ABOUT VICTORIA 

 
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Victoria Wright (RDH, OMT) is the OM therapist for Integrative Myofunctional Therapy. She founded IMT to serve infants, children, and adults with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Learn more about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy or continue reading about Victoria below.


As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I began learning about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy more than fifteen years ago.

My philosophy of Integrative (ie, whole person) Patient Health Care determines my approach to customized treatment. I am an advocate for my patients with other necessary health professionals. Collaboratively, we pursue the reason why a symptom presents and then work together to treat for improved function.

I specialize in OMT and treat patients in my private practice generally in San Diego County, however in this age of technology, I have helped, and will continue to treat, patients all over the U.S. Once a comprehensive assessment is completed face-to-face, I am usually able help my patients with their therapy appointments in a variety of locations, including Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. 

The profession of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy demands continuous study. I have been intentional in training and learning many therapeutic modalities. I am committed to treating my patients with the latest techniques, therapies, and information. 

I am passionate about educating patients, professionals, and communities about OMT. I am available for OMT educational presentations in dental and medical offices, for individuals, for professional organizations and for community venues.


ASSOCIATions

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • ALF Interface Conference, St. Louis, MO April 2018. Topic: Experiences in the integration of Laynee techniques, D Smile, and myofunctional therapy in awakening and sustaining the body's NIR (Natural Integration Response) in traumatized children and adults.

  • Pediatric OSA Myofunctional Therapy Exercises; Pediatric OSA - A System for Diagnosis and Treatment - Session II, T & S Therapy Centre International; TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research & Education; Steven Olmos DDS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis TN 2016

  • Overview of Myofunctional Therapy, T & S Therapy Centre International; TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research & Education; Steven Olmos DDS, La Mesa 2015

Education and Training COMPLETED

  • AOMT: Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

  • Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy 2014 UCSD, UCLA

  • Advanced Buteyko Breathing Re-Education for Myofunctional Therapy, UCLA

  • Certified Buteyko Breathing educator

  • AOMT New Frontiers in Myofunctional Therapy; OSA, TMD, Orofacial Pain & Posture, UCLA

  • Introductory Course in Oral Facial Myofunctional Therapy; *Barbara J. Greene

  • Oral Myofunctional Disorders: Cause and Effect; William Zickefoose

  • Oral Myofunctional Therapy [Workbook], William E. Zickefoose, COM, Julie Zickefoose COM

  • Orthodontic Success in the Coming Post-Retraction World, William Hang DDS, MSD, Los Angeles, CA 2015

  • Certified in Dental Sleep Disorders, White Memorial Craniofacial Pain TMJ Clinic 2015

  • AAMS 1st Annual Congress, Los Angeles, CA 2015

  • Advanced course TMJ Disorders and Facial Pain: Orofacial Myofunctional Approach; Esther Bianchini PhD [from Brazil]

  • Restricted Lingual Frenum: Diagnosis and Management; Irene Marchesan, PhD, SLP [from Brazil]

  • White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles: Grand Rounds in TMJ and Craniofacial Pain [ongoing monthly]

  • 9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course, David Geffen School of Medicine 2015

  • FACES: Foundation for Advanced Craniofacial Esthetic Studies, Darick Nordstrom DDS 2015

  • ALF Study Club [ongoing] Darick Nordstrom DDS

  • Restoring Autonomic Breathing; Laynee Restorative Breathing Method, The Foundation of Movement, Level 1, Lois Laynee PhD 2016, Level 2, 2018

  • AOMT Comprehensive Frenulum Inspection Workshop, 2016

  • AAPMD [American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry] Airway Summit: Building a Collaborative Community for Optimal Health, Tucson, AZ 2016

  • Foundation for Airway Health, Tucson, AZ 2016

  • IATP [International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals] Feeding and Breathing: Clinical and Public Health Implications, Denver, CO

  • ALF Interface Conference, St. Louis, MO April 2017

  • AMR [Airway Mini Residency], Airway Focused Dentistry, Mark Cruz DDS, Dana Point, CA; Barry Raphael DMD Clifton, NJ; 2016-2017

  • AAMS 2nd Congress, Chicago, IL 2017

  • Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine: Leading and Healing from Within, Daniel Friedland MD, UCSD 2017

  • DSmile [Dynamic Smile] 6 day Trainer course, Gabor Hermann DDS, Gabi Baracsy SLP, Alexander Evans [Voice Gym] Budapest, Hungary

  • Havening Introduction, 8 hour course, Ronald A. Ruden M.D. Ph.D.

  • TOTS [Tethered Oral Issues], Seattle, WA 2018

  • AAMS 3rd Annual Congress, Rome, Italy 2018

  • AAPMD Conference, Airway Summit, Las Vegas, NV 2018

I've interned/consulted with:

  • Joy Moeller RDH, BS, OMT AOMT; AAMS

  • Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Rossana R Ramires, M.SLP, CCC-SLP, OMTS, PHS [from Brazil]

  • Barbara J. Greene, Therapist, Teacher, Speaker & Author 2016, *Awarded Florence Nightingale Award for Vision, Enterprise and Passion in Establishing the Profession of Myofunctional Therapy