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2-Day Introduction to Postural Orthodontics
A New Evidence-Based Approach 
to Early Intervention Orthodontics
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145 Consecutively Treated Cases Reveal the 7 Steps to…
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2-Day Introduction to 
Postural Orthodontics
A New Evidence-Based Approach to Early Intervention Orthodontics
16-17 July 2022
Live Experience via Virtual Stream
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If You’re PRACTISING Airway-Focused Dentistry & ORTHODONTICS, THis Probably Sounds Familiar...
  • Compliance issues: parents & children are not following your program
  • Challenges when working with young children from 3-11 years of age
  • Under-delivering on the promise of skeletal, airway & health changes
  • Lack of consistent results leading to inability to charge premium pricing
  • Relapse of gains original achieved
  • Appliance quality control
If You’re PRACTISING Airway-Focused Dentistry & ORTHODONTICS, THis Probably Sounds Familiar...
 
  • Compliance issues: parents & children are not following your program
  • Challenges when working with young children from 3-11 years of age
  • Under-delivering on the promise of skeletal, airway & health changes
  • Lack of consistent results leading to inability to charge premium pricing
  • Relapse of gains original achieved
  • Appliance quality control
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Natural growth can work for or against our children. Learn how simple disciplines in posture and specific appliances can correct malocclusions and develop optimal growth of the jaws and face.
Straight Teeth Naturally
Learn our 7-step framework to help young children develop straight teeth naturally without extraction or surgery
Help Children Early
Early intervention (3-11 yrs) will help you recognise health issues, address growth imbalances & can also shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics 
Build Your Practice
Parents invest 3-5X more in Postural Orthodontics than other early intervention treatments. This is a largely untapped market
Postural Orthodontics: Principle-Based Orthopaedics
WHAT MAKES THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR DIFFERENT?
Most 2-day introduction courses give you just a glimpse into the lecturer’s clinical process. You get a taste but not much more.  

We take a different approach. Our goal is to make this program as practical as possible. We make available practice templates, presentation slides and recordings of the event (audio and visual). There's also Q&A support post event in a private forum directly with Dr. Wong and a community of over 200 like-minded airway-centric practitioners.
Firstly, we'll dive straight into our unique appliance
‘The Wong Widget’ as we affectionately call them AND…our secret sauce: ‘GOPex’
(Good Oral Posture Exercises.)
So if you have an orthodontic foundation, wishing to add effective early intervention protocols into your practice, you could theoretically get started after the event.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM ORTHOTROPICS?
Many of you are here because you are familiar with Facial Growth Guidance or Orthotropics as pioneered by Professor John Mew. for over more than 5-decades. Prof. Mew is in fact one of Dr. Wong's biggest influences professionally and a great mentor of his. We are of course thrilled and honoured he will be speaking at our 2-day event in July!

So how is this different? Postural Orthodontics is a unique approach to early intervention utilizing existing techniques (Orthotropic principles and appliances) and new methods and protocols that are evidence-based and results oriented.

Dr. Simon Wong's philosophy is more of a conservative approach to learning and practicing Orthotropics. He's specifically created Postural Orthodontics as a bridge to more complicated Orthotropic type cases. So Postural Orthodontics is about learning how to 'walk' before one 'runs'. It's about first learning how to treat simple 'expansion only cases' (mild skeletal malocclusions) in younger patients aged 3-11 when growth guidance is a whole lot easier (both in terms of compliance and when the child's bones are still more malleable versus when they hit puberty).

While Dr. Wong has developed a full time practice based on treating more severe malocclusions, Postural Orthodontics is designed to provide the foundation that he believes is necessary before one should embark on these more complicated cases.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND & JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF 200+ LIKE-MINDED DENTISTS?
Straight Teeth Naturally
Learn our 7-step framework to help young children develop straight teeth naturally without extraction or surgery
Help Children Early
Early intervention (3-11 yrs) will help you recognise health issues, address growth imbalances & can also shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics 
Build Your Practice
Parents invest 3-5X more in Postural Orthodontics than other early intervention treatments. This is a largely untapped market
POSTURAL ORTHODONTICS:
PRINCIPLE-BASED
ORTHOPAEDICS 
SO WHAT MAKES THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR DIFFEREnT?
Most 2-day introductory courses give you just a glimpse into the lecturer's clinical process. You get a taste but not much more.
We take a different approach.

Our goal is to make this program as practical as possible. We make available practice templates, presentation slides and recordings of the event (audio and visual). There's also Q&A support post event in a private forum directly with Dr. Wong and a community of over 200 like-minded airway-centric practitioners.
Firstly, we'll dive straight into our unique appliance 'The Wong Widget' as we affectionately call them AND...our secret sauce : 'GOPex' (Good Oral Posture Exercises.)
So if you have an orthodontic foundation, wishing to add effective early intervention protocols into your practice, you could theoretically get started after the event.

SO HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM ORTHOTROPICS?

Many of you are here because you are familiar with Facial Growth Guidance or Orthotropics as pioneered by Professor John Mew. for over more than 5-decades. Prof. Mew is in fact one of Dr. Wong's biggest influences professionally and a great mentor of his. We are of course thrilled and honoured he will be speaking at our 2-day event in July!

So how is this different? Postural Orthodontics is a unique approach to early intervention utilizing existing techniques (Orthotropic principles and appliances) and new methods and protocols that are evidence-based and results oriented.

Dr. Simon Wong's philosophy is more of a conservative approach to learning and practicing Orthotropics. He's specifically created Postural Orthodontics as a bridge to more complicated Orthotropic type cases. So Postural Orthodontics is about learning how to 'walk' before one 'runs'. It's about first learning how to treat simple 'expansion only cases' (mild skeletal malocclusions) in younger patients aged 3-11 when growth guidance is a whole lot easier (both in terms of compliance and when the child's bones are still more malleable versus when they hit puberty).

