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Dr. Dawn M. Moore ClinScD., CCC-SLP, COM®

Before becoming an Orofacial Myologist, I struggled for years to get help for my daughter's abnormal tongue resting posture (tongue thrust) that I diagnosed at 2 years of age. 

Her teeth were a mess at seven and it was difficult to find treatment for her other than braces. Unfortunately, I knew that braces were only going to treat the SYMPTOM of a larger problem which was where her tongue was resting. 

What is my goal? 

Below you can see what this orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) did to the development of her face. This is something I was NOT aware of until I had my orofacial myology training and it is why I am sharing this information here! 

It took five years of braces, a Herbst appliance, and myofunctional therapy to correct the damage that was done by her tongue not resting on the palate!

My goal is to educate parents on HOW to treat these conditions EARLY so the damage to
the teeth and face is AVOIDED or at least minimized!

 

Needing braces, which seems to be a rite of passage today, is NOT normal and many cases can be traced back to some type of undetected OMD!​

Without treating the UNDERLYING problem, the teeth will MOVE again when the braces are removed as barely anyone will wear their retainers for LIFE! 

However, the overriding concern may be the AIRWAY as the body will do whatever is necessary to breathe well. This may mean pushing the tongue more forward in the mouth to open up the back of the throat OR causing the person to become an habitual mouth breather!

My daughter before

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My daughter after

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Dr. Dawn M. Moore ClinScD., CCC-SLP, COM®
Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctorate of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology    |  2018
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology |  1998

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders    |    1996

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure and Certifications

2019 ~ Present | Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)®  

1999 ~ Present | Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-                                     Language Hearing Association 

1999 ~ Present | North Carolina Board of Examiners License in Speech-Language Pathology 

Additional State Licenses |  Missouri, Georgia, Illinois

Continuing Education | Specialized Training

2021   Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM) Recognition

2021   TOTs: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training

2021   Certified Myo Munchee Practitioner

2020  Take Off OMT Myo Focus Course
2020  American Laser Study Club Annual Symposium

2019  Frenectomies and Beyond: A Modern Approach to Laser Education
2019  Dr. Soroush Zaghi - 2 Day Functional Sleep and Breathing/Frenuloplasty Course

2019  3rd Annual Orofacial Myology Symposium - Clinical Retreat to Enrich Your Skills

2019  Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)® Test and On-site Certification

2018  IAOM Convention: The Tensegrity Advantage: Connect, Support, Integrate

2017  2nd Annual Orofacial Myology Symposium: Advanced Training

2016  Advanced Course: Improving the Clinical Acumen of Orofacial Myofunctional                        Clinicians

2016  AOMT: Comprehensive Frenulum Inspection workshop

2013, 2016, 2019: Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation ~ Intensive Training                                         Workshop

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