Our Practice

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.

 
 Alyssa Stiles, BS, RDH, EFDA, PHDHP, COM™ Candidate

Alyssa Stiles, BS, RDH, EFDA, PHDHP, COM™ Candidate

Our Orofacial Myologist

Alyssa established Pittsburgh Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, LLC in 2016.

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.

Alyssa is the most experienced orofacial myologist in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She is equipped with extensive knowledge regarding current science and treatment methodologies, as she taken courses recognized by both the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (2015) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (2016). She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)™. Alyssa cares about her patients and is invested in their success.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and rescue Pit Bull (Kindell), gardening, Netflix, baking, and Zumba.

 

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.

 To become a Certified Orofacial Myologist™, one must pass written and onsite clinical examinations and routinely complete continuing education requirements.

 

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