WEBINAR | The Myths, Mysteries and Misunderstandings of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy [February 19, 2021] [3:30PM-5:30PM EASTERN TIME]

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The diagnosis and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) have peeked the clinical interest of varied healthcare professionals and as well as the general public. This sudden interest has given rise to an onslaught of promotional programs, materials, methodologies, and service delivery models that often result in a variety of preconceptions and misperceptions. Robyn and Mary, with over 50 years of combined experience, are considered subject matter experts in the assessment and treatment of OMDs. They each have a long history of advocacy, ethics and evidence-based practices in the field. Their leadership roles through the Oral Motor Institute (president and director) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (past president, Mentoring Chair, and committee members) have enabled them to  establish and advocate for the   use of highest ethical and clinical standards when working with clients with oral motor and /or myofunctional disorders. In this presentation, Mary and Robyn will discuss the myths, mysteries and misunderstandings emerging in orofacial myology and help clarify the misconceptions that often lead to a decline in patient care. Together they will join forces to help resolve some of the common issues faced by clinicians working in this multidisciplinary field, as well as  delineate  and encourage the use of proper training protocols to maximize both clinical skills and practice management under current guidelines.


  • Participants will be able to define 3 features of an orofacial myofunctional disorder.

    Participants will state the appropriate age to start an orofacial myofunctional program.

    Participants will be able to list what professionals have orofacial myology in their scopes of practice.

    Participants will be able to access past and present research in orofacial myology.


  • 10 Minutes   Speakers intros and why this webinar was created

    10 minutes   Defining Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders 

    25 minutes   Myths in orofacial myology

    25 minutes   Mysteries in orofacial myology

    25 minutes   Misconceptions in orofacial myology 

    20 minutes   Evidenced Based Practices and training

    10 minutes   Q and A

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