Myofunctional Therapy and Its Role in Sleep Disordered Breathing – (10/19/2021)


Speakers: Anders Olmanson, CEO – REMastered Sleep

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM

Myofunctional therapy is a relatively new treatment for sleep disordered breathing that is gaining traction as dental professionals move beyond teeth and take more ownership of their role in airway health. Come join the inventors of REMplenish, the first myofunctional therapy water bottle, as they present an overview of the current research on myofunctional therapy, the theories for why it is beneficial, and data from their own myofunctional therapy product.
Anders Olmanson, CEO – REMastered Sleep, is a passionate medical innovator who aspires to make being healthy easy. During his four years as a mechanical engineer at Medtronic, Anders earned his MS in Medical Device Innovation from the University of Minnesota. Anders also spent 9 months studying health systems throughout Asia and Africa in order to learn novel approaches to healthcare innovation around the world.

rs of facial and lingual alveolar bone to provide for an intact periodontium with a significant increase in long-term stability!  Additionally, the converse can also be addressed.  If there are extensive bony exostoses impinging on the tongue space these can be reduced.

There are also some concepts that at first will seem to contradict conventional thinking and it will take a little time to wrap your arms around them.  The increase in the rate of tooth movement is due to increased bone turnover that results from traumatizing the bone but to fully realize what the technique has to offer one must ensure that there is also a relatively thin layer of bone in the direction of the tooth movement.  This thin layer of bone will be augmented so that at the end of the treatment there are thicker cortical layers of bone to provide for an intact periodontium and increased stability.  Additionally, in contradiction to conventional thinking, the increase in the rate of tooth movement does not result in increased root resorption, in fact, quite the opposite.
The tooth movement utilizing the PAOO™ technique is 100% PDL mediated, tipping followed by up-righting.  There is no bony block movement of any significance.  Even bony sutures are not opened significantly.  For example, in palatal expansions, the orthopedic devices are typically tooth-borne and even in adolescents, there is seldom more than a millimeter or so of sutural opening.  This translates to minimal relapse but also does not address an increase in the width of the floor of the nose.  If an increase in the floor of the nose is needed a TAD-borne appliance may also be needed.

Objectives:  After taking the webinar one should have a basic understanding of the underlying physiology and anatomic considerations necessary to accomplish the enhanced tooth movement.  Perhaps most importantly one should have a better understanding of the potential that the PAOO™ technique has to offer their compromised patients in regards to providing for an adequate oral cavity volume.