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The Mid-West Institute of Orofacial Myology

Kim Stevens, RDH, BS, MBA, OM

(573) 231-6385


Scope of Practice

Oromyology Scope of Practice

To evaluate and guide patients through a specific exercise protocol that retrains, establishes, and maintains as much muscle balance and function for the face and mouth as possible.

This includes therapy for:

  • Abnormal swallowing
  • Abnormal facial habits and rest posture position
  • Airway mouth breathing, we should all breathe through the nose primarily
  • Anterior open bite
  • Abnormal chewing
  • Altered speech patterns and other issues that produce problems with biting, chewing, swallowing and speech.

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