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Bridget O’Connor

Bridget graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Science in 1977, and her Higher Diploma in Education in 1978. She taught Biology, Chemistry, and Maths at leaving certificate level for 20 years before joining the team.

Over the last number of years both she and Tony have been exploring the causes of crooked teeth and have liaised with the Australian Myoresearch company based in The Netherlands to further their knowledge in this field.

In 2011, to better understand these causes (tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, incorrect swallowing, thumb sucking etc.) and how best to prevent them from occurring, both she and Tony completed a post graduate myofunctional training course with Dr. John Flutter in Germany. A year later they completed an advanced ‘Breathing Well Program’ again with Dr. Flutter, and she has recently completed further postgraduate studies with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in the US, led by Joy Moeller, (Head of the American Academy of Orofacial Myology) .

She currently teaches a Myofunctional educational program at the Practice. It is specifically designed to be fun while at the same time modifies and corrects destructive oral habits by establishing good muscle patterns.

“It is very easy to be so passionate about my work as patients often experience profound and significent health benefits. This Program is really about Health as it promotes and establishes good breathing, posture, and dietary habits, as well as straight teeth, and attractive faces”!

Research shows that successful correction reduces and often cures: Asthma, ENT problems, Chest infections, Speech problems, Bed-wetting, Headaches, and ADHD. Therapy also accelerates and stabilises orthodontic treatment, but more significantly, often negates its need or cost.