08/24/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Advanced Myofunctional Topics

08/24/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Advanced Myofunctional Topics


Instructor: Sara Mercier, RDH, BS, MAS

- This advanced course for both dentists and staff will discuss orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), their causes, their symptoms, and how the dental team can identify and support patients who present with OMDs. Providers will be given the tools to incorporate myofunctional therapy into their treatment plans and/or practice business model, as well as learn how to collaborate with the airway healthcare team. General considerations for licensure of dental providers providing myofunctional therapy services will be evaluated.

Course Objectives

  • Define Myofunctional Therapy & Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
  • Identify common OMD symptoms
  • Perform a general screening for TOTs and OMDs
  • Define the treatments and support dental HCP can provide for OMD cases
  • Differentiate between acute management versus long term airway and dental health support
  • Learn to collaborate effectively with myofunctional therapists and other health care providers to achieve full body functional results
  • Describe the differences between airway focused orthodontics and traditional, retractive orthodontics
  • Understand how to incorporate myofunctional therapy into treatment plans and/or practice business models
  • Identify considerations for RDHs who provide myofunctional therapy services and the providers they work with
Instructor was very knowledgeable and gave a great presentation. This dental CE course helps to expand my knowledge on myofunctional considerations in evaluating patient care needs.
– Mark B., DDS, California


Very informative. I graduated a long time ago and a lot of treatment options have changed!
– Cheryl B., RDH, California

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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.