Myofunctional Orthodontic intervention at the earliest age possible to help the most amount of children


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Join us virtually on June 26-29, 2020 (+ extraordinary satellite symposium June 30) for the most groundbreaking AAMS Congress ever!  50+ speakers over 3 days, 26-28th!! 

Patrick FELLUS, MD, DDS | France

Patrick Fellus specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. He serves as the President of the French Pediatric Orthodontic Society, and works at the University Hospital Robert Debré in Paris. Former legal expert in France. He published several peer reviewed articles on various subjects including orofacial myofuntional disorders in Fench journals.

David COUCHAT, DDS | France

Dr. Couchat graduated from the Dental School at Marseille University (France) in 1990. He specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and got a post-graduate certificate of Special Clinical Studies in Orthodontics (CECSMO). Shortly afterwards, he established his own orthodontic practice in Marseille and a few years later in Paris. Founding member and scientific president of The SFOPA (French Association of Aligners) ; member of the FFO (French Federation of Orthodontics). General secretary of the French Association of Specialists in Orthodontics (SFSO).

Patrice BERGEYRON, DDS | Switzerland

Dr. Bergeyron is an orthodontist, lecturer and a consultant in orthodontics. He is president of the International Society of Functional Esthetic of Smile in Orthodontics (ISFESO), and the founding President of the French Society of Plastic Orthodontics using Aligners (SFOPA). He is a member of the European Clinical Education Council Invisalign, the A.A.O (American Association of Orthodontics), the W.F.O (World Federation of Orthodontics) as well as the F.F.O (French Federation of Orthodontics)

Karen SPRUYT, PhD | France

Dr. Spruyt, National Institute of Medicine and Health (INSERM), Medical Faculty, University of Lyon, Lyon Neurosciences Research Center. She earned her degree in child, adolescent, and adult clinical psychology at the Vrije University in Brussel, Belgium. Her research focuses on pediatric sleep and neurodevelopment of the child. Her research interests involve sleep in clinical populations, sleep in non-clinical populations and sleep methodology. She has published more than 60 papers, books on pediatric sleep and given lectures at sleep conferences around the world.

Takashi ONO, DDS, PhD | Japan

Takashi Ono was appointed as Professor and Chairman of Department of Orthodontic Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan in 2010. He is also Vice Dean of Dental Hospital, TMDU. His research interests include tongue/oral physiology, craniofacial function/dysfunction, sleep-related respiratory disorders, brain activity, and early intervention. He serves as Adjunct/Visiting Professor at 4 universities outside Japan, and is a recipient of the 2018 IADR/AADR Williams J Gies Award.

Luca LEVRINI, DDS, PhD | Italy

Professor Levrini is President of the Dental Hygiene School and Director of the University Research Centre on “Cranio Facial Disease and Medicine”, at the University of Insubria, Department of Surgical and Morfological Sciences in Italy. He is an assistant Medical Director of the Dental Department at Fondazione Macchi Hospital (Varese, Italy). He authored more than 180 scientific papers dealing with oral prevention and orthodontics, and serves as a free-lance member of some dental and medical journals.

Sabina SACCOMANNO, MD, DMD | Italy

Dr. Sabina Saccomanno is an instructor of Orthodontics, gnathology and a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the “Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in Rome, Italy. She practices orthodontics at the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli in Rome, Italy. Dr. Sabina Saccomanno is the author of many important articles, and she is a guest lecturer and author of a book on myofunctional therapy, orthodontics and posture.

Paola PIRELLI, MD, DDS | Italy

Dr. Paola Pirelli graduated in Dentistry and is a specialist in Orthodontics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. She is also an assistant professor, researcher, lecturer in Orthodontics, dental hygiene and specialty schools at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. For over 30 years she has been involved in Dentofacial Orthopaedics, dedicated to children in her research and clinical activities at the University Hospital and in her private practice in Rome. She actively lectures in multiple meetings and has authored many scientific publications.

Triin JAGOMAGI, PhD, DDS MSc | Estonia

Triin graduated from the University of Tartu, Estonia in 1993 with DDS in stomatology, soon after that from University of Kuopio, Finland with master’s degree (MSc) in Orthodontics in 1995. In 2005 she got a diploma of Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth RCSEd) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. In January, 2012, she acquired PhD in medicine from the University of Tartu, Estonia. She currently works as Associate Professor and Researcher at the University of Tartu.

Victor ABDULLAH, MD, PhD | Hong Kong–China

Dr Abdullah BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh), FCSHK, FHKCORL, FHKAM (Otol) is presently the Consultant and Cluster Chief of Service, Department of Ear Nose and Throat, United Christian Hospital, an affiliated unit of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Abdullah is also the current President of The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists.

