Cheree Wheaton

B Appl HSc (Oral Health) - UQ

Cheree Wheaton orofacial myofunctional therapy Brisbane Australia

Director

Oral Health Therapist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Cheree has been practicing dentistry since 2000 and has garnered extensive experience in various types of private practices in Sydney and Brisbane and currently works in a neuromuscular, sleep and orthopaedic orthodontic practice. 

Because of her own personal experiences with mouth breathing, jaw pain, headaches as well as seeing her own children develop poor myofunctional habits, she studied Orofacial Myology and established Smile Tone in 2014.   

Beyond her clinical practice, Cheree is also an educator and inventor through her other business, The Centre of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.  Alongside her co-founder, Bridget Ingle, she conducts workshops for health professionals and has developed the MyoMate,  an orofacial measuring device which is distributed worldwide.

Education

Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) University of Qld (Dean's Commendation) + adult scope University of Sydney

The Australian Orofacial Myology Lecture Series - Introductory and Advanced Orofacial Myology courses

IAOM Introductory and Advance course, Make the Connections - Mary Billings and Dianah Davidson

Coulson Institute - Advance Orofacial Myology course

Myofunctional Research Co (Myobrace) -  Introductory and Advanced Myofunctional Orthodontics courses

Las Vegas Institute - Myofunctional Therapy

MLS Laser for head and neck region - photo biomodulation/low level laser

Buteyko Breathing - Patrick McKeown

The Breathe Institute - Functional Frenuloplasty; Functional Sleep and Breathing

Fast and Functional - neuromyofascial technique

MyoMunchee - Munchee U

NeoLifting Facial Sculpting Massage - Pro-Age Aesthetics Academy

Melanie Potock - Your Feeding Toolkit  & ARFID – The Anxious Eater workshops

Psychoneuroimmunological-based relaxation therapies - University of Sydney

Biodynamic Craniosacral Release Core Principals + Head, Neck and Jaw module - Craniosacral Institute Australia

Memberships

Australian Association of Orofacial Myology - Past-President

Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences

Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia

Maritza Britton

Fortitude Valley Clinic

Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

BOH (UoN)

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Maritza is a gentle and enthusiastic practitioner who is highly driven to provide exceptional care for her clients. Graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor in Oral Health with Distinction and being awarded “The Golden Scaler”  for recognition of outstanding accomplishments and clinical performance in 2015, Maritza has worked in a variety of dental practices in NSW, Singapore and now QLD.

She has a strong focus on disease prevention and strives to educate and empower clients to care for and improve their oral care habits. With a strong interest in health promotions, Maritza has presented on oral health topics and volunteered her time to a number of health promotion campaigns in Australia and Singapore.

Maritza has an active interest in all aspects of health and wellness - as an avid learner she found myofunctional therapy through professional development courses and soon realised many of her own personal health, sleep and jaw concerns were connected to poor myofunctional habits and mouth breathing. This along with seeing similar concerns in her patients drove her to wanting to provide people with the services she wished she had earlier in life.

Outside of clinical practice Maritza enjoys spending her time with friends and family, in nature, exercising or at the beach. 

Education

Bachelor of Oral Health (with distinction) University of Newcastle - Golden Scaler Award

The Australian Orofacial Myology Lecture Series - Introductory Orofacial Myology courses

Buteyko Breathing - Patrick McKeown

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Breathe, Feed, Eat and Sleep workshops 

 Memberships 

Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia

Morgan Hammond

Fortitude Valley Clinic

Speech Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

***Morgan will be taking some time away from Smile Tone to concentrate on her young family and will be back into full swing at the end of 2024

B Speech Pathology (Hons)

Morgan

 Morgan is paediatric Speech Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Queensland.  She began practicing within the education setting before moving into private practice.  Around this time Morgan started noticing oral dysfunction in her own children, and this is when she began her journey into orofacial myology.  Because Morgan has incorporated orofacial myology in both her personal and professional life, she loves working with families to find ways to best fit therapies into their busy routines.  Morgan is passionate about early intervention and feeding therapy and the role orofacial myology has in this space as well as the impact oral dysfunction can have on an individual’s overall behaviour and development. 

