About

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.

Paula Anderson RDH QOM

About

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 MyoMatters.

Emily Hawkins Occupational Therapist