Jenae Ciuffreda BS RDH CBBA CSOM OMT is an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist practicing in North County San Diego, serving Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, San Marcos, Carlsbad and all of the surrounding areas. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders. She works with her patients to eliminate debilitating oral habits including thumb sucking. With specific, research based exercises, she works with her patients to create a lip seal, establish a palatal tongue rest position, re-pattern orofacial muscles, and establish proper chewing and swallowing patterns. Jenae works closely with orthodontists to correct myofunctional disorders in order to stabilize orthodontic results. Jenae is trained as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist under the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT).
Jenae is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked in the dental field with both dentists and orthodontists for the last 15 years. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve successful results as she knows how crucial the proper function of the muscles of the head and neck affect dental and overall health. She works closely with dentists and orthodontists as well as nutritionists, holistic health practitioners, chiropractors, and osteopathic doctors to achieve healthy and lasting results. She has seen successful orofacial myofunctional therapy positively affect her patients’ lives and strives to help as many that she can.
Jenae was born and raised in Southern California. She has her Bachelor of Science Degree and RDH license through Loma Linda University. She graduated with honors and was awarded clinical practitioner of the dental hygiene program by her instructors and the dean of the school of dentistry. Jenae resides in Escondido, CA with her two children. They love getting out in sunny San Diego and exploring all that it has to offer!
Tina Mattarollo BS RDH OMT Tina was born and raised in Southern California and has been residing in San Diego County since 2002. She graduated with highest honors from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and then went onto study myofunctional therapy at the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
She has always been interested in holistic health and utilizing natural treatments to heal the body. Several life challenges brought myofunctional therapy into her heart after many years in the clinical dental setting. Both her sons were born with severe tongue-ties. She was surprised at how difficult it was to find experienced support for tongue-tied infants and pre and post frenectomy care. Unfortunately, her sister passed away very unexpectedly from sleep apnea complications which opened her eyes to the devastating effects of sleep disorders. Both of these challenges directed her life’s work to myofunctional therapy.
Tina enjoys working with patients of all ages although she has a soft spot for the young and the elderly. She currently resides in Oceanside with her high-school-sweetheart husband who, as a fire captain, has been protecting San Diego County for 20 years and their two adorable sons. Her youngest son is a leukemia survivor which has given her a unique perspective on what truly matters and why helping others, especially in health, is the greatest gift one can share with the world.