What does it mean to be "certified?"
With certification, one is able to broadcast a level of training and clinical competency that has been validated by a specific organization. Certification denotes a commitment to a field of study and a dedication to continuing education. Both the public and professional colleagues gain a deeper trust knowing that a practitioner has been trained and tested to specified standards.
While certification is not required in order to practice myofunctional therapy, more organizations are looking toward standards of training in order to protect providers and the public at large. Myofunctional therapy and sciences does not have a professional license of its own designation; therefore the ability to practice this therapy is based on the scope of practice within an allied health license.
As more organizations offer certification opportunities, membership is also a key aspect of certification. It is important to find an organization that supports and protects its students; at the AOMT, we are committed to the highest level of training which is based on the latest evidence based research and clinical application. With over twenty years of course offerings in myofunctional therapy and sciences, the AOMT has been a pioneer in bringing the benefits of therapy to more people. Our Intro to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy course is a multi-tiered program, with 59 course hours dedicated to training and educating clinicians. Our ongoing mentorship is so that students build confidence through their experience in applying course material with clients. Our program is rigorous and challenging on purpose: we want to train students for success in the field.
We are proud to offer this opportunity to our students so they can practice with confidence and gain more authority inside the field of myofunctional therapy and sciences.
The Steps Toward Certification with the AOMT
The first step in your application is confirmation of eligibility status.
Once confirmed you will be granted access to a portal in order to complete the following:
1. 100 Question Examination
2. Case Study Submission
3. Confirmation of Mentorship Hours (the Myo Coffee Klatsch)
4. Observation of three allied health providers (2 hours minimum each provider)Click Here to Download the Application Packet
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The Certification Board of the AOMT
Dr. Normand Boucher, D.D.S.
Dr. Normand Boucher is a board certified orthodontist and an active member of the Angle Society. He practiced as a family dentist for five years before seeking specialty training in orthodontics and periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Edmund Liem, D.D.S.
Dr. Liem has been in general dentistry for 34 years. He graduated in January 1979 from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He went in private general practice in the city of Nijmegen in 1994 and now practices in the city of Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L
Michelle Emanuel has 24 years experience as a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist, with specific focus on posture, movement and connection for the precrawling baby with emphasis on facilitating healthy nervous system function.
Licia Coceani-Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP
Licia 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.
Terri Patrick, RDH
As an experienced dental hygienist & dental hygiene program faculty member, Terri values a holistic approach to health & enjoys supporting her clients' journeys toward improved general health via oral health & function.
Joy Moeller, BS, RDH
Joy Moeller, BS, RDH is a dental hygienist, formally an associate professor at Indiana University, who has worked as a myofunctional therapist for many years and currently has a private practice in Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills.
Kevin Boyd, DDS
Kevin Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist with over 20 years experience delivering outstanding dental healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, and other special needs.
Janice Goodman, DDS
Dr. Janice Goodman is a dentist based in Toronto, Canada. She is working in a truly holistic multidisciplinary integrated wellness dental center. She has 30+ years of experience and an ongoing formal university education.
Patrick McKeown, MA, BBE
Ireland based international breathing instructor and author Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He completed his clinical training in Russia in 2002, accredited by the physician and breathing expert Dr. Konstantin Buteyko.
Samantha Weaver, MS
Samantha has been involved with Myofunctional Sciences since 2009 working in two clinics that specialize in breathing remediation and orofacial myofunctional therapy with children and adults. She is also a director with the AOMT.
Marc Moeller, BA
Marc is the Managing Director of the AOMT, and Executive Director and Founding Board Chair of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS). He is a graduate of the University of California in San Diego.
Katrina Rogers, SLT
Katrina is a specialist speech and language therapist working as a Consultant in Dysphagia in Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust. She has an independent practice, and trained as an orofacial myofunctional practitioner.