WHO TREAT'S OMD'S?
Effective January 1, 2021 the IAOM Board of Directors will open certification registration applications to licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and registered nurses. Applicants will be required submit detailed documentation related to education and practicum experience in the area of orofacial myofunctional disorders prior to admission. Apply today!
There are some misconceptions that have emerged in recent years regarding the "profession" of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (often being referred to as OMT). OMT is only an acronym that stands for many things. There is currently no existing licensure in the United States that establishes OMT as a profession. Instead the identification and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD's) remains a Scope of Practice for specialized and licensed healthcare professionals who have secondary education and training related to the orofacial complex. Educational and background training vary widely. At this time IAOM Certification is open to speech-language pathologists, dental hygienists, dentists and MD's.