Comprehensive Level I: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Instructor: Kimberly K. Benkert, RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM, FAADH
Eligible for IAOM membership
Eligible for Certification

Phone: 708-805-3846 | Email: kbenkert@gmail.com

This course provides a comprehensive evidence-based didactic and clinical learning experience presenting philosophies, principles, and insight into the specialty treatment area of Orofacial Myology as practiced on a global basis. The Level I course emphasizes the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation of therapeutic techniques, and evaluation of orofacial myofunctional disorders. Included are resting postures of the tongue, lips, and mandible; the dental freeway space; correct mastication and deglutition; and functional tongue/jaw patterning for speech readiness. A “Quit in a Day” oral habit elimination program for non-nutritive sucking habits is presented.