Mike Mew’s response to being expelled from the British Orthodontic Society

This post is informative and relates to this video

18,10,07 Response to expulsion from BOS


Dear Jonathan,

Thank you very much for your letter dated 3rd October 2018.  With the utmost respect I must disagree with the decision of the committee in regard to my expulsion and wish to lodge a formal appeal to your decision.

There are some material errors in your letter and I feel that I can demonstrate that I am being denied a fair defence.

Having received a formal training in orthodontics, I fully understand your feelings that in asking for debate on the aetiology is a smoke screen.  However, I can assure you that when it is acknowledged that malocclusion is predominantly a symptom of aberrant facial development, environmental in origin, the allegation will be seen in a very different light.

Please correct me if I am wrong but it would appear that currently there is no mechanism within the BOS constitution for an appeal.  It is generally considered that appeals in such a situation should be overseen by an independent organisation and I might suggest that we take advice from the charities commission on this matter.

It is not my intention to be obstructive.  I want the truth with the hope that simple public health measures could minimise or even eliminate malocclusion and the other associated symptoms including sleep apnoea.

Best wishes,

Mike Mew

P.S. Could you possibly confirm that you receive the letter regarding Kevin O’Briens lecture

P.P.S. Could you also confirm if the BOS would wish to lend their support to the petition which I mentioned at the meeting of 26th Sept; link to campaign.

P.P.P.S. Finally could I ask for a response to the concerns which I raise at the same meeting.

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