Heidi Widoff has made it her mission to increase the awareness of orofacial and myofunctional disorder, their impacts, and bring actionable strategies to her patients by administering effective treatments to establish proper facial health care and give them the peace of mind they deserve.
Her ultimate goal is to train Dental and Medical professionals in OMT within the industry on her unique program and advancing the practice, allowing them to deliver the same high level of standards and quality care she delivers through her certified techniques.
Caring for Others
Before she began her career in Orofacial Myology Therapy (OMT), Heidi specialized as a licensed dental hygienist for more than 30 years caring for patients and providing optimum oral health. During her years of patient services, she recognized the need for patients to have advanced options in oral facial health care. Non-invasive options that could create improved healing, allow patients to recover more quickly if surgery was required, and to achieve effective, long-lasting results.
Heidi focuses on the philosophy that oral health is deeply connected to our general health, and the conditions within our mouths can signal more serious issues within our bodies. She developed her techniques and exercises designed to increase tonal balance and muscle formation which can lead to less dependency on CPAP equipment, reduction of snoring and relieve symptoms of ADD/ADHD and other effects of myofunctional disorders such as speech impediments and problems swallowing.
Heidi Widoff, RDH, LMT, COM
Experienced and Certified Orofacial Myologist, Heidi Widoff, RDH, LMT, COM believes in offering her clients the option of holistic and natural therapies for facial health care, thus reducing the need for surgeries or other invasive techniques. She compassionately helps her clients take charge of heir health, create new habits and find relief from pain.
Oral Myofunctional therapist
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
Therapy for the mouth that’s good for the face!