08/10/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

08/10/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders


Instructor: Sara Mercier, RDH, BS, MAS

- The Solution May Be on the Tip of Your Tongue -

This introductory course will discuss orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), their causes, their symptoms, and how the dental team can identify and support patients who present with OMDs. We will take a deep dive into myofunctional therapy, fascia, and airway dentistry and medicine. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how myofunctional disorders affect patients’ oral health, systemic health, and quality of life.

Course Objectives

  • Define Myofunctional Therapy & Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
  • Identify common OMD symptoms
  • Describe the etiology and impacts of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)
  • Revisit crucial head and neck anatomy landmarks in OMDs
  • Explain the role of fascia, fluid movement, and tensegrity dynamics in the human body
  • Understand presentation of OMDs in different age groups
  • Perform a general screening for TOTs and OMDs
  • Be familiar with case studies of OMDs and treatment modalities
I love a course that gives me new insight and makes me think, and this course was awesome. Thanks again, Sara!
– Sharon W., RDH, Kentucky


I was thrilled to see the instructor’s passion and dedication to her mission in this neglected area that is often overlooked in dental education. I’m glad I chose to take this course because I learned a few more nuggets of information to add to my knowledge and treatment regimens after 41 years of dental practice.
– Don G., DDS, Georgia

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Sara Mercier - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.