Dr. Bob's Clinical Information

The following papers are provided so that professionals can consider the various factors involved when making decisions about assessments and treatment for their clients. Neo-Health Services does not necessarily endorse everything included in the papers.



Afzelius-Alm A, Larsson E, Löfgren CG, Bishara SE.(2004). Factors that influence the proclination or retroclination of the lower incisors in children with prolonged thumb- sucking habits. Swed Dent J. 28(1):37-45.

Ballard, JL, et al (2002), Ankyloglossia: Assessment, Incidence, and Effect of Frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad. Pediatrics 110;e63

Dimberg L, Bondemark L, Söderfeldt B, Lennartsson B. (2010). Prevalence of malocclusion traits and sucking habits among 3-year-old children. Swed Dent J. 34(1):35-42

Fernando, C. (1998). Tongue Tie from confusion to clarity.  Sidney, Australia: Tandem Publications

Green, H, & Green, S. (1999), The Interrelationship of Wind Instrument Technique, Orthodontic Treatment, and Orofacial Myology. IJOM 25: 18-29

Green, S.(2009) Concomitant trichotillomania cessation and thumb-sucking elimination: of course, they're related...aren't they? IJOM Nov;35:55-73.

Hahn, V. & Hahn H. (1992), Efficacy of Oromyofunctional therapy. IJOM, 18, 22-23

Hanson, M.L. & Mason, R.M. (2003). Orofacial Myology: International Perspectives. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Hazelbaker, Alison ATLFF

Larsson E. (2001). Sucking, chewing, and feeding habits and the development of crossbite: a longitudinal study of girls from birth to 3 years of age. Angle Orthod. Apr;71(2):116-9.

Mason, R.M. (2011). Myths that persist about orofacial myology, IJOM, Vol 37:26-36. Mills, C.S (2012),History of the IAOM, IJOM, Nov.,Vol.37:5-25

Mukai S, Mukai C, Asaoka K. (1993) Congenital Ankyloglossia with deviation of the epiglottis and larynx. Ann Otolaryngol;102: 620-4

Niedenthal, Paula M., Augustinova, Maria, Rychlowska, Droit-Volet, Magdalena Sylvie, Zinner, Leah, Knafo ,Ariel & Brauer, Markus (2012): Negative Relations Between Pacifier Use and Emotional Competence, Basic and Applied SocialPsychology, 34:5, 387-39

Proffit, W.R., Fields, Jr,H.W. & Sarver, D.M.(2012), Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th Edition, St. Louis, MO, C.V.Mosby

Sexton S, Natale R. (2009). Risks and benefits of pacifiers, Am Fam Physician. Apr 15;79(8):681-5.

Tillmann, B.N. (2007). Atlas of Human Anatomy. Mud Puddle Books, Inc., New York, NY. Van Norman, R.A. (1999).  Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child.  Avery Publishing Group, Garden City Park, NY.

Van Norman, R. (1997). Digit sucking: a review of the literature, clinical observations and treatment recommendations. International Journal of Orofacial Myology. 23(1). 14-34

Warren JJ, Bishara SE, Steinbock KL, et al (2001). Effects of oral habits' duration on dental characteristics in the primary dentition. J Am Dent Assoc. Dec;132(12):1685-93; quiz 1726.

Weiss, TM, Atanasov, S &  Calhoun, KH, (2005), The association of tongue scalloping with obstructive sleep apnea and related sleep pathology, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Dec;133(6):966-71, Department of Otolaryngology, Southern Illinois University, USA.

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