Inspire 2024

Welcome to MyoMentor's Inaugural Symposium



Join us at this groundbreaking event for two unforgettable days of learning, connecting, and inspiration!


It's time to level up your career and unleash your full potential.

Inspire 2024 is a game-changer for your personal and professional growth!

Forget everything you know about myo-airway-tongue-tie conferences because this event is different! We're not just talking about the usual clinical and patient-related topics - we're taking it to a whole new level.

Calling All MyoMentor Grads, Dental, Speech, And Airway Professionals!

From interactive workshops to networking sessions that will connect you with your community and industry leaders, this conference is designed to help you reach your ultimate potential and find true fulfillment in your work, life, and relationships.

We've put together a lineup of speakers who've overcome adversity and life challenges and built exceptional practices and thriving businesses at the same time. They're making a real difference.

Being the best you can be isn't just good for you and the people in your life - it's also great for your patients and everyone on your team.

So, whether you're brand new to the field, a solo practitioner, or you run a large dental, speech, or myo practice, this conference will give you the insights and practical action steps you need to reach the next level of possibilities.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to collaborate, connect with leaders in the field, gain valuable knowledge, and ignite your passion for greatness.

Choose Your Own Myo Experience At Inspire 2024

In addition to the presentations from our amazing speakers, we'll have breakout sessions that allow each attendee to choose the myo experience that resonates with them and their unique airway journey.

So, each afternoon, you’ll be able to choose between:

  • Casual mix-and-mingle networking sessions

  • Clinical therapeutic workshops

  • Business and practice building workshops

Our goal is to give you the opportunity to really connect with our speakers and the MyoMentor faculty so you'll be able to design your own myo and airway adventure.

Our Schedule

Friday, September 6th

  • 8-8:45 am Coffee/Breakfast
  • 8:45-9 Sarah Hornsby welcome speech
  • 9-10 Dr. Martin Mendelson - keynote - The Scientific Foundation of Optimism in Dental Practice
  • 10-11 Melissa Mugno - Orthodontic Appliances and Myofunctional Therapy 
  • Break 11-11:30
  • 11:30-12:30 pm Dr. Dan Hanson - Behavioral Psychology and Patient Compliance
  • Lunch 12:30-1:30
  • 1:30-2:30 Ashley Richards - Social Media and Marketing for Myo and Airway Practices
  • Breakout Workshop 1 - 2:30-3:45
  • Break 3:45-4
  • Breakout Workshop 2 - 4:00-5:15
  • Cocktail Hour - 5:30-7:30

Saturday, September 7th

  • 8-8:45 am Coffee/Breakfast
  • 8:45-9 Sarah Hornsby welcome speech
  • 9-10 Dr. Richard Baxter - Thriving Practices, Patients, and People
  • 10-11 Dr. James Thomas presentation
  • Break 11-11:30
  • 11:30-12:30 pm Michelle Strange presentation
  • Lunch 12:30-1:30
  • 1:30-2:30 Sarah Hornsby - The Future of Myofunctional Therapy
  • Breakout Workshop 3 - 2:30-3:45
  • Break 3:45-4
  • Breakout Workshop 4 - 4:00-5:15

Join Us In Arizona - Sept 6th-7th!

We'll be at the fantastic Gila River – Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, AZ









Don't settle for ordinary when you can reach extraordinary!

We make getting inspired easy. Payment plans are available, and our MyoMentor Ambassadors get a special discount, so please get in touch for your code.

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Early Registration For One Attendee

Available from May 1st till July 31st


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Partner Registration

Two attendees enrolling together each receive a 10% discount 


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Team Registration

Three or more attendees enrolling together each receive a 20% discount 


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Standard Registration For One Attendee

From August 1st


We Have Special Hotel Rates For Attendees

The team at the Wild Horse Pass Resort has offered lower room rates for our conference attendees.

Get ready for thought-provoking clinical insights and game-changing strategies

Dr. Martin Mendelson

D.D.S., C.P.C., E.L.I.-M.P.

Dr. Martin Mendelson is a leading speaker and the founder of Metamorphosis Coaching, specializing in team cohesion, communication, and building happier, more productive teams. 

Dr. Mendelson turned a devastating medical disablement from his clinical career into a passion for helping leaders through the science of mindset and positivity. He has worked with thousands of North American medical professionals and business leaders to feel less burdened by leadership, empowered to resolve challenges before they grow out of control and create transparent and open cultures where leaders and team members excel, thrive, and love. 

Dr. Richard Baxter


Dr. Baxter is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center. He is an internationally-recognized speaker on tongue-ties, instructor of the acclaimed course Tongue-Tied Academy, and author of the best-selling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More.

He is a board-certified pediatric dentist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAAPD).

He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, graduating at the top of his class. Dr. Baxter attended the residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH to receive a specialty certification in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. James Thomas


Dr. James Thomas founded the health:latch clinic in 2017 with a deep-rooted desire to help families overcome oral & airway health issues.

After treating thousands of children in his first dental practice, Everyone By One, he developed a unique understanding of the struggles patients had with breastfeeding, speech, sleep, breathing and more — caused by oral restrictions like tongue and lip tie.

Seeing firsthand how stressful it can be for families, he created health:latch as a specialty practice dedicated to changing the lives of these patients and their families. Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from The University of Michigan.


Sarah Hornsby


Sarah is a myofunctional therapist, educator, and internationally recognized speaker from Carefree, Arizona.

Over the past decade, her practice, Faceology, has transformed from an in-person, conventional myofunctional therapy clinic to an all-online telehealth practice employing multiple therapists.

She created MyoMentor in 2015 to train and mentor healthcare professionals who want to integrate myofunctional therapy into their practices. Over 1,200 professionals have graduated from her program since then.


Dr. Dan Hanson

BDS Dentistry (UK), MBIBH

Dr. Dan Hanson graduated as a dentist from the University of Sheffield Dental School in 2003. Since 2012, all his work has had a myofunctional focus.

In 2012, he qualified as a Breathing Educator with The Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH) soon after he invented Sleepystrip exclusive nasal breathing lip tape.

Dr. Dan is a seasoned educator, having lectured to thousands of health professionals across multiple disciplines all over the world. Locations have included the USA, UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Japan.

He has co-founded several projects relating to myofunctional work, including Myofocus, The Tongue Tie Institute, and The Myofunctional Space.

Melissa Mugno


Melissa is a pioneer of the modern myofunctional and airway-focused movement.
Spending the first part of her career educating and training patients and staff in the offices she was directing, it became clear that there was work to be done in advancing the functional airway movement.
She decided to leave her role in private practice and began the journey of becoming a myofunctional therapist in 2013. Her passion for patient and provider education has allowed her to lecture around the country, bringing her high energy and drive to the field.


Samantha Weaver


Samantha has been involved with Myofunctional Sciences since 2009, working in two clinics that specialize in breathing remediation and orofacial myofunctional therapy with children and adults. In addition to being a therapist, she is a director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT).

She holds two Bachelor's Degrees, one in Performance Studies (Northwestern University) and one in Communicative Disorders and Sciences (Utah State University), and a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders (CSUN).

Samantha is a founding board member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), an adjunct professor at Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and supports research on myofunctional therapy at several universities around the world.

Dave Henrichsen


Dave Henrichsen is an oral myofunctional therapist in the Seattle area who has built a successful practice focusing on mouth breathing, tongue thrust, sleep apnea, tongue tie, TMJ pain, and other myofunctional concerns.

Over the last several years, his strong desire to provide quality care to patients has ignited a fire in him to work with other myofunctional therapists, helping them become experts in their fields and grow their practices.

He has successfully launched and grown his myofunctional therapy practice and has coached many other therapists as they have started and grown their practices. He brings with him a passion for success, a blueprint for business systems, an enthusiasm that is infectious, and a positive outlook on life.

Michelle Strange


Michelle brings over twenty years of experience in the dental field, beginning as a dental assistant and earning a bachelor's degree in health science, followed by a master's in dental hygiene education. Her commitment to ongoing education is evident through her pursuit of various certifications, including the Certificate in Dental Infection Prevention and Control.

Michelle's passion for dentistry extends beyond her practice, as demonstrated by her community and global endeavors, which include volunteer work and worldwide missions. Michelle was also a co-founder of the A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast, further demonstrating her commitment to advancing the dental profession through education and collaboration.

Ashley Richards

CEO and Founder E2 Marketing

Ashley is a seasoned marketing executive with over 15 years of experience specializing in digital strategies.

In 2017, Ashley founded E Squared Marketing to provide businesses with creative digital solutions and value. She is known for her fresh perspective and practical leadership style that helps businesses thrive. Ashley and her team of 30 women service over 60 clients nationwide, focusing on social media content creation, ads management, influencer marketing, e-newsletters, and text campaigns.

Ashley also advocates for the working mother, encouraging her team and fellow moms with tips and tricks on navigating the work/life balance while growing a business.


Our Sponsors

Inspire 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us as an event sponsor and place your brand in front of the perfect myo and airway audience!


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