Publications by the members of the IAOM

/Publications by the members of the IAOM

Relapse of Anterior Open Bites Treated With Orthodontic Appliances With and Without Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

By Joann Smithpeter, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®|

Introduction Closure and long-term retention of anterior open bites are significant concerns for orthodontists and their patients. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) for maintaining closure of open bites [...]

Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns.

By Robert M. Mason DMD, PhD & Honor Franklin Ph.D, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®|

Position statement of the IAOM regarding appliance use for the Oral Habit Patterns. Prepared by: Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD Honor Franklin, PhD BACKGROUND:  Some orthodontists and others in dentistry continue to address oral habit [...]

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

By Lorraine Frey RDH, LDH, BAS, COM, FAADH|

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 [...]

That Adorable Thumb

By Shari Green, RDH (Ret.), AAS, BS, COM®|

By Shari Green, COM® That adorable baby with their thumb in their mouth...truly a precious sight to behold. But, what happens when that habit continues a bit too long? Should parents become concerned? After all, [...]

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