Dr. Honor Franklin has been treating patients of all ages with orofacial myofunctional disorders and speech concerns since 1977, and she’d love to make a difference in your life as well. Take a look at our testimonials below to see what other valued patients have had to say about her approach!
Hello Dr. Franklin!
I hope all is well! Ive been meaning to write this email since my senior year of high school. In all honesty, I should've sent it even before that so this email is about 6 years too late. I just needed to share with you how you changed my life and how I am so thankful for what you do for people of all ages, but especially kids. I've never been the best writer but here it goes.
I don't know if I ever shared with you why I started going to your practice. I felt like I lived with an echo. I was an 7th grader who couldn't even say his last name. Saying my last name as "whiney" was incredibly embarrassing. Every time I said the word "girl" or anything like that, id hear my echo. The "w" repeated back to me. I never felt like I was bullied, no one was trying to hurt my feelings. But they never knew how sad it made me to hear it. I felt like I was 7. I lied and told people that I had an accent cause I have 3rd cousins in New York. I just tried to avoid it and thought it would go away. Finally, I just couldn't take it. I went to my mom in tears and told her I couldn't take it. As they always have, they sacrificed to make me happy, and sent me to you.
You changed my life. I was always confident, but slowly was becoming more and more scared to even speak in front of anyone. But you played cards with me and just talked with me and fixed one letter in my speech to change my life. If my memory serves me correctly, I "graduated" from your program before my freshmen year of high school. I wanted to be a leader and be able to share my passions with people. You gave me that chance. I just wanted to share with you how I didn't let it go to waste.
My senior year of high school, I was elected student body president. I was able to give speeches to anyone and actually be confident. By the end of the year, I was selected by my class to give the graduation speech. Here is the link to that speech. I wouldve NEVER even tried that with my speech impediment. I got to represent the class that I loved because of how you changed my life. Here is the video if you want to hear those R's.
I loved singing in the shower growing up. I think I told you that once. I was too scared to sing in front of anyone. But my senior year, I finally got to sing in front of people and I LOVED IT. I would have NEVER done that without you. When I got to OU, my freshmen year, I got to be the supporting lead in University Sing. This is a singing competition where a fraternity and sorority pair up. I would've never imagined this when I was a 7th grader. Since then, I have been apart of 4 other shows and directed 3 along with those much more talented than me. Here is the link to that freshmen year show (we got 2nd place by the way but I like to think your Rs got 1st).
What reminded me that I needed to send this email was what is coming up this Saturday. I am the Director of Programming for Soonerthon at OU. We are the largest student philanthropy at OU and Soonerthon raises money for Children's Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City. I am one of the Directors in charge of a committee of over 200 and my job is to plan and facilitate our event. Last year, we raised over $800,000 for the kids of Oklahoma. This Saturday is our 12 hour dance marathon. I was going through the schedule and realized I get to talk at our opening ceremony. I am getting to talk in front of over 3000 people about why I love this cause so much and why I have worked for the last 11 months to raise money. I get to share my passion with these people because of what you helped give me. Thats really all I ever wanted to do. Find a passion and share it with others so that they could find theres. YOU gave me that chance and I could not be more thankful. You can read about my story here.
Dr. Franklin, you helped change my life. I went from a 7th grader in tears to a Junior in college that has found a passion. I could not be happier. This email isnt to brag on what I have done, but to try and show how I have NO idea where I would be without you (and my mom also). If you ever have a parent on the fence about going to you, feel free to send them my info, cause I would love to tell them why it would be the best decision they can make for there child. I hope all is well with you, because thanks to you, all is well with me. With love,
“I have known Dr. Honor Franklin for over 40 years and consider her to be a very special cherished friend and colleague.Dr. Franklin and I have spent literally hundreds of hours discussing together the field of orofacial myology and ways that we might be able to improve the field and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). One of our contributions that has reached fruition is the collaborative document we wrote for the IAOM on why habit appliances are contraindicated for individuals with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). This document is now the official policy of the IAOM.
Honor Franklin has been the pioneer among orofacial myologists in emphasizing the need for each patient with OMDs to have a clear airway prior to the initiation of orofacial myofunctional therapy. She is the first to point out and insist that airway interferences need to be resolved before therapy can be successful. Dr. Franklin has led the effort to have patients with OMDs be evaluated and treated by ENT and allergy specialists. Her close associations with both ENT specialists and allergists culminated in an editorial co-authored with me for the ENT journal Otolaryngology (October 26, 2014). The purpose of this editorial was to alert all otolaryngologists to orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and their primary causes of airway interferences, including allergies. It is hoped that an understanding of the variety of OMDs among orthodontists will facilitate improved communications between otolaryngologists and orofacial myologists.
Honor Franklin is an accomplished lecturer whose presentations at various professional groups are well known and highly respected. I am keenly aware of the high esteem with which Dr. Franklin is held within the orthodontic community in Dallas. The high praise she has earned includes lecturing in orthodontic training programs in Texas, where she is a frequent contributor to the education of orthodontic residents.
Dr. Franklin has a stellar and unique clinical experience in providing therapy services for OMDs. There is no doubt that her private practice in orofacial myology is the most successful practice in the USA. The therapy results that Dr. Franklin has achieved are as well documented as any in the field.
Dr. Honor Franklin continues to serve as a mentor for many clinicians in the IAOM, providing advice and responding to questions posed by clinicians who seek the truth of what works, and why. She has willingly shared her office setup, record keeping, therapy methods and results with other clinicians. Many less-experienced and highly-trained clinicians look to her for advice and affirmation for what they do. Dr. Franklin's unselfish acts of sharing have enhanced the lives of countless clinicians in orofacial myofunctional therapy.
Many in orthodontics and orofacial myofunctional therapy owe Dr. Franklin a huge debt of gratitude for contributing so much to their own professional development and knowledge regarding OMDs. Dr. Franklin stands tall among other clinicians for her professionalism, knowledge, experience, and dedication to the field of orofacial myology.”
Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD
Speech-Language Pathologist (ASHA Fellow)
Former Chief of Orthodontics
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Past-President, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Life Member and Past Medical Advisor, International Association of Orofacial Myology
"My smile was a bit seasoned, and I entered the mid-life part of my journey having developed an anterior open bite over the years. I needed myofunctional and orofacial therapy in parallel with orthodontics, and I needed it in a big way. As an old college grid iron athlete, I was up for a good challenge, but I knew this specific challenge required the right head coach and assistants. I found that coach in Dr. Honor Franklin and her staff over on Alpha Rd!
Dr. Franklin's disciplined and methodical approach has been tremendous in helping me correct bad habits that contributed to the malocclusion of my teeth. My progress continues thanks to her dedication, patience and encouragement. She is an expert in this field and wants me to win. Thanks to her efforts, I anticipate needing a shorter time period in orthodontics! I can't say enough about how much she has helped me during my time as her patient. On appointment days, she and her dedicated staff always help jumpstart my mornings in a positive way!
So if you want to train like a winner and develop into a champion when it comes to this type of therapy, I suggest you give Dr. Franklin a call and get on her appointment calendar!"
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