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About Me

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

Publication 

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/

Certification

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