Joy is a 1976 graduate of Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois where she earned her Degree in Dental Hygiene. She studied at the Institute of Myofunctional Therapy, Coral Gables, Florida and has been a Myofunctional Therapist since 1980.
Attendees will be able to:
1. Identify what are OMDs (orofacial myofunctional disorders)
2. See the value of incorporating this treatment into a orthodontic practice
3. Understand why this therapy is important for prevention and treatment of sleep disordered breathing, TMD, Orthodontics, Posture, Digestion and Periodontal Disease
4. Review current evidence-based research
5. Discuss treatment planning and how this therapy can integrate into a multidisciplinary program to assure the best outcome for the patient’s health.
6. Practice some therapeutic techniques
I. History of Myofunctional Therapy
V. Importance to our profession of dental hygiene
VI. Conclusion and the future: Where do we go from here?