Oral Dysfunction & Malocclusion

Oral Dysfunction as a Cause of Malocclusion & Suboptimal Facial Development

Portland Oregon November 2, 2019


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Course Description:

This one-day lecture is an advanced level course for SLPs, RDHs, orthodontists, dentists, sleep specialists, and other medical professional on the progression of oral dysfunction. This is full-day extension of my presentation at the Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, my upcoming presentation at ASHA, and my article of the same name in Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research Journal, a narrative review or how oral dysfunction influences dental development, malocclusion, and facial development.

Medical and dental staff are invited to attend at the allied professional rate, but attendance is not implied training or endorsement to diagnose or treat OMDs beyond one’s medical or dental licensure.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learning Objectives:
  2. Define orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD), describe symptomology and etiololgy.
  3. Demonstrate how oral dysfunction cascades into OMD.
  4. List 12 areas of oral dysfunction that contribute to occusal and facial development.
  5. Explain how OMD can cause generational dysfunction.

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

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

9:15 – 9:30 Outline 12 areas of oral dysfunction that contribute to malocclusion and facial collapse

9:30 – 9:45 Impact of breastfeeding and early feeding experiences on facial form

9:45 – 10:00 Etiology and impact of airway obstruction

10:00 – 10:15 Impact of soft tissue restriction: Lip, cheek and tongue ties

10:15 – 10:30 Structural and functional diagnosis of ankyloglossia in infants, children and adults

10:30 – 11:00 Pre and post frenectomy care and resources

11:00 – 11:30 Morning break

11:30 – 11:45 Etiology and impact of mouth breathing on facial growth, occlusion, orthodontics

11:45 – 12:00 Impact of mouth breathing on cognition, anxiety and attention disorders

12:00 -12:15 Impact of oral resting postures

12:15 – 12:30 Impact of early facial dysmorphology – high narrow palate and recessed jaw at birth

12:45 – 1:00 Questions

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 2:15 Oromyofunctional Screening Protocols

2:15 – 2:30 Sleep Screening Protocols

2:30 – 2:45 Etiology and impact of oral habits: non-nutritive sucking and chewing

2:45 – 3:00 Impact of swallowing

3:00 – 3:15 Impact of chewing

3:15 – 3:30 Impact of bruxing

3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:15 Impact of OMD over time on the growing face

4:15 – 4:30 Impact of OMD on orthodontic and surgical stability

4:30 – 4:45 Impact of OMD on OSA, TMD

4:45 – 5:00 Obstructive sleep apnea in children, healthy young adult, obese, and older adults

5:00 – 5:15 Impact of maternal oral dysfunction on the developing fetus

5:15 – 5:30 Conclusions and questions

ASHA CEU APPROVED