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Orofacial Myology News September 2020

  • Orofacial Myology Training and “Missing Links”
  • Motivations: #7333 Orofacial Myology Concepts You Need to Know: Eliminating Barriers to Treatment Success
  • Behind the Curtains: The Interdisciplinary World of Ankyloglossia
  • Store Sensibly
  • Earn Orofacial Myology CEU’s at Home
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters
  • New CPT Code Now Available to Report COVID-19 PPE Costs
  • A Big Welcome to Jamesa Treadwell
  • When and How Featured Grad Sharon Collins Re-Opened Her Practice
  • VIVOS Therapeutics
  • I spy with my myo eye
  • Outside of the “mouth box”: What We Teach, How We Teach, and Why we Teach
  • QOM: Are you ready to request yours?

Orofacial Myology News June 2020

  • A+A+A=Achievement
  • Why is HIPPA important for healthcare platforms?
  • Welcome to our virtual learning environment
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters
  • Featured Graduate:Amy J. Clayman,CCC-SLP,QOM
  • Feed the peds
  • Has the current world situation affected your sleep?
  • Orofacial Myology, international perspectives is really getting international
  • I spy with my myo eye
  • Outside of the “mouth box”:Using continuing education with wisdom and caution
  • QOM: The benefits of taking on the challenge

Orofacial Myology News January 2020

  • Does Snoring = Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
  • Happy New Year Promotion
  • Motivation: NOT just for the patient!
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters
  • Myo on Etsy:Zohara Nguyen
  • 2019 A year in pictures.
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: My Own tale
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Teletherapy is Possible
  • Featured Graduate:Millicent S.Porter,SLP,QOM

Orofacial Myology News August 2019

  • Passionately Curious—A weakness or an asset?
  • Myo Video Series is forthcoming
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters
  • Society6:Zohara Nguyen, SLP
  • Mohegan Sun Resort: AGD 2019
  • Featured Graduate:Ryan P. Robinson, DDS
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: You Can Lead A Horse to Water…
  • POCKET PILLOW: The Gentle Reminder
  • Becoming Qualified in Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology News May 2019

  • Elevator Speech
  • QOM(Qualification in Orofacial Myology) updated statistics
  • Dr. Bob’s: Treating Lip Incompetence
  • Featured Graduate: Kimberly White, SLP MS, CCC-SLP
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: It's a Wrap!
  • Texas Style: 3rd Annual Symposium
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: Nitric Oxide (NO) Uncovered……
  • The Long awaited updated version of Growing The Nails has arrived!
  • Testimonials

Orofacial Myology News Jan 2019

  • It is official: Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM)
  • Dr. Bob’s: Claims of Improving Muscle "Tone" Should Be Avoided
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: Everywhere I look I see mouths!
    Blessing and a curse!!
  • Asha related News: New Practice Portal for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  • Unplugging The Thumb Anniversary
  • Featured Graduate: Brittny Sciarra RDH, BS
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: Food for Thought……
  • Learning and Playing with sounds
  • How I gained recognition of Orofacial Myology in Iowa by Lea Allbaugh, RDH
  • Annual Session to Feature Dr. Proffit
  • 3rd Annual Orofacial Myology Symposium: A Retreat to Enhance Your Clinical Skills

Orofacial Myology News Oct 2018

  • The Time Has Come - are we a discipline or a profession?
  • Dr. William Proffit mention
  • Dr. Bob’s: The Consequences of OMDs
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: Charlotte Convention
  • Time Management Tips For The Busy Therapist by Hallie Bulkin
  • Bilingual Brochures for Your Patients Finally Available
  • Useful links for orofacial myologists
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: Food for Thought……
  • Orofacial Myology disorders in China - Dr. Jane Shi
  • 2nd Annual Orofacial Myology Symposium pictures and more....
  • Featured Grad: Mari Nieminen

