Joy Moeller is an author, Dental Hygienist and is a former associate professor Indiana University School of Dentistry, and has been practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) for over 38 years. She is an on- going speaker at USC, UCLA, Loma Linda University, to residents.
She is a founding member of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) and has taught courses in OMT at many other locations around the world, including the World Sleep Congress, the International Pediatric Sleep Association and the Asian Pulmonary Association. She was honored to do Grand Rounds at Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) in 2015. She is on several boards, including the American Sleep Apnea Association and the AAPMD.
Myofunctional therapy assists the goals of orthotropics by repatterning the functions of the muscles, including the tongue, lips, muscles of mastication, the breathing muscles, swallowing, and others to adapt to the new structure that orthotropics develops. Also, the patient will be made aware of and eliminate habits that can cause the treatment to be much more difficult to attain. The collaboration of the two therapies will establish a stable result and help the patient to regain the proper oral functions that will prevail over a lifetime.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
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