COMMON REASONS RDHs give for taking our course:

DESIRE TO Provide therapy to a variety of patients

WANT TO Make a life long contribution to the welfare of patients

Be part of a team including ENT’s, DDS’s, SLP’s, and other medical professionals

Become more independent and improve my income while helping others

Opportunity to participate in a career that is never boring or repetitious

Reduce the likelihood of physical discomfort FROM carpal tunnel, back and shoulder pain, sore feet

When you go to www.OrofacialMyology.online, you will also find multiple questions and answers about the many aspects of orofacial myology disorders.  You can use this information to help you select the most competent therapist.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) policy has been in place regarding the practice of orofacial myology since 1992. It is found in section #9 – 92.

RDHs are in the unique position of being able to observe patients at very close range.   As such, they are ideal professionals to use their finely tuned skills to be able to detect when something is wrong.   They can note if someone appears to be tongue tied, if a child has a sucking habit accompanied by an open bite, if certain teeth are taking a long time to erupt, if someone is chronically mouth breathing… these and dozens more symptoms of orofacial myology disorders are among the areas that  RDHs enjoy learning about during the introductory course for orofacial myology. 

3 Responses to “RDH”

  • Janet Jenson says:

    Hello Sandra,
    I’m a hygienist in Rochester, NY area. I would like to get a certification to use in NY. What area of orafacial myology I would use most? Do you offer classes for certification for it? If not, who does?
    Thank you.


  • Theresa L Brown RDH says:

    I am interested in starting my studies in Orofacial myology. I am looking at the course in NJ in September. What else would I need to get started ?
    Theresa Brown


  • Rebecca Lundrigan says:

    How much is a certification course in Massachusetts?




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