I’m a myofunctional therapist, speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. I’m dedicated to changing the status quo in healthcare and dentistry through education and action. My own health journey has inspired me to create a community of passionate and like-minded professionals.
My journey to becoming a myofunctional therapist started when I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. At that point, I had no idea that I would end up becoming a leader in the field of myofunctional therapy.
As I started my myofunctional therapy training and began helping my patients and learning more about my own orofacial myofunctional symptoms, I became increasingly interested in holistic health and wellness.
I wanted to understand the root cause of not only oral myofunctional problems, but poor health in general. This interest became a passion that drove me to investigate how the airway, craniofacial development, breathing, and the tongue are linked to our overall health, sleep, and wellbeing.
I also started asking the bigger questions. Why were so few of my colleagues looking at these connections? Why had I never heard of this field? Why did none of my own doctors and dentists notice my symptoms when I was a child?
After I opened Faceology, my myofunctional therapy practice in 2010, it didn’t take me long to realize that most dentists, pediatricians, orthodontists, and ENTs don’t fully understand oral myofunctional therapy because most were simply never trained in this topic as part of their medical or dental education.
I’m trying to change this!
I’m passionate about connecting with, and creating a community of like-minded professionals who are dedicated to collaboration, learning, and elevating the standards of patient care.
Join Dr. Dan Hanson and myself for an in-depth, four-part discussion about functional breathing and its impact on dentistry, myofunctional therapy, and our overall health and wellness. This course is a recording of a live online series we held in September 2019.
This short course is designed to give healthcare professionals a practical and effective overview of myofunctional therapy.
Faceology is my myofunctional therapy practice. I started it in 2010 in Seattle, Washington, and it's now transformed into a fully-online practice with several therapists seeing patients from all over the country and around the world.
I started MyoMentor in 2015 to help support hygienists on their journeys towards becoming myofunctional therapists. Since then, it's evolved to helping dentists integrate myofunctional therapy into their practices. Over 150 professionals have gone through my programs.
Sarah K Hornsby launched in 2019 as the latest extension of my brand. This site was created to combine everything I do under one umbrella with a specific focus on education and health and wellness beyond dentistry and myofunctional therapy. More will be coming soon!