While Dr. Wong has developed a full time practice based on treating more severe malocclusions, Postural Orthodontics is designed to provide the foundation that he believes is necessary before one should embark on these more complicated cases.
"Simon is a talented and passionate Orthotropics pioneer... I've seen his cases. He does some absolutely stunning work. There's a lot to learn from Simon and people should go hear him."
Dr. William M Hang 
DDS MSD & founder of Face Focused

DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE 'WONG WIDGET'

"I recommend Dr Simon Wong highly. I've heard Simon speak on a number of occasions. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He brings it all together including the aspect of posture. If you're a General Dental Practitioner wanting to get into the field of early treatment, it's a very very good course."
DR DEREK MAHONY
SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST, FOUNDER OF EODO.COM
"I've heard Simon speak on a number of occasions. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He brings it all together including the aspect of posture. If you're a General Practitioner wanting to get into the field of early treatment, it's a very very good course. I recommend Dr Simon Wong highly."
DR DEREK MAHONY
SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST, FOUNDER OF EODO.COM
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GOPex (Good Oral Posture exercises) are powerful and effective in improving airway disorders and compliance issues. That’s because they strike at the very root of malocclusion. They are short (10-15min), simple and easily incorporated into the family’s daily routine, truly helping patients change their habits.
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1) 'The Jaw Epidemic: Recognition, Origins, Cures, and Prevention' (published July 2020 on BioScience)

2) 'Craniofacial Signs, Symptoms and Orthodontic Objectives of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea' plus

3) 'The Toll of Shrinking Jaws on Human Health' by Stanford University featuring Dr. Wong and Dr. Kahn
(GOPex introductory video courtesy of Dr. Sandra Kahn's Forwardontics company. Check out Dr. Kahn's new book 'JAWS'.)
Prof. John Mew
creator of 
"orthotropics"


Dr. Simon Wong
creator of "Postural ORTHODONTICS" (pictured alongside his mentor and the creator of Orthotropics, Prof. John Mew)
"The greatest impact that this technique has had on my patients is the dental and facial changes we achieve. As months pass by, we see these patients look prettier, their mothers tell us, and it is true!

At the level of my practice, the biggest impact has been economical. I have increased the volume of patients in an astonishing way. A reason for this is that I now treat children with ages that I didn’t treat in the past.”
DR MARÍA MUÑOZ
Orthodontist, Spain
(PasT FORWARDONTICS SEMINAR ATTENDEE)
who is this for?
Clinicians with existing understanding of functional orthopaedics and orthodontic fundamentals
Clinicians looking to expand their skill sets into early intervention for complex skeletal malocclusions
Prevention and interception minded airway Orthodontic clinicians
gain up to 29 scientific hours of CPD credits 
"The greatest impact that this technique has had on my patients is the dental and facial changes we achieve. As months pass by, we see these patients look prettier, their mothers tell us, and it is true!

At the level of my practice, the biggest impact has been economical. I have increased the volume of patients in an astonishing way. A reason for this is that I now treat children with ages that I didn’t treat in the past.”
DR MARÍA MUÑOZ
Orthodontist, Spain
who is this for?
Clinicians looking to expand their skill sets into early intervention for complex skeletal malocclusions
Clinicians with existing understanding of functional orthopaedics and orthodontic fundamentals
Prevention and interception minded airway Orthodontic clinicians
gain 19 scientific hours of CPD credits 
OUR 7-STEP FRAMEWORK & CORE VALUES
OUR 7-STEP FRAMEWORK 
& CORE VALUES
"My journey started in London with Dr Mew, passing though LA to Dr Hang and finally arriving in Australia with Dr Wong. If you want to focus on prevention, treating the cause and not the symptoms and if you love working with kids…this programme is a must."
ELA BANICA
Orthodontist & Founder of 
the Ortho Institute of Romania
"My journey started in London with Dr Mew, passing though LA to Dr Hang and finally arriving in Australia with Dr Wong. If you want to focus on prevention, treating the cause and not the symptoms and if you love working with kids…this programme is a must."
ELA BANICA
Orthodontist & Founder of 
the Ortho Institute of Romania
your instructor
Dr simon wong
Founder of Postural Orthodontics 
& CO-AUTHOR OF GOPEX
Dr. Simon Wong BDSc FICCDE DipLSFO FIADFE is one of the world's leading experts in facial growth guidance (Orthotropics) and early intervention Orthodontics. A graduate from the University of Melbourne, he has been a practicing General Dentist clinician since 1991.

He has held the position of Profesor Visitante co-director of the Orthotropics Module at the University Of Valencia, Department of Orthodontics, is a Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education and a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics.

The past 12 years, as the principle of the clinic Natural Smiles Centre based in Melbourne, he’s been focused on the correction of early childhood craniofacial development issues; a devoted practitioner for the early correction of malocclusion. His mission is to help children learn correct oral posture, so they can avoid multiple chronic health problems that plague modern societies.

With foundations from Mew growth theories, Dr Wong developed the Postural Orthodontics method for early intervention. This 7-part system incorporates a unique set of upper and lower arch expansion plates and a surprisingly effective exercise programme called ‘GOPex’ (‘Good Oral Posture exercises’). 

He is a published author with journal and textbook articles on sleep disordered breathing and is an international speaker, invited to showcase his work in over 10 countries including, Australia, Canada, US, Japan, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Germany, Mexico and Korea.

