The Impact of Orofacial Myofunction Disorders on Malocclusion
Orofacial myofunctional disorders and chronic oral dysfunction may increase the risk for dental malocclusion and related craniofacial dysmorphology.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the relationship between orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) and malocclusion.
- Identify the impact of oral habits on the risk for OMD.
- Explain the role of the dental hygienist in detecting and addressing OMDs.
This course was issued in July 2022 and expires July 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.