Shari received her I.A.O.M. Certification in Orofacial Myology in 1998 following her professional internship, through the International Association of Orofacial Myology.
She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Parkland College in 1979, graduating with honors, and received her dental hygiene license in 1979. She retired from dental hygiene practice after working for 19 years as a Pediatric Dental Hygienist. In addition, Shari holds a B.A. from Board of Governors Program with an emphasis in psychology and early childhood development from Northeastern Illinois University, graduating with honors, Cum Laude.
Shari is a lecturer to numerous dental, speech and medical organizations and parent's groups, as well as a respected researcher with published works in the International Journal of Orofacial Myology.
Shari has also been a featured guest on NBC News and Mom Talk Radio, and as read in National Jewish Parenting, Seventeen Magazine, and PEOPLE Magazine.
Mentored by Rose Van Norman, Shari has attended many of her workshops and seminars. Shari has worked with hundreds of patients, and has had extensive educational coursework in psychology and early childhood development. In addition to Rose Van Norman, Shari has interned and trained with Bill and Julie Zickefoose, Roberta Pierce, April Gelesko, Marge Snow, and Joseph Zimmerman.
International Association of Orofacial Myology
Alpha Omega Dental Hygiene Honor Society, awarded recognition on the National Dean's List
PSI CHI National Honor Society in Psychology
Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce