Cheryl Shafer, RDH BS COM - "Airway Screenings to Grow Your Practice"

Course Summary:    

"Airway Screenings to Grow Your Practice"

Implementing a simple oral screening system including airway and myofunctional disorders can help to grow your practice.  Recognizing that as oral health specialists we are in the best position to help patients find solutions for their goals to breathe better, sleep better and feel better. In this course you will gain an understanding of what red flags to look for and tools for documentation. Lead the patient to tell you what their main concerns are with breathing, airway and oral function to help them in ways that will have them talking about your practice.

Learn to:

  • Recognize healthy oral facial function vs dysfunction
  • Recognize impacts of sleep and airway disturbances with case studies
  • Implementing screening tools to document airway, sleep and oral function findings
  • Recognize etiology of common orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Discuss health advantages of nasal breathing/ impacts of mouth breathing
  • Discuss health advantages of restorative sleep/ impacts of disturbed sleep
  • Recognize the important role of dentistry to screening for airway and orofacial myofunctional disorders.
  • Speaker:

Cheryl Shafer, RDH, BS, COM

Cheryl Shafer, RDH, BS, COM, is a Certified Orofacial Myologist, National Speaker and owner of Facial Function. 

After practicing as a Dental Hygienist and Community Health Educator she is now specialized in oral function and breathing disorders; helping those with oral facial myofunctional disorders such as mouth breathing, tethered oral tissues, noxious oral habits, forward tongue rest/swallow, and facial pain; while collaborating with an integrative team of medical and dental providers.

As a National Speaker, her mission is to empower the dental team to recognize oral dysfunctions and impacts on health and wellness. 


Tuesday, January 25, 2022


6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (networking from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Lecture will begin promplty at 7:00 p.m.





$25.00 - Per Person

2 CE Credits are pending MSBDE approval.

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