Miami Florida

November 2019

Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, OSA & Oromyofunctional Therapy

Miami Florida November 15-16, 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Course Description

This two-day workshop is an advanced level course for SLPs, RDHs, orthodontists, dentists, sleep specialists, and other medical professionals already diagnosing and treating aspects of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). Structural specialists will learn how muscle dysfunction and individual behavior can influence boney structure over time and how oromyofunctional therapy (OMT) can provide stability post orthodontics and post oromaxillofacial surgery. Functional specialists will learn how to assess boney and soft tissue structure and communicate with orthodontists, ENTS, and surgical teams on facial physiology. Each day’s agenda stands alone as a comprehensive lecture.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define the scope of practice of OMDs and the special populations treated by OMT.

2. Efficiently screen patients for oral dysfunction, as well as outline the structural, functional, and behavioral areas of an OMD assessment.

3. Define considerations for multidisciplinary assessment, including the timing of palate expansion and lingual frenectomy.

4. Differentiate oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies to individualize patient care as it relates to orthodontic cases, oromaxillofacial surgery, and children and adults with sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea.

Day 1 Agenda

Coordinating Oromyofunctional Therapy with Orthodontics, Oral Surgery & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction, Disclosures, Background, Course Overview

9:15 – 9:45 Screening versus Evaluating

9:45 – 10:15 The Full Scope of Practice for SLP & Other Professionals

10:15 – 10:45 Evaluating Before Treating

10:45 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 11:45 Coordinating OMT & Orthodontics

11:45 – 1:00 Evidence-based Practice & Case Studies

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 Coordinating OMT & Oral Surgery

3:00 – 3:45 Evidence-based Practice & Case Studies

3:45 – 4:00 Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:45 Coordinating OMT & Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

4:45 – 5:30 Conclusion and Questions


Day 2 Agenda

Diagnosis & Treatment of Oromyofunctional Disorder as it Relates to Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction, Disclosures, Background, Course Review

9:15 – 10:00 Differential Diagnosis of OMD by Speech-Language Pathology Evaluation & Reporting Considerations

10:00 – 10:45 Case Studies

10:45 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 12:00 Individualized & Family-based Treatment Plans

12:00 – 1:00 OMT Goals, Objectives & Strategies for Different Stages of Development

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 Evidence-based Practice & Case Studies

3:00 – 3:45 Generalizing Normal Oral Function

3:45 – 4:00 Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:30 Attendee Self-Assessment

4:30 – 4:45 Patient Compliance & Family-based Care

4:45 – 5:30 Conclusions, Questions, Course Assessment

The course is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Level).