Meet The Team

What We Believe

We provide myofunctional health solutions that are customized to each individual's needs through interdiciplinary care. We believe in the promotions of healthy lifestyles for adults and children by finding the root of the issue and using an evidence-based holistic approach. I vision a medical system where experts of all fields collaborate with each other to individualize the needs of a client. To closely monitor progress and ensure that a client is not forgotten within the medical system. And to advocate for the health of a client until the needs of the client are met. 

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Jackilyn Lopez DA, RDH,OMT,MAS

Myofunctional Therapist

Hello! My name is Jackilyn. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I absolutely love the mountains and I cannot get enough of the rain during monsoon season. I enjoy family time with my husband, son, and two daughters, by spending time outdoors. We have 2 dogs, a rottweiler and stafordshire terrier. All of which think they are human. I love country music, portrait photography, and making/decorating cakes. I love to learn new hobbies and figure out way to improve. I love the investigate channel, and love romantic, thriller, and suspense movies. As a dental hygienist, I have always felt there was a gap between medical and dental. I always felt there was more of a connection than what I knew. It wasn't until my daughter, Savanna, was born that I started to look for answers. She started with issues the moment she was born. Not only has signs and symptoms got worse as she has gotten older, and more apparent, medical professionals couldn't provide me answers as to how to make it better. The symptoms were always covered up with medications or I like to call it, a band-aid, to the root issues. I am also a victim of a chronic loud snorer. For those that are a victim, you feel the same frustration and exhaustion as I.  As for me, the feeling of 4 hours of sleep was normal, tired all the time even when I got a full nights rest. My posture is poor, and my back aches to sit up straight. I have a "bump" on the back of my neck, I clench and grind my teeth. I went to different doctors over the years to find a cure or help. I got piled on with medication or advice that still left me with the same issues. And no improvement. It left me frustrated and confused as to why no one could solve the issues. I'm sure many of you reading this, feel the same. I ended up thinking all of what I was experiencing, was normal. It wasn't until I dove into myofunctional therapy, that I was made aware that this was not normal and I discovered the root of the issues to most of our problems and how detrimental this all was to our health. Up until now, I had no idea. Myofunctional therapy has given me the knowledge to the of the root of the issues, and evidence based therapy to help. This inspired me to spread my knowledge to others and help you become the most healthy you can be. To work in collaboration with experts of many fields to potentially save you, reduce, or even eliminate some of these health effects that can burden and be so detrimental to your overall health. To help you get to the root of the issues with solutions.

 

See my blog for more in depth stories of the root of my families' issues and our journey to a healthier family.

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Melissa Cox DA, RDH, OMT
Myofunctional Therapist

Hello, my name is Melissa and I I live in beautiful Tucson, AZ, where I was raised. I started my career in the Dental Field in 2004 as a Dental Assistant (working mostly in Pediatrics.) I love to learn and wanted to become a provider to help patients. This lead me to becoming a Dental Hygienist. I was very passionate about improving my patients oral health which improves their total body health. I naturally try to look at the "big picture"  or search for the root of the issue. 

 

The world of Myofunctional Therapy first caught my attention when I took some continuing education courses. It became more personal when my son was born with a severe posterior tongue tie. From birth, we struggled in many ways due to his tongue tie. It took many months of hard work to get him to learn how to effectively eat. We even had bumps in the road later on in his life due to his tongue tie that was revised. This surprised me, as I did not know tongue ties could be impactful later on in life. Ultimately, my passion for wanting to help others and my personal interest in the topic, took me down the path of signing up for courses to become a Myofunctional Therapist. I want to be that person to help you achieve your goals and to help you get to the root of the issue. I cannot wait to be on this journey with you.