OMT, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMD/Orofacial Pain, and Posture

June 23-25, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA

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The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Address: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone:(213) 624-1011
*In the Roman Room.
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Advanced Course

New Frontiers in Myofunctional Therapy: Sleep, TMD, Posture

We are very excited to be adding advanced training for the currently practicing specialist in myofunctional therapy and those who work with them. We have designed this course to provide practical tools in advanced topics that are in the highest demand by allied health professionals, those seeking to work with those who practice myofunctional therapy.

The course will consist of advance required reading, lectures, and hands-on workshops including the following topics:

• Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Myofunctional Therapy
Current standards of care and the state of sleep medicine.
All attendees will be able during the course to undergo a home sleep study.

• Sleep Well, Live Well: Strategies and Solutions for Optimal Sleep

Be trained in state of the art strategies to guide your patients to optimal sleep hygiene and habits to improve your patient results: be grounded in the reasons, the protocols, and the manner to train your patients for better sleep

• Postural Aspects for the Myofunctional Therapist: Assessment of Overall Posture, Teaching Correct Head and Neck Posture and Ergonomics

• TMJ disorders for OM Therapists

TMJ, Pelvis, and Spine
TMJ Disorder and Clinical Aspects for the Myofunctional Therapist: Advanced OMT/TMD protocols

• Tongue Tie: Updates and Protocols for the Myofunctional Therapist

• Current and Emerging Sciences Supporting Myofunctional Therapy: Epigenetics, Functional Matrix, Neuroplasticity.

• Survey of Advanced Topics in Myofunctional Therapy

Presenting New Research on:

– Chewing,

– Tongue-palate interaction,

– Kinesio Taping, as the latest tool for myofunctional therapists

– Cosmesis, as a desirable outcome of normalizing orofacial functions

Current applications of myofunctional therapy in:

– Patients with Parkinson’s disease and Down syndrome

– Bariatric patientSurvey of Advanced Topics in Myofunctional Therapy

Hands-on activities are included throughout the course: all lectures have been designed for immediate practical application.


Presenters:Joy L. Moeller, BS, RDH
Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP
Jennifer Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT, Physical Therapy Renaissance, Chicago; Professor, University of Saint Augustine, Florida (with Mariano Rocabado)
Bertrand de Silva, MD, FCCP, FAASM, Boarded in Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine
Todd Morgan, DMD,


Mark Cruz, DDS, Dr. Cruz has been practicing dentistry in Orange County since 1986
Jennifer Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT, Physical Therapy
Renaissance, Chicago, Professor, University of Saint Augustine, Florida (with Mariano Rocabado)
Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP
Joy Lea Moeller, RDH, BS
Nancy Rothstein, MBA, Adjunct Professor, NYU in Sleep Wellness; Director of Corporate Sleep Programs, CIRCADIAN
Bertrand Da Silva MD, FCCP, FAASM, Boarded in Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.

This course represents the AOMT’s commitment to developing the best curriculum available anywhere, expanding on our comprehensive introductory course and diving much deeper in areas critical to a greater foundation in the field. This course contains all new curriculum and is a must for anyone working with patients with sleep disorders, TMD, or looking to advance in the field.

The fee for this course is $1250.00

Meet Our Instructors

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH is a Registered Dental Hygienist and is a former associate professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She has been practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy for over 30 years.

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Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from Padua University (Italy) in speech therapy, from Antioch University, Los Angeles with a BA in Gerontology and from Cal. State U. Northridge with a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, but she never stopped learning and pursuing education.

Find Out More About Licia

“I have a Mini-Residency in which I teach doctors from all over the world about Biobloc Orthotropic treatment to develop the entire lower face forward. They lecture as part of one of the four sessions in this Mini-Residency, and I strongly urge each doctor taking my course to either take their course to learn what they do or have one of their team members do so. Our success in treating with Biobloc Orthotropics is enhanced when we combine a strong myofunctional component to the therapy.”

– William M. Hang, D.D.S., M.S.D

“I am able to better understand the deficits my patients have which helps me treat the causes of their disorders, not just the symptoms. Through utilization of your therapeutic programs and exercises, I have made significant positive improvements in my patients overall speech intelligibility without even using articulation therapy. My patient’s parents are thrilled because their children can eat a wider variety of healthy foods without having fights at the dinner table. My patients are more confident and one has even opened a business and has invited me to hear her speech at her grand opening event next week.”

– Maureen Grady Cooney, Speech Pathologist

“I heard Joy Moeller speak on the topic of Myofunctional Therapy at a seminar sponsored by the ADHA. I was impressed by Joy’s informative presentation, so I attended the 4 day course titled “Introductory Myofunctional Therapy” in Phoenix, Arizona in February of 2013. I had an outstanding experience at The Academy of Myofunctional Therapy. The course highlighted the health benefits resulting from Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. During the Course, I learned about this exciting therapy that focuses on various pathologies involving the face, head, and neck. Now I can begin treating patients who demonstrate improper breathing, chewing and swallowing. Thank you Joy, Licia and Marc for your enthusiastic commitment to teaching this vital, life changing therapy.”

-Kelly Sean Noble, DDS Tempe, AZ

The AOMT is committed to providing the strongest foundation in the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy. We ground our curriculum in the latest evidence-based research. We have taught more than half of the myofunctional therapists practicing in North America. We offer further on-going assistance via the internet with professional problems you may have. We have a networked referral system for receiving new patients from doctors in your area. We schedule several courses throughout the year at various locations across the USA.

Instructional Personnel Disclosures:
Speaker, Licia Paskay:
Financial: Speaker Licia Coceani-Paskay receives speakers fees from the AOMT. Non-financial: Licia is on the Advisory Board of the AOMT; Licia is the President and a Board Member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences.

Speaker, Joy Lea Moeller:
Financial: receives speakers fees from the AOMT Non-financial: Joy Is personally related to the AOMT Managing Director and main shareholder, Marc Moeller; Joy is on the Advisory Board of the AOMT; Joy also serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, on the Board of the American Association for Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and is on the Medical Committee of the American Sleep Apnea Association

OMT, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMD/Orofacial Pain, and Posture
June 23-25, 2017, Los Angeles, CA