Education

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons)

Australian Orofacial Myology Collaboration Foundation Course

Food Smart Kids AEIOU An Integrated Approach to Paediatric Feeding

Advanced Course When Baby Can't Suck: Integrated Treatment of Infants Struggling to Feed.

Babble and Munch Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Breathe Feed Eat and Sleep workshop 

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Breathe, Feed, Eat and Sleep workshops

Memberships

Speech Pathology Australia 

Fran Clarke

BOH (UoN)

Online, Telehealth

Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Fran Clarke orofacial myofunctional therapy online

Francesca is a dedicated and passionate oral health professional with a focus on helping individuals achieve optimal well-being.   Her journey began after having two children and realising her passion for oral health.

In 2004, she took the leap and pursued a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, graduating in 2007 as a Dental Hygienist. With eight years under her belt, she decided to open up her own dental practice.

Fran has also undertaken training in Orofacial Myology, specialising in assisting children and adults with sleep-disordered breathing, jaw pain, and other related issues.  She believes that early intervention and education play a crucial role in promoting not only optimum oral health but also lifelong overall health.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Francesca finds solace and adventure in the great outdoors. Exploring 4WD trails and spending time on the water are among her cherished hobbies.  Additionally, she has a keen interest in aviation and aspires to learn how to fly both planes and helicopters. 

Education

Bachelor of Oral Health University of Newcastle

The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology - Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Course

Sleep & TMJ club - Diagnose & treat TMJ disfunction course

Dr Damian Teo - TMD & Sleep Mini Residency - Melbourne TMJ & facial pain Centre

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Breathe, Feed, Eat and Sleep workshops

Sleepwell Australia - Integrating Dental sleep medicine into practice

Memberships

Memberships Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia

Hannah Crawford

Online, Telehealth

Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

BOH (UoN)

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With nearly 20 years of experience in the dental industry, Hannah has spent over 12 years as a Dental Hygienist in private practice, actively engaging in patient education and establishing numerous meaningful connections.  Personal encounters with chronic mouth breathing, sleep issues, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and observing her own child develop orofacial dysfunctional habits prompted a journey into studying orofacial myofunctional therapy.

Motivated by a desire to comprehend the underlying causes of dental disorders, she developed an interest in diet, sleep, breathing, growth and function.  Demonstrating a strong commitment to self-education and professional growth, she maintains a keen focus on prevention.  Actively encouraging and educating patients and parents to recognise orofacial myofunctional disorders in their families, she advocated for natural growth and maximum potential through correct function.

Her dedication is evident in her mission to assist others and their families in achieving improved breathing, quality restful sleep, enhanced functionality, and overall thriving.  Emphasising the importance of prevention over cure, she extends a welcoming hand to guide individuals on the path to better health.  Beyond the clinical setting, her interests include the gym, gardening, exploring nature, traveling, playing footy with her son and indulging in the companionship of her cavoodle, Benji.

Education

Bachelor of Oral Health University of Newcastle

The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology - Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Course

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Breathe, Feed, Eat and Sleep workshops

The Dental Diet - Dr Steven Lin

Dental Sleep Medicine- Dr Manish Shah

Early Interceptive Treatment for the Developing Dentition -Dr Derek Mohony (Specialist Orthodontist and Dental Sleep Medicine Specialist)

Centre for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy -Breathe, Feed, Eat and Sleep  

 

Aged Care Chapter - DHAA

Deneca Winslow

mouth breathing brisbane

Administration

 

Deneca  comes to us with plenty of medical administration experience and works from her Brisbane bayside home, whom she shares with her 2 children and husband.   She virtually ensures a smooth day for our clients and practitioners on Monday and Tuesdays.  Deneca is a scheduling whiz who will type up a client’s history with her right hand whilst holding the baby in her left.