Residents & Staff: $90.00
CE hours: 4
There is a rising awareness that Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a needed part of the dental health team when treating malocclusions. OMT identifies soft tissue concerns, such as Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs), which interfere with proper tongue and lips resting postures that negatively impact orofacial development. Including OMT as part of the treatment plan supports orthodontic stability, avoiding orthodontic relapse.
1) Understand orofacial myofunctional therapy and the role of the orofacial myofunctional therapist.
2) Understand the importance of oral rest postures and the impact on occlusion.
3) Identify TOTs and how to determine impact upon function of the oral complex.
4) Hands-on intraoral assessment of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).
Speaker Information: Dana Hockenbury, MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Dana Hockenbury, MA, CCC-SLP, COM retired as a speech pathologist after 35 years; she currently holds her license in NY, MA and PA. She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist® since 2010. She held the position of mentor, Educational Chair and currently is a member of the Board of Examiners with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is also a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speaker Information: Judith Dember-Paige BS RDH COM
Judith Dember-Paige, BS, RDH, COM® is a Certified Orofacial Myologist, specializing in the assessment and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders since 2009. Judith is retired from dental hygiene after 35 years, her license is current. She lectures and has her own practice in Westchester NY. Judith believes in a collaborative approach when treating OMD’s. Former Education CoChair 2020-22, International Association Orofacial Myology (IAOM)
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