Make the Connection With Your Patients
Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD), sometimes called an “oral myofunctional disorder"
and “tongue thrust," are disorders of the face, mouth, lips, or jaw. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing,
swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene,
stability of orthodontic treatment, facial aesthetics, and more.
OMD'S Are Now a Required Curriculum for Asha Accredited University Programs
AN IAOM APPROVED
Take part in an exciting and thorough 4-day course for speech, dental, and medical professionals. Participants will be able to absorb a multi-disciplinary approach while learning 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®
MAKE THE CONNECTION
We educate professionals with a
comprehensive and instructive course focused on the proper diagnosis of OMDs and their effective treatment.
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.
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.
MS, CCC-SLP, COM®
& 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
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
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