British Society of Myofunctional Therapy


The BSMFT has been set up to promote Myofunctional Therapy (MFT) with an interdisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge and methods from different disciplines and working collaboratively with a common purpose to set goals, make decisions and share resources and responsibilities.

Our board is made up of a team of clinicians from different disciplines working with MFT, keen to promote collaborative clinical work and further research in MFT. Working with patients, we support each other to undertake assessments, diagnosis, intervention, goal-setting and the creation of care plans, involving patients, their families and carers in any discussions about their condition, prognosis and treatment plan.

The BSMFT is designed to support clinicians across the UK and internationally to build interdisciplinary teams.

Our clinical board is happy to guide members in the right direction on their MFT journey, sharing resources, protocols and strategies and learning together from existing and past clinical cases.

Who can treat OMDs?

Orofacial Myology is postgraduate training for Dental Care Professionals (Dental Hygienist and Therapists, Dentists, Dental Nurses) and Speech and Language Therapists. In the UK these are the only healthcare professionals with the skill set, knowledge of the head and neck, and remit to train in this field and provide this specialist treatment.

Other Health care professional may be able to take familiarisation training in the subject to enhance referral pathways and provide patient information.

Practitioners must be insured to practice Myofunctional Therapy and be registered with their relevant governing bodies (GDC or RCSLT respectively).

Note: Dental Nurses trained in Orofacial Myology will be able to assist with the provision of the therapy only. OMD diagnostics and treatment planing is reserved for Orofacial Myology practitioners who have diagnostics within their scope of practice.

Board of Directors

Yulli Tamayo-Myerson

Yulli Tamayo-Myerson


Yulli Tamayo-Myerson, RDHT OMT BBM, is the Founder and Director of My Dental Hygienist Clinic and Myofunctional Therapy UK and the founding President of The British Society of Myofunctional Therapy.

Eva Tanner

Eva Tanner


Eva Tanner EDT EDH OM BBP, started in Dentistry at the age of 15 working for a friend of the family. Then on completing A levels, she went to King’s College Hospital to train and then work as a Dental Nurse. In 1997, she qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from the St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith


Caroline Smith RDH, is a Dental Hygienist/Therapist living and working in the North East of England. She qualified from Newcastle Dental School with a Diploma in Hygiene and Therapy in 2009 and then gained her BSc in Dental Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire in 2015.

Rachel Webster

Rachel Webster


Dr Rachel Webster BDS joined the dental world in 2003 as a Dental Nurse. Her journey into Dentistry continued and she graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2012. She has gone on to pass further examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Jill Watkins

Jill Watkins


Jill Watkin’s background is as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist, she qualified at Kings College University London over 10 years ago. She has worked prodominantly within NHS dentistry spending several years as an Oral Hygienist in hospitals working with people undergoing head and neck cancer treatment, as well as children having orthodontic work.

  Matt Tamayo-Myerson

Matt Tamayo-Myerson


Matt Tamayo-Myerson BSc (Hons) graduated with a Business Studies and Technology degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 1994. Since then, he has worked in a variety of roles from Retail Management, Marketing, Accounts and Special Events Management to business owner.

Advisory Board Members

Dr Emma Burniston

Vivienne Lewin

Vik Veer

Dr Adrian Williams





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