2-DAY INTRODUCTION TO POSTURAL ORTHODONTICS
A New Evidence-Based Approach 
to Early Intervention Orthodontics
28-29 MARCH, 2020 | DENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
🔴 Virtual Live Streaming Available: Save $100's & Watch From Home! 🔴
>>> FREE Bonus - Digital Recording of the Event ($1,497 Value) <<<
145 Consecutively Treated Cases Reveal the 7 Steps to…
Straighter Teeth, Beautiful Faces & Better Airways
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2-DAY INTRODUCTION TO 
POSTURAL ORTHODONTICS
A New Evidence-Based 
Approach to Early Intervention Orthodontics
28-29 MARCH, 2020 | SYDNEY, AUS
DENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE
  Virtual Live Streaming Available:
Save $100's & Watch From Home!
>>> FREE Bonus - Digital Recording of the Event ($1,497 Value) <<<
145 Consecutively Treated Cases Reveal the 7 Steps to…
Straighter Teeth, Beautiful Faces & Better Airways
(THE SEMINAR STARTS IN...)
countdown
00 Years 00 Months 00 Weeks 00 Days 00 Hours 00 Minutes 00 Seconds
UPDATE: LIVE ATTENDANCE, VIRTUAL STREAMING & RECORDING OPTIONS AVAILABLE
IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19
Due to the Coronavirus, we will be postponing the live attendance component in Sydney until further notice. However we will still do a livestream workshop covering the same material on March 28/29th as originally planned. (It will be recorded and will be available as a free bonus for all ticket holders.) Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe and strong!

For questions, please email: info@straightteethnaturally.com
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
IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19
Due to the Coronavirus, we will be postponing the live attendance component in Sydney until further notice. However we will still do a live-stream workshop covering the same material on March 28/29th as originally planned. (It will be recorded and will be available as a free bonus for all ticket holders.) Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Stay safe and strong!

For questions, please email: info@straightteethnaturally.com
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 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...no fluff. (Well perhaps there might be a little - you tell us on the survey lol.)
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.) 
You’ll get everything you need to use these 2 critical tools in your existing practice straight away. So right after the event, you can get started literally
the day after.
"But what if I want to go deeper? "
Don’t worry, if you want to achieve incredible results not only in the transverse, but AP and vertical also, we’ll be offering more advanced training, mentoring and practice visits down the track...so stay tuned!
WHY ATTEND?
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...no fluff. (Well perhaps there might be a little - you tell us on the survey lol.)
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.)
You’ll get everything you need to use these 2 critical tools in your existing practice straight away. So right after the event, you can get started literally
the day after..
"But what if i want to go deeper?"
Don't worry. If you want to achieve incredible results not only for the transverse, but AP and vertical also, we'll be offering more advanced training mentoring and practice visits down the track...so stay tuned.
"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'

