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Meet our TEAM

Renata Nehme, RDH, BSDH, COM®

Renata Nehme has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2010. She received her Associates Degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA, and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Highlands University. 


While taking a continuing education class in 2016, she was introduced to the world of "Myofunctional Therapy" and immediately knew that was her calling. She was excited to learn that the tenets of myofunctional therapy encapsulate many of her passions which include breastfeeding, the import of early childhood development, and airway health. 


Growing up as a mouth breather, Renata personally experienced the challenges that those with myofunctional disorders often face. That is why she is so passionate about spreading the knowledge she has acquired regarding airway-related health issues over the years. 


Eager to help raise awareness of Myofunctional Disorders, in 2021 she founded Airway Circle with the intention of creating a collaborative and multidisciplinary group of like-minded health professionals who share the same passion for learning and giving in the dental health and airway space.


Alyssa Persinger, RDH

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Alyssa has been working as a dental hygienist for nearly 8 years. She attended Virginia Western Community College, where she earned her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2014.

Alyssa was first introduced to the world of myofunctional therapy when her own daughter was born tongue-tied in 2016 and had difficulty breastfeeding. Her journey continued on through several years of self-education, research, and watchfulness of pioneers in the field.


After years of observing signs of myofunctional disorders within those around her every day, she could no longer ignore the prevalence of disease within her patients and loved ones. In 2020, she decided to undergo formal training to better serve this population.


Alyssa has since completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in the subjects of airway centric disorders, orofacial muscular dysfunction, and how they affect the patient as a whole.


Alyssa’s passion for the subject drives her to not only assist others on the road to functional health, but also share the knowledge with other providers so that these conditions no longer go unnoticed and untreated.

Becca Rose, RDH

Becca has been a dental hygienist since 2010 and developed an interest in Myofunctional Therapy after realizing she was suffering with many of the conditions that Myofunctional Therapy helps to treat. Since then, she has taken multiple post-graduate courses to increase her knowledge and dedication to the science of Myofunctional Therapy. You can most likely find Becca engaged in continuing education and seminars. She is always striving to learn and stay up to date on current data. 


She has a dedicated passion for oral health, systemic health and the connection myofunctional disorders play to overall function and health of whole body, dental, and airway health. Now more than ever, the multidisciplinary collaboration between medical specialties has allowed Myofunctional Therapist the chance to address the root causes of many common ailments. Becca enjoys working will all ages and is dedicated to your journey!

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Shannon Greene, Treatment Coordinator

Shannon is our treatment coordinator. She comes to us from the great state of Texas and is a cheerful addition to our team. She is very personable and adores all aspects of helping our patients get to the next step of their health journey.


Shannon is very passionate about approaching the body as a full functioning system and recognizes how the importance of overall health is a crucial part of our daily lives. Through her own personal health journey, Shannon can empathize with the frustration and heartache that so many of our patients experience through the trial and error of finding the right treatment.


She came to know airway health and myofunctional therapy as a solution to a severe problem, and when she was given the opportunity to join our team she jumped at the chance. She is currently an advocate for Airway Health, Myofunctional Medicine, AAFA as well as a research lead and congressional ambassador for the National Eczema Association and the National Lupus Foundation. 

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