Your Partners in Oral Function & Facial Development
Meet Your Myofunctional Therapist
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Angie Bimat is a Registered Dental Hygienist and myofunctional therapist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University, and has been treating patients in Los Angeles, CA for over 20 years. During her career as an oral health care provider she began to discover there was an abundance of orofacial myofunctional disorders in her patient population and realized the importance of intervention at an early age in order to correct the habits that lead to these disorders. In 2013 Angie attended The Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and trained under Joy Moeller. The training through the AOMT renewed a passion for her within the field of oral health care, and she went on to obtain her certification as a Buteyko Breathing Instructor, (CertBBM), through the Buteyko Clinic International with world renowned breathing practitioner Patrick McKeweon. She has also trained with Timothy King in the NeuroMyoFascial release technique known as FNFT for orofacial pain.
In 2019 Angie began working collaboratively with Dr. Ted Belfor who created the Homeoblock and who has been featured in James Nestor’s book "Breath: The Science of a Lost Art". Through this interprofessional collaboration, she has aided in the successful treatment and education of numerous adult patients with upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS).
Working in healthcare for the past 20 years, Angie has learned the need for a collaborative “patient-centered” approach to treatment. She understands the value of connecting with her patients on a personal level in order to achieve the healthiest outcome possible. She lives by the motto “people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.”
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Gillespie Method of Cranialsacral Fascial Therapy Education in Progress
IBCLC Education in Progress
Certified Munchee Practitioner, 2021
LES Lactation Education Specialist, 2021
FNFT Fast and Functional NeuroMyoFascial Release with Timothy King, 2020
Certified in the Buteyko Breathing Method (CertBBM), 2019
Myofunctional Therapy Intro, Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, AOMT, 2013
B.S. Dental Hygiene, Northern Arizona University
California Dental Hygiene License
Registered Dental Hygienist since 1996
Member IAAH International Association of Airway Hygienists
Member ADHA American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Member CDHA California Dental Hygiene Association
Our mission at Myofunctional Partners is to improve your quality of life through myofunctional techniques and breathing re-education. Addressing facial and oral muscle function, we partner with your doctors and healthcare providers focusing on airway health.