Overview

To date, there has been little information published regarding orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) as utilized in the general dentistry setting. However, there are dental professionals currently practicing OMT as an adjunct to traditional dental services. This course will introduce the reader to orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and OMT. It has been designed to educate the reader regarding common OMDs, signs and symptoms of OMDs, and to discuss the goals and potential outcomes of therapy. The course will briefly discuss training options and the dental hygienist’s role in OMT.