Pat Pine with Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is the new practice that helps people with issues due to sleep apnea and behavioral issues in children. Today, Shirley talks with a good friend of hers, Pat Pine. They will be talking about what OMT is, and how it helps with individuals breathing. Pat also teaches the understanding how the mouth works in everyday functions, and the techniques which she uses to strengthen the facial muscles. Her training can re-train the individual’s old bad habits and turn them into new habits.
Patricia M. Pine RDH is a Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myologist, also a national and International Speaker. Pat is helping the future, she is developing programs for dental professionals. Pat believes that we can never have enough information to assist our clients and saving their smiles also their lives. Scientific research and technology in dentistry are constantly evolving, hence offering an incredible service to our patients. Pat’s thinking is beyond the short term, bringing current information on the variety of detection and diagnostic approaches available to save lives as well as teeth and gums.
Pat completed her course work on OroFacial Myofunctional Therapy which is a practice not many people know about. As a result, this can be a valuable service to many people. Pre-ortho, post orthodontic treatment, thumb sucking, TMD and nail biting. Unbelievable what this therapy can provide for a patient. The tongue, most of all, is the “rudder” of the body.
Pat says, “I am very excited about helping children and adults in their best interest and re-educating muscles for a healthy lifestyle.”