Orofacial Myology News May 2018

  • What Age is Appropriate for OM Treatment?
  • Dr. Bob’s: How might dental eruption be affected by an orofacial myofunctional disorder?
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: Chicago Symposium
  • Products have been evolving and we want to keep you updated.
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: One idea about how to talk to a DDS.....
  • IAOM Convention: The Tensegrity Advantage: Connect, Support, Integrate
  • 2nd Annual Orofacial Myology Symposium pictures and more....
  • Featured Grad: Chris Walsh Zombek

Orofacial Myology News January 2018

  • What REALLY is in a Name?
  • Dr. Bob’s: The Diagnostic Importance of the Nasolabial Angle and the Liminal Valve
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: “Happy New Year to you all!”
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: Make it Official
  • Looking for Dentists, Hygienists and Volunteers to do a Mission in Galapagos Islands
  • IAOM Convention Pictures
  • “The Chick Who Clicks” by Nora Dalton Litzelman, RDH, MS
  • Featured Grad: Susie Appleman

Orofacial Myology News October 2017

  • Obligatory: tongue thrust, articulation disorder, swallow pattern, manner of breathing?
  • Dr. Bob’s: An Explanation of the Dental Terms “Differential Eruption” and “Vertical Drift”
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: “SECOND ANNUAL!”
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: Who are you and why do you do what you do?
  • Benefits of a Free Consultation by Angie A. Lehman, RDH, COM
  • “A picture is worth a thousand words” by Nora Dalton Litzelman, RDH, MS
  • Featured Grad: Karen Goske Krogg

Orofacial Myology News July 2017

  • PRE Frenectomy Exercises: To do or not to do?
  • Neo-Health Services is now an AGD provider
  • Dr. Bob’s: Questions posed by a clinician about an open bite that developed following orthodontic treatment
  • Grads Corner by Karen Masters: “Restrictions”
  • Caroline Bowman M.Ed., CCC-SLP: Hello from Southeast Georgia!
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”: “Snuffocation”
  • Characteristics of a Great Website by Angie A. Lehman, RDH, COM
  • Highlight of the Annual Symposium
  • Featured Grad: Karen Masters

Orofacial Myology News April 2017

  • Is the definition of orofacial myology becoming muddled?
  • Dr. Bob’s: Whether or not to Treat Children with Down Syndrome
  • Grads Corner Greetings from beautiful Barcelona! by Karen Masters
  • Why Photographs are Important? by Angie A. Lehman, RDH, COM
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, Take time for YOU!!! by Becky Ellsworth
  • Orofacial Myology Presentation – XVIII National Conference AMCAOF
  • IAOM Related News: Mary Billings, President of the IAOM comments how the practice of Orofacial Myology today largely remains an unlicensed and unregulated field. Shira Kirsh, the Poster Chair and Presentation Moderator for the IAOM 2017 announces the Call for Posters for the Annual Convention.
  • Featured Grad: Susana Montoto

Orofacial Myology News December 2016

  • My Life as a Mentor by Anita Weinfield, MA.COM
  • Dr. Mason. What can orofacial myofunctional clinicians offer to counter dental alignment changes (relapse) following orthodontic treatment?
  • Grads corner, Ho, ho, ho…  No more snow!
  • Grads Corner
  • Dr. Bob’s recommendation: Effect of orthodontic treatment on the upper airway volume in adults.
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, Ever Growing
  • The Importance of professional correspondence letters
  • IAOM 45th Annual Convention “Beyond the Basics”

Orofacial Myology News October 2016

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: It’s Not Tongue Thrust Therapy
  • Grads Corner
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, WOW Cups – Therapy Benefiters??
  • The Myrtle Beach Experience
  • Orofacial Myology News July 2016

Orofacial Myology News July 2016

  • Approximately 42 million American adults have Sleep Disordered Breathing!
  • IATP achieves official non-profit status of 501(c)(3)
  • Potential Legal Risks Associated With The Practice of Orofacial Myology
  • Grads Corner
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, New Adventures
  • Orofacial Myology Related News: IAOM Convention 2016 “Beyond the Basics”
  • Hashtag (#OralHabits)
  • Did you know…

Orofacial Myology News April 2016

  • Setting Realistic Goals
  • What is our role and where does it begin and end
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Grads Corner
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, Why work with me?
  • Orofacial Myology Related News: IAOM Convention 2016
  • The Use of Post Nominal Letters: A much more serious issue than many are aware of.
  • Featured Graduates: Angela Rivera

Orofacial Myology News December 2015

  • Orofacial Myologist and Thumb Sucking Elimination
  • Tongue Thrusting and Tongue Rest Position
  • T.R.E.S. OM
  • Grads Corner
  • Evidence of the Tooth Fairy
  • IAOM Orlando Convention
  • Orofacial Myologists know how to have fun
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, Who would be the perfect myologist in my opinion? An SLP/RDH COM combination!
  • Orofacial Myology: International Perspectives
  • Featured Graduates: Mary Billings

Orofacial Myology News October 2015

  • How Would You Handle the Following Situation?
  • Tongue Protrusion: A Respiratory Need or Habit Pattern?
  • IAOM Annual Convention 2015 Program
  • Grads Corner
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, I love being a COM – what about YOU?
  • Festive Thanksgiving Foods on a Liquid Diet?
  • Featured Graduates: Kathy Gernhard and Glenda Zamzow

Orofacial Myology News July 2015

  • Are there any specific guidelines for identifying whether the hard palate is high-vaulted?
  • Question to Dr. Mason about old, outdated studies
  • In Loving Memory Pam Marshalla
  • Orofacial Myology Anatomy Criss Cross Puzzle
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, The “Uniqueness” of Orofacial Myology Therapy
  • Simple Beef Tongue
  • Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation: Myo Manual (Now in Spanish)
  • Cecelia Cienska SLP

Orofacial Myology News March 2015

  • The Orofacial Myologist: Who should be eligible to become one?
  • Tonsils and Adenoids
  • IAOM President Shari Green To Host a Thumb Workshop at RDH Under One Roof
  • Myo-Mentors
  • Orlando IAOM Convention News 2015
  • Tongue Tied Drink
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, Why do we keep “tongue thrust???
  • Cheryl Thoms, MA, Reg. CASLPO

Orofacial Myology News January 2015

  • How to Get Referrals: Avoiding the Cookbook Approach
  • 2014 in Pictures
  • Does the Tongue Shape the Palate?
  • Tips to Frost Cakes
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, A Blessing and a Curse
  • Understanding the Orofacial Complex: Muscle Manual
  • Kristie Gatto,  MA, CCC-SLP, COM.

Orofacial Myology News October 2014

  • Does Piercing Increase Risk for Airway Obstruction
  • Tongue Tie Definitions
  • Clinical Assessment of the Freeway Space
  • Tips to Frost Cakes
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”, The Palatogram Orofacial Myology Connection
  • History of How one SLP became Certified Orofacial Myologist
  • Naurine Shah,  RDH,COM,BDS

Orofacial Myology News July 2014

  • RPM a new acronym for US.
  • The New Edition of The Myo Manual Is Here.
  • What to Demo For Lunch and Learn at Dental Offices.
  • Can a posterior crossbite in children be the result of airway issues?
  • Thank You Calgary!
  • Outside of the “mouthbox
  • My Life as a Mentor By Anita Weinfield, MA.COM
  • Karen Wuertz: Why Orofacial Myology? Why Now?