Currently, Dr Wong has documented hundreds of case studies from his clinical practice and is working on publishing research and developing projects at the Orthodontic Departments at the University Of Valencia, the University of Alberta and the Autonomous National University of Mexico.

Dr Simon Wong BDSc FICCDE DipLSFO FIADFE is a graduate from the University of Melbourne and a practising General Dentist clinician since 1991.  

He is the current Head Fellow’s Mentor and Examiner at the London School of Facial Orthotropics and Profesor Visitante co-director of the Orthotropics Module at the University Of Valencia, Department of Orthodontics. 

The past 9 years, as the principle of the clinic Natural Smiles Centre, he’s been focused on the correction of early childhood craniofacial development issues; a devoted practitioner for the early correction of malocclusion. 

It has been Dr Wong’s good fortune to have guidance and mentoring from both Prof. John Mew from London and Dr. Bill Hang from Los Angeles. 

Based on the Mew-tropic Premise postural growth theories, he developed a surprisingly effective exercise programme and co-authored the book GOPex (“Good Oral Posture exercises”). He has also published journal & textbook articles on sleep disorder breathing. 

Currently, Dr Wong is working on publishing research and developing projects at the Orthodontic Departments at the University Of Valencia, the University of Alberta and the Autonomous National University of Mexico. 

His mission is to help children learn correct oral posture, so they can avoid multiple chronic health problems that plague modern societies. 
GUEST SPEAKER #1*
Dr. Sandra Kahn
founder of Forwardontics & Co-Author of GOPEX
JAWS: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
Dr Sandra Kahn DDS, MSD is a Specialist Orthodontist and a graduate from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California.

Inventor of the 'Kahn Bow', she is the co-author of GOPex and JAWS, and international lecturer on the topic of airway centric orthodontics. 

She began her work in orthodontics with a specialty in physical anthropology at the University of California in Berkeley focusing her studies on human craniofacial growth and development. 

After 22 years of clinical experience in “traditional” orthodontics, she changed her approach focusing on pediatric prevention of long-term Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

Sandra is currently the only Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics that practices exclusively Biobloc Orthotropics and airway-centric orthodontics.
* Joining live from san FRANCISCO via webcast on day 2 FOR APPROXIMATELY 60-MINUTES. (TO BE CONFIRMED)
JAWS: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
GUEST SPEAKER
PROF. JOHN MEW
Professor of orthodontics and creator of orthotropics
Prof. John Mew graduated in dentistry at University College London, and then trained in Orthognathic surgery.  Seeking alternatives to facial surgery he moved to the specialty of Orthodontics in 1965.  Since then he has been pioneering and developing non-surgical methods of correcting unattractive vertical growth in children’s faces, using ‘Orthotropics’ to encourage horizontal growth. A practicing clinician, his principal research interests are the aetiology of malocclusion and the guidance of facial growth.

Currently he is a retired professor of the London School of Facial Orthotropics, and Visiting Professor to the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. He was honoured with life membership of the British Dental Association in 1999. Currently 94 years young...it is truly our great honour to have him speak at our event this year.

* Joining live from Melbourne, Australia via webcast on day 2 For approximately 60-minutes. 
GUEST SPEAKER
dr perry Burstin
Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon - MB BS FRACS
Dr. Perry Burstin is a Melbourne University medical graduate who completed ENT training in Victoria and then a head and neck fellowship in Dublin.

His practice in Armadale, Victoria is focused on paediatric and adult airway management and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. A significant proportion of his work is based around sinonasal disorders as well as functional, aesthetic and reconstructive septorhinoplasty.

His other main medical interest is in third world health in the Pacific.

* Joining live from Melbourne, Australia via webcast on Either Day 1 For approximately 60-minutes. 
GUEST SPEAKER
dr SUSAN HSIEH
Specialist Paediatric Dentist
Susan is a Paediatric dentist in private practice in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia. Her special interests include integrative approaches to optimising oral health through good oral posture, nutrition, growth guidance and, when required, surgical intervention. 

Her quest for understanding growth has taken her on a journey with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, myofunctional orthodontics with Dr John Flutter and Dr German Ramirez-Yanez, Frenuloplasty with Dr Soroush Zaghi and now Postural Orthodontics with Dr Simon Wong.

The drivers for this thirst for knowledge are her children, aged 8.5 and 10.  They are current benefactors of Dr Simon’s expertise and teaching, and are housing the Wong Widgets as we speak. 
 
And, through Simon’s mentorship and collegial fellowship, other children in Susan’s practice are benefiting too.

* Joining live from Melbourne, Australia via webcast on Either Day 1 or day 2 For approximately 60-minutes. 
GUEST SPEAKER
MR ENRICO DI GIOVANNI
FOUNDER, A POINT DENTAL LAB
Enrico Di Giovanni is the owner and founder of A POINT Dental Lab in Wantirna South, Victoria, Australia.

Originally from Italy, he grew up in New York city where he studied a 4-year program in Dental Technology. He also apprenticed with the NEY Dental lab in New York in the orthodontic department.

Later he attended the Giovanni Giorgi Institute of Advanced Dental Technology back in Italy and was the proprietor of his own dental lab until 1994. After that, he moved to Australia where he has worked at various prominent orthodontic laboratories in Melbourne.

Over the past 12 years he’s worked very closely with Dr. Wong and together, they have developed various designs in the orthopaedic expansion of maxillary and mandibular development or what we affectionally call ‘The Wong Widgets’!

* Joining live from Melbourne, Australia via webcast on Either Day 1 or day 2 For approximately 60-minutes. 
GUEST SPEAKER
dr Roland Barrowman
BDS (OTAGO), MBBS (MELB), GRAD.DIP(OMS), FRACDS (OMS)
Roland Barrowman is an Australian trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Roland completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand, before relocating to Australia to complete his Medical degree at the University of Melbourne. 

