Your Resources: Ongoing Research

Dr German O. Ramirez-Yañez
Scientific Researcher for MRC

Dr. German Ramirez is a dentist from Colombia (South America) with more than 20 years of experience in guiding craniofacial growth and development. He is specialist in Pediatric Dentistry (Mexico) and Functional Maxillofacial Orthopedics (Mexico & Brazil), as well as trained in Orthodontics (Mexico). Dr. Ramirez has a Master in Oral Biology and a PhD in Dental Sciences (Australia). He has published more than 20 articles about early orthodontic treatment and about craniofacial biology in peer review international journals such as the European Journal of Orthodontics, World Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, International Journal of Jaw Function, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, Bone and Archives of Oral Biology.

Dr. Ramirez is the scientific advisor of Myofunctional Research Co. in Australia and of Osteopharm Inc. in Canada. His research interest is in craniofacial growth and development, the patho-physiology of functional disorders in the cranio-cervico-mandibular system and how the craniofacial structures are modified by functional appliances.

MRC aims to support our customers giving answer to your enquiries about our appliances (the Trainer, Myobrace®, and TMJ Systems™), which will be responded by internationally recognised dentists and researchers - such as Dr. Ramirez.

If you have any questions about MRC's appliances or any of the supporting research do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ramirez. He is keen to collaborate with you in getting better and more stable results when treating your patients with MRC appliances.

For professionals interested in reading about the physiology involved in the modus operandi of functional appliances, Dr. Ramirez invites them to read the papers by Petrovic and Stutzmann published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, about the role of the lateral pterigoid when treating malocclusions with functional appliances, and, the papers by Proffit (Angle Orthod), Kawamura (Bulletin of the Tokyo Dental College), Meyer (Int. J Orofacial Myology)and Niikuni (J. Clinical Pediatric Dentistry) about the physiology of the tongue, as well as Dr. Ramirez' papers, which you may find in the Academic Research Articles in the Resources section of this website.

A message from Dr German O. Ramirez-Yañez

In 2004 I had the opportunity to become a member of the great MRC family, when I was appointed as Chief Scientific Researcher. This allowed me to be in contact with and to meet a lot of people around the world who share the dream of communicating Dr. Chris Farrell’s message:

“To treat malocclusions we need first to understand its aetiology, soft tissue dysfunction”. - (Dr. Chris Farrell)

My Best Wishes,
Dr. German O. Ramirez-Yañez
DDS, Pedo and Maxillofac Orthop Spec, MDSc, PhD
Chief Scientific Researcher
Myofunctional Research Co.