John Laughlin III, DDS

Past President of Holistic Dental Association
Health Centered Dentistry
Dr. John Laughlin attended the university of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Marquette University from 1965 to 1968 for his pre-dental education and Marquette University from 1968 to 1972 to receive his DDS degree. Dr. Laughlin the served in the U.S. Air Force until 1974 and began private practice at that time. Since then, Dr. Laughlin has completed an average of 200 to 300 hours of post-graduate education per year. The fields of study include Dental Orthopedics, Orthodontics, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Therapy, Dental Cranial Technique, Nutrition, Sleep Medicine, and Dental Physical Therapy. Dr. Laughlin is a member of the Cranial Academy, American Dental Association, Holistic Dental Association, (Past President) Cranial Academy, American Association of Gnathologic Orthopedics, American Association of Cranio Facial Pain, and Founding Member of the American Academy of Functional Orthodontics. Dr. Laughlin has participated in lecturing on Dental Cranial Therapy, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Dental Orthopedics, and Orthodontics to study clubs and seminar groups in Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, and Minneapolis, MN. He has addressed Dentists, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, as well as Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Medical Physicians and spoken to lay people at national conventions. Dr. Laughlin is also a certified practitioner in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine through the Oral Systemic Balance Techniques and Philosophy.


Saving Face, Saving Lives: Children are the Future

K-wires can be used for space development in the upper and lower anterior region of the mouth. The age range in children is from 3-4 years of age and older. The K in K-wire is named for the developer, Dr. Robert Katsev from St Louis, Missouri. When utilized, the K-wire is able to preserve the retention of primary cuspids rather than remove the primary cuspids when permanent centrals and laterals are crowded. Premature removal of primary cuspids may lead to lack of space for permanent cuspids and possible removal of permanent bicuspids. This is called "robbing Peter to pay Paul" principal. K-wire use will often create premaxillary growth and development, which improves space for the tongue to move up and forward resulting in improved maxillary development and overall cranial cerebral spinal fluid movement. Side benefits, which often occur, include reduced on edge feelings, improved nasal function, reduced temper tantrums, improved coordination, better penmanship, reduced tendency for dyslexia, reduce TMJ dysfunction, improved O2/CO2 balance.

Saturday, November 14, 2020