Jenae Ciuffreda BS, RDH, CBBA, CSOM
is a Certified Orofacial Myologist AND a Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist practicing in North County San Diego. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, mouth breathing). Jenae is trained as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist under the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) as well as the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Jenae has attended over 15 certification courses in restorative breathing, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway and facial growth and development, TMD, sleep, and tethered oral tissues (frenectomy) in order to provide the absolute best solutions and care for her patients. Jenae develops customized programs for her patients to achieve maximum results. Jenae is extremely passionate about helping her patients succeed and achieve results that are life changing.
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
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 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.