Jessica Glover, RDH, COM®, QOM®is the ONLY Registered Dental Hygienist and IAOM-Board Certified Orofacial Myologist in San Diego County and only 1 of 7 RDH/COM in all of California. She also attained her Qualified Orofacial Myologist through post-graduate education.
Throughout her 25 year career in dental hygiene, Jessica was always looking at “whole body health” while treating her patient’s preventive dental needs. She knew there was much more to learn between the mouth/body connection.
Jessica started looking at the “why”. Why did her patients have orthodontic relapase? Why did her patients grind and clench their teeth? Why did her patients suffer from TMJ pain?
From that point Jessica’s education turned to orofacial myofunctional therapy, which is the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to dentition, chewing, swallowing, and speech. As an orofacial myofunctional therapist, Jessica is able to retrain the muscles of the face and mouth to correct dysfunctional patterns of breathing, swallowing, chewing and at rest. This exercise-based therapy will help resolve issues associated with sleep, breathing, posture, orthodontic relapse, cervical neck tension and jaw pain. She also works with children (and adults) to eliminate oral habits such as thumb sucking, pacifier use or chewing on non-nutritive items.
Jessica is always adding additional education courses such as Tethered Oral Tissues (i.e. tongue tie/ankyloglossia), Myobrace training system and is in the process of studying Buteyko Breathing to become a certified Buteyko Breathing Educator. She is an active member of the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myologists), ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association), CDHA (California Dental Hygiene Association), AAPMD (American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) and IAAH (International Association of Airway Hygienists). From 2021-2024 she is serving on the Board of Directors through the IAOM. She is currently in The Breathe Institute's 2023-2024 MYO Masterminds class, always choosing the path of education and implementation.
When not seeing clients via telehealth, or working in the dental office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage kids. She also has a “mini farm” that keeps her busy with horses, goats, chickens, and dogs.