Joy Lantz RDH, COM®

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About Joy Lantz

Joy earned her degree in dental hygiene in 1998. She began practicing orofacial myology in 2015 and received her certification in orofacial myology (COM) in 2017. The training and certification were approved by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the IAOM. She is the owner of Oral Function Specialties and the creator of Spot on Myo.

Joy is married with three children. Each of her children have had issues with orofacial myofunctional disorders and that is what prompted her training. She continues to learn new strategies and then incorporates that knowledge into the practice to help her patients. Her passion is to assist dental and medical professionals to work together in screening and treating for myofunctional and overall health.

Oral Function Specialties

We perform an extensive evaluation for orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD’s). Some of the main contributors to OMD’s can be tongue tie, oral habits, such as thumb sucking and airway issues including large tonsils. From the information we gather, we provide our patients an individualized program tailored to their needs.

  • The program is open to children, teens and adults.

  • Evaluations for tongue & lip tie assessments and provide appropriate referrals for treatment.

  • Provide myofunctional program and support thumb sucking cessation.

  • The hours are by appointment only but flexible helping to accommodate busy schedules.

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  • IAOM – International Association of Orofacial Myology

  • IATP – International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals