Publications by the members of the IAOM

/Publications by the members of the IAOM

The Ortho Missing Link: Could it be tied to the tongue

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While dental clinicians are keenly aware of the tongue thrust and its effect on anterior open bites, it leads one to ponder how other dysfunctions of the tongue may warrant orthodontic concerns rarely considered in [...]

Understanding the Orofacial Complex: Muscle Manual

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Understanding the Orofacial Complex: Muscle Manual was written to familiarize the reader with the anatomy and physiology of the orofacial musculature. Professionals who work with clients exhibiting deficits of the orofacial complex require a clear [...]

Oral Rest Posture: A key piece of the obstructive sleep apnea puzzle

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Dental professionals are missing the chance to address obstructive sleep apnea before it even begins.  In the past few years, the subject of the airway in relation to dentistry has been increasingly discussed. Obstructive sleep [...]

Why Can’t My Child’s Tongue Thrust be Treated at School?

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Parents often ask: "Why can't my child's tongue thrust be treated at school?" When parents discover that a tongue thrust is often treated by a Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) they assume that the speech therapist at [...]

Otolaryngology: Open Access

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists Robert M. Mason Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Previous Chief of Orthodontics, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Durham, NC Honor Franklin Private Practice in Orofacial Myology and Speech-Language Pathology, [...]

Relapse of Anterior Open Bites Treated With Orthodontic Appliances With and Without Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

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Introduction Closure and long-term retention of anterior open bites are significant concerns for orthodontists and their patients. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) for maintaining closure of open bites [...]

Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns.

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Position statement of the IAOM regarding appliance use for the Oral Habit Patterns. Prepared by: Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD Honor Franklin, PhD BACKGROUND:  Some orthodontists and others in dentistry continue to address oral habit [...]

The Use of Post Nominal Letters: A much more serious issue than many are aware of.

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Author: Lorraine Frey RDH, LDH, BAS, COM, FAADH Licensed healthcare professionals are held to specific standards of care and allowable duties in the area they are licensed to practice. Likewise, the creden- tials one may [...]

That Adorable Thumb

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By Shari Green, C.O.M. That adorable baby with their thumb in their mouth...truly a precious sight to behold. But, what happens when that habit continues a bit too long? Should parents become concerned? After all, [...]