Cheryl Shafer has a passion to teach and assist you to learn how healthy nasal breathing and oral rest habits can impact your life. She has a BS in Health Education from Florida State, has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in CA, FL and MD, and is a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology. It is her passion to educate the dental team on the importance to screen, educate and advocate during dental visits. She has motivational presentations for dental association meetings, study groups and at colleges.
Combining years of experience providing comprehensive dental care and a personal experience with her own family who had Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders has resulted a journey of continuous learning and working collaboratively with other healthcare providers to help patients understand the benefits of eliminating Oral Facial Myofunctional disorders, such as finger and thumb sucking habits, tongue thrust habits, mouth breathing and improper oral rest habits. All in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Cheryl crossed my path and knew from that moment she was meant to be in my life. I surround myself with professionals who succeed in education beyond bare minimum requirements and carry a love for prevention, Cheryl is no different. An ambitious woman who craves to share her love as a prevention specialist with one objective: To save the lives of our patients.
Cheryl is a passionate, influential speaker and leader in our community. I am impressed with her wealth of knowledge that she has confidently shared with our local professional study club creating the largest crowd we have yet to host and guests still raving about her course.
-Tiffany Harrison, RDH, BS
Founder of Scaling Up Study Club
Tethered Oral Tissue, Tongue-Tie Specialized
Cheryl has advanced training in tethered oral tissue (tongue-tie) and pre/ post frenectomy care. She has trained under many of the leaders in the field and has teamed with preferred providers to work collaboratively to help you reach your goals of increased range of motion and function of your tongue.
Habit Elimination Program
The Habit Elimination Program is customized for your child, structured to empower them to accomplish their goals of eliminating the thumb or finger sucking habit. The program is 4 weekly sessions and lots of fun!