A Uniquely Useful Synthesis

This is the name I have given to a new field of work in which the skills of the Cranial Osteopath and dental specialist are brought together in an atmosphere of cooperation, mutual respect and understanding. It is not yet evidence based.

Of the 26 bones in the skull the relationships allowing motion between the bones of the face are particularly complex. Some of the structures involved are particularly delicate, and are not resilient to forces for which they were not designed, such as those involved in some dental interventions.

Trauma is the most common way to upset the way the body works. Facial trauma is particularly poorly tolerated, and the most common form of facial trauma is dental work. Much dental work is skilfully performed with the minimum of stress. However, some of the procedures are poorly tolerated by the body, as any cranial osteopath will tell you.