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Have A Question About Myofunctional Therapy?

  • Myofunctional Therapy
    Moeller JL. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: The Critical Missing Element to Complete Patient Care. ​ Jill Taylor, RDH, BS: The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy and the Hygienist's Role
  • Mouth Breathing
    Renata Tiemi Okuro, André Moreno Morcillo, Maria Ângela Gonçalves Oliveira Ribeiro, Eulália Sakano, Patrícia Blau Margosian Conti, José Dirceu Ribeiro: Mouth breathing and forward head posture: effects on respiratory biomechanics and exercise capacity in children. Moeller JL, Kaplan DG, McKeown P. Treating patients with mouth breathing habits: The emerging field of oral-facial myofunctional therapy. JAOS. 2012; March/April: 10-12.
  • Tongue-Tie
    Fetzik M. Case history #3: Posterior tongue-tie – the amazing story of Michale Fetzik’s 12-year search for migraine relief. Cranio UK. 2015; Winter. Huang Y, Quo S, Berkowski JA, Guilleminault C. Short lingual frenulum and obstructive sleep apnea in children. Int J Pediatr Res. 2015; 1(1). Olivi G, Signore A, Olivi M., Genovese MD. Lingual frenectomy: Functional evaluation and new therapeutical approach. Eur J Paed Dent. 2012; 13(2):101-106. ​ Audrey Yoon, Soroush Zaghi, Rachel Weitzman, Sandy Ha, Clarice S. Law, Christian Guilleminault & Stanley Y.C. Liu: Toward a functional definition of ankyloglossia: validating current grading scales for lingual frenulum length and tongue mobility in 1052 subjects ​ Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of The Triological Society: Lingual Frenuloplasty With Myofunctional Therapy: Exploring Safety and Efficacy in 348 Cases Assessment of Posterior Tongue Mobility
  • Habits
    Paskay LC. Chewing, biting, clenching, bruxing and oral health. Oral Health. 2016; March 7. ​ Green S. Thumb sucking. Hygienetown. 2010; September.
  • Sleep Apnea
    Linda D’Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP, OHSU School of Dentistry: The Cause of Malocclusions ​ Hockenbury D. Using myofunctional therapy as an adjunct treatment approach to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Int J Dent Oral Health. 2016; 2(3):69-70. ​ ​Macario Camacho, MD., Victor Certal, MD., Jose Abdullatif, MD., Soroush Zaghi, MD., Chad M. Ruoff, MD., RPSGT, Robson Capasso, MD., Clete A. Kushida, MD.: Ph.D. Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis ​ Moeller J, Paskay LC, Gelb ML. Myofunctional therapy: A novel treatment of pediatric sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep Med Clin. 2014; 9:235-243. . STOP Questionnaire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    Ferreira CLP, Machado BCZ, et al. Impaired oral-facial motor functions on chronic temporomandibular disorders. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2014. Wolford LM Orthodontic relapse: Can we blame it on TMJ? 2010; Sept.: 43-46. Determinants of Probable Sleep Bruxism in a Pediatric Mixed Dentition Population
  • Dental Orthodontics/Orthopedics
    Saccomanno A, Antonioni G, D’Alatri L, D’Angelantonio M, Fiorita A, Deli R. Causal relationship between malocclusion and oral muscles dysfunction: A model of approach. Eur J Paed Dent. 2012; 13(4):321-323. ​ Smithpeter J, Covell D Jr. Relapse of anterior open bites treated with orthodontic appliances with and without oral-facial myofunctional therapy. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2010; 137:605-14. ​ Subtelny JD. Oral respiration: Facial maldevelopment and corrective dentofacial orthopedics. Facial Maldevelopment. 1980; 50(3):147-164.
Shelly Azevedo BSDH, MS, AOMT-C
Certified Myofunctional Therapist

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