The field of myofunctional therapy Is exploding! When I first started my myofunctional therapy practice, the field wasn’t all that well known. Dentists, orthodontists, and even patients weren’t familiar with what I did.
But that’s ALL changed!
The field has really taken off in the last three years. My practice is growing at a speed I could never have imagined. In addition to a stream of motivated patients, I’m being contacted every day by dentists, hygienists, and other medical professionals from all over the world. They’re looking for ways to integrate myofunctional therapy into their practice and to offer a higher standard of care to their patients.
Myofunctional therapy has become mainstream, driven to a large degree by an increased awareness of the importance of the airway, mouth, and tongue in our overall health.
The dental field is taking the lead in treating sleep apnea and other sleep disordered breathing conditions, and tongue-tie is now being diagnosed and treated very differently to the way it was a few years ago. Myofunctional therapy is now recognized as a key component to treating these complex conditions.
This is why so many dentists and orthodontists are either integrating myofunctional therapy directly into their practice or referring to trusted therapists who are up to date with the latest techniques. Demand for skilled myofunctional therapists is going to absolutely skyrocket in the next few years!
Mentoring involves long-term continued guidance and support. That's what I was looking for when I was a new therapist. It's so much more than just training! My mentoring program enables students to start seeing patients from the day they graduate, and to have ongoing support and encouragement.
One of the biggest challenges to any new myofunctional therapist is actually seeing their first patients. To make this process easier, and to help you to build both your confidence and your practice as quickly as possible, I've created a one of a kind Online Internship. There's nothing else like this in the field!
It's been my mission to build a community of professionals who support and encourage each other. As a group, we can succeed and go so much further than as individuals. Once you become part of the MyoMentor community, you'll have supportive friends and colleagues from all over the world.
Module One is all about identification of orofacial myofunctional symptoms. We see mouth breathing, tongue thrusts, and tongue-ties every day in our patients, but I want to help you see these symptoms through a new lens.
Tethered oral tissues (tongue, lip, and buccal ties) can be difficult to detect at times. By the end of Module One, you will be an absolute expert at identifying these symptoms and others in your patients.
All of these orofacial myofunctional symptoms connect to the big picture health conditions that our patients need help with. Sleep apnea and TMD are directly linked to myofunctional problems. Learning to understand and identify breathing and soft tissue dysfunctions is critical - you have to know what to look for in order to treat it.
Module Two is all about treatment and therapy. You’ll learn essential exercises for successful therapy using targeted and precise techniques that have been proven in clinical practice. We’ll be covering exercises for pre and post tongue-tie surgery, sleep apnea and snoring, as well as TMD. We’ll also cover habit elimination and my Mini-Myo program for children under five.
My practice philosophy is to make therapy easy and attainable for our patients. This improves compliance and assures consistent results without overwhelming the patient.
Successful outcomes are about more than just teaching the exercises. The evaluation process is just as important as therapy, so you’ll learn how to communicate the importance of therapy during your consultation, and how to talk about treatment beyond the exercises.
Module Three focuses on everything you need to know to run your practice, whether that’s as part of a dental team or as an individual myofunctional therapist. From charting, systems, and insurance, to networking and building a multidisciplinary team, the final four weeks will have you covered.
We’ll also be diving into difficult topics such as charging and how to discuss finances with patients. For hygienists who want to start their own myofunctional therapy practice, we’ll be looking at the mindset for success and all the practical aspects of starting and running your own business.
Most hygienists who get trained in myofunctional therapy are good clinicians and love working with patients, but struggle with starting and running a business.
This is actually what I'm most passionate about. As of 2019, I've started three separate companies, and they've all been very successful. I love helping people start their own business and discover the time and financial freedom that comes along with it.
The entire third module of my 12-week mentoring program is dedicated to the business aspects of running a myofunctional therapy practice. This includes insurance, networking and team creation, marketing, patient records and charting, business organization, finances and taxes, social media and websites, and much more.
If you don't want to start your own business, that's okay too. Many of the concepts that lead to business success can be applied in a team environment as well.
- Marie Forleo
Paid in full before the course start date of January 13th 2020
Paid in full before the registration deadline of December 1st 2019
"I’m learning so much of what to do and what not to do and can see the learning will never stop. I’m so glad to be a part of your mentoring program, and thankful for all of your support and help thus far. It can only get better!"
"In just one week of listening to your calls, I've learnt more than I did in the 4 day introduction course. My mind is actually on over drive trying to process it all. I'm sitting here reading and it makes complete sense. Scary that this isn't mainstream healthcare!!"
"I took the AOMT intro course first and then Sarah's course. She is incredible and an amazing mentor even after you take her course. She is one of the most respected and known educators in the field. She has a true passion for teaching Myo to others."
The program is 12 weeks long and consists of three modules with breaks in between each module.
Calls will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Participants will vote on the call timing once they register for the program. The timing of the calls is generally between 5 and 7PM Pacific Time.
This program is designed for dental professionals and it has a dental focus. However, if you come from any other type of healthcare background and are interested in this program, please reach out and we can discuss it further.
Each call is 60-75 minutes long depending on how many questions are asked.
Each call is done over the phone like a conference call.All the resources including videos, documents, and audio recordings are hosted on this website.
Every call is recorded so you'll have the opportunity to listen to it at a later stage. You don't need to attend each call live.
Definitely! The entire third module is dedicated to the business aspects of running a myofunctional therapy practice.
This includes insurance, networking and team creation, marketing, patient records and charting, business organization, social media and websites, and much more.
This course is eligible for 30 CE hours. Check with your state for details and specific requirements around online learning.
Yes I do! If you sign up as a group, the first student is full price but then every additional person gets a $500 discount. We can average the savings across the group.
We'll meet every Thursday evening for our weekly Group Discussion and Application Session.
These 60-75 minute interactive sessions are when we’ll review the topic from Monday, and cover any questions that came up over the course of the week. Prior to each Discussion and Application Session, I ask that all participants email me one to three questions they would like to have answered. These questions will guide the discussion, and each participant will also have the chance to share and ask questions as they come up during the discussion.
We'll meet every Monday evening for our Group Teaching Sessions.
This is when I'll discuss and teach the topic of the week. Each session will be about an hour in duration; possibly up to one hour and 15 minutes depending on the number of questions asked. At the end of each Teaching Session, I will give you helpful topics to focus on with your own patients for the rest of the week.
These sessions will be recorded so that you can access them anytime for a review, or so that if you were unable to join the session live, you can listen on your own, and stay on track with the rest of the group.
One of the biggest challenges to any new myofunctional therapist is actually seeing their first patients. To make this process easier, and to help you to build both your confidence and your practice as quickly as possible, I've created a one of a kind Online Internship Program - there's nothing else like this in the field!
As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to work with patients from my practice. This will help you gain experience and learn the ins and outs of the technology I use to see my patients online.
This program can change your career, your life, and your way of thinking about dentistry and health.
My goal is to help all of my students reach their career and success goals. If you’re not successful, then I don’t consider myself to be successful!
I want you to get as much as you can out of our time working together, and to have a lot of fun doing it. I want this learning experience to be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved.