REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPIST
Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton believes that providing great care involves truly working with people. Besides her 25+ years of experience working in clinical practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDHAP), she has continued to increase her knowledge and skills by becoming an Orofacial Myotherapist and Buteyko Breathing coach. She works with patients of all ages to help train the Orofacial muscles to develop optimally. Sanda’s outstanding work facilitates straighter teeth, better breathing, & greater overall health.
Throughout her career, Sanda noticed the many myofunctional disorders and their serious impacts on jaw growth and development, temporomandibular joint disfunction, breathing disorders, postural problems and systemic health issues. Forever curious, she kept asking why. Eventually, this led her to training with Joy Moeller of AOMT in the field of orofacial myology, Patrick McKeown for Buteyko breathing, as well as IAOM.
Sanda is a proud member of the following associations:
The Power of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
OMT has been in use since the early 1900’s and has helped literally thousands of individuals, in dozens of countries, for over 30 years. In Brazil alone, there are more than 20 universities doing PhD level research in orofacial myofunctional therapy.
My goal is to cultivate an awareness of muscle use and develop a therapy program of regular exercises designed specifically to your needs.
The purpose of myofunctional therapy is to:
Early detection and childhood treatment of these features prevents later suffering from related conditions!
Tongue Tied? (It's not just an expression)...
Tongue-tie is a real medical condition that can have dramatic effects on oral development:
The tongue is a major player in facial appearance and dental alignment.
If the tongue tie condition is recognized and treated early with MyoFunctional Therapy, the tongue is free to follow The Natural Laws of Form and Function.
Then normal dental-facial development can resume, with few to no orthodontic problems.
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Our mission is to provide high quality individualized therapy to children, adults, and families in need of our healthcare services. Our team prides ourselves in our diagnostic skills and we are committed to providing the best services available. We take the time to customize treatment plans/ therapy to fit your needs. We work with families and emphasize a family centered approach so that parents will have the tools needed to enhance your child's speech and facial/airway development.