We have been providing orofacial myofunctional therapy to the greater Pittsburgh region since 2016.
Welcome to Pittsburgh Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, LLC, where we are dedicated to preventing, identifying, and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders.
Our Orofacial Myologist
Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2011). She is also a Registered Dental Hygienist (University of Pittsburgh, 2013), an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (Westmoreland County Community College, 2014), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), American Heart Association BLS/CPR instructor, and Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner. She is in the process of finishing massage therapy courses at CCAC.
Alyssa is the only orofacial myologist in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She is equipped with extensive knowledge regarding current science and treatment methodologies. She taken introductory orofacial myofunctional therapy courses with Joy Moeller & Licia Paskay (2015), Sandra Holtzman & Karen Masters (2016), and Barbara Greene (2018). She has also taken Linda D’Onofrio’s “Mastering Oromyofunctional Therapy” course (2018) as well as a number of other courses on myofunctional evaluations and tethered oral tissues (TOTS) offered by Angie Lehman, Ellen Carlin, Autumn Read Henning, and more.
Why choose a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)™?
A Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)™ is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Medical Doctor, or Dentist who, at a minimum, has taken an International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) approved introductory course in orofacial myology and passed a written examination and on-site evaluation. Once certified, he/she is required to maintain continuing education requirements.
The certification process is a way to validate that a therapist has both the knowledge of the etiologies of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (also known as orofacial myological disorders) and is abreast of current treatment modalities and methodologies.
Alyssa is undergoing the rigorous certification process. She has passed the written examination and is pending an on-site visit, which is scheduled for January 2019.
To become a Certified Orofacial Myologist™, one must pass written and onsite clinical examinations and routinely complete continuing education requirements.