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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Their Impact On Health

An introductory course to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and how they Impact overall Health
Instructor:
Martha Macaluso
34 students enrolled
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Define Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
Explain why OMDs are detrimental
Review the physiology of swallowing
Review various treatment modalities
Familiarize themselves with some measuring tools used in research
Objectively evaluate most orofacial features

Orofacial
Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders pertaining to the
orofacial complex, which lead to seemingly unrelated physical
problems and symptoms. They may affect directly and indirectly
airway function, occlusion, deglutition, temporomandibular joint
dysfunction, speech, and other. OMDs may also impinge upon various
medical and dental treatments. Therefore, early intervention and
treatment are key; as in many cases they can be prevented.

This
is an introductory course designed to attempt to fill a need for
clinical information about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and
their detrimental health effects; and provides basic knowledge on
assessment, prevention and various treatment modalities used for the
treatment of OMDs.

Basic
background knowledge about the orofacial complex is necessary for
taking this course; as it offers you an introductory clinical
overview of OMDs.

The
materials included in this course are a 90 minute power point
presentation, latest and most up to date research articles, airway
screening questionnaires, patient educational material for your office, and a list of helpful educational websites. The only
material required for this course is a ruler. The course is
structured in a way that breaks the information down into several
categories which include:

  • Define
    Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)

  • Explain
    why OMDs are detrimental

  • Review
    the physiology of swallowing

  • Review
    various treatment modalities

  • Familiarize
    themselves with some measuring tools used in research

  • Objectively
    evaluate most orofacial features

  • Case Studies

Introduction

1
Introduction
2
The Muscles of the Tongue
3
Nasal Breathing VS Mouth Breathing
4
Breathing Re-education
5
What to Look For?
6
Frenoms and their Detrimental Effects
7
Frenum Assessment
8
Myofacial Pain
9
Sleep Disordered Breathing
10
OSA Screening
11
What Causes this Myofunctional Dysfunction?
12
Nutrition and OMD's
13
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
14
Case Studies
15
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Their Impact On Overall Health

Here we will test your knowledge on how OMDs affect your overall health

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