Venue & Date for 2020 event to be confirmed

2020 date to be confirmed

#TotalHealthConference 2021

2020 Conference will be Online - date TBC

2020 date to be confirmed (watch this space or follow us on Facebook)

Who should attend

  • Health Practitioners or students 
  • Nurses
  • Sleep Therapists 
  • General Medical and Dental Practitioners
  • Maxillofacial & Oral Surgeons
  • ENT Specialists
  • Orthodontists
  • Cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Breastfeeding Specialists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical Trainers
  • Dental Technicians
  • Chiropractors 

2019 Speaker Topics Included (2020 topics tBC)

  • Airways Dentistry: Why the Hype?
  • Conceptual thinking in dental sleep medicine
  • Cause of malocclusion: A hidden syndrome
  • Sleep medicine medication – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Pathology of malocclusion: Putting the pieces together
  • Cure of malocclusion: changing faces
  • Orthotropics made simple and the future of orthodontics
  • Postural neurology in dental practice
  • Why breastfeeding matters
  • Baby-led weaning: A natural progression
  • From Dentistry to Medicine – The evolution of treatments of TMD and Sleep
  • Buteyko in Dental Practice
  • The Sleep Image device and interpretation

Our inaugural event took place on 4&5 October 2019 in Cape Town, we are planning our 2020 Online Event and will confirm a date here soonest.

Watch this website or follow us on Facebook for news on our 
2020 LIVE ONLINE event! 


In 2019 Healthcare practitioners
from over 10 disciplines were invited to the #TotalHealth Conference where top international and local experts presented on topics linking serious health issues and non-communicable systemic conditions to dento-oral/facial and cranial development, breathing and posture. 

The speakers showcased the latest research in the field of Orthotropics, Airway Dentistry and related non-communicable medical co-morbidities. 

An integrated, interdisciplinary approach from all practitioners is essential to help screen, diagnose and treat dento-oral and facial growth, breathing and sleep disorders and the associated medical co-morbidities in both paediatric and adult patients, from the point of conception to the grave.

The #TotalHealth Conference 2019 focused on the recognition, screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

Bad oral posture and poor jaw structure and position can develop from a very early age and affect the function of the airways and consequently negatively impact on normal growth and development of an individual.

Symptoms of bad oral posture can include disrupted sleep, obstructive sleep apnoea, asthma and increased allergies, diabetes, poor gut health, ADD & ADHD. Influencing factors are; breastfeeding, diet, nutrition, allergies, tongue tie and posture. 

Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with obstructive sleep apnoea has been well documented*. A Swedish study strongly suggested a causative connection of sleep apnoea to coronary artery disease and stroke**.

Understanding airway orthotropics from cradle to grave for improved overall health.

2019 event supplied 14 CPD points, we will confirm for 2020.

Speaker Video: Krista Burns

“Maintaining the airway is the most important physiological function. It trumps everything else. The airway is the unifying factor in dentistry, and 70% of all medical problems have a dental origin. − Dr Dittmar Eichoff, a Grahamstown-based general dentist with a special interest in facial and airway developments.
“All chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level” − Dr Arthur C. Guyton, MD, physician and physiology textbook author.
(* Ref: *Y. K. Peker, J. Hedner, J. Norum, H. Kraiczi, and J. Carlson. 2002. Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with obstructive sleep apnea: A 7-year follow-up. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 166: 159–165.

**Y. Peker, J. Carlson, and J. Hedner. 2006. Increased incidence of coronary artery disease in sleep apnoea: A long-term follow-up. European Respiratory Journal 28: 596–602.)