21-24 November 2011 OMT Four Day Course


21-24 November 2011
University of Sydney
Sydney - Australia

Sponsored By


28 CPD Hours


Joy L. Moeller (BS, RDH, COM) is a Certified Orofacial Myofunctional therapist and a licensed registered dental hygienist. She is currently an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) where she is the dental hygiene liaison. She is a former associate professor Indiana University School of Dentistry, has been practicing OMT for 30 years. She is an ongoing guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, Loma Linda, and Cerritos College to ortho, perio, and pedo dental residents and hygiene students. She is currently a team member of the UCLA Sleep Medicine Mini Residency Program. She attended the Myofunctional Therapy Institute in Coral Gables, Florida and the Coulson Institute in Denver, Colorado. She is currently the co-founder of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and has taught courses in OMT at USC, the Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany, Freiberg University in Freiberg, Germany, Louvain, University in Brussels, Belgium, and many other locations around the world. She has worked with Children’s Hospital, was a consultant for a sealant program for indigent children, worked in the Super Tooth Program, and in public schools as a health educator in the SmilesProgram. She is currently in the exclusive practice as an orofacial myofunctional therapist in Pacific Palisades, California and Beverly Hills, California. Joy was a speaker at the Cranial Academy international meeting in June, 2008 and at the AAGO meeting in October 2008 where she spoke on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - The Critical Missing Element in Complete Patient Care. She has spoken at the International Association for Facial Growth Guidance in 2010, the ACE dental meeting in 2010, the ATPA meeting in 2010, and the Townie meeting in 2010. She also has written several articles including Dentaltown in 2010, RDH in 2009, California Dental Hygiene Journal in 2008, Orthodontic Tribune in 2008, Dental Tribune in 2008 and the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society in 2009. She co-authored a book with Linda Krol, RDH, called “Taking It Further, A Guide for Periodontal Therapy”. She just finished writing her books “Ten Secrets of a Beautiful Smile” which will be published soon and a children’s book called “Tucker the Tongue Finds His Spot”.
Licia C. Paskay (MS, CCC-SLP, COM) Graduated from Padua University (Italy), Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA and CSU Northridge, CA. Currently in private practice with at least 15 years of experience in orofacial myology. Past-President and Board Member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Currently President and Executive Director of Purpose Inc., in Culver City, CA, a non-profit cognitive therapy and counseling center. Performing cognitive therapy with adults who have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Vascular Dementia, Strokes, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Cancer. Since 1996, working per diem at OPICA adult daycare center in Los Angeles, performing assessments, individual therapy and group cognitive stimulation for people with high functional levels and early memory loss, in-services for staff, caregivers and the general public. Since 2002, working per diem at the Marilyn Hilton Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center (MSAC) at UCLA, facilitating cognitive stimulation in groups, or providing assessments along with swallowing, speech, language and cognitive rehab, through individual sessions. Currently working as a Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Orofacial Myologist in private practice treating patients of all ages, mostly with swallowing or orofacial myofunctional disorders. Additional experience: Organization and teaching several classes and activities for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) So. Cal. Chapter, Speaker for the Alzheimer's Association and President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) 2009-2011


A four day training course for registered dental, medical and speech professionals to help incorporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) into your their practice. OMT is a program used to correct breathing, swallowing and chewing disorders, normalise freeway space, help stabilise the bite, and eliminate noxious oral habits such as tongue-thrusting and thumb-sucking.

Learn to recognise and treat the symptoms of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD), how to re-pattern oral muscles for long-term retention, the latest research, and how to integrate and market OMT.

Stabilise orthodontic, surgical and dental results.
  • Discriminate between normal and atypical oral function
  • Identify five noxious habits impacting orofacial welfare
  • Recognize the symptoms demonstrating orofacial muscle dysfunction
  • Apply the principles of therapy to clients in need of treatment
  • Change incorrect habit patterns to patterns that support a more normal degree of function
  • Develop a motivational program to correct digit sucking habits
  • Anatomy / Physiology / Research / Establish therapy goals, compliance with "difficult" patients, motivation techniques
  • Develop caseload management skills and multidisciplinary relationships
  • Develop a compliance family plan for young children in therapy
  • Educate patients on the benefits of early intervention in OFM
  • Assess the patient needs and establish measures for dysfunctions and therapy outcomes


To download the course Schedule click here.

Or click in the titles listed below:

- AJODO Relapse Anterior Open Bite
- Guimaraes 2009 Exercise Article OSA
- Dentaltown Moeller 2009
- Ororfacial Myology Therapy by Joy L. Moeller
- What is Orofacial Myololgy by Barbara J Greene

Additional information about Orofacial Myology / Myofunctional Therapy can be obtained through the following websites: - Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Joy L Moeller Website - International Association of Orofacial Myology