Orofacial Myology News May 2014

  • Macroglossia and Decisions we have to Make
  • “Evidence Based” Is that enough?
  • Nasal Polyps: A short tutorial
  • IAOM becoming a nonprofit organization.
  • Outside the Mouth Box:” A New Perspective
  • Myo Cake
  • What is Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling) and Can Orofacial Myology Really Help?
  • Amy Garren

Orofacial Myology News January 2014

  • What is Lip Incompetence?
  • Barriers to Succes
  • Myofascial Release… Not part of orofacial myology?
  • IAOM Convention in Washington, DC
  • The Orofacial Myology Group: a tool to share information with one another
  • The IAOM Mentoring Committee
  • Presidential Award: A personal note from Sandra
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”
  • Lemon Chews
  • Angie Lehman & Sherie Tynes- Dietz

Orofacial Myology News October 2013

  • Pursuing Perfection Through Technology
  • 2013 New Board of Directors
  • 3D4, Apps for health professionals
  • Orofacial Myologists Around the World: Ana Lia Garretto
  • Outside of the “mouthbox”
  • LICK-the-Bowl-Clean Hummus
  • DawnMoore

Orofacial Myology News July 2013

  • What is the relationship between a solid program of orofacial myology and various speech disorders including misarticulation?”
  • Voice Instructors and Orofacial Myologists,,, a Very Harmonious Connection!
  • IAOM profi­ciency exam
  • Counter +, Helpful APP
  • An Explanation Of a Tongue Thrust Disorder for Patients/Parents
  • NJ Bill 2318 : Infant Screening for Tongue-tie
  • Tongue Tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment Presentation
  • The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals. 2013 tongue-Tie Summit.
  • LICK your Lips Chili
  • Judy Halpren

Orofacial Myology News April 2013

  • Mandibular Tori: Possible Connection with Sleep Apnea
  • Position Statement Regarding Appliance Use For Oral Habit Patterns.
    Some orthodontists and others in dentistry continue to address oral habit patterns with appliances involving cribs, rakes, spikes, prongs or other tongue reminders. By contrast, procedures utilized by orofacial myologists are effective in modifying oral habit patterns without the need for appliances.
  • The order of things… The importance of a sensible, sequential treatment program.
  • When should we be seeing patients post-frenectomy?
  • The Professional Method to Guide Your Patients to Stop Thumb Sucking
  • Leslie Whitaker

Orofacial Myology News December 2012

  • When Not to Treat
  • Tongue Piercing – its effect on treatment
  • So many terms, so much confusion!
  • Bites Recipe
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • The “first Stop” Pacifier Method
  • Elizabeth Roberts

Orofacial Myology News October 2012

  • Geographic Tongue
  • Therapy Styles
  • Myo-Maze
  • Halloween Fruit Apple Teeth Treats
  • 2013 IAOM Convention – Albuquerque, NM
  • IJOM: The 2012 issue
  • Myo Games. How can I keep the child motivated throughout the session?
  • Susan Arnold

Orofacial Myology News July 2012

  • The importance of descriptions
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Removable Appliances in Orthodontics
  • Find the hidden myology related words
  • Orofacial Myologists Building our Field Around the World
  • Ready for Certification?
  • ASHA annual exhibit
  • Disk Elevators: Are they the former “Marshmallow Twist” disks?
  • Tracy McNair

Orofacial Myology News March 2012

  • Is the SLEEP APNEA a myofunctional concern?
  • Labial Frena
  • Perhaps an exception to stopping the pacifi­er?
  • A tongue-tie quiz for you
  • Welcome to Our New Executive Coordinator Jenn Asher
  • Best Answer to our Question: Our Role in Nail Biting Should Nail Biting be within our scope of practice?
  • 3 Way or 2 Way Mouth Props?
  • Sarah Hornsby

Orofacial Myology News December 2011

  • Which Wind Instrument for Malocclusion?
  • Question for today: Our Role and Nail Biting
  • Terms, definitions we should know…
  • Delayed use of a bottle may prevent subsequent speech disorders, suggests a 2009 study.
  • Why Telepractice?
  • How Many CE’s Needed?
  • Lip Strength Meter and what it measures
  • Joni Loftin
  • The Proficiency Examination revision committee “New exam”

Orofacial Myology News August 2011

  • Frenotomy: takes longer to fi­ll out consent form than the actual procedure itself
  • ROM Acronyms Changed: Requires Your Attention
  • Cincinnati Annual Convention

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