Judtih Dember-Paige RDH, COM®

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About Judtih Dember-Paige

A Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in the Westchester NY area, serving Children and Adults with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders involving behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function involving the tongue, lips, jaw and face. Tongue thrust being the most common, open mouth lips resting posture can detract from pleasing facial appearance. Coincidentally, this therapy may have a positive impact on the appearance.
Myofunctional therapy for tongue thrusting, open mouth posture, digit sucking may be referred to a qualified therapist like Judith for a variety of functional reasons. If a patient already has braces or retainers, correcting the myofunctional disorder can help stabilize the orthodontic results. Myofunctional therapy creates orofacial muscle balance and function, with the goal of lasting a lifetime.

Judith has been a dental hygienist for 30 + years practicing in Manhattan and Northern Westchester NY. She grew up in a family of seven children in Amityville Long Island, where she later went to school at the SUNY Farmingdale. After graduating in 1982, she moved to the NYC area. Several years later she met and married her Hero NYC Firefighter, Tony Paige. They moved out of the city into the suburbs of Westchester County to raise their four children. They have been married for 26 years.

Being involved as a Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist is what she loves to do. She enjoys being current by regularly going to educational courses, and meeting new people. Currently, Judith enjoys working and spending time with her family and her husband Tony, who is retired from the NYC Fire department. Now that their children are grown (still living at home) it is time to travel:-)

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Smile Wide, Look inside

“Smile Wide Look Inside” offers a glimpse into Nichole’s fun (yes, fun!) and informative trip to the dental office, where she learns all about the various tools used to clean, polish and examine her teeth. Miss Lisa, the dental hygienist, introduces Nicole to the tools she will be using (her dental helpers), and gives them names that are easily understood and accepted by children, and explains how they are used. Although Nicole has been taking very good care of her teeth, she learns that she has a cavity. Dr. Smiles explains how she can take care of it quite easily, and leaves Nicole eagerly anticipating her next visit to the dental office. Young children, and their parents, will benefit from this story that effectively relieves the fear and anxiety of an impending visit to the dentist.

Judith Dember-Paige is a registered dental hygienist, graduate of Farmingdale State University, and has practiced more than 20 years in New York. This mother of four has devoted her career to creating positive dental experiences for children. She taps into their playful, positive attitudes to build good dental hygiene skills they’ll embrace for a lifetime. Her dedication to prevention and devotion to children led to the publication of “Smile Wide Look Inside.”


  • IAOM – (International Association of Orofacial Myology)