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Issue 10, January 2007 Contact Us | News Archives

In this Issue

From the CEO
From 2006 to 2007 - what to expect.
Guest Writer
IDS 2007 Cologne, Germany.
Scientifically Speaking
Soft Tissue Dysfunction - a Missing Clue.
Events and Education
Our upcoming training events listed.
MRC Global
Global response to the LINGUA™.
Share Your Thoughs
Share your experiences with our readers.

From the CEO


2006 was a very eventful year for MRC. Across the board there were major increases in sales and acceptance of our new product range, with the main increase in sales coming from Latin America. We feel the major reason for this is the improved communication via Educational CD’s explaining the TRAINER and MYOBRACE Systems, the Myoresearch website and also our eNewsletter which are all now fully implemented in Spanish. Generally the improvement in communication of the MRC Systems to doctors has been facilitated by greater use of our website and of course the Educational CD’s which are now available in 11 languages. This means that the previous barriers of language and printed matter have been overcome. The other important aspect of this is that we know that throughout the world irrespective of the country or region, there is a great need for correction of myofunctional habits in children and a much better understanding that this leads to better long term dental alignment as well as better looking faces and added health benefits. Clearly, the introduction of the MYOBRACE System™ 2 years ago has had a major impact on the increase in sales of MRC Products. The further introduction of the MBN series (which is the MYOBRACE® with no Inner Core) in 2006 also broadened the range of cases that could be treated very easily with this system. What myself and many other doctors are finding, is that there is an extra key element in the MYOBRACE System™ that seems to rapidly correct class II malocclusions, particularly division I, and also give very good and stable dental alignment. Therefore the MBN series with no inner core has been introduced to broaden this almost magical effect of the MYOBRACE® to more extreme cases. I would ask you to have a look at the ‘N’ Series as a major add-on to the MYOBRACE range.

New online lectures are to be released throughout 2007, explaining in detail the clinical applications of the TRAINER™, MYOBRACE® and TMJ Systems.

MRC will be introduce a larger size MYOBRACE® - size 7 in February 2007. This is a natural, incremental increase in size from the size 6 and has been requested by a number of doctors for the small number for cases that have slightly larger mouths. It features a larger arch form as well as larger tooth slots. This still makes the MYOBRACE® System™ one of the most cost-effective systems with only 7 sizes compared to other positioning systems with 20 or more sizes.

In August of 2007 will see an MRC summit conference in Australia, bringing together many doctors who have used the TRAINER and MYOBRACE® systems right from their first releases, and also to introduce many other dentists to the systems, which can be implemented into any General Dental or Orthodontic practice. The MRC summit will be a comprehensive 3 day course introducing key international lecturers and major Australian speakers who will show you how to implement the MYOBRACE System™ into your practice, and how to make it very financially rewarding. More details of this event will be published in the next eNewsletter.

Other new products will be introduced in March ’07 during the IDS in Cologne, Germany. I hope many of you will take advantage of this great dental exposition and maybe come along to our booth which will be packed full of new educational material. Come and meet the MRC team. I will be available to look at cases and answer any questions.

I wish everyone a successful 2007 and look forward to comments and feedback on the MRC eNewsletter, website and great range of MRC products.

IDS 2007 Cologne, Germany

Dr Chris Farrell BDS (Syd Uni)
CEO and Founder

Dr GermanScientifically Speaking

Dentistry focuses in the study of the physiology and pathology of the oral system. The oral system performs several functions with three of them rising as the most frequently performed: mastication, speech for communication and swallowing. Over the years, dental professionals have dealt with those factors affecting the position of the teeth, and so, altering the normal functional pattern which is described as a dysfunction. Numerous studies have shown that oral dysfunction is not only caused by an incorrect position of the teeth and jaws, but also highly associated to hyper- and/or hypo-activity of the musculature involved in the function of the oral system

In general, the evaluation of a patient with malocclusion seeks for alterations in the mineralised tissues (bone and teeth), and do not evaluate alterations in the function of the soft tissues (cheeks, lips and tongue). How to evaluate alterations in the mineralised tissues has been extensively explained in the literature through different measurements on cast models, orthopantomograms and lateral cephalograms. However, the evaluation of alterations in the function of the soft tissues is based on clinical observations and requires a deep knowledge in oral physiology. For example, dentists interact with patients who may have speech disorders, and it is important for us to realize that the structures for which we are responsible play a vital role not only for chewing and swallowing but also for speech communication, and that a speech disorder may worsen the problem that we are evaluating. So, a high level of observation of the patient’s facial expression is required to detect any deviation in the muscular pattern that may be associated with the oral dysfunction.

An ideal treatment must address the underlying muscular problems associated to the malocclusion. This paper intends to describe what author’s term “soft tissue dysfunction” and, how this dysfunction alters the shape of the arches and the position of the teeth.

View full article on 'Soft Tissue Dysfunction: a Missing Clue when Treating Malocclusions"

Best regards,
Dr. German O. Ramirez-Yañez
Scientific Researcher for MRC

MRC Global - A World Perspective

The response from the release of the LINGUA™ has even surprised MRC.

Clearly professionals are more and more in contact with the reality of how soft tissue dysfunction is affecting their case and easier and more stable treatments.

Interestingly, even dentists and orthodontists who may question some of the broader issues behind soft tissue dysfunction, fully are in agreement that the tongue plays a major role in the ease and stability of treatment and dealing with this biological influence is of major influence in their cases.

To get the best affect on tongue action and position it is best to use the LINGUA™ in the day (which you can talk with) and T4B™ (TRAINER for Braces™) at night while sleeping.

But certainly just beginning to use the LINGUA™ is a major first step in beginning to better deal with the issues of Function, as we know the soft tissue is almost always a problem within the case.

Fix this (soft tissue dysfunction) and you have a better more successful treatment.

It was such a pleasure in my recent Conference in New York, The Greater New York Dental Meeting to see so many eager Orthodontists come up and make a special thank you to Dr Chris Farrell for releasing such an innovative and simple, but extremely useful appliance.

Try the LINGUA™ with your brackets, it is a big first step in achieving better function and happier patients.


Damien O'Brien
MRC Global Sales & Training Executive

IDS 2007 Cologne, Germany

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time goes by. The 2005 IDS seems like only yesterday. IDS is the world’s largest dental industry tradeshow and exhibition, soon to be hosted for 2007 in Cologne, (Köln), Germany from March 20 to 24.

I am proud to announce that MRC will be attending again this year in full force with a large international team to demonstrate our latest materials and answer your questions in person… all in our largest, most ambitious booth yet.

MRC will be showcasing the latest advances in removable orthodontic appliance technology, as well as the next generation of educational 3D tools to greatly empower both doctors and their clinical staff. CEO and founder of MRC, Dr Chris Farrell BDS will be officially announcing exciting new additions to the MYOBRACE® and TRAINER System™ product families as well as providing insight into the ongoing development and direction of MRC.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of the hard working team behind MRC – why not come in and enjoy a coffee with us at booth H030 / J031.

We look forward to seeing you at the IDS.

IDS 2007 Cologne, Germany

Aaron Young
Head of Educational Media and Communications for MRC

Upcoming Training Events

January 2007
25-28 Boston, MASSACHUSSETS. Yankee Dental Congress® 32
27-31 São Paulo, BRASIL CIOSP Congresso Internacional de
Odontologia de São Paulo
- Anhembi Congress & Convention Center.
February 2007

Guadalajara, MEXICO. Expo Dental AMIC Occidente-Pacifico

10 Saskatoon, SK. *Treating Malocclusions and TMJ Disorders with
Jaw Functional Orthopedics.
Dr German Ramirez one-day session.
17-18 Sydney, AUSTRALIA. High Angle Malocclusions. EODO.
22-25 Chicago, USA. 142nd Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
24-25 CANADA. Delta Regina Hotel *Jaw Functional Orthopedics
Hands-On Course (Last Session) with Dr. German Ramirez.
March 2007
1-4 Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA. Australian Pharmacy Professional
Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2007).
4-6 Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. UAE International Dental
Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition.
10-11 Understanding Cephalometrics Analysis/Radiology used in the
Orthodontic Office. EODO
16-19 Sydney, AUSTRALIA. 32nd Australian Dental Congress &
. ADA.
19-22 Amman, JORDAN. Iraq- Jordan Medicare 2007 Exhibition &
20-24 Cologne, GERMANY. IDS - 32nd  International Dental Show.
* Conact Paul Li for further information: 1306 596 1826

Events and Education.

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"I have been using the TRAINER System™ for 12 years. Not only is it the best for early treatment, but the only product that combines both orthodontics and the correction of soft tissue dysfunction."

Dr Robert Foster
Gold Coast, Australia

Introducing the INFANT TRAINER

To assist development of teeth and jaws in the growing child.


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MRC CEO & Founder:
Dr Chris Farrell (BDS Sydney)

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