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Kathleen Elder

R.D.H., C.O.M.

Kathleen M. Elder, RDH, ECP II, COM, opened Digits & Spots Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in 2003 She was a clinical dental hygienist for 33 years with experience in periodontal, orthodontic and general dental practice settings. A pioneer in the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy, she has been an IAOM Board Certified Orofacial Myologist since 2008, the first COM in Kansas. She presently serves on the Board of Examiners of the IAOM, and served as both the local arrangements chair and Meeting Co-chair for the 2022 IAOM Convention, held here in KC. Kathleen works in a team approach with other health care professionals to meet the orofacial needs of all ages. Therapy goals include the neurological integration and functional stability of the tongue in the roof of the mouth, along with a closed lips, nasal breathing posture.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

Kathleen Elder

What's Air Got to Do With It?

9 AM - Noon
3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

Sunday, April 16

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