The field of Orofacial Myology is experiencing a renaissance. This current hot-topic is fascinating, yet it is sometimes difficult to understand! 

This 3 hour CE course breaks the topic of Orofacial Myology down, exploring the history of the specialty, the science behind the therapy, and the 3 common contributors to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.

This course is designed to help the dental professional understand what OMT is, and what it isn’t, helping professionals know their role in treating, referring and collaborating.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

At the end of the course, YOU will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the Orofacial Myologist

  • Understand Oral Rest Posture and how it relates to craniofacial growth

  • Describe the three most common causes of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

  • Know the potential systemic effects of undiagnosed OMDs

  • Recognize the symptoms of OMDs while screening patients

This course is designed to help YOU, the dental professional, understand what OMT is, and what it isn’t, and to know your role in treating, referring and collaborating.

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WHO IS THIS FOR?

This course is for you if you want to

  • Deepen your knowledge of Oral Myology and get a solid foundation.

  • Understand Oral Rest Posture and how it influences craniofacial growth

  • Understand the Scope of Practice for the Dental Hygienist practicing Orofacial Myology

  • Learn the 3 most common causes of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs):

  • Learn to recognize the symptoms of OMDs while screening patients

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Angie Lehman, RDH, COM.

As a Certified Orofacial Myologist, Angie provides caring, individualized therapy for patients of all ages with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s). She is passionate and enthusiastic about prevention and treatment of the causes of OMD’s rather than just treating the symptoms. Her fun and relaxed approach to the elimination or Oral Habits has proven to be very successful. 

Her expertise includes Sucking Habit Elimination, Tongue Thrust correction, Oral Rest Posture Therapy and the recognition of tongue and lip ties and their influence on orofacial growth and function. She works in conjunction with, and is well respected by local Dentists and Orthodontists, Speech Pathologists, ENT’s, Lactation Consultants, and other skilled medical professionals.

Angie earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1999. She began practicing Orofacial Myology in 2012 and received her Certification from the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) in 2014. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the IAOM. Angie is the owner of Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York (OMT of York). Angie has been published in numerous dental and orthodontic publications and is an international speaker on the topic of Orofacial Myology.

COURSE CONTENT

  • 2
    Orofacial Myology Simplified
  • 3
    Understanding Oral Rest Posture
    • Understanding Oral Rest Posture
  • 4
    Scope of Practice for the Orofacial Myologist with a Dental Hygiene background
  • 5
    Demonstration - Tongue Thrust: Is it the problem, or a symptom of a greater underlying issue?
    • Demonstration - Tongue Thrust: Is it the problem, or a symptom of a greater underlying issue?
  • 6
    Airway: How we breathe matters
    • Airway: How we breathe matters
  • 7
    Noxious Oral Habits
    • Noxious Oral Habits
  • 8
    Tethered oral tissues
    • Tethered oral tissues
  • 9
    Systemic Effects of untreated Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: consequences over a lifetime
    • Systemic Effects of untreated Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: consequences over a lifetime
  • 10
    Demonstration - How to screen for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in the dental office
    • Demonstration - How to screen for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in the dental office
  • 11
    Comprehensive therapy program
    • Comprehensive therapy program
  • 12
    Case Studies
    • Case Studies
  • 13
    Evaluation Form
    • Before proceeding to the C.E. Quiz, please take a minute to evaluate this course.
  • 14
    Quiz for CE Credits
    • Finish the quiz and get your CE

What Else Do I Need To Know About This Course?

  • It's online. Access from your phone or computer.

  • Always open. Enroll anytime!

  • 3 CEUs awarded.

  • Access the course for 180 days unlimited.