The BSMFT Directory of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists

We are delighted to introduce to you our directory of BSMFT – Approved and Vetted Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Practitioners. (OMTP)

These OMTPs have gone through the BSMFT vetting process and have proven to be registered licensed clinicians who have been adequately trained and hold a professional and medical indemnity that allows them to provide Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy to their patients.

These OMFTPs have access to monthly Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular updates within the field. They have access to clinical supervision through their BSMFT membership as well as the support of a multidisciplinary medical advisory board. 

Emma Sharrok



I am a qualified independent Speech and Language Therapist and owner of Core Speech. I have vast experience in working with infants and children with a range of communication and feeding needs. My specialisms and areas of clinical interest include motor speech disorders, gestalt language processing and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).

Core Speech is based in Leyland and provides mobile sessions in the child’s home or educational setting across Lancashire. I also provide Telehealth sessions across the UK.

Experienced in supporting infants to adolescents with complex communication and feeding needs. Qualified Dysphagia practitioner with extensive Continued Professional Development including SOS Approach to Feeding and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

My aim is to support every family to be the agents of change in enabling their child to thrive in life!

To find out more about my services or to book an appointment please call 07491155132 or email

More information can be found at our website:

Meera Mehta

Meera Mehta

RCSLT: RC0036910

HCP: SL3393

As a paediatric speech and language therapist, I specialise in working in both settings with students between 18 months to 18 years to have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). I am also a qualified Oro-facial Myologist having completed my training at the Australian Academy of Oro-facial Myology in August 2019.

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a bachelors in BMed Sci Speech Science. Since then, I have had additional training to develop my knowledge in this field. Trainings include Talk tools, Zones of regulation, Lidcombe programme, speech and language support for specific learning difficulties (Elklan,), Speech and Language support for complex needs (Elklan). I also have an interest in working with children who have English as an additional language (EAL) and SLCN. In addition, I have also completed the Neurolinguistic programming (NLP).

Languages spoken: English, Gujarati, Kiswahili, Hindi

Contact: Meera Mehta

Eva Tanner

GDC 5171

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Eva 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, gaining awards for the best clinical Dental Therapist and highest dental hygiene examination results.

Since qualifying as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 1997, she has worked in a private practice and cared for clients from a direction of Prevention, Education and Minimal intervention (PEMi). Since 2003, Eva has helped to support and evolve an orthodontic/TMD clinic and associated protocols. Over the years she has worked closely with Dentists, Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Cranial Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Biomechanists, Bowen Integrated Therapy practitioners, respiratory specialists, nutritionists, cell biologists, immunologists and neurologists.

With the small body of practitioners now providing myofunctional care in the UK, she is pleased to be one of the founding members of the British Society of Myofunctional Therapy. Eva is also a member of The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, The British Association of Dental Therapists, The International Association of Orofacial Myology, and the International College of Applied Kinesiology.


Caroline Smith

GDC 191293

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Nutritional Therapist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Caroline 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. Since qualifying, she has worked in both the NHS and private settings, and also as a clinical tutor at the University of Teesside. With an inquisitive mind in the quest to understand more about the human body in relation to dental disease, she is currently working towards an MSc in Nutritional Science and practice. This will allow her to look at the individual and implement lifestyle medicine to reduce inflammatory factors that contribute to dental and overall health issues. As part of this whole body health, she has trained in the areas of Myofunctional Therapy, Buteyko Breathing, Massage Therapy, and Dental Acupuncture. She currently runs her Myofunctional Therapy clinic from an integrated Chiropractor’s clinic in Gateshead and her passion is to connect with as many like-minded practitioners in her area, to work as a team to help our patients improve function and overall health.

Ildiko Fulop RDN

GDC 256894

Head Dental Nurse

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Assistant

Ildiko has over 7 years of experience in dentistry. She is friendly, calm, gentle, and kind.

Ildiko’s amicable nature immediately puts everyone at ease. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. She loves to get involved in understanding the details of each case she assists with.

She now holds NEBDA National Diploma in Dental Nursing and attended a comprehensive online training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in March 2022.

Outside of work, Ildiko likes cooking, spending time in nature, and socializing with friends.

▪︎ National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
▪︎ BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography 2016


Tel:+44 7956 209 499



Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

I have been working in dentistry since 2008. In 2016 I completed my dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist degree from the University of Portsmouth with first class honours.

Since qualifying, I have worked in private and specialist practices where I mainly concentrate on oral health and the prevention of gum disease. My passion and sometimes frustration led me to undertake numerous postgraduate courses, as I always felt there is more that I could offer to my patients.

I am a qualified Orofacial myofunctional therapist, I have completed the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy course and Buteyko Breathing Practitioner and Oxygen Advantage Practitioner course and at present, this field remains my main interest.

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GDC: 1712

Dental Hygienist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist


She has since worked in a range of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery departments for both the NHS and private practices and as a locum in a corporate structure.

A member and Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Carole is currently the chairperson of the Thames Valley Regional Group of the BSDHT, and a member of the British Society of Periodontology. Dedicated to her chosen field, Carole regularly travels to attend post-qualification training and has visited New Orleans and Seattle to learn from leaders in the field.


Analea Staples RDHT BBM

GDC 267874

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Annalea Staples
Dental and Myofunctional Therapist.
I thrive on empowering and supporting people through their health and well-being journey.
I’ve learned that a one-size-fits-all all approach to nutrition and lifestyle doesn’t work. Taking time to meditate and relax helps to calm the hustle and bustle of daily life allowing me to tune in to my body and mind.


Rumana Husein RDHT BBM

GDC 3951

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Buteyko Breathing Practitioner

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Rumana qualified as a dental hygienist in 1990 at Leeds Dental Hospital. Since qualifying, she has worked in a variety of central London private practices, obtained a teaching certificate that enabled her to teach dental nurses and small groups, and worked as a training development manager for a large dental corporation. She has also worked with the media, written articles for dental publications, and was involved in various TV appearances including ‘Richard and Judy’ regarding the ‘tongue manicure’ treatment.


Tel:+44 7956 209 499

Emily Kirkcaldy


RCSLT: RC0020441

HCPC: SL13607

Orofacial Myologist

Speech and Language Therapist

Buteyko Breathing Practitioner

Emily has 20 years of experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a variety of settings, including treating oro-motor difficulties and voice disorders. A journey to help her own Daughter led her to train in Myofunctional Therapy with the AOMT, and also in Buteyko Breathing. Having seen huge benefits in her, as well as her clients, she is truly passionate about how proper functioning of the tongue, facial muscles, and airway underpins so much of our health, well-being, and day-to-day functions.

Emily’s background working with adults and children of all ages, including people with learning difficulties, allows her to tailor therapy to make goals enjoyable and achievable.


Monika A. Maczuga RDN

Monika A. Maczuga RDN

GDC 272768

Registered Dental Nurse

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Assistant

Monika has lived and worked in Wimbledon for the last 15 years. She started her career as a trainee dental nurse in 2016. She now holds NEBDA National Diploma in Dental Nursing. She is passionate about changing patients lives for the better. In October 2018 she attended a comprehensive training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in New York. She is a trained Myofunctional Therapy Assistant.

Monika speaks Polish and English.


Tel:+44 7956 209 499

Jenny Nicoll - Myofunctional Therapist BSMFT


GDC: 74712

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Orofacial myofunctional Therapist

Jenny has over 15 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist, working in private practice in London.

Jenny has been a practicing Myofunctional Therapist since 2019 and has extensive experience in treating children and adults alike, including complex cases. She has a special interest in working with children to promote healthier habits and has witnessed the profound difference Myofunctional Therapy can have on their quality of life and growth patterns.

Jenny believes in making therapy enjoyable, accessible, and manageable for patients and their families to drive successful outcomes. She is passionate about promoting early intervention through a holistic and preventative approach, placing great importance on empowering patients to manage their health to actively prevent concerns later in life.





GDC 104600

Cert. Medical Acupuncture

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Clinical Massage Therapist

Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Yulli 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.

With over 22 years of dental experience, she qualified in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (RDHT) from King’s College London Dental Institute.

Yulli Speaks English and Spanish


Tel:+44 7956 209 499

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