He is trained in the core scope of oral and maxillofacial surgeries, including dental extractions and implants, hard and soft tissue bone augmentation, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) surgery and corrective (orthognathic) jaw surgery. 

His extended scope subspecialty interests include Head and Neck Oncology, Facial Plastic Surgery, and surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. 

Roland trains advanced surgical trainees at the Austin Hospital, where he works a consultant. Within the unit, he manages patients with a range of conditions from facial deformities, to head and neck cancer. 

He is part of the Austin Health Head and Neck Cancer multi-disciplinary team, and has published in peer reviewed journals.
* Joining live from Melbourne, Australia via webcast on day 2 For approximately 60-minutes. (TO BE CONFIRMED)

AGENDA
Saturday-Sunday, 16-17 JuLY 2022
7:00am  Registration   |   7:30am  Start   |   4:00pm  Finish 
(MELBOURNE Time)
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DAY 1
SATURDAY, 16 JULY
                1. Clinical Benefits 
  • ​Reducing the likelihood of impacted teeth
  • ​​Harmonizing width of the dental arches
  • ​​Recreating or increasing leeway space
  • ​Transverse and sagittal space gains
  • ​​Vertical control
                2. Mechanics
  • Design, issue and management of removable expansion appliances — Wong Widgets etc. 
  • Laboratory communication
  • ​Managing emergencies
  • ​Reverse pull face mask
                3. EARLY INTERCEPTION
  • Under 6 and preteen diagnosis & treatment 
  • ​Literature review; Evidence Basis 
  • Early treatment philosophy
  • ​Growth modification
  • ​Patient co-operation
    DAY 2
    SUNDAY, 17 JULY
                    4. Retention Strategies
    • Maintaining treatment changes as the face matures
    • ​​GOPex & our mobile app compliance technologies
    • ​Myofunctional and Myopostural reprogramming
    • ​Discipline and motivation
                    5. Evaluation
    • Presenting complaint and history
    • ​​Examination and records
    • ​Diagnosis and treatment planning
    • ​Reevaluation and maximum medical improvement
                    6. Marketing
    • The art & science of promoting premium services (from $9-$22k early intervention treatments)
    • Initial discussion and introduction to Growth Guidance principles for the layperson
    • ​Contracts, consents and financial plans
    • ​​Logical explanations and analogies
    • ​Case presentation strategies
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    AGENDA
    SATURDAY-SUNDAY
    16-17 JULY 2022
    7:00am  Registration
    7:30am  Start
    4:00pm  Finish 
    (MELBOURNE TIME)
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    DAY 1
    SATURDAY, 16 JULY
    1. CLINICAL BENEFITS
    • Reducing the likelihood of impacted teeth
    • ​Harmonizing width of the dental arches
    • ​​​Recreating or increasing leeway space
    • ​​Transverse and sagittal space gains
    • ​​​Vertical control
    2. MECHANICS
    • Design, issue and management of removable expansion appliances  — Wong Widgets etc. 
    • ​Laboratory communication
    • ​Managing emergencies
    • ​Reverse pull face mask
      3. EARLY INTERCEPTION
      • Under 6 and preteen diagnosis & treatment
      • ​Literature review; Evidence Basis
      • Early treatment philosophy
      • ​​Growth modification
      • ​Patient co-operation
      DAY 2
      SUNDAY, 17 JULY
      4. RETENTION STRATEGIES
      • Maintaining treatment changes as the face matures
      • ​GOPex & our mobile app compliance technologies
      • Myofunctional and Myopostural reprogramming
      • ​​​Discipline and motivation
      5. EVALUATION
      • Presenting complaint and history
      • ​Examination and records
      • Diagnosis and treatment planning
      • ​​​Reevaluation and maximum medical improvement
      6. MARKETING
      • ​The art & science of promoting premium services (from $8-$20k early intervention treatments)
      • ​​Initial discussion and introduction to Growth Guidance principles for the layperson
      • ​​Contracts, consents and financial plans
      • ​​​Logical explanations and analogies
      • ​​Case presentation strategies
      INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL LIVE STREAMING TIMES
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      * This "STAR Producer Mastery" video marketing program is created by Dr Wong's brother, Kean Wong, who is Postural Orthodontics' head of marketing and enrollments. Kean is the founder of STAR Producer Studios/Academy and his private clients include thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki & Gary Vaynerchuk etc. 

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      By the end of Day 2 (July 17th), if you're not satisfied for any reason, we will be more than happy to give you a full refund. Just email us and we will process the refund within 14 days. (Email: info@straightteethnaturally.com)

      p.s. so this means you can enroll now (and pay only 1/5th upfront if you choose the monthly payment plan), get access to the recordings of last year's events (if you choose the premium ticket) and you can attend the 2-day live event in total to decide if this is for you or not!
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      Schedule for Both Days:
      8:00am Registration* | 8:30am Start | 5:00pm Finish

      *Just bring your ID or passport. 

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      6/85 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

      Note: The Dental Education Centre is about a 7-min drive from the Sydney Airport, and a 13-min drive from the Sydney City Centre.

      🍎 Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided.

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      March is the beginning of autumn (March - May) in Sydney and the lovely weather means it is one of the best times of year to visit the city. Many tourists find the weather in autumn is the most pleasant of all the year.  

      Throughout the month of March, the average daytime temperatures are around 22°C (72°F) in Sydney. Temperatures do vary but not greatly; high temperatures can reach up to 25°C (77°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures only drops to around 18°C (64°F).
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      DAY 1: Saturday 28 March 2020
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      Schedule for Both Days:
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      *Just bring your ID or passport. 

