Dentists, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care providers are invited to become part of the “Discovery Team” with Pat Pine, an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (COM).
For the past eighteen years, Pat has become a national and international speaker for the dental community. She also volunteers to educate children on dental health. Her 8+ years of experience as a myofunctional therapist has opened her eyes to the role that the tongue plays in the body, and she is passionate about helping patients and other health care professionals understand how the tongue affects total body health.
This engaging, hands-on, and educational event will be held on February 16-19 in Tempe, AZ. Here’s what you can look forward to:
1. Hands-On Learning
“Hear it. See it. Feel it. Do it.” Active learning is essential to absorbing new information. During the eight-hour days, there will be plenty of hands-on learning as you put together a puzzle of the face and do assessments on a partner. There will also be several competitions to keep the atmosphere lively!
These activities will provide you with the confidence you need to care for patients and diagnose patients who have been searching for answers. Your questions and involvement are essential!
2. Informative & Engaging Lectures
More than 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist and a passion for Myofunctional Therapy lead Pat to create Muscles in Harmony which provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for patients of all ages. She has extensive knowledge about how the face and tongue work to impact whole-body health. She brings this knowledge, experience, and passion to her courses to create an engaging learning environment.
3. Continuing Education – CE Units
Upon completion of this four-day course, attendees will be comfortable assessing their patients’ tongues, muscles and discovering the airway, while earning 30 hours of continuing education units.
Join Pat Pine, COM® as she discusses myofunctional disorders like open bite disorder, a heart-shaped tongue tip, mouth breathing, tongue ties, airway concerns, and more. For more information, register at www.musclesinharmony.com.