Archive for the ‘Dental Hygienist’ Category

Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?

Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?

Older children & adults are reporting significant pain post frenectomy

In adult patients with TT, do you find less pain in the post frenectomy rehabilitation phase when a period of pre habilitation is undertaken, in essence conditioning the musculature as much as possible?

RDH wants to be sure that the OM course is transferable and accepted in Canada

As long as you are an RDH with a license in your province (or country, etc.) you are eligible for the training and joining the IAOM afterwards as you complete the certification process.

Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop” after a client has been in braces for a period of time?

Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop” after a client has been in braces for a period of time? Or is it more likely that the tongue thrust was present but just undetected until a certain time?

Individuals With Ankyloglossia Often Have Poor Jaw Stability

Do you find that individuals with ankyloglossia often have poor jaw stability because they have to move their jaw more to accommodate for the restricted tongue movement they have?

Thumbsucking: Patient discover that his thumb was in his mouth during that last night

My student went 9 consecutive days, and the night before his 10th, he didn’t wear “sockie” because he didn’t think he needed it anymore. Needless to say, he put his hand in his mouth during the night. My question: After the 10 days, will this continue to occur?

Teaching Tongue To Spot To A Client Wearing A Retainer

Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?

3 Year Old Diagnosed With Apraxia And Is A Mouth Breather

Hope all is well. I had  call from mother with a 3 year old who’s SLP diagnosed child with apraxia and is a mouth breather. Also had sleep study and has mild apnea. They are planning on tonsil/adenoid removal for apnea. Is this a case where orofacial myology treatment  should be included ? Thanks, J W […]

Pediatrician Wants to Refer Patients for Tongue-tie Evaluation

I have a pediatrician that wants to refer patients to me for tongue-tie evaluation. She thinks that doctors and dentists make decisions based on appearance and she is more concerned about function, so she was very excited to hear about myo.

How long do you wait to see a patient after adenoids have been removed?

According to the problem involved, a lateral or peritubal adenoidectomy may be done by removing the adenoid tissue encroaching around and over the Eustachian tubes while leaving a midline strip of adenoid in place to maintain velopharyngeal closure.

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