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Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD).

The prefix "myo" means muscle. Orofacial myofunctional disorders involve a variety of postural and functional disorders including sucking habits and inappropriate oral postures or functions of the muscles of the tongue, lips, jaw, and face

Hero or Martyr?

This video tells the story of Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), a Hungarian doctor who is credited with identifying the single most important factor for infection control and spread of disease. He was able to do this through case control analysis, but he did not publish his findings and when he did, it was many years later and not well received. Additionally, it was not enough to overturn the “popular” theory at the time.  


Watch the video to see what he discovered, which was considered so foreign 200 years ago, yet it is so common and completed on a regular basis today! Is he a hero or a martyr or both?