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Educating Patients to Accept a Collaborative Airway Treatment Plan
Joy Moeller, RDH, BS, AOMT-C, COM

November 1, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Just because we have information as to WHY a patient needs our help, it doesn’t mean that the patient will accept or follow through with the recommended treatment plan. In this hour, Joy Moeller will explain how to enlist the patient into demanding collaborative treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Eliminate roadblocks to case acceptance
  2. Draw a picture for the patient using past history and timing of treatment
  3. Learn how to use books, photos and studies to validate a collaborative treatment plan

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH is a dental hygienist, author and formally an associate professor at Indiana University, who has worked as a myofunctional therapist for 43 years and currently has a private practice in Pacific Palisades, California.

Joy is founding lecturer with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT), Board member of the AAPMD, founding board member with the AAMS.  She has taught post-graduate courses in Myofunctional Therapy at universities and hospitals world- wide.  Joy wrote a chapter in Sleep Medicine Clinics, a chapter in Sleep-Disorders in Pediatric Dentistry, a chapter in Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a chapter in a textbook for Oral Surgeons in 2021, a children’s book on tongue position, and recently a book for patients and clinicians, Is Your Tongue Killing You?, as well as many published studies and other chapters in textbooks.

Joy has lectured world-wide and was invited to speak at Grand Rounds at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to Stanford Sleep Residency program and was the first myofunctional therapist to be on staff at the Pankey Institute. She currently teaches with the Palo Alto school of sleep medicine and taught for 7 years with UCLA dental sleep post-graduate program and the Pedo-Ortho residency. Joy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAPMD (American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry) and the Louis Pasteur Award from the AAMS (Association of Applied Myofunctional Sciences) in Rome in 2013.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


November 1, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar