Continuing Education Meeting
Saturday March 30, 2013 – 7:45 a.m.
Admiral Baker Golf Clubhouse – 2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego 92120
An Overview on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
By: Joy L. Moeller, RDH, BS
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy encompasses proper breathing, chewing and swallowing with behavior modification and support for eliminating habit patterns which may become a nightmare for occlusal stability. Part of periodontal stability is effected by the forces of these muscles as well as the effects of mouth breathing on periodontal health. This course will enable the hygienist to identify oral myofunctional disorders and determine if they want to become involved in this evolving, incredible therapy.
- Understand the relationship of OMT to the treatment of periodontal disease.
- Learn the science behind the treatment of oral muscle disorders.
- Identify oral habits that interfere with proper oral rest posture.
- Recognize the incorrect rest position of the tongue.
- Determine if there is an incorrect swallowing pattern.
- Lean how to incoporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy into your practice.
- Determine if there is adequate lip seal.
- Examine and know when to refer labial and lingual frenum restriction.
- Orofacial Myofunctional therapy is a program designed to re-pattern swallowing, chewing and breathing.
*See our March bulletin for speaker bio.