Thursday, 15 June 2017
Q: I have two questions about a method to get rid of thumb sucking in a child. First, how many days should we consider reasonable for eliminating the habit? Second, What if they mess up? A: I am glad you asked me those questions. In our Unplugging the Thumb program, we use ten consecutive days
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he's wearing a retainer he can take out?
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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?
Saturday, 15 October 2016
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.
Friday, 30 September 2016
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.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
An adult patient was sent to me for orofacial myology treatment. She has grade 3 tonsils but can and does breathe comfortably through her nose. Should I see her for treatment?
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
We look at several things here. First of all, look at where the frenum inserts into the floor of the mouth. Is it on or right below the lower alveolar ridge? Or is it fairly far back on the floor? Also, look where the frenum inserts into the tongue itself. Is it about midway or is it closer to the tip? Or is it far down at the base of the tongue?
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
I just screened a new resident post CVA with noted aphasia in her record and some dysarthria. On exam, her tongue had a fairly significant fissure at midline. Any recommendations for healing?
Monday, 15 December 2014
"Because you know Phase One, most especially proficiency exam #1, you can build a decent foundation for a patient and then, even if they move or you move, they have the most important basic skills.
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Hi Sandra, So glad that you were able to meet with my patient. I have been perplexed about him. His OM issues seem to be compounded by his difficulty with nasal breathing (polyps), poor motor planning, and weak sensation around his lips and tongue. For sure…at the very least! My basic results from exam: 1.