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Pediatric dentists are in a unique position to screen for and monitor orofacial myofunctional and airway function disorders that may impact long-term development in children. This presentation will provide an overview of the spectrum of these disorders ranging from mouth breathing to obstructive sleep apnea. Learn the importance of screening for these disorders and establishing an interdisciplinary team, with tips and advice on how to implement these recommendations with the children and families in your practice.

Educational Objectives:

  • Appreciate the impact of myofunctional and airway disorders on pediatric
  • Be able to screen for and identify the clinical signs of myofunctional and airway
    disorders among patients in your practice.
  • Be able to discuss the peer-reviewed research supporting the role of
    myofunctional therapy, tongue-tie, and lip-tie surgery in the treatment of these
  • Understand the importance of an interdisciplinary team, and how to find those
    professionals in your area.

CE Credit Units:

2 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff

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There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at
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Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 6
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Breathing Disorders
  • Lecture Length 90 minutes
  • Original Release Date April 6, 2019
  • Review Date October 15, 2020
  • Expiration Date October 15, 2023

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass.
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CSPD Instructor

Instructor Info:

Anna Gross is a board certified Speech-Language Pathologist, holding a
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (ASHA). Anna received a Master of Science in Communication
Disorders and Sciences from California State University, Northridge. Anna
currently works in private practice in Los Angeles, CA, where she specializes in
motor speech disorders, phonological disorders, orofacial myofunctional
disorders, and feeding disorders in the pediatric population. In addition to her
private practice work, Anna is also co-founder of OMBRE, an online orofacial
myofunctional therapy company, where she provides tele-health services to
individuals in the pediatric and adult populations. Anna is a professional member
of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA), Academy of
Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), International Consortium of Oral
Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP), and the Medical Speech-Language
Pathology Council of California (MSCC).

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

The speaker discloses none.

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