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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.



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



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.



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? OrthodonticProductsOnline.com. 2010; Sept.: 43-46.

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.

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