Course Dates & Locations

  • August 23 – 26, 2018
    Metro Detroit Area
  • October 18 -21, 2018
    Metro Detroit Area

Instructor Information

Christine Mills, SLP, COM™

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders A-Z


This introductory course will provide participants with a foundation for critical thinking in which the participant can then assimilate the knowledge to develop a clinical awareness through examination of the orofacial complex and create an individualized therapeutic program for each patient. The course encompasses core elements of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) history, research, dental, speech, orofacial myofunctional interdisciplinary perspectives, anatomy-physiology, examination, evaluation, ethical and therapeutic approaches within International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) scope of practice.

Course Objectives

Understand the science and research for orofacial myofunctional therapy
Evaluate and diagnose orofacial myofunctional disorders
Provide clinical and practical application of a therapeutic program
Discuss the multidisciplinary connection between dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional therapy
Implement a plan for referral and patient education

This introductory course is offered to Speech Pathologists, Registered Dental Hygienists and Dentists. The course is a mandatory requirement for those wishing to be certified through the IAOM. Following this course, participants will immediately be eligible for both membership and certification into the IAOM. You will be prepared to begin evaluating and treating clients with OMDs.

Christine Mills, SLP, COM™

Associate Professor University of Detroit Mercy-Orthodontic Department/Retired

Owner of Suburban Myo-Functional Therapy Clinic-40 years private practice exclusive treatment of OMD’s

Served on IAOM Board of Directors for three years