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!
“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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