Dr. Derek Mahony is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry, and an Alumnus of the University of London, Masters Programme in Orthodontics. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and is considered a pioneer, throughout the world, in raising dentist’s awareness of the need for early interceptive orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Mahony has been actively involved in research that links constricted maxillary archforms to nasal breathing problems, adverse facial growth and systemic health problems such as nocturnal enuresis. He has presented over 400 lectures on orthodontic topics in more than 30 countries. As a practicing clinician, Dr. Mahony’s research interests are in the etiology of malocclusion and the guidance of facial growth.
Dr. Mahony is a member of the editorial board of five International Dental Journals and is the current Editor of the Australasian Association of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics (AAOO) Journal. He is a visiting lecturer at the PUC-Rio University, Brazil and Coimbra University, Portugal. Dr. Mahony practices the full remit of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics including functional appliances, treatment of TMJ disorders and the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive airway problems such as snoring and sleep aponea.