$4400 AUD (approx $2850 USD) - Early Bird end June 30th 2024

'Take Off' (US) into Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Tethered Oral Tissues - IAOM Eligiblilty

28 hours - Provides eligibility to apply to the IAOM for 'Certified OMT status'


  • Live at A-Loft Richardson, Dallas, USA
  • 20-23 September 2024
  • 4 days- 28 hours
  • Learn OMT and start using it immediately
  • Learn about tongue, lip and buccal ties (tethered oral tissues) and for those qualified begin surgery on children and adult age group as soon as you have the equipment. Surgical techniques will be shown
  • Marketing, Clinic organisation, Diagnosis, Treatment options, Pre and Post-surgical management and logistical aspects will all be shared
  • Inter-disciplinary - Multiple speakers to learn from including Dr Dan Hanson and Dr Donny Mandrawa
  • Guest speakers may include Dr Jeevanan Jahendran (ENT), Dr Mary Bourke (Munchee CEO and chiropractor), Dr Christina Fraval (osteopath)
  • Fully catered in-person event
  • $3850 Early Bird - ends April 30th 2024
  • For more information about the IAOM certification process see iaom.com/com


You are about to learn Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) and
Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue, lip and buccal ties) from 2 of Australia’s most experienced myofunctional dentists and laser surgeons.

Dr Dan and Dr Donny have a combined experience of using Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) of over 20 years. Not only have they learned the theory and practical aspects from the best OMT educators in the business. They have both successfully incorporated OMT into busy dental practices and know how hard it can be to make it work.

What they bring to the world of OMT education is direct experience of introducing successful OMT programs to no less than 8 practices between them. They know what works and what doesn't work. With their “Take Off’ algorithms program they have created a method which is easy to follow and highly effective.

You will learn over 70 different exercises and more importantly you will be coached on when to use each exercise while still keeping every OMT treatment plan bespoke for each patient. No patient is the same, and no ideal OMT plan is the same either. Therefore, you will learn how to tailor the plan according to clinical need.

Educational tools will include live demonstrations, videography and the unique ‘Take Off’ algorithms which tell the user which exercises to use according to the specific overall muscular dysfunction of the patient at that moment in time. ‘Take Off’ algorithms enable the practitioner to key in a specific code for the dysfunction and generate an appropriate treatment plan - so you will go away from this course with pre-made treatment plans which are written according to the patient’s specific treatment need.

You will download 180 different treatment plans which correspond to 180 different dysfunction codes. The hard work is done for you. All you need to do is have the skill to diagnose the dysfunction and learn how to ‘tweak’ the plans as needed.


  • how to diagnose orofacial dysfunction
  • to perform OMT effectively
  • over 70 OMT exercises to use on your patients, filmed in HD
  • the ‘Take Off’ algorithm System to generate a pre-written OMT plan to suit the dysfunction
  • in-depth breathing physiology and Buteyko theory
  • breathing education and breathing training exercises
  • comprehensive ‘Tongue and Lip Tie’ diagnosis and treatment planning
  • frenectomy surgical techniques
  • potential causes and known effects of tongue ties, lip ties and buccal ties. Also known as Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS).
  • how to prepare the patient before and rehabilitate the patient after treatment
  • how to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team and the importance of collaborative care

Course materials to download include:

  • 180 pre-written algorithms based OMT prescriptions to match your patient’s current pattern of dysfunction
  • descriptions and purpose of 70 OMT exercises
  • comprehensive workbook to go with the course
  • PDFs of lecture slides
  • research papers and comprehensive patient assessment forms


IAOM eligibility – become a certified OMT (COMT)

  • this 28-hour course is eligible for IAOM Active membership and certification enrolment
  • complete this course then apply to become a Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (COMT) with the IAOM
  • you may still practice OMT prior to becoming a COMT and becoming a COMT is an option for you – simply use the certificate we provide to you after the course when you apply to the IAOM. For more information about this process see iaom.com/com

Professional Development

  • 28 hours 
  • Certificate provided

Access to course materials will be available within 1 week prior to the live course.

Myofocus History and Disclosure Statement

‘Myofocus' and its logo are registered trademarks in Australia since 2017 and has current pending trademarks in Japan. The name ‘Orofacial Myofunctional Take Off Program’ was trademarked in Australia in 2018 after it was created by Myofocus Australia Pty Ltd. Myofocus co-founders Dr Dan Hanson and Dr Donny Mandrawa are completely independent lecturers. They are employed only by Myofocus Australia Pty Ltd. They are independent from all of the following: Myofunctional Research Company (MRC), Myobrace, Myobrace Pre-orthodontics Centres, Myo Australia, and MyoMunchee. Dr Dan Hanson is BreathCoach founder, inventor of SleepYstrip mouth tape, and co-founder of Tongue Tie Institute.