GORGE MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Functional Mouths for Sustainable Health
Meet Christine Hanson RDH
Hello and Welcome to Gorge Myo!
As a clinical dental hygienist, I meet an astounding number of patients that are living with chronic health issues. I used to believe that these diagnoses were simply a part of their health history which didn't change much of my treatment plan. I have since learned that chronic conditions such as hypertension, GERD, sleep apnea, ADHD, chronic fatigue (to name a few) are often rooted in a poor airway.
Orofacial myofunctional disorders and their relation to sleep disordered breathing (and all their co-morbidities!) sparked and interest for me in 2017 and ever since then my curiosity in the emerging field of orofacial myology has continued to be my passion.
After graduating from the University of Washington in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish, it took me 3 years of exploring options and playing in Jackson, Wyoming, before returning to Seattle to pursue my dental hygiene degree.
I enjoy staying active outdoors in the water, on the mountains, and most places in between. I'm happy to call the Columbia River Gorge my home and love showing my young children, Ada and Gus around with my husband, David.
Please explore the website and if you have any questions regarding my practice, don't hesitate to reach out!