8th Annual Nancy Glick Symposium

Symposium Details

Clinicians from the Dental, Speech-Language Pathology, and Physical Therapy disciplines, will come together for interprofessional continuing education, focusing on orofacial disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth and associating the connection of the orofacial complex to the rest of the body.

Course Description 

Orofacial myofunctional disorders are prevalent in our society, affecting general well-being and quality of life. In this course, we will consider abnormal oral and head and neck rest postures and how they relate to the function of breathing, chewing, and swallowing. Attendees will gain an awareness of deficient oral development and impacts on the rest of the body. Through a look at the research, we will discuss prevention, awareness, and the importance of a team approach in partnership with dentists, dental hygienists, speech-language pathologists, and physical therapists, among other healthcare professionals. Collaboration is key to successful treatment, recognizing the interconnectedness of each bodily system to the whole.

Course Objectives

By the end of the continuing education, participants should be able to apply the knowledge and skills by:

  • Associating the connection of the orofacial complex to the rest of the body.
  • Recognizing common orofacial myofunctional disorders.
  • Examining co-morbidities of general health & myofunctional disorder.
  • Relating optimum orofacial function to quality of life issues.

Speakers

Terri Patrick

Terri Patrick, RDH, MS, CHES, CDHC, CIC®

Terri Patrick has 36 years' experience in clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene education & delivering CE courses. She holds a Master of Science degree in Health Studies with an emphasis in Community Health from Texas Woman's University, where she is adjunct faculty. Her post-graduate education includes certificates in Community Dental Health, Intrinsic Coaching, Health Education Specialist, Buteyko breathing, courses in TMD, tongue tie, and neuromyofascial techniques. Terri values a holistic approach to health & enjoys being a part of her clients' journeys to improve functional breathing, orthodontic retention, TMJ health, and healthy sleep, among other benefits.  

Regina Gentry

Regina Gentry, RDH, MHA

Regina Gentry began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in the United States Air Force at the Air Force Academy Colorado Springs in 2001. She transferred to the Air National Guard as a Dental Non-Commissioned Officer while pursuing her dental hygiene bachelor's degree and graduated from West Coast University in 2012. Regina obtained her Masters of Health Administration in 2017. Working as a registered dental hygienist for Dr. Tamara Gray at Gray Family Dental is where she was introduced to Myofunctional Therapy, Buteyko Breathing, and Airway Centric Dentistry. Currently, she is working as a clinical manager providing staff training, dental health care, and myofunctional therapy, Buteyko Breathing, and preventive dental treatments for patients.

In addition to her clinical practice experience, she teaches part-time at Texas Woman's University Dental Hygiene Program.

Rhonda Rodriguez

Rhonda Rodriguez, MS, CCC-SLP, COM

Rhonda Rodriguez is a licensed and board-certified Speech-Language Pathologist through the American Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Woman's University with her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology. She resides and operates her private practice in Corinth, TX, where she serves the pediatric and adult populations with a broad range of speech, language, feeding, swallowing, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. She has been recognized by ASHA with the Award for Continuing Education three times by completing over 200 hours of continuing education in two years. She is passionate about building relationships and helping clients reach their maximum potential through personalized and individualized treatment. 

Peter Lecca

Peter V. Lecca, DDS, TMJ Therapy, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Peter Lecca is a general dentist in Coppell, Texas, a 1986 graduate of Texas A&M University, and a 1990 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Lecca is an active member of his professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lecca is a past president and member of the Southwest

Restorative Academy. Dr. Lecca has been in clinical practice for 30 years, and his mission and philosophy are to provide quality, comfort, and integrity to his patients and establish a good working relationship. He is in the middle of a seven-year post-graduate program that emphasizes mastery of oral conditions and restorative treatments that provide quality long-term care for patients. His focus is on the total health of the patient. He treats patients with temporal mandibular dysfunction and facial head and neck pain and collaborates with other health care professionals to provide the most comprehensive treatment.

Jennifer Sullivan Bullock

Jennifer Sullivan Bullock, PT, DPT, OCS, PRC

Jennifer Sullivan Bullock is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Postural Restoration Certified physical therapist. Jennifer graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992 from the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. She has worked in the Dallas area since 1994 and was with the Texas Health Resources Hospital System from 1996 until 2018. In the last 29 years of physical therapy practice, she has been exposed to various orthopedic and neurological diagnoses working in the hospital's outpatient and inpatient setting and private practice. She continued her education and graduated from Texas Woman's University in 2017 with a doctorate in Physical Therapy with a geriatric specialty. In 2005, she went through extensive accreditation to become a Vodder® trained manual lymphatic therapist. She also became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2013. In 2014 she completed her requirements to become a Postural Restoration Certified Therapist. She takes great interest in balancing and preventing falls, Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, and injury prevention through the correction of posture throughout the entire body.

Register for the Symposium

Page last updated 8:39 AM, April 7, 2021