Do you feel there may be a missing link in your child's oral function?

Welcome to Black Hills
Orofacial Myology

About Us

About the Therapist

Ame earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota in 1993. After working in her native Sioux Falls area for a little over 5 years, she moved to Rapid City in 1998. Ame says, “I enjoy working in an environment where we treat our patients like family; educating them on complete health, answering questions and easing concerns about their treatment and care. This new aspect of my career will allow me to make a lifelong contribution to the welfare of my patients."   Ame, enjoys camping, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, horseback riding and having fun in the Black Hills with her husband and son.

What is Orofacial Myology?

Orofacial Myology is the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing, swallowing, and overall mental and physical health. 

Our mission

To help those with orofacial myofunctional disorders such as, but not limited to ...

1. Abnormal thumb, finger, lip, and tongue sucking habits

2. Open mouth posture

3. Tongue thrust in speaking or swallowing

4. Improper tongue rest position

5. Tongue-Tie (ankyloglossia)

Contact Us

Ame Batchelder

Black Hills Orofacial Myology

2006 Mount Rushmore Rd, Ste. 1, Rapid City, SD 57701



By appointment

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