As a D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry), specializing in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Robbins has years of advanced, post-doctoral academic and clinical training, extending well beyond care for children's teeth. Dr. Robbins has years of training covering the entire continuum of childhood development, from infancy, through childhood and adolescence.
Dr. Robbins considers the health and well being of the entire patient, not just the patient's teeth, gums, and oral cavity. Comprehensive initial exams, diagnostic procedures, prescribed treatments, and recommended patient follow-up take into consideration, if indicated by patient history or initial findings, the presence not only of common and usually correctable conditions (for example, cavities and tooth crowding), but also, the existence of congenital conditions, the risk or existence of childhood diseases, and/or special needs. Also trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy, Dr. Robbins can identify and treat anatomical factors and behaviors that may affect breathing, speech, facial development, and even posture.
Dr. Robbins' experience in private practice, in university-based pediatric dentistry, and at the preeminent Children's Hospital of Philadephia, means that our patients benefit from Dr. Robbins' extensive range of clinical knowledge and practical ability.
Oral Myofunctional Therapy
Oral myofunctional therapy (abbeviated OMT; commonly called "myo") is a technique to treat symptoms relating to breathing disorders, sleep apnea, TMJ (temperomandibular joint) disorder, and other ailments that often emerge in early childhood. Experts in pediatric OMT (myo for children), are professionally trained to diagnose treat conditions and "bad habits" of the lips, tongue, airway, facial muscles and head/neck positioning (posture) that may otherwise persist into adolescence and adulthood. Dr. Robbins is a thought leader in the integration of oral myofunctional therapy into a comprehensive plan of pediatric oral care and development. She interacts with an extensive network of OMT therapists, throughout California, nationally, and internationally.
Hila Robbins, D.M.D., Inc.
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