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Ronald K Shelley DMD MAGD
Jeffrey E Feller DDS
 
Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry
20265 N 59th Ave Suite B5
Glendale AZ 85308
623-362-9616
aldentistry@gmail.com

 

Dr. Ronald Shelley was born and raised in Southern Califorina. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 1976. His dental education came from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. His education continued in a General Practice Residency while serving in the United States Army. Click Here for more on Dr. Ronald Shelley

Dr. Jeffrey Fellner grew up in Southern California. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA and the University of San Diego. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (and doing alot of surfing), he sought his dental training at Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dental Science. He received his DDS in 1993 and moved to Arizona. Click Here for more on Dr. Jeffrey Fellner

Friday
Aug142015

The Perfect Start System, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Many sleep disordered breathing problems show up in children and can be treated very effective using the Perfect Start system. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains the system in this report.

Dr. Shelley says that, in the 1960s, Dr. Earl O. Bergersen, a Chicago orthodontist, developed a novel way of straightening teeth by using comfortable oral appliances. His breakthrough has proven very effective in creating beautiful smiles in over 3 million cases around the world. The modern version those appliances make up the Perfect Start system.

The Perfect Start system is a natural, non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical, treatment option. It is delivered exclusively by specially-trained dentists such as the dentists in Dr. Shelley’s office. Perfect Start is a series of uniquely designed oral appliances that children wear for a few hours each day and during the night when they sleep.The appliances promote nasal breathing. They straighten teeth, widen the dental arches, and help develop a child’s jaw as nature intended.

The Perfect Start treatment has five main objectives: (1) promote proper nasal breathing and discourage mouth breathing; (2) eliminate certain bad habits such as thumb sucking; (3) widen and develop the dental arches; (4) guide and develop the growth of the mouth and jaws more fully; and (5) gently guide permanent teeth into their proper position.

The end result, says Dr. Shelley, “can be a healthy, happy child with a big, broad, beautiful smile.” And an airway wide enough for a lifetime of healthy breathing.

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Aug142015

Roots of Sleep Disordered Breathing, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Sleep disordered breathing often has its roots in a child’s early years. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains how the problem develops in this report.

Children who have sleep disordered breathing have compromised airways. And a compromised airway is the result of underdeveloped jaws. Poor growth is not genetic, says Dr. Shelley. It is actually acquired. And it is most often linked to a lack of breast feeding.

Breast feeding a baby encourages proper swallowing habits and a strong tongue what will guide proper jaw growth and shape. Bottle feeding and the use of pacifiers will create a narrow, constricted jaw with a high-vaulted palate. Ideally, the tongue should rest high up in the palate. The goal is a wide, dome-shaped dental arch and a broad, low palate.

The upper jaw forms the walls and floor of the nose. When the upper jaw is narrow and the palate is high, the nasal cavity is constricted. This makes it difficult for a child to breathe through the nose.

Soft foods and processed foods that are given to children can aggravate the problem and help contribute to weak tongues and poor oral facial muscles. The muscles shape the bones. Not paying attention to good habits can let a child develop the high vaulted palate and constricted jaw that lead to a compromised airway.

Mouth breathing, snoring, and swollen adenoids and tonsils are signs of a compromised airway. Also, the tongue will probably be low and the teeth crowded and crooked. Crossbites, overbites, and other bite issues can indicate compromised airways.

Signs of sleep disordered breathing can include restless sleep, daytime drowsiness, ADD and ADHD, aggressive behavior with defiance and anger, bed wetting, lower IQ, chronic allergies, difficulty in school, and nightmares.

The solution to the problem is to treat the underdeveloped jaw. Dr. Shelley’s office uses the Perfect Start system of appliances that make use of the natural growth of a child. The system guides the teeth down, forward, and wide. The sleep disordered breathing problems will go away.

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Monday
Jun292015

Consequences of Sleep Apnea in Children, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Some children suffer from sleep disordered breathing. There are some serious consequences associated with this problem. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains in this report.

Dr. Shelley says that every night, an estimated nine out of ten children in America suffer from sleep disordered breathing. And every day, those children suffer from a wide range of health problems traceable to the sleep disorder. The list includes attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), swollen adenoids and tonsils, bedwetting, restless sleep, and nightmares. Children with night breathing problems often have trouble in school. They develop dark circles under their eyes and exhibit daytime drowsiness. They may have crowded or crooked teeth, chronic allergies, and teeth grinding.

Understanding the root cause of all these symptoms has come about only recently. Dr. Shelley explains that the solution to these problems is not drugs, but dental appliance therapy. In his practice, the Perfect Start dental appliances are used to reshape a child’s oral cavity to promote better breathing.

Dr. Shelley says that the Perfect Start system has been designed to promote proper development of a child’s oral cavity, jaw, and upper palate. If all these things develop as they should, a child will be able to breathe through the nose rather than through the mouth. And when this happens, the symptoms of sleep disordered breathing usually disappear. “When children can breathe properly, they begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true potential. Every child deserves a perfect start.”

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Monday
Jun292015

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Sleep disordered breathing is a problem that can have serious health consequences for anyone, including children. Dr. Ronald Shelley discusses the problem in this report.

Dr. Shelley says that there are 30 million children in America who suffer from one or more of these health disorders: attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), swollen adenoids and tonsils, bedwetting, snoring, trouble in school, dark circles under the eyes, crowded or crooked teeth, restless sleep, chronic allergies, daytime drowsiness, mouth breathing, and nightmares or night terrors.

Sleep disordered breathing can be the cause of all of these conditions. “And the Perfect Start system is the solution.” Sleep disordered breathing occurs, Dr. Shelley explains, when a child’s upper and lower jaws fail to grow and develop into their proper potential. This leaves the nasal cavity constricted, the arches of the jaw narrow, and the teeth crooked. This limits the size of a child’s airway. So if the nose is blocked, the child must breathe through the mouth. And often, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops. If a child is treated by a dentist who can address the jaw problems, the other problems can be eliminated.

As to treatment, Dr. Shelley believes that the Perfect Start system “is a comfortable and easy to use oral appliance system.” It helps to develop big, beautiful smiles in children. At the same time, it eliminates the need for braces. The treatment can start when a child is only three or four years old.

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Monday
Jun292015

Mouth Breathing in Children, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Mouth breathing in children is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains why in this report.

People who breathe through their mouths are known to have more upper respiratory infections, ear infections, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Shelley explains that his office is able to help children with these problems. “We can help by guiding and stimulating proper growth and development of the jawbones and the nose.” Dr. Shelley’s office accomplishes this task by using the Perfect Start dental appliances.

As Dr. Shelley points out that the nose exists for breathing, and it is not natural to breathe through the mouth. The nose prepares the air for entry into the lungs. The mouth does not. Mouth breathing irritates the tonsils and adenoids. This causes swelling, and that further constricts the airway.

The treatment requires the child to wear special appliances similar to mouth guards. They guide the child’s jaws down, forward, and wide. This opens up the nose for proper breathing and expands the airway. If a child’s mouth breathing is properly treated, many other problems are solved as well.

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.