      WHERE:
      Dental Education Centre
      6/85 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

      Note: The Dental Education Centre is about a 7-min drive from the Sydney Airport, and a 13-min drive from the Sydney City Centre.

      🍎 Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided.

      🌞 What's The Weather Like in Sydney in March?

      March is the beginning of autumn (March - May) in Sydney and the lovely weather means it is one of the best times of year to visit the city. Many tourists find the weather in autumn is the most pleasant of all the year.  

      Throughout the month of March, the average daytime temperatures are around 22°C (72°F) in Sydney. Temperatures do vary but not greatly; high temperatures can reach up to 25°C (77°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures only drops to around 18°C (64°F).
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      I've signed up but how come I haven't received the webinar link to the live event yet? 

      We will be issuing everyone the registration link to the 2-day live event right after you purchase a ticket. Do check your email within 5-10 minutes of purchase. Please 'whitelist' our email info@StraightTeethNaturally.com so you receive all our emails leading up to the event inside your regular inbox rather than your junk or spam folder.

      In addition, do join our closed Facebook group for paid members only after you have enrolled as this is where many announcements will be made also. We will provide the link to join this group as soon as you enroll.

      If for whatever reason you still have not received notification of the registration link upon a few minutes after enrollment, please email us at info@StraightTeethNaturally.com

      Can I purchase the recordings of the live stream? 

      If you get the Premium VIP ticket, it includes the recording of the livestream as well as instant access to the 2021 2-Day Introduction to Postural Orthodontics livestream event. 

      Alternatively, you can also purchase the recordings of this virtual seminar as an add-on to your live stream ticket. Right now, for just an extra US$200 you will get the 2022 recordings approximately 14-days after the event.  

      And as a special bonus, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to the recordings of the same 2-Day Intro program we conducted in July 2021. This way, even before the live event, you can watch the entire program before the Livestream in July 2022. (Please note, this past recording normally sells for US$997 as you can see here.)

      As you know, repetition is the mother of learning so attending the live stream in an immersive 2-day environment will provide you the best experience and reinforce what you get out of the previous year's recordings that you get instant access to.

      We will also provide at least 2-years access to these recordings. (Our intention is to give you unlimited access to the recordings so long as we're in the business of teaching - which we intend to for many years to come!)

      How long is the training each day?

      To better cater for students in the US and different time zones around the world, we're starting at 7am (Melbourne time) on Saturday, 16th July. We'll dedicate the first 30 minutes for registrations & 'welcome'. At 7:30am (Melbourne time), Dr Wong will start delivering the content, until the lunch break and finish approximately at 4:00pm Melbourne time. The next day's schedule on Sunday is similar...though the registration period will only be around 10 minutes and we'll start roughly around 7:10 to 7:15am Melbourne, Australia time. Please note: we'll be taking short breaks during the morning & afternoon sessions in addition to a lunch break. We'll have a more detailed schedule closer to the event.

      What happens if I miss one of the sessions - will I still get CPD credits?

      You have to attend live for the full duration of the seminar, on both days (each day we will do a 'roll call' and make note of who is in attendance. Otherwise, we won't be able to issue you your certificate of completion that shows ~17 hours of scientific CPD credits. If you complete the online recordings from last year's event...which total around 29 hours, then we'll issue 29 hours of CPD credits etc.

      Are there any group discounts?

      Yes! If you wish to purchase 2 or more tickets you can get an additional 25% to 40%+ discount on each ticket. For details please email info@StraightTeethNaturally.com

      Are there any discounts for non-dentists?

      Yes! If you're not a dentist but would like to attend, please email us at info@StraightTeethNaturally.com and tell us what your situation is and we'll customize the offer!

      My Story & Journey from Orthotropics to Early Intervention Postural Orthodontics

      Nature vs Nurture? "A Hidden Epidemic Of Shrinking Jaws..." Stanford Article

      The age old question of 'Nature' vs 'Nurture' comes up again and is addressed in this recent article published at Stanford university in July 2020 featuring Dr. Wong's work titled:

      "A hidden epidemic of shrinking jaws is behind many orthodontic and health issues, Stanford researchers say. The shrinking of the human jaw in modern humans is not due to genetics but is a lifestyle disease that can be proactively addressed, according to Stanford researchers." 

      For the full article please click here.

      Why Postural Orthodontics & The GOPEX Method?

      How Is Postural Orthodontics Different From Other Early Intervention Techniques?

      How Does GOPex Integrate with Postural Orthodontics?

      Who Is Postural Orthodontics For?

      Why Attend The 2-Day Intro To Postural Orthodontics?

       Why Is The Orthodontic Community So Skeptical About Early Intervention?

      What is the Wong Widget? (Removable Lower Expansion Appliance)

      Agenda for the 2-Day Introduction to Postural Orthodontics

      What's the Difference Between a 'Standard' and 'Premium' Ticket?

      What is this 'Group Buy' option where we can get a further 25-40+% discount?

      If you want to attend and organize what we call a 'Group Buy' so that everyone in the group can get a discount...here's the level of discount depending on the group size.

      a) 2 person group - 25% discount each person
      b) 3 person group - 30% discount each person
      c) 4 person group - 35% discount each person
      d) 5 person group - 40% discount each person

      e) 6 or more...email us at info@StraightTeethNaturally.com

      Group buys are great as you can also hold each other accountable and create 'study groups'.

      Can I Submit Questions Directly to Dr. Wong?

