Live Webinar hosted by Dental Explorer Network and 360 Dental Navigations via ZOOM
Speaker: Kimmie Herrera BSDH, RDH OMT
Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm MST
AGD Subject Code: 180
- Understand ideal oral rest posture and function
- Understand and identify pediatric myofunctional disorders
- Understand the negative impact of improper breathing, sleep, and oral function
- Be able to educate patients and parents on proper oral function as it relates to dental and overall health
- Understand treatment options and outcomes for correcting myofunctional disorders
Understand what normal oral muscle function and rest posture are in order for your pediatric patients to properly grow ideal craniofacial structures and a healthy airway. Learn how to recognize improper function with breathing and oral muscles that would warrant early intervention in orthodontics, myofunctional therapy, and other specialized treatment. Feel confident in educating patients and parents about the importance of proper growth and function, and how early treatment is imperative to healthy breathing, sleep, and development.
"Kimmie has worked in dentistry for over 21 years and has continued to expand her education and clinical skills throughout her career. She has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist as well as having spent several years working as a Registered Dental Assistant and Front Office Coordinator prior to that. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to expanding her knowledge and clinical skills to be an impactful provider in her patients' overall health. Through this process, she has participated in thousands of hours of continued education focused on airway health, and proper development and function of the mouth, jaws, face, and airway. As a result of her hard work and dedication in her career, she has received multiple awards and honors recognizing her for being an industry leader. She is the owner and lead Myofunctional Therapist at Smile and Airway Health with locations in Brighton and Broomfield, Colorado. Her practice has also become a global online option for patients of all ages seeking care worldwide. Kimmie is currently a board member of the international study club called Airway Circle, which focuses on collaboration with all specialties that help patients achieve optimum breathing, sleep and function.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is an arena that Kimmie is extremely passionate about. She continues to see her patients benefit from better sleep, better breathing, and improved function of the mouth, tongue and airway. She loves to mentor and coach other Dental Hygienists to learn about screening for Myofunctional Disorders and pursue appropriate training to treat their own patients as well."