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 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
THE GOPex BOOK
by Dr Simon Wong & Dr Sandra Kahn
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.
GET THE GOPex eBOOK NOW (FOR FREE), as well as Dr Simon Wong’s published article: “Craniofacial Signs, Symptoms and Orthodontic Objectives of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” 
OR BUY THE PHYSICAL BOOK ON AMAZON
"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
THe GOPex book
by Dr Simon Wong & Dr Sandra Kahn
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.
GET THE GOPEX eBOOK NOW (FOR FREE), as well as Dr Simon Wong’s published article: “Craniofacial Signs, Symptoms and Orthodontic Objectives of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” 
OR BUY THE PHYSICAL BOOK ON AMAZON
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
If you've always wanted to visit beautiful 'Down Under' Australia, (e.g. the Sydney Opera House etc.), here's your chance!
gain 14 scientific hours of CPD credits 
DR DARIN WARD
Orthodontist, Texas
"It's something that every dentist should have in their armamentarium because everything that we do in dentistry...is affected by rest/oral posture, breathing and the habits. "
DR Mandeep JOHAL
General Dentist, Toronto
"I think most of us, we're here because we want to help our children....and Sandra & Simon are able to help us start our kids at an earlier age instead of waiting later for more complicated treatments for them."
DR MIKE KOHEN
General Dentist, Toronto
"Dr Wong...is leading the forefront of these people who are taking these different approaches to orthodontics. An incredible, incredible lecture series."
DR GREG Campi
Orthodontist, New Jersey
"We went over the first stages of treatment with Simon. And he’s wonderful...very specific, nice method, not too complicated. So it's something that's doable and you can get great results."
"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 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
If you've always wanted to visit beautiful 'Down Under' Australia, (e.g. the Sydney Opera House etc.), here's your chance!
gain 14 scientific hours of CPD credits 
WHAT OTHER DOCTORS SAY ABOUT OUR EVENTS...
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS OUR FIRST 2-DAY PROGRAM IN AUSTRALIA
(Testimonials below are from Forwardontics international events over the past few years)
DR DARIN WARD
Orthodontist, Texas
"It's something that every dentist should have in their armamentarium because everything that we do in dentistry...is affected by rest/oral posture, breathing and the habits. "
DR Mandeep JOHAL
General Dentist, Toronto
"I think most of us, we're here because we want to help our children....and Sandra & Simon are able to help us start our kids at an earlier age instead of waiting later for more complicated treatments for them."
DR MIKE KOHEN
General Dentist, Toronto
"Dr Wong...is leading the forefront of these people who are taking these different approaches to orthodontics. An incredible, incredible lecture series."
DR GREG Campi
Orthodontist, New Jersey
"We went over the first stages of treatment with Simon. And he’s wonderful...very specific, nice method, not too complicated. So it's something that's doable and you can get great results."
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
WHAT OTHER DOCTORS SAY ABOUT OUR EVENTS...
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS OUR FIRST 2-DAY PROGRAM IN AUSTRALIA
(Testimonials below are from Forwardontics events over the past few years)
"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 10 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*
Dr. Sandra Kahn
founder of Forwardontics & Co-Author of GOPEX
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.

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 1 hour)

JAWS: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
your instructor
Dr simon wong
FOUNDER OF POSTURAL ORTHODONTICS
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 10 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*
Dr. Sandra Kahn
Founder of Forwardontics
JAWS: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
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.

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 1 hour)
AGENDA
Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 March, 2020
8:00am  Registration   |   8:30am  Start   |   5:00pm  Finish 
(Sydney Time)
FOR INTERNATIONAL "VIRTUAL LIVE STREAMING" TIMES PLEASE SEE BELOW
(Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea Provided)
DAY 1
SATURDAY, 28 MARCH
                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, 29 MARCH
                    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
    AGENDA
    Saturday-Sunday
    28-29 March, 2020
    8:00am  Registration
    8:30am  Start
    5:00pm  Finish 
    (SYDNEY TIME)
    FOR INTERNATIONAL "VIRTUAL LIVE STREAMING" TIMES PLEASE SEE BELOW
    (Lunch, Morning &
    Afternoon Tea Provided)
    DAY 1
    SATURDAY, 28 MARCH
    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, 29 MARCH
      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
      VENUE
      DENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE
      6/85 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, SYDNEY, NSW 2015, Australia
      CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

      IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

      Due to the Coronavirus, we will be postponing the live attendance component in Sydney until further notice. However we will still do a livestream workshop covering the same material on March 28/29th as originally planned. (It will be recorded and will be available as a free bonus for all ticket holders.) Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe and strong!

      For questions, please email: info@straightteethnaturally.com
      VENUE
      DENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE
      6/85 Bourke Rd, Alexandria SYDNEY, NSW 2015, AUSTRALIA
      CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML
      IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19
      Due to the Coronavirus, we will be postponing the live attendance component in Sydney until further notice. However we will still do a live-stream workshop covering the same material on March 28/29th as originally planned. (It will be recorded and will be available as a free bonus for all ticket holders.) Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

      Stay safe and strong!

      For questions, please email: info@straightteethnaturally.com
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      (The recording will be available online early-mid April 2020)

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      EVENT DETAILS
      WHEN: 
      DAY 1: Saturday 28 March 2020
      DAY 2: Sunday 29 March 2020

      Schedule for Both Days:
      8:00am Registration* | 8:30am Start | 5:00pm Finish

      *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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      FAQs
      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 trialled & 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. 

      We have also developed our 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 10 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.

      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?
      I was first introduced to early intervention orthodontics through the Myobrace organisation, training with John Flutter and Chris Farrell in the mid 2000s. I then studied with Steve Olmos on TMD/Sleep and then sidetracked onto ALF and Cranial osteopathy in Canada and the US. I trained then in a very comprehensive traditional orthodontic continuing education programme but concurrently developed my relationship with John Mew. 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 shoes string budget living in the furthest point on Earth 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 very much a "You’re a smart young man Simon, I'm sure you will work it out yourself."

