Sandra is my counterpart in character and personality. My two talents are the ability to recognise what is important and the capability of taking the complex and explaining it simply. Hers is the gift of drawing together the talented with the influential.
Together we formed an unlikely partnership and took GOPex (Good Oral Posture Exercises), a simple evolution of my grandmother’s culture of manners and presentation and formalized it into technology App that has the potential to remind all generations to come of what is possible…
…of how we are meant to behave and who we are meant to be.
Sandra took what was just a backwater experiment in my tiny clinic Down Under and launched it into the heart of the community of Europe’s oldest Orthodontic University and then onwards to those institutions of influence around the world.
From my unwavering belief in John’s Tropic Premise and her decisive support of my contribution to our profession we launched her new model of primary dentition early intervention; Forwardontics.
My focus has always been narrow-minded, myopic and techno-orientated. In the real world, this translates into; "Precisely arriving at a dead-end".
My purpose was to travel John Mew’s road. Staying true and following without deviation. A seemingly noble endeavour but in practice, just another trip to a destination that no one else knows exists, nor cares about.
I could not see this of course so Sandra created Forwardontics to carriage the engine I had developed and transport our children into a future all of us deserve to arrive at.
What I do, take 8-year-olds who have grown in malformation and laboriously, painstakingly, unrelentingly, through long-suffering force out a semblance of harmony, has no appeal in today’s world.
Forwardontics takes the egocentric doctor out of the equation of a child’s life and returns the responsibility of a child’s upbringing into the hands of those who truly care for their wellbeing, their parents.
Sandra will revolutionize the lives of your children by refocusing your love into uplifting their posture in spirit.
Postural Orthodontics is just my bridge to release myself of my attachment to my comfort zone of hard discipline. My way instils an underlay of strength but it has distinct tones of harshness to it and that folks, is a lonely existence and indeed not for everyone.
At 51, I am who I am. No time soon will I be giving up my "carrot and stick" but for those who look to me for guidance, be glad the Forwardontics connection paves the path that encourages all of us to find our way home.