We receive lots of questions regarding the Training Program for the Myofunctional Therapy: A Practical Program, and would like to unpack these so not to leave you wondering!
For the Full Training Program...
Typically, in the past, dental hygienists would take their training in the States. After years of requests for rdhu to offer the training program, we approached Joe Siegfried, who is a RDH and a Myofunctional Therapist, to work with us on this!
Joe has created a fabulous training program! This is a program designed FOR dental hygienists as many of the other programs offered to other healthcare professionals outside of dentistry. The Dental Hygiene Process of Care for Myofunctional Therapy is included in the program.
Here is some information that we hope will be helpful!
We have created a hybrid program. Since this is a 30-hour course, the theory portion is online and the hands-on portion is a 2-day event with us at rdhu!
For the online portion, you can participate from the comfort of your own home. It is important that you attend the live sessions as it is a small group setting and videos are on. If you need to miss a night, we can send you the recording but it is important that the majority of these sessions you are live with us.
There is an online pre-requisite course that you need to take prior to the Full Training Program. It is a 6-hour online course: Mysteries of Myofunctional Therapy. If you haven't already taken this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to register.
There is a mentoring group following the session that is available to all participants who have completed the training program. It is always recommended that you continue with your learning and is expected from our regulatory college to do so. When you complete this training, you will be ready to implement this additional service/treatment to your clients.
This program is in the Ontario Scope of Practice, and has been accepted by the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba and the College of Dental Hygienists of Saskatchewan. **Please check with your regulatory body if this course is in your scope of practice and if this course is accepted.
If you are an independent RDH, you can implement this into your practice. If you are working within a dental practice, Joe shares strategies on successful implementation as he worked as a Myofunctional Therapist in a GP practice prior to opening his own dental hygiene clinic.
If you need a Payment Plan, we will work with you on this; however, we need the payment to be complete prior to the 2-day hands-on weekend.
*Once a payment plan has been issued, it cannot be refunded.
Upon completion of the program, Registered Dental Hygienists will earn the training to become Myofunctional Therapists and receive a Certificate of Completion.