been invited to give lectures at international sleep conferences in many countries around the world.
 


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