Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy

Course Type: Elective Courses

When the tongue is not acting properly during speech, swallow, or at rest…it can cause all sorts of problems from newborns to adults. From issues with OSA, TMD, pain, restorative/ortho relapses, speech, sucking, posture, and swallowing…to name a few, the tongue plays a huge role. The muscles of the face, mouth, and throat must be in balance to work together in harmony.

This course is designed to enhance your Physiologic Based Practice by uncovering the secrets of the most powerful muscle we work with…THE TONGUE!

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $1995 – Doctor Prerequisites: None
Team Tuition: $995 CE Credits: 15
AGD Codes: 180 Length of Course: 2 days
Campus LVI Main Campus  

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Identify, diagnose and treat the most common OMD’s in your practice.
  • Utilize knowledge of how faces develop to create beautiful faces.
  • Stop patients from practicing Oral Habits.
  • Classify tongue tie and lip ties and identify when and how to surgically remove them.
  • Discuss posture as it relates to OSA, TMD and OMD.
  • Treat a patient starting Monday morning utilizing hands on myofunctional therapy exercises.
  • Review of tongue anatomy and what you need to remember.
  • Tongue health: What can your tongue tell you about the state of your health?
  • Identify warning signs from birth to puberty and learn how to direct the growth of your children.
  • Discuss how OSA and TMD relate to OMD.
  • Discuss what screening tools to use the very next day back in your practice.

Course Dates:

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Monday, May 13, 2019 to Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Thursday, August 15, 2019

Take a look at our team:

Featured Lecturer
Jill Taylor, RDH, BS, ND

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

“I have learned myofunctional therapy from many educators and providers over the past 15 years. I can honestly say that the ways Heidi and Jill have organized and presented theses materials – it is done exactly the way we need it. Physiological dentists for us and our team. Everyone should take THIS class. It is extremely well presented w/ everything you need. LVI is continually evolving and growing and learning how to better treat our patients and putting together fabulous programs to help us assimilate it all. I have had an extremely difficult three years (divorce, cancer, lawsuit, bankruptcy) and there is no doubt that my years of LVI education and ESPECIALLY the education my team received, is what has allowed me to pull through and thrive.”

– Dr. Kathleen Carson 

Dr. Dickerson’s Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Myofunctional Therapy Course is one of the most comprehensive courses on the topic available. In the past few years I traveled the Country taking multiple courses on the same subject trying to connect the dots. Had to take different classes at different times and different parts of the Country to understand the concept of OMDs and MT, sleep breathing disorders and importance of proper breathing. Just took Dr. Dickerson’s course on OMDs and MT last week at LVI and have to say it was presented very clearly in a 2 day seminar, you will walk away armed with knowledge and ready to treat your patients the next day you return to your office! Loved it!

– Aida Bosnjak, RDH, OMT, BBPI, DSMC

“Another piece of the puzzle to get patients healthy. An ‘ah ha’ moment in those difficult cases that don’t solve all the way. A must for all NM dentists.”

– Dr. Teresa Isbell

“I’ve had my best years as a dentist since coming to LVI. Every course has paid me ten fold bot economically and in my heart for helping so many people.”

– Dr. Michael Adler

“What I learned was so invalable to me and for my patients. I now am better equipted to help my patients. It gives me the ability to leverage my team to better treat our patient and increase our incomes. It put all the puzzle pieces together. LVI has given me the confidence and knowledge to expand my practice with big dollar procedures with treatments that my team and I didn’t know how to do successfully.”

– Dr. James Powell

“I do not think I would still be practicing dentistry if I have not been involved in LVI. Because of LVI, I am passionate in what I do.”

– Dr. Mike Deldar

“OMD training is essential for anyone who wants to treat the “broken human beings” we see. I know the PAT series is literally like taking a drink from a firehose, but there is no other place on the planet you can get this kind of training. IT is the synergy of all the faculty that truly exemplifies the saying, “the sum is greater than the parts”. The only comparison I can think of would be to get into a University residency program that allows you to be exposed to, and taught by an entire faculty department who are dedicated to the art and science of neuromuscular dentistry.”

– Dr. David Buck


Academy of General Dentistry Approved
PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
6/1/15 to 5/31/19
Provider ID 208412


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