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MA CCC-SLP, COM ®
Certified Orofacial Myologist®,
Hi, I’m MaryFrances, the owner of Sound Mouths. I have been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for 23 years all but 3 years in private practice.
My orofacial myology journey began, as most do, with a personal reason. My youngest son was a mouth breather and later diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing. Seeking answers, I was led me down this life changing path.
My intensive coursework and training to become a Certified Orofacial Myology led me to my specialty: eliminating oral habits. After an in-depth mentorship under Carla LeJarraga, a world expert in thumbsucking elimination. I opened the first Thumbsucking Clinic in the USA.
I have presented in professional seminars and work in close collaboration with my local colleagues.
I love reading, hanging out with my two teens & husband, and spoiling our pup, Magnum Force.
QUALIFIED OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST
Hi, I’m Elaina! I graduated from Old Dominion University with my Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene and am a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) who has been working in the dental field for over a decade. In addition to my time at Sound Mouths, I currently work in the dental private practice setting and am a clinical instructor at a dental hygiene school.
I have a passion for oral-systemic health, including airway and sleep health, which has led me to my journey of becoming a Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. My experience in the dental field allows me to see the correlation between dental complications and myofunctional/airway disorders.
I am a Northern Virginia native, and love spending time with my husband, mini goldendoodle, and chasing around my toddler!