Training and Mentoring

Our courses are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of your practice. Course content, timing and participant numbers can all be adapted to provide your practice with the most valuable learning outcomes for your business.

This is an exciting time in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. With new research, an increasing awareness of the value of OMT is spreading across the medical profession and to the general public.

OMT plays an important adjunctive role in the multi-disciplinary approach to treat the orthodontic, TMD and sleep-disordered breathing patient. Our specially designed courses train your staff to recognise myofunctional disorders, airway, orthodontic, growth and development issues and identify opportunities for further dental intervention.

Therapy programs involve more frequent patient visits to your practice, driving patient engagement and retention, and building more valuable, long- term relationships with your clients.

Offering patients this service in-house also assists in building an extensive network referral system of ENTs, sleep physicians, orthodontists and other health professionals.

For a deeper engagement, talk to us about a mentoring program for you or your staff, building continuous learning and support processes into your practice.

To arrange a time to discuss how we can help with you training needs please contact Rochelle.

Training Courses

Orofacial myofunctional therapy foundation course

Duration: 4 days

This course is designed for the dental, speech or other health practitioners looking to incorporate orofacial myofunctional therapy into their patient care. The program is designed around your practice’s needs and existing treatment methods.  This four-day course is broken up into two lots of two days and can be organised around weekends if needed. Breaking the course up gives the clinic time to consolidate what they have learned, and immediately start putting this into practice.


Tongue tie - myofunctional therapy course.

Duration: 1 day

This one-day program is designed to cover the assessment and grading of tongue tie, pre- and post-therapy needed to achieve optimal tongue function, tone and range of motion.


Advanced principles in myofunctional therapy for the sleep disordered breathing patient.

Duration: 1 day

This advanced course builds on key learnings from the four-day foundation course, and further develops skills and therapy techniques to treat the sleep disordered breathing patient. Course content covers both children and adult patients.


Advanced principles in myofunctional therapy for the TMD/facial pain patient.

Duration: 1 day

This advanced course builds on key learnings from the four-day foundation course, and further develops skills and therapy techniques to treat patients suffering TMD and facial pain.

Improving your orofacial myofunctional assessment and airway assessment for the oral health professional

Duration: 1 day

This course is designed to improve patient assessment.  Being able to identify myofunctional disorders and airway issues is important to improve your treatment outcomes and overall health of your patients.

Orofacial myofunctional therapy to be used in conjunction with Myobrace.

Duration: 2 days

Myobrace can be an effective treatment for the causes of crooked teeth, and OMT as adjunctive therapy can improve results by re-patterning the oral and facial muscles that cause issues with growth and development. Learn how to create individualised therapy for your patients. No two people are alike or have the same issues and therefore their therapy needs are different.  


Myofunctional Therapy for toddlers, 3 to 5 year old

Duration: 2 days

This program is designed to cover assessment, growth and development issues, and myofunctional therapy for toddlers. It is important to start repatterning oral and facial muscles at an early age. Learn how to create fun and creative programs for toddlers.

Click here to download a brochure of current courses.

Mentoring

Mentorship is a powerful way to enhance workforce performance and engagement, promote learning opportunities and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration.

Our mentorship program includes:

  • consultation on complex cases

  • support for high level problem solving, diagnostic, and decision-making skills

  • case discussions, and

  • issues of quality assurance and continuing education.

The ultimate goal of our mentoring programs is to build the skills of local practitioners to become mentors themselves. Ideally, as the pool of expert orofacial myofunctional practitioners expands, a network will emerge to support and train other practitioners with less experience.

Get in touch if you would like a confidential discussion to explore how we can work together.