4 DAYS 28 HOURS

INSTRUCTION AT ITS BEST

Offering face to face, interactive didactic, learning in 2020

Make the Connection With Your Patients  

Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD), sometimes called an “oromyology"
and “tongue thrust," are disorders of the face, mouth, lips, or jaw. OMDs may affect breastfeeding, 
facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech patterns, occlusion, temporomandibular
joint movement, oral hygiene,stability of orthodontic treatment, facial aesthetics, and more.

Effective January 2021, licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and registered nurses will become eligible to take certification courses, pending application and approval from the BOD

OROFACIAL MYOLOGY:

MAKE THE CONNECTION

Enthusiastic and dynamic instructors, Mary and Dianah seamlessly weave their
therapeutic perspectives while emphasizing practical approaches for the Orofacial Myologist. 
 

THE IAOM IS THE ONLY

CERTIFYING NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR CLINICIANS

WHO DIAGNOSE & TREAT

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS

The COM® is a Registered Trademark in the US

AN IAOM APPROVED

 4-DAY 28-HOUR

 PRE-CERTIFICATION.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE

Take part in an exciting, interactive and didactic learning experience.  A 4-day course for speech, dental, and medical professionals only, this course will allow participants to absorb the multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating OMD's.   Learn the science of orofacial myology, comprehensive assessment skills, and implementing effective treatment planning based on applied learning procedures. Participants who complete these course are eligible to apply to begin the IAOM Certification process and COM®. 

            " no wonder these classes sell out so quickly!  comprehensive. well-organized. Thoroughly                      enjoyed it." 

Kim R., DDS

                    "the conversations were stimulating.

                    the pace was excellent.

               the atmosphere was relaxed.

                        friendships were made.

       this is an excellent opportunity."

- Dana H

IAOM APPROVED

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EDUCATION
We educate professionals with a
comprehensive and instructive course focused on the proper diagnosis of OMDs and their effective treatment.
ACCREDITATION
 This is an IAOM approved program for education in orofacial myology and offers up to 2.8 ASHA CEUs and/or 28 AGD and IAOM CEUs.
NETWORKS
Build a professional collaborative network with other course graduates and their referral systems.  
Introductory Level ; Professional Area 
The International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) is designated as approved PACE Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of the program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.The current term of approval extends from Oct 2015-2019. IAOM ID# 218851
The International Association of Orofacial Myology is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

INSTRUCTORS

Mary Billings
   MS, CCC-SLP, COM®

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

& CERTIFIED OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST

 

MARY is the  founder and owner of Billings Speech Pathology Services, a private practice established in 1994. She is the Past President of the IAOM, a member of the Board of Directors for the Oral Motor Institute (OMI), an active member of the American Academy of Private Practitioners for Speech Pathology & Audiology (AAPPSPA) as well as a member of the Missouri Sleep Society and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD).   Her private practice has serviced hundreds of individuals with this disorder over the years. Mary shares a very knowledgeable, supportive, and enthusiastic educational program with her students.

Financial Disclosure: None

Non-Financial: Founder of regional orofacial myology association

Dianah Davidson
BS, RDH, COM®

 

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

CERTIFIED OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST

DIANAH is an active member of the IAOM and currently serves on its Board of Examiners.  She is an active and valued member of the Interface Advanced Lightweight Functional (ALF) orthodontic study group and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  She is also a Continuing Education instructor for the group.  She is a member of Missouri Sleep Society.  Working collaboratively with Mary Billings, she shares her true love and extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with orofacial myofunctional disorders.

Financial Disclosure: None

Non-Financial: Founder of regional orofacial myology association and dental speaker

QUESTIONS?

Fill  out the form below for answers 

Fax: 816-293-9192  |  mary@billingsspeech.com 

COURSE FEE $2300

Group discounts available for non-sponsored events

Certificate of Completion results in eligibility to begin IAOM Certification Program for COM® (registered trademark)

Membership is Required.

AFFILIATES

Oral Motor Institute

 

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