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In a message dated 1/24/2011 10:43:31 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, tami@tamiroman.com writes:

To Dr. Rothstein - In all honesty, my comment about the dentist having his license revoked was because I assumed him to be some wack job orthodontist that thought of a crazy way to help people lose weight. I wasn't obese or overweight for that matter and he still performed the procedure. That was my gripe with this particular orthodontist.  However, I had no idea that this really was a specialty within the field, to which I thank you for enlightening me.  You are indeed correct in your correspondence to say that excessive eating comes from an underlying source and people need to clear about what is driving their eating before embarking on this journey.  I found out that my issues were deeper than the eating and have worked through those things with his grace and favor.  Although, as I admitted in my blog, I did lose 15 pounds with the help of OJW. However, as soon as I started eating again, I gained them all back, which is why it\'s important for people to know and understand what is driving their eating habits.  This procedure will only be beneficial if you change your approach towards eating so that when you take the wires off, you can maximize results.
Many people ask me all the time if I have a referral for this service.  I feel comfortable referring them to you, as I feel strongly that you will counsel first.
Thanks for reaching out to me.

Tami Roman  Tami Roman's Blog


Dear Tami:

It was very kind of you to take the time to explain what happened in your case. Your instincts about the orthodontist were correct.  I posted your story because I wanted to show that overweight/obesity is not a simple issue. Indeed, some of the patients who come to me are referred by their psychotherapist/analyst. I never begin OJW without a note from the patient's physician  I am extremely careful when choosing patients in order that they begin fully informed including the fact some have not been successful with this method as well, However, I take the utmost care to inform them about this approach which can be most difficult in the first week. I would have stopped providing this service a long time ago were it not for an abundance of positive feedback from those who frankly declared that they benefited from the service.

I share with you here the "Informed Consent" to show you the due-diligence I take in selecting patients.

The Informed Consent for OJW

January 10,  I wrote an article for Everlook, an online health magazine, and it was Published: See article " Weight Control & Orthodontic JawWiring" Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW) Dental Professionals Join HealthCare Team  Read More>>>


Would you give me permission to link as "Tami' Roman's  response""  I think readers would benefit from what you had to say because you are a role-model.   Sincerely, Dr....


Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Adults and Children
                                      Link>>>Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring

American Association of Orthodontists
Life-active Member
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January 24, 2011