      The only way to submit questions to Dr. Wong is through posting them inside our Closed Facebook Group for Postural Orthodontics students here:


      Plus the questions you submit need to be related to the course material you are undertaking.

      Please do not email support with medical questions to pass on to Dr. Wong. (Emails to support/admin should be addressed to info@StraightTeethNaturally.com and should only be questions related to billing and admin). You can also post inside the closed Facebook Group questions related to logistics etc as addressing your questions there will also benefit the private Facebook community.

      Dr. Wong and our support team are monitoring the private Facebook group and Simon will answer your medical questions there. This is the only way we can handle questions efficiently. Answering your question in the group setting will benefit other doctors since they might have the same question. Plus, there are many experienced folks inside our group who might offer you their perspectives. There are in fact more than 200 dentists who have enrolled in either the 2-Day Intro course or the Advanced Phase 1-3 program. So it's also a great place to connect and share your journey with others.

      Now, one of our key policies for this Closed Facebook Group is that you CANNOT share any of your private patient cases (especially photos of your patient's faces etc). Part of the reason why we don't allow this is because Facebook Groups are not HIPAA compliant (for patient privacy protection). So Dr. Wong can only answer general questions about the '2-Day Intro to Postural Orthodontics' & the 'Advanced Course Phase 1-3'. You can post pictures of just the teeth and ask general questions (so long as they're related to the course material you are enrolled in) but Dr. Wong can only give general answers for educational purposes only.

      After you graduate from Phase 3, you can consider enrolling into the "Advanced Phase 4 1-Year Mentoring Program" which includes a HIPAA Compliant platform where you can submit patient cases (following our particular protocol which needs to include xrays, photos, ceph analysis and notes etc) for Dr. Wong's review. This 1-year mentoring program allows for proper supervision over an extended time frame.

      How Long Do I Get Q&A Support For Inside the Closed Facebook Group?

      For those who buy the 2-day intro to Postural Orthodontics recordings it comes with 2 months of Q&A support from Dr. Wong. You can submit general questions related to the course material and Dr. Wong and his support team will answer your questions inside the closed Facebook Group. After this period, you won't be asked to leave the Facebook Group and will get support from the community members. But if you want further Q&A support from Dr. Wong, you'll need to enroll in the next level of training (either the Advanced Phase 1-3 training which comes with 6 months of additional Q&A support from Dr. Wong or the Advanced Phase 4 one-year mentoring program which comes with 12 months of additional Q&A support from Dr. Wong in addition to the fortnightly 3-hour+ live Q&A calls with Simon and other Phase 4 members).

      What's Next After the 2-Day Introduction to the Postural Orthodontics Program?

      To learn more about the Advanced programs, please click here.
      Can't attend in July? Then get the Premium VIP ticket which will give you the recording of the July event AND INSTANT ACCESS to the recordings of the same 2-day Intro to Postural Orthodontics held in 2021.

      Can we submit questions directly to Dr. Wong?

      The only way to submit questions to Dr. Wong is through posting them inside our Closed Facebook Group for Postural Orthodontics students here:


      Plus the questions you submit need to be related to the course material you are undertaking.

      Please do not email support with medical questions to pass on to Dr. Wong. (Emails to support/admin should be addressed to info@StraightTeethNaturally.com and should only be questions related to billing and admin). You can also post inside the closed Facebook Group questions related to logistics etc as addressing your questions there will also benefit the private Facebook community.

      Dr. Wong and our support team are monitoring the private Facebook group and Simon will answer your medical questions there. This is the only way we can handle questions efficiently. Answering your question in the group setting will benefit other doctors since they might have the same question. Plus, there are many experienced folks inside our group who might offer you their perspectives. There are in fact around 200 dentists who have enrolled in either the 2-Day Intro course or the Advanced Phase 1-3 program. So it's also a great place to connect and share your journey with others.

      Now, one of our key policies for this Closed Facebook Group is that you CANNOT share any of your private patient cases (especially photos of your patient's faces etc). Part of the reason why we don't allow this is because Facebook Groups are not HIPAA compliant (for patient privacy protection). So Dr. Wong can only answer general questions about the '2-Day Intro to Postural Orthodontics' & the 'Advanced Course Phase 1-3'. You can post pictures of just the teeth and ask general questions (so long as they're related to the course material you are enrolled in) but Dr. Wong can only give general answers for educational purposes only as he won't have enough information to provide proper advice.

      After you graduate from Phase 3, you can consider enrolling into the "Advanced Phase 4 1-Year Mentoring Program" which includes a HIPAA Compliant platform where you can submit patient cases (following our particular protocol which needs to include xrays, photos, ceph analysis and notes etc) for Dr. Wong's review. This 1-year mentoring program allows for proper supervision over an extended time frame.

      How Long Do I Get Q&A Support For Inside the Closed Facebook Group?

      For those who buy the 2-day intro to Postural Orthodontics recordings it comes with 2 months of Q&A support from Dr. Wong. You can submit general questions related to the course material and Dr. Wong and his support team will answer your questions inside the closed Facebook Group. After this period, you won't be asked to leave the Facebook Group and will get support from the community members. But if you want further Q&A support from Dr. Wong, you'll need to enroll in the next level of training (either the Advanced Phase 1-3 training which comes with 6 months of additional Q&A support from Dr. Wong or the Advanced Phase 4 one-year mentoring program which comes with 12 months of additional Q&A support from Dr. Wong in addition to the fortnightly 3-hour+ live Q&A calls with Simon and other Phase 4 members).
      further information about postural orthodontics
      What are the learning objectives of Postural Orthodontics?
      • Evaluating facial growth patterns and a rational choice of diagnostic and therapeutic orthodontic treatment procedures in the developing malocclusion
      • Minimizing skeletal, dentoalveolar and muscular problems, by the end of the transition to the permanent dentition.
      • Simplifying and/or shorting treatment time for later corrective orthodontics 
      Why learn Postural Orthodontics & the GOPex Method?
      • Improves facial harmony
      • Creates room for crowded teeth & increases tongue space
      • Reduces airway collapsibility
      • ​​Stabilizes orthodontic corrections
      • ​Helping the largely ignored market of 3-11 year olds
      • ​Makes it possible to have straight teeth naturally
      Historically, orthodontic literature rarely advocates for Phase 1 therapies because very few have shown improvement over teenage fixed appliance protocols. 

