Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) involve habits and patterns created by incorrect development of muscle function involving the tongue, lip, jaw and face. Myofunctional Therapist focuses on eliminating the habits related to breathing problems that can cause OMD.
Heidi’s years of expertise give her in-depth knowledge of patient’s facial anatomy and physiology allowing her to provide premium oral facial myofunctional disorder assessments and evaluations. Her expertise comes from her discipline in the studies of Dental Hygiene, continuing education and various certification through hours of courses and seminars with leading organizations including American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, International Association of Orofacial Myology and American Association for Oral and Maxiollofacial Surgeons.
Having the privilege to be personally mentored by the leading expert in education of Myofunctional Therapies Joy Moeller, BS, RDH and currently the board of AAPMD, Heidi developed the intuitive knack for recognizing OMDs and led her to develop proprietary techniques created to promote tongue posture, improved breathing, chewing and swallowing
Heidi not only leads breakthrough therapies for oral health through her multidisciplinary approach to restorative breathing and massage techniques, but she has spoken at major conferences and symposiums including California Dental Hygiene Association, AAMPD International Clinical Symposium in Chicago and the American Laser Study Club.knowldgeH