2020 CLASS DATES
January 23 - 26
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

October 17 - 20

Detroit Metro area



This COM® (Certified Orofacial Myologist) Certification Track Course will provide participants with a foundation for critical thinking in which the participant can then assimilate the knowledge to develop a clinical awareness through examination of the orofacial complex and create an individualized therapeutic program for each patient.  The course encompasses core elements of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) history, research, dental, speech, orofacial myofunctional interdisciplinary perspectives, anatomy-physiology, examination, evaluation, and treatment planning, ethical and therapeutic approaches within International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) scope of practice.  This COM® Certification Track Level I  28 hour Course is offered to Speech Pathologists, Registered Dental Hygienists’, Dentists, and physicians and is a mandatory requirement for those wishing to be certified through the IAOM. Following this course, participants will immediately be eligible for both membership and certification into the IAOM.  You will be prepared to begin evaluating and treating clients with OMDs.
Course Objectives
Understand the science and research for orofacial myofunctional therapy
Evaluate and diagnose orofacial myofunctional disorders
Provide clinical and practical application of a therapeutic program
Discuss the multidisciplinary connection between dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional therapy
Implement a plan for referral and patient education
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