      Postural Orthodontics and the GOPex exercises is a new, innovative way of early intervention orthodontics that has been highly effective. Our approach, based on Orthotropic principles and foundations, addresses malocclusion based wholly on clinically trialed & proven methods. 

      And when it comes to sleep disorder breathing and vital function health, new research points out the many great benefits of targeted early intervention—which is precisely the reason for our methodology.
      Why the GOPex Method?
      GOPex (Good Oral Posture exercises) are powerful and effective in improving airway disorders and compliance issues.

      That’s because they strike at the very root of malocclusion. 

      They are short (10-15 minutes), simple exercises that are easily incorporated into the family’s daily routine, truly helping patients change their habits—unlike the majority of myology programmes. 

      Dr. Sandra Kahn has also developed the GOPEX App. to optimize compliance. Using the app, parents can get direct feedback from the practitioner on their child’s exercise techniques.

      Please download for free our GOPex book to learn more. Or you can purchase a copy on Amazon here.
      Why the Postural Orthodontics system?
      Postural Orthodontics is a unique approach to early intervention utilizing existing techniques (Orthotropic principles and appliances) and new methods and protocols that are evidence-based and results oriented.

      Functional Orthopedics has been practised for almost 100 years. Most orthodontic systems use some form of functional expansion appliance, incorporating orofacial myology. 

      Our orthodontic profession theorizes that bone growth can be stimulated by functional activity. Accordingly, conventional phase 1 appliances & exercises leverage functional movement, hoping to stimulate jaw growth.

      But these treatments haven’t been proven effective in creating substantial, lasting changes. 

      In fact, over the last 40 years of clinical trials, we have never been able to show significant clinical changes through any of the traditional phase 1 treatment systems. 

      They move teeth around a bit better but don’t help the jaw to grow better.

      The GOPex method primarily assists in improving the rest positions of the jaws & muscles. It’s considered posturally-focused, rather than functionally focused. This is a critical distinction because body growth happens only at postural rest, not in functional motion.

      Over the past 12 years of research in clinical practice, we have generated hundreds of case studies showing significant results. 

      The first 145 cases have been accepted for research evaluation at the University of Alberta, University of Valencia and Autonomous National University of Mexico. In addition, as of July 2021, we are now excited to announce that highly renowned Orthodontic Researcher - Dr. Peter Buschang of Texas A&M will be starting research on my clinical cases specifically related to hyper-divergence.

      Preliminary findings presented at the Summer meeting of Spanish orthodontics society 2019 by Prof José Luis Gandía - Franco from the University of Valencia in Spain, showed more than promising results.

      We compared our Postural Orthodontics method with the standard twin-bloc approach (the most popular functional appliance) in a class-2, division-1 malocclusion case. 

      We had 3 to 7-fold improvements over what twin-bloc could provide.

      As expected, the functional appliances only affected the dental alveolar bone, with no skeletal change. Whereas our method resulted in improvements of 3.46 degrees in ANB (vs 1.37) and 1.92 degrees of reduction in Y-axis (vs .26). 
      Is there an Advanced Course in Postural Orthodontics?
      Yes! Learn more about our Advanced Course here.
      Each presenter has a different philosophy and technique so it becomes very confusing having to decide who is "more' right than the other and whose philosophy/technique to "buy into". What was your journey into Orthotropics and how is Postural Orthodontics different from other early intervention courses and techniques?
      How It All Began
      "I was first introduced to early intervention orthodontics through the Myobrace organisation, training with John Flutter and Chris Farrell in the early 2000s. My studies then led me to Steve Olmos on TMD/Sleep and then sidetracked onto ALF and Cranial osteopathy in Canada and the US. Next up was a very comprehensive traditional orthodontic continuing education programme in conjunction with John Mew’s Orthotropic work. I subsequently brought Prof. Mew over to Australia to teach.

      I then began to travel on the CE train throughout the world, on a tight shoe string budget living in one of the furthest points on Earth (Australia) from the North American and European learning centres.

      Excited as I was, it quickly became apparent my time with John, Mike and Bill Hang in California allowed me entry into Orthotropics but with a challenging map to the exit finish. John was always encouraging but insisted we put in the effort to discover for ourselves how these programmes develop and finish differently with each family.

      Eventually through many years of trial and error I did work it out but I saw how everyone else who attempted this fell into the journey of potholes and to the very last count, to this day after 5 decades of John teaching, there are few who run full time Orthotropic practices. Whether it be the pressure from the local Orthodontic communities or just an inability to work through the difficulties of the middle point in Orthotropics, few have had the endurance or skill to achieve their goals.

      About 7 years ago I realised my system of treating patients was working, consistently, predictably and profitably. I had documented my cases from the very beginning and realised my success rate was high. I developed guidelines for myself and my intake screening process that loaded the chances of achieving control of vertical growth in my favour. I shifted my practice and opened up a full time Orthotropic clinic and began the process of establishing clinical research into Orthotropics.

