About Us

Founder and Director

Yulli Tamayo-Myerson RDHT

Myofunctional Therapist

Buteyko Breathing Practitioner

TMJ Therapist

Yulli is the Founding President of the British Society of Myofunctional Therapy, the Founder and Director of My Dental Hygienist Clinic and Myofunctional Therapy UK. With over 22 years dental experience, she qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist (RDHT) from King’s College London and continued her professional development by training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT)

  • Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Advance Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

  • SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) 

  • Buteyko Breathing re-education

  • Comprehensive Frenulum inspection

  • Dental, Head and Neck Acupuncture

  • TMJ Therapy Diploma

  • Paediatric Polysomnography course

Yulli has travelled extensively over the last few years mainly to the USA and across Europe complete her education on Myofunctional Sciences, 

Yulli is working with the British Society of Myofunctional Therapy, to further OMT in the UK. The aim of the society is to raise public and professional awareness of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD's), highlighting the early signs of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and its correlation with poor orofacial development and mouth breathing.

Yulli sits on the board of the British Association of Sleep Surgeons (BASS) as an allied specialist and on the Volunteer Board at the American Association for Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD).

She is a member of the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATTP), The British Sleep Society (BSS), The Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), The British Association of Sleep Surgeons (BASS), The British Dental Acupuncture Society and The British Society of Myofunctional Therapy (BSMFT).

Meet The Team

Jennifer Nicoll RDHT OMT BBM

Having qualified from King’s College London, Jenny has over ten years of dental experience as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist working in private practice in London, before continuing her professional development by training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT). Jenny promotes a holistic and preventative approach to patient care, and places great importance on educating patients and encouraging them to actively manage their general health. Her special interest is working with children with speech and feeding difficulties, and has seen some truly inspiring results with her patients.

Jenny has also undertaken further training in neurolinguistic programming (Dip NLP) and Buteyko breathing (BBM), which she actively uses in her Myofunctional Therapy work.  

Rachel Webster BDS

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Dr Rachel Webster joined the dental world in 2003 as a Dental Nurse. Her journey into Dentistry continued and she graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2012. She has gone on