$50.00

Course Description

What do we really know about the tongue? What do we really know about the function of muscles of the face? The tongue muscle organ of the body is a mystery. As dental professionals, we fight this muscle during treatment all the time. What is the solution? Myofunctional Therapy for the dental hygienist is amazing. Orofacial Myologists assist patients with oral disorders that can cause breathing and malocclusion concerns. Tongue thrust can loosen bridges, causing an asymmetric bite. We will discuss all the hidden mysteries of the tongue and oral disorders. How dental hygienists are the perfect professional for this type of therapy.
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Course Description

What do we really know about the tongue? What do we really know about the function of muscles of the face? The tongue muscle organ of the body is a mystery. As dental professionals, we fight this muscle during treatment all the time. What is the solution? Myofunctional Therapy for the dental hygienist is amazing. Orofacial Myologists assist patients with oral disorders that can cause breathing and malocclusion concerns. Tongue thrust can loosen bridges, causing an asymmetric bite. We will discuss all the hidden mysteries of the tongue and oral disorders. How dental hygienists are the perfect professional for this type of therapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how the tongue interacts with oral & physical health
  • Recognize TOTs disorders during treatment
  • Learn how to control the tongue
  • Discuss how hygiene professionals can step-in to assess disorders
  • Discover what the oral cancer screening can reveal about tongue function
  • The mystery tongue will reveal its role •This will be hands-on interactive course