Sofia Bulgaria April 2020

Two Events

Registration Open!

Breaking Down the Diagnostic & Treatment Process for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

April 4-8, 2020 Sofia Bulgaria

Course Description:

This 2-day workshop is an advanced level course for SLPs and other medical professionals detailing the diagnostic and treatment process for orofacial myofunctional disorders. Attendees will be able to apply diagnostic and treatment considerations to their caseloads immediately and understand the underlying causes to common communication and feeding difficulties.

Learning Outcomes:

    1. Define the scope of practice of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) for SLPs across the lifespan.
    2. Differentiate between screening, symptom identification, and diagnosis.
    3. Outline and detail the structural, functional, and behavioral areas of an OMD assessment.
    4. Differentially diagnose OMD from dysphagia, feeding, articulation, and voice disorder.
    5. Differentiate between symptom management, exercise programs and individualized treatment planning.
    6. Explain the difference between oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies and how to plan, prioritize, and coordinate treatment.
    7. Discuss and apply oromyofunctional exercises, techniques, tools, and programs.
    8. Integrate oromyofunctional therapy (OMT) into current caseloads.
    9. Describe the process to complete patient objectives and goals, and successfully discharge them from therapy.

The course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Level)

OSHP 0560-004; OHSP 0561-004

Why Function Matters: What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Oral Physiology

April 10-11, 2020 Sofia Bulgaria

Course Description:

This is a comprehensive 2-day workshop for dentists and orthodontists on oral function and the impact of soft tissue on dental, oral, and facial development. Learn how oral dysfunction can escalate into disorder and contribute to malocclusion and suboptimal facial development. Learn how treating the underlying causes of dysfunction can help stabilize the occlusion and prevent orthodontic and surgical relapse. Attendees will be able to screen for orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) and apply the basic tenants of oromyofunctional therapy to their caseload immediately. Pediatric and adult case studies will be featured. Lecture is in English.

  • Why Should Dentists Care About Oral Function?
  • Why Do Some Lingual Frenectomies Get Positive Results and Other Don’t?
  • Is a Myofunctional Retainer System the Same as Myofunctional Therapy?
  • Fake it or Make it: Why Dentists Should Consider Exercise Over Botox.
  • How You Can Lead A Multidisciplinary Team!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define ten areas of oral function that impact facial development and contribute to malocclusion.
  2. Efficiently screen patients for oral dysfunction.
  3. Outline the structural, functional, and behavioral areas of an OMD assessment
  4. Differentiate oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies to individualize patient care.
  5. Learn how to build an effective multidisciplinary team.