      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 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 mess that is the middle point in Orthotropics, few have had the endurance or skill to achieve their goals. 

      About 5 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 unlike anyone else in the Orthotropic community. 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 post graduate programme at Uni Valencia. This paved the way for formal research in Spain and now Mexico and Canada 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 there hopefully will be publications in the near future, to validate John's work.
      ---> CONTINUE READING NEXT COLUMN --->
      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. This year 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 all the other early intervention courses. Every early intervention programme I've attended has always pressured 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 anyway.)

      My goal is the opposite and is to throttle down all my students' enthusiasm, to minimize poor choices in case selection and setting 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, is in multiple parts, an initial module of 2-day Introduction (with an extra 9 hours of Q&A sessions that have been recorded as well) followed by a further 1 day refinement, our ‘Advanced Course Phase 1’ discussion on case planning, then Phase 2 which includes 2 more days with a theory component, guest lectures from ENT and MaxFac surgeons and then a Phase 3 which is 3-months of fortnightly mentorship via group livestream (2-hours) and live 1-day clinical time in my practice and a further 1-day laboratory (which is recorded if you can’t physically attend.) 

      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. 
      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.
      ---> CONTINUE READING NEXT COLUMN --->
      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.
      Left to right, back row:  Prof. Jose Luis Gandia, Franco, Dr. Bill Hang, Dr. Mike Mew, Dr. Simon Wong, Dr. German Ramirez, Prof. Dror Aizenbud, Dr. Kevin Boyd

      Left to right, front row: Dr. Sandra Kahn, Prof. John Mew, Dr. Maria Jose Munoz, Ms Esther Gokhale 
      Left to right:  Dr. Mike Mew,Dr. Simon Wong, Dr. Bill Hang, Prof. John Mew
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      What are the learning objectives of the 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 and 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 actually works. Our approach addresses malocclusion based wholly on clinically trialled & 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. 

      We have also developed our 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 different philosophical approach utilizing existing and new techniques 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 10 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.

      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 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). 
      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?
      I was first introduced to early intervention orthodontics through the Myobrace organisation, training with John Flutter and Chris Farrell in the mid 2000s. I then studied with Steve Olmos on TMD/Sleep and then sidetracked onto ALF and Cranial osteopathy in Canada and the US. I trained then in a very comprehensive traditional orthodontic continuing education programme but concurrently developed my relationship with John Mew. 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 shoes string budget living in the furthest point on Earth 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 very much a "You’re a smart young man Simon, I'm sure you will work it out yourself." 

      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 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 mess that is the middle point in Orthotropics, few have had the endurance or skill to achieve their goals.  

      About 5 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 unlike anyone else in the Orthotropic community. 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, I myself 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 post graduate programme at Uni Valencia. This paved the way for formal research in Spain and now Mexico and Canada 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 there hopefully will be publications in the near future, to validate John's work. 

      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. This year 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 all the other early intervention courses. Every early intervention programme I've attended has always pressured 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 anyway.) 

      My goal is the opposite and is to throttle down all my students' enthusiasm, to minimize poor choices in case selection and setting 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, is in multiple parts, an initial module of 2-day Introduction (with an extra 9 hours of Q&A sessions that have been recorded as well) followed by a further 1 day refinement, our ‘Advanced Course Phase 1’ discussion on case planning, then Phase 2 which includes 2 more days with a theory component, guest lectures from ENT and MaxFac surgeons and then a Phase 3 which is 3-months of fortnightly mentorship via group livestream (2-hours) and live 1-day clinical time in my practice and a further 1-day laboratory (which is recorded if you can’t physically attend.) 

      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. 
      Is there an Advanced Course in Postural Orthodontics?
      Yes! Learn more about our Advanced Course here.
      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.

      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.
      Left to right, back row: Prof. Jose Luis Gandia, Franco, Dr. Bill Hang, Dr. Mike Mew, Dr. Simon Wong, Dr. German Ramirez, Prof. Dror Aizenbud, Dr. Kevin Boyd

      Left to right, front row: Dr. Sandra Kahn, Prof. John Mew, Dr. Maria Jose Munoz, Ms Esther Gokhale 
      Left to right: Dr. Mike Mew,Dr. Simon Wong, Dr. Bill Hang, Prof. John Mew
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