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.
Founding Member of AAMS: Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
Founding Member of the ALF Interface Academy Advisory Board, Committee Co-Chairperson, 2018
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