      Soon after, through my collaboration with Dr Sandra Kahn (who co-authored GOPex with me) I started teaching, initially restricting my student intake to experienced Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists in Europe and was allowed to create a module in the Orthodontic postgraduate programme at Uni Valencia. This paved the way for formal research in Spain and now Mexico and Canada (University of Alberta) where I have residents doing their thesis on my Biobloc Orthotropic (140+ consecutive) case series. The editors of Angle Orthodontics and American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics have shown interest and hopefully there will be publications in the near future, to validate John's work. In addition, as of July 2021, we are now excited to announce that highly renowned Orthodontic Researcher - Dr. Peter Buschang of Texas A&M will be starting research on my clinical cases specifically related to hyper-divergence.
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      My experience in teaching in Europe has highlighted how different Orthotropics is from any form of Orthodontics. I realised that success would only be possible with a complete back to basics education process with studies in understanding growth literature and controlled "hand holding" supervision of students. So in 2019, I made the decision to roll out such a programme – which I simply call ‘Postural Orthodontics’ that would take students down the path of Orthotropics but only via a safe passage through evidence based Orthodontic avenues.

      The programme I devised would build foundation over a number of years. Beginning first, using John's Tropic Premise to modify accepted early intervention orthodontic therapies then developing experience using appropriately selected cases and well designed and produced appliances.
      My programme is different to many early intervention courses. Typical early intervention programme I've attended has always pressed one overriding message of; "You can do it! You should do it! You owe it to the world to do it!" (Something along those lines.)

      My goal is the opposite and is to throttle down all my students' enthusiasm, to minimize poor choices in case selection and set parameters that would only allow treatment to provide successful outcomes, every...single...time. The discipline needed for patients to succeed is always overshadowed and pales into insignificance compared to the discipline the doctor needs to say "NO" to the cases that are beyond their capacity.

      The programme I have created, has been systematically spread out into multiple phases, an initial module of the 2-day Introduction to Postural Orthodontics (with an extra 10 hours of Q&A sessions that have been recorded as well) followed by a comprehensive Advanced program - Phase 1-3, all of which has been recorded and placed online for on-demand access...over 68 hours of further training combined with 6 live Q&A sessions spread out over the course of the year (which you can join at any point in time with the way we have structured our training.)

      We also have an optional 1-day clinical (which will be recorded if you can’t physically come visit my practice) and other further advanced Biobloc Orthotropic training, weekly case study reviews of your patients and fortnightly live Q&A mentoring sessions for Phase 4 and beyond.
      In order to provide the protection we all need now with the world pandemic, this training is now also available livestream and recording. I think it may be helpful to you to support you in your journey and I hope you will consider allowing me to share what I have learnt."

      Dr Simon Wong
      Founder of Postural Orthodontics
      How I Got into Teaching and the Forwardontics Connection...
      The path I took on my journey as a student of Orthotropics is well-trodden with my teachers the Mews and Bill Hang lighting and guiding the way forward. However, as dentists who venture into the land of early intervention orthodontics, we all seem to travel the same stretch of road. I suspect our experiences and lives play out with many similarities.

      We walk along winding path, seemingly on our own, in isolated loneliness.

      Many of us begin because we aren’t happy with how our children finish their treatments. We are unhappy as we have the underlying feeling, there should be "more". We are told though by those in the know; "That’s all there is folks. The hand you are dealt with is what you have to play with."

      Hence we live in despondence. 

      So when an outlier claims, they have "more", our interests perk. We stop, we listen, we watch and we are intrigued. We think; "Well it certainly looks like they are doing "more"! What if there is more?"

      We look around and see the gathering of some of our peers. Like-minded, kindred spirits. Other dentists unfulfilled and looking for more. And we join these groups and immerse in the wonder of another way.

      These teachers orate. They reveal the secrets of their discoveries. They fascinate. They show success. 

      They encourage participation. 

      And thus drawn are we. And in we follow. And we find purpose. 
      Enthusiasms that we did not even know was within us and passions that ignite a new beginning.

      Yet each and every one of us, within a blink of time, looks around and realise we are again alone. 

      We start many cases but finish so few the ways we envisaged we would. The children whose faces continue to fall and fade from the ideal we promised haunts us. Questions arise and are sort from and by us but the answers remain elusive. 

      We have all lived this. Yet I found fortune as on my way, I encountered another journeyman. 

      Dr Sandra Kahn was like no one who was part of my normal sphere of life. A seasoned and accomplished Orthodontist based in a different country, living a different life, yet a traveller on the very same road, tracking on exactly the same path. 

      At the point, I met Sandra I had already begun to develop my own methodology of care. It seemed I was already achieving a level of consistency in my treatment outcomes that should have created confidence but by nature, I am one always plagued by doubt. Immobilized by indecision and so locked in self-isolation.
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      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 co-authored the book GOPex (Good Oral Posture Exercises: a set of exercises based on my grandmother’s culture of manners and presentation). Sandra then formalized GOPex into a 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 via her company, Forwardontics, she gave me an initial platform to share what I had learnt with the world.

      From a clinical perspective, what I do, is take 7 and 8-year-olds who have grown in malformation and laboriously, painstakingly and unrelentingly, create a semblance of harmony.

      Documenting the process in detail so that I can share my work with other colleagues hasn't been easy...but this is what I have set out to do with Postural Orthodontics.

      My method 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 well-being, their parents.

      Postural Orthodontics is in some sense a stepping stone to more complicated Orthotropic cases, introducing dentists to a safe and structured approach to treating milder malocclusions "expansion only cases".

      At 52, 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 paved the path that encourages all of us to find our way home...and for this, I am truly grateful to Sandra and others who are on the same holistic mission to revolutionize the lives of our children.
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