About Us

Australia's leading Orofacial Myotherapy educators.

The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology provides interesting, high quality courses to Health Professionals with an interest in Orofacial Myology and preventive health.

Since 2012, we have trained hundreds of health professionals all across Australia, including dentist, orthodontists, paedodontists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, dental therapists, speech pathologists, dental assistants, chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.

Our courses are not just for dental professionals. Speech pathologists will also gain knowledge that will help with their therapy. Some children produce sounds incorrectly due to a result of an OMD. These dysfunctions can often cause articulation problems, mandibular thrust when speaking, anterior lateral lisp and hyper- or hypo-nasality. Any other health professionals with an interest in Orofacial Myology, TMD, Facial Pain and skeletal issues are welcome to attend our courses.

Our courses credit towards your Continuing Education, and cover key areas including:

The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology is committed to advancing the discipline of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education. The Academy prides itself on the courses and follow up service we provide for our clients, helping, and guiding them to better patient care and advancing their careers in this rapidly growing field.

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial Myology Therapy - also known as Myofunctional Therapy - is the treatment of disorders of the muscles of the face and mouth, such as non-nutritive sucking, improper swallowing habits and incorrect postures and function of the muscles of the tongue, lips, jaw and face. Research has shown orofacial myofunctional therapy is becoming an accepted modality used in a multi–disciplinary approach in patient care.

Orthodontists and dentists are concerned about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s) because of the impact on dental development, facial growth, orthodontic treatment outcomes, and, importantly, the stability and position of the teeth once orthodontic treatment is complete.

TMD patients have an increased number of OMD’s, the reduction of which improves facial pain and increases jaw range of motion. Recent studies indicate the importance of Orofacial Myofunctional therapy as adjunctive therapy in the treatment for OSA.