The Use of Post Nominal Letters: A much more serious issue than many are aware of.

Author: Lorraine Frey RDH, LDH, BAS, COM®, FAADH

Licensed healthcare professionals are held to specific standards of care and allowable duties in the area they are licensed to practice. Likewise, the creden- tials one may use after their name must be legitimately earned. In the realm of orofacial myofunctional therapy, it is becoming increasingly common for some individuals to use the letters “OMT” after their “RDH” credential.

A legitimate credential is one that is earned from an academic institution or a recognized professional organization. A licensed professional cannot create their own credentials, by selecting letters to represent what they do, and place them after their name.…