Hello, I’m Marge a mom of 4 grown children.
They had braces once and several had them twice.
As a parent I understand how complicated the process of
braces and orthodontic treatment can be,
not to mention the financial expense and time commitment.
I have a passion to help people of all ages "wrangle" the tongue by
eliminating the tongue thrust and less time in braces.
My office is located in downtown Helena. I see patients in person.
I am able to provide teletherapy services for those who may
live outside the Helena area after the initial assessment.
I provide individualized therapy.
I am here to help people have great smiles for a lifetime!
I graduated from Carroll College with degree in dental hygiene many decades ago.
I've worked in private practice as a dental hygienist,
as a clinical dental hygiene instructor (Carroll College and Gt. Falls/MSU College)
and in positions at the VA hospital and county public health.
I had the opportunity to work in a small school setting with children
providing library skills for over a decade.
Over 10 years ago I began my journey to become a certified orofacial myologist.
I have hours and hours of advanced training
so I can help people chew, swallow and breathe better!
My areas of advanced study, publications & certifications:
2010 Comprehensive Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Kimberly Benkert
2011 An Introductory Course in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy – Joy Moeller & Barbara Greene
2011 Thumb Class is in Session – Shari Green
2012 Clinical Internship – Sandra Coulson
2013 Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy – Joy Moeller and Licia Paskay
2014 Breathing Re Education for the Myofunctional Therapist - Patrick McKeown
2015 Restorative Breathing – Lois Laynee
2017 Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI)- Dynamic & Postural Reflex Pattern Integration - Suzanne Amanor-Wilks
2018 MNRI – Orofacial Reflex Integration Level I – Tina Marks & Lisa Ortego
2018 MNRI – Visual & Auditory Reflexes Integration – Dr. Leah Light
2018 Rhythmic Movement Training Level I & II- Sonia Story
2018-2019 Brain & Sensory Foundations Level I & II– Sonia Story
2019 Sensory Point Taping with Kinesio Tape – Judee Macias-Harris
2019 TOTS - Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training- Autumn Henning & Karen Wuertz
2019 Baby Mouth, Toddler Mouth – Brooke Pettus
2020 The FNFT: TMD and Orofacial Pain - Tim King & Sarah Beach
2020 Integrative Breathing Therapy - Dr. Rosalba Courtney
2021 Breathing Retraining Level One - Tess Graham
The essential role of the COM in the management of sleep-disordered breathing: A literature review and discussion, November, 2014, The International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy https://ijom.iaom.com/journal/vol40/iss1/4/
2012 Certified Orofacial Myologist – International Association of Orofacial Myology
2016 Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst – Professional School of Behavioral Sciences
I am a member of the following associations:
Montana Dental Hygienists' Association - MDHA
American Dental Hygienists' Association - ADHA
International Association of Orofacial Myology - IAOM
American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry - AAPMD
Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences - AAMS