TYPICAL SYLLABUS

Here's a look at what you're in for.
 

Day One:

8:00-8:15

8:15-9:30

 

 

 

9:30-10:30

10:30-10:45

10:45-12:00

12:00-1:15

1:15-2:45

2:45-3:00

3:00-5:00

5:00-5:15

5:15

Day Two:

 

8:00-8:30

8:30-9:30

9:30-9:45

9:45-10:00

10:00-11:30

11:30-12:45

12:45-1:00

1:00-2:45

2:45-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-4:30

4:30-5:00

5:00-5:30

5:30

 

Sign-in

IAOM history/background information

  Certification requirements

  Scope of practice

  IAOM code of ethics

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

Break

Anatomy & Physiology Orofacial complex

Lunch break

Physiology of the swallow

Break

Anatomical considerations

Discussion and questions

Wrap

 

Gather

Dentition and classifications

Functional orthodontic appliances

Break

Hand-on dental measurements

Lunch break

Ankyloglossia introduction

Ankyloglossia

Break

Compiling a case history

OMD compressive exam

Tx planning and hierarchies

Assessment applications

Wrap

 

Day Three:

8:00-8:15

8:15-8:30

8:30-9:15

9:15-9:30

9:30-12:00

12:00-1:15

1:15-1:30

1:30-3:30

3:30-3:45

3:45-5:00

5:00

Day Four:

8:00-8:30

8:30-9:45

9:45-10:00

10:00-10:30

10:30-12:30

12:30-1:15

1:15-2:45

2:45-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00

 

Gather

Universal precautions

Photography in clinical practice

Break

Case History & OMD evaluation

Lunch break

Evaluation summaries

Therapeutic Methods

Break

Therapeutic Methods

Wrap

 

Gather

Chewing, Proficiency

Break

Habituation

Non-Nutritive Sucking & Oral Habits

Lunch break

Case studies, OSA, & speech patterning

Break

Practice Management 

Wrap

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Explain the evolution of the science associated with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and its earliest treatments

  • Define an orofacial myofunctional disorders; oral muscular dysfunction, temporal mandibular disorder and parafunctional habits

  • Summarize the basics of craniofacial growth and development of the head and neck

  • Identify the hard and soft tissues within the orofacial complex

  • Describe the muscles most involved in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

  • Analyze the basic functions of the head and neck musculature

  • Understand the functional systems that operate within the orofacial complex and their interrelationships

  • Predict the importance of healthy respiration and obstructive airway etiologiies

  • Assess for airway obstruction and identify tonsillar classification 

  • Define the Classifications of occlusion

  • Contrast functional versus typical orthodontic appliances

  • Summarize the normal swallow process

  • Describe the process of mastication, deglutition, bolus formation and collection and oral transit as it related to liquid/solids and saliva

  • Identify Tethered Oral Tissues within the orofacial complex

  • Assess impact of Tethered Oral Tissues on the swallow process

  • Identify variances of atypical swallow patterns and associated resting postures

  • Assess the craniofacial structure for symmetrical growth patterns

  • Assess the orofacial muscle system within the head and neck complex

  • Assess for airway obstruction and identify tonsillar classification 

  • Assess chewing/mastication patterns in conjunction with existing muscular/skeletal system

  • Incorporate the understanding of the hierachies of development within the orofacial muscle complex and the functional patterns that accompany them

  • Generalize the underlying principles of behavioral modification and reinfers

  • Integrate the the principles and techniques of parafunctional habit elimination in treatment

  • Demonstrate a skills base with therapeutic developed activities to address an orofacial myofunctional disorder

  • Analyze the principles of neuromuscular facilitation and its application to orofacial myofunctional disorders

  • Identify the limitations of effective treatment and options to therapy

  • Summarize the importance of establishing long-term habituation of the motor process to successful treatment

  • Demonstrate basic understanding and techniques of photography to support assessment and in maintaining adequate records

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the therapeutic process by reviewing individual case studies and determine therapy progression

  • Identify speech sound errors typically associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders

  • Apply effective business techniques related to records management and  practice management