december, 2021

202105dec9:00 am5:00 pmDysfunctional Airways in Children - Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Challenges.9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT(GMT+11:00) View in my timeOnline Event Event Organized By: Myofocus Melbourne Discipline:Orofacial Myofunctional TherapyFormat:Online

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Causes and effects of airway dysfunction.

Biochemical, physiological, mechanical, and structural factors to consider.

» Lecturer: Dr. Dan Hanson

Breathing and its function in homeostasis. Breath holds, snoring and breathing dysfunction

Clinical diagnosis of paediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB).

Clinical observations and assessment: What, why and how.

» Lecturer: Dr. Donny Mandrawa

Clinical phenotypes: Myofunctional, tethered tissue, structural.

Challenges with diagnostic testing of childhood SDB.

Advanced interpretation of sleep studies in children. Metrics beyond AHI.

» Lecturer: Dr. Umakanth Katwa

Diagnostic tests: how to use and limitations

Interpretation of sleep studies: interpreting data and meanings

Polysomnography phenotypes

Clinical and long-term consequences of SDB

Breathing during sleep: Mouth breathing, snoring, hyperventilation, gases, Heart Rate Variability


  • ‘Live’ webinar access for those who book before the event
  • Q and A sessions at the end of the ‘live’ day
  • Access to the recording of the live event for 4 weeks after the ‘live’ event
  • Watch the recording as often as you wish
  • 6 hours Professional Development


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Dan Hanson

    Dr Dan Hanson

    co-founder of mYofocUs

    Dr. Dan Hanson, co-founder of mYofocUs, has dedicated his career to paediatric pre-orthodontics since 2011. He lectured to dental practitioners, for Myofunctional Research Company (MRC), globally until 2017. He was the principal dentist of the MRC Clinic in Robina, Queensland, from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Dan has a number of other useful skills beyond his dental degree. He seeks the root cause of symptoms, and has a keen interest in nutrition and breathing dysfunction and their effects on the mouth, teeth and jaws, as well as the rest of the body. He is a fully qualified Buteyko Breathing Retraining Educator, having successfully completed training in 2011 and has a wealth of knowledge about how to help people change breathing habits. He is also the co-founder of the Tongue Tie Institute, an educational organisation aimed at teaching the highest level of education in the diagnosis and treatment of oral restrictions for all age groups. Since 2018, he and Dr. Donny are educating dentists and various health practitioners about the mYofocUs pre-orthodontic system, locally and internationally.

    co-founder of mYofocUs

  • Dr Donny Mandrawa

    Dr Donny Mandrawa

    co-founder of mYofocUs

    Dr Donny Mandrawa, co-founder of mYofocUs, has been performing myofunctional orthodontics since 2001. 95% of his patients are children. He has a great passion for helping children to grow towards their maximum unique genetic potential, and has attended numerous professional development courses all over the world to further his knowledge in this ever evolving field. He has a wealth of clinical experience at developing the jaws, through correction of oral and facial muscle dysfunctions. Furthermore, he has educated over 150 dentists on myofunctional orthodontics for The University of Airlangga in Surabaya, Indonesia. Now, he co-runs and co-presents the mYofocUs Mini Residency Modules and Courses with Dr. Dan, teaching dentists and various health practitioners (including Ear Nose Throat Specialists, Bodyworkers, Speech Language Pathologists, Lactation Consultants, etc.) about the mYofocUs pre-orthodontic system.

    co-founder of mYofocUs

  • Dr. Umakanth Katwa

    Dr. Umakanth Katwa




Myofocus MelbournemYofocUs ORTHODONTICS. What is Myofocus? ... habits, excellent oral function, and efficient movement and you have the mYofocUs recipe for healthy growth. Suites 1 & 2, Level 1, 33 Flemington Road North Melbourne VIC 3051


(Sunday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT(GMT+11:00) View in my time


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$450 (EX GST) AUD

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