Paula Anderson RDH QOM
My name is Paula Anderson. I’m a Qualified Orofacial Myologist and a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have worked in the dental profession for over 20 years. After taking several continuing education classes on craniofacial development and sleep disordered breathing with my husband. I came across the field of myofunctional therapy. I instantly realized the application of this field in everything we do in dentistry.
I also realized that my entire family, including myself, could benefit from this therapy. From mouth breathing and snoring, ortho relapse, and TMJ. I dove in and learned from the best in the field. After taking classes from Sandra Holtzman and Sarah Hornsby I completed my credentialing added QOM to my name. I have always loved holistic health and working with a team approach to whole body health and myofunctional therapy is my contribution to this field. I am IAOM (International Association or Orofacial Myologist) trained and also a member of the International Association or Orofacial Myologist.
I have lived in the Quad Cities my entire life and my husband and I have 4 daughters and several fur babies. We also run a successful dental practice (Anderson Dental) and in my free time I enjoy spending time with family, specially at our cabin in Wisconsin. I currently see patients in our dental practice in Davenport and online. I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your journey to better health.
Dr. Emily Hawkins OTR/L OMT
My name is Emily Hawkins. I am an Occupational Therapist who practices myofunctional therapy. I went through the myofunctional therapy myself and realized how much it has changed my sleep and other aspects of my life. Then looking through my OT lens, I learned how much it plays not only into the dental world but in occupational therapy too. As an occupational therapist, I focus on daily activities of living so for example sleep and breathing are important for day to day life. Therefore, I have taken a special interest in this niche and working with my mother, Paula Anderson at Myo Matters.