Derek MAHONY, BDS, MDS, MOrth | Australia

Dr. Mahony is a Specialist Orthodontist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. He has built his practice, clinical teaching, and worldwide reputation in offering early interceptive orthodontic treatment. He is an invited reviewer for many dental journals, in the field of facial development, and its association with nasal breathing. He has been a leader in research linking maxillary arch expansion to a number of systemic disorders such as bed wetting and ADHD.

Samantha WEAVER, MS | USA

Samantha Weaver has been practicing Myofunctional therapy since 2009 working in two clinics that specialize in breathing remediation and Orofacial Myofunctional therapy with children and adults. In addition to being a therapist, she is the director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, whose curriculum leads the field with the latest evidence based research touching on breathing remediation, sleep disorders, TMJ disorders, posture, fascia-release, and frenulum inspection and surgery. She holds a B.S. in Voice and Speech and a Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders.

Farhan SHAH, BDS, MDS, PhD | Sweden/India

Dr. Shah has been a clinician, academician and researcher. He joined the Integrative Medical Biology Department at Umeå University, Sweden in 2012. At the dental school, University of Toronto, he instructed 2nd year undergraduate students at pre-clinical prosthodontics and conducted research at Dr. Barry Sessle’s lab. The collaborative research project with Dr. Sessle’s investigates the effect of dental implant placement on muscles and brain plasticity.

Roselyne LALAUZE, POL, DO | France

Roselyne Lalauze Pol practices pediatric osteopath specialized in the management of children with maxillofacial syndromes and neuro-motor disorders. Member of the International Club of Facial Morphology and the Parisian Perinatal Health Network. PhD student in 2nd year SIEB at EPHE-PSL. President of SEROPP (Research Society in Perinatal and Pediatric Osteopathy).

Eyal BOTZER, DMD | Israel

Eyal Botzer is a DMD from the Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine. He studied in the Post Graduate program in Pediatric Dentistry. He served as a research fellow at the NYU Dental School, training in a new technique for the treatment of cleft lip and palate at the NYU Medical Center Institute of Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He served as the Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. He co-authored several articles on Tongue Tie and performed over 20 thousand frenulum surgery procedures.

Katrina ROGERS, SLT | United Kingdom

Katrina is a specialist speech and language therapist working as a Consultant in Dysphagia in Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust. She has an independent practice, and trained as an orofacial myofunctional practitioner. She is an honorary lecturer at Christchurch University, Greenwich for Paediatric Dysphagia. 2019 winner of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship where she will be tasked with exploring how to establish OMT in the NHS of the UK

Stacey QUO, DDS | USA

Dr. Quo is an accredited orthodontist and dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course accredited by the ADA, with three academic years in orthodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, Mid Peninsula Dental Society, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Luis RUIZ GUZMAN, MD | Spain

Dr. Luis Ruiz Guzman is a pediatrician doctor. He has a master in Maternal and Child Health from the University of London. He also has a diploma in breast pathology from the University of Barcelona. Board member and head of maternal and child health of the UNICEF Catalonia committee.


Michelle Emanuel has been a pediatric Occupational Therapist for 20 years. She has experience working in the NICU, PICU, CICU, and outpatient arenas. Her specialty ranges from the newborn to pre-crawling baby, and her focus has been on torticollis, plagiocephaly and oral restrictions and dysfunction.


Cynthia Peterson is a physical therapist with 28 years experience and is trained in myofunctional therapy, breath re-education, dry needling, dynamic cranial nerve testing, posture and certified ergonomic assessments. Author of The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain, and Jaw Disorders.

Marc Richard MOELLER | USA

Marc Richard Moeller, is the Executive Director and founding Board Chair of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), who also serves as the Managing Director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT). He is a graduate of University of California, San Diego.


Dr. Sullivan is a pediatric pulmonologist in Redwood City, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice many years.


Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system.

Hidehiro ABE, DDS | Japan

Graduated from Niigata National University School of Dentistry. Dr. Abe is CEO of IXIGroup, which is a 15-unit pediatric dental office that focuses on prevention and oral development program for children. It provides seminars on oral development from the neonatal period across Japan.

Carlos O’CONNOR REINA, MD | Spain

Dr. Carlos O’Connor Reina has a broad curriculum as a specialist in Otolaryngology. Author of more than 100 scientific papers, he has about 10 years of experience as a teacher and more than 15 as a specialist. He has carried out his professional activity exclusively in private medicine since 2000, highlighting his work at the prestigious Triay Medical Center clinic in San Pedro de Alcántara.

Gábor HERMANN, DDS, MS | Hungary

Dr Hermann started his functional career in 2008 when he met Dr Darick Nordstrom and started to study ALF and Dr Nordstrom’s Interface treatment philosophy. Later, as a member of the organisations IFUNA and AAMS Dr Hermann got involved with the scientific groups working in craniofacial functional teamwork.

David WILLIAMS, DDS | United Kingdom

Professor Williams is Professor of Global Oral Health at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and Academic Lead for International Partnership. Previously he was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and Professor of Pathology at the University of Southampton.

Nicole ARCHAMBAULT, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC | United States

Nicole Archambault is an ASHA board certified speech-language pathologist, certified lactation educator/counselor, and airway & sleep literacy advocate. She is the founder and executive director of Minds In Motion. She is a national and international speaker and published author on the topic of educational neuroscience, myofunctional therapy, airway function disorders and the autonomic nervous system, and sleep in pediatrics. Nicole is a 2016 graduate of the Mind, Brain, & Teaching graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University.

Thierry GOUZLAND, PT, OMT | France

Thierry Gouzland is a physiotherapist with an exclusive practice in OMT at the Polyclinique Bordeaux Tondu, in France. He is a holder of a university degree in cranio-facial anatomy and in sciences of movement analysis. He is also qualified in structural osteopathy. He is author of scientific articles and book chapters. He is the current Vice President of the International Society of Tongue Kinesitherapy SIKL.

Silke Anna Theresa WEBER, MD, PhD | Brazil

Dr. Weber, is an Adjunt Professor for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Botucatu Medical School-FMB, UNESP, Botucatu,SP, Brazil Coordinator of the Sleep Lab at the university hospital “ Hospital das Clínicas HCFMB Botucatu” and the research line in Sleep breathing disorders at the program “Surgery and Translational medicine”, member of the ERS Task Force group of paediatric sleep breathing disorders.

Morgane WARNIER, SLP | Belgium

Morgane Warnier gratuated with highest praise from University of Liege, Belgium. She is an SLP specialized in orofacial myofunctional therapy related to orthodontics, sleep disordered breathing and bruxism. In 2018 she received a grant from the Belgian National Funding for Reasearch and started a PhD at the University of Liege. She is now conducting a longitudinal study about myofunctional development.


Dr. Nordstrom is a doctor primarily located in Hollister, CA. USC, DDS, Dentistry, 1975 – 1979. In 1978, while researching medical and dental journals to clarify discrepancies in theories about the origin of jaw problems, he felt that studying the head/jaw during sleep would provide the missing link. He found that JPL / NASA had biotelemetry equipment available that he would be able to adapt to measuring muscles and movement during sleep.


Christina graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in 2012 with an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a certificate of clinical competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is licensed by the state of California and the province of Alberta to practice Speech-Language Pathology.

Marisa SANTOS, DDS | Argentina

Dentist and Orthodontic Specialist; Professor of Orthodontist Specialization Career at UAI University and Head of its Clinic since 2016. She has a Diploma from the London School of Facial Orthotropics. Attended the Orthotropic Master Guidance in Alberta Canada and the International Symposiums in Rome, Italy, Los Angeles, California, Chicago, and the Orthotropic Symposium 2018 in London.

Kevin BOYD, DDS, MSc | USA

Board certified Pediatric Dentist in Chicago who also holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He teaches in the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at Lurie Children’s Hospital and serves as a dental consultant to their sleep medicine clinic. Dr. Boyd is a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology conducting research in post-industrial evolution of the human face and airway-related structures. He lectures worldwide on pediatric OSA, evolutionary oral medicine and early intervention orthodontics.

Miho IMAMURA, PhD, DDS, | Japan

Miho Imamura, DDS, PhD is a 1986 graduate of the Nippon dental school in Tokyo, Japan. She’s a graduate of the Japan University orthodontic course (1986-1988). In 1988 to 2002 she studied preventive dentistry research at the DesMoines College in Iowa, USA. In 2003 she opened the M.I.H.O.orthodontic clinic (private clinic in Kofu Japan) where she currently works. She is a professional certified board member of the Japan Orthodontic Association and the Japan Adult Orthodontic Association. Dr. Imamura is a founder and board member of the Japanese Society for Oral Myofunctional Therapy.


Virginia M. Johnson, DO, FAAO, C-NMM/OMM: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1998 College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. AOA Residency, Neuro-Musculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, Hugh Ettlinger, D.O., F.A.A.O, Director, 1999–2001. AOA Board Certified in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Medicine & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 2002, re-certified 2011. AOBNMM/OMM Fellowship, American Academy of Osteopathy, Conferred March, 2015. Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 2002–present. Faculty, The Osteopathic Cranial Academy, various courses, 2003—present Faculty in OMM, PIH/Downey Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency, Downey, CA, 2016–present. Private Practice, Neuro-Musculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Santa Monica, CA, October 2001 to present.

Patrick MCKEOWN, MA, BBE | Ireland

For the past 16 years, functional breathing educator and author Patrick McKeown has taught children and adults simple and effective ways to adopt functional breathing patterns. A TEDx [1] speaker, Patrick’s work has touched the lives of thousands and more worldwide. His work has been published by leading publishing houses including Harper Collins (UK), William Morrow Press (USA), Red Wheel Weiser (USA), Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Kanki Publishing Inc. (Japan). Journal publications include the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Otolaryngology.

Sharon MOORE, SLP | Australia

Sharon Moore is a speech pathologist with 4 decades of clinical experience across a wide range of functional disorders of the upper airway. She works closely with medical and dental specialists, integrating myofunctional science fully into diagnosis and treatment planning across multiple upper airway functions; breathing, swallowing, chewing, phonation, resonance, speech and airway patency during sleep. The global health challenge of paediatric sleep disorders as a global public health issue has inspired her to write Sleep-Wrecked Kids, a resource for parents and professionals.

Maria PIA VILLA, MD | Italy

Prof. Villa has been an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the II Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the ‘La Sapienza’ University in Rome from 2001 to 2005. Since 2005 she has been Tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine. She published countless articles in medical journals, she is an international speaker, a researcher, and strong advocate for more centers to address sleep disorders and sleep medicine.

Corrinne THERRY, MD | France

Corinne Thery-Dumeix is a Member of the French Society of Orthodontics, and obtained the State diploma of Dental Surgery in Nice on May 13, 1986. She later obtained the Certificate of Clinical Studies Special mention Orthodontics in Marseille on January 25, 1994. She has worked for Professor Guy Perrier d’Arc in Nice, and she sat in the Var La Seyne sur Mer where she has been in private practice orthodontics since 1988. She specializes in early orthodontic treatments before the age of 6. She has worked as a trainer in the International Telecrane club of Dr Marie-Josèphe Deshayes at training workshops of Doctor Marie-Josèphe Deshayes on the cranial exploration and early orthodontic treatment of the asymmetries.


Dr. Gina Weissman began her career as a dentist, receiving her training at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. Dr. Weissman is also a RN nurse, and has been working as an IBCLC, certified Lactation Consultant, since 1999. She teaches courses in human lactation for both medical professionals and future lactation consultants, mentoring them in preparation for the international exam of the IBCLC. Dr. Weissman councils mothers and releases tongue ties at her private breastfeeding clinic, HalavM. She is an expert in teaching mothers Instinctive Breastfeeding and the author of Mother’s Milk, a Video Guide to Breastfeeding (Hebrew/Arabic/English). Dr. Weissman is an international lecturer and the president of the Israeli Association of Certified Lactation Consultants. She lives in Israel with her husband Amir and four sons.

Rosalba COURTNEY, Osteopath PhD | Australia

Rosalba is an osteopath with over 40 years of experience in clinical practice. She also has a PhD from RMIT University on the subject of dysfunctional breathing and integrative breathing therapy. She has also trained in orofacial myology. She is actively involved with research and has published over 14 academic articles and several text book chapters related to her research. Rosalba is a member of the Osteopathic Research Alliance (ORA) and various professional organizations including the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP) and Osteopathy Australia (OA) and American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD).

Giovanni OLIVI, MD | Italy

Giovanni Olivi graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery (MD) and in Dentistry (DDS). Dr.Olivi achieved the Master status from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (2006-2009) that also awarded him, in 2007, with the “Leon Goldman Award” for clinical exellence. Author of over 70 papers and 4 textbooks on laser dentistry Giovanni Olivi is currently professor and scientific Coordinator of the ”Laser Dentistry” proficiency and master courses at Chatholic University of Rome.

Yue WENG CHEU, PhD, MD | Singapore

Dr. Yue Weng Cheu is the Clinical Director of DP Dental (Kovan) and DP Dental (Orchard). DP Dental group integrates dental technology for predictable diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes for patients. He completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore and received an annual scholarship award from the The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He obtained his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.He has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections in USA and finished his mini residency on Dental Sleep Medicine with TUFTS University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Yue has been lecturing and conducting hands-on courses locally and internationally.

Fabio SCOPPA, DO, PhD | Italy

Prof. Fabio Scoppa, DO, PhD is an Osteopath DO, has a PhD in Neuroscience and a PhD in Physiology. He is a psychologist and psychotherapist. He created, and is the Scientific and Didactic Coordinator of, the Master degree Course in Posturology, Faculty of Medicine and Dental Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, since academic year 2002-2003 until today. He was the Director and founder in 2002 of Chinesis I.F.O.P. Ostopathy School, accredited by the Register of Italian Osteopaths (R.O.I.). He taught at the Universities of Bari, Sassari, Palermo, Chieti, Rome, and Hawaii (Honolulu). He has been an invited speaker in numerous national and international scientific congresses. He’s the author of numerous scientific publications and the author / editor of seven books. In 2009 he was nominated Co-Chair of International Standardization Committee for Clinical Stabilometry – ISPGR (International Society for Posture and Gait Research).


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