Thomas J. Lokensgard, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP
"Where Physiology Meets
Dentistry and Oral Medicine"
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Allison is no stranger to dentistry. She spent 9 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and has shifted her focus to now specialize in helping people of all ages develop healthy breathing patterns, oro-facial resting postures, and functional patterns. She offers a wide range of programs and services – from habit elimination, to traditional orofacial myofunctional training and breathing reeducation.
Allison is excited to work alongside of Dr. Lokensgard and his team to offer a solution to patients whose orthodontic issues are largely related to inadequate craniofacial growth and development due to orofacial muscle dysfunction. The MYOBRACE® System is a pre-orthodontic appliance that works along with myofunctional therapy to address the causes of crooked teeth and promote optimal orofacial growth & development.
When she's not working with patients and the team at the Centre for Holistic & Biological Dentistry, Allison is working with OMT clients at her Nashville location, or training dental office teams to use new technologies and equipment. In her free time, Allison enjoys attending continuing education courses, reading professional journals and research to stay up-to-date in the fields of dentistry and myofunctional therapy, volunteering her time and skills as a dental hygienist with local non-profits, checking out new local restaurants with her husband Bojan, and spending time with their two "fur babies" Scruff & Marvin.
Certified Orofacial Myology Specialist
and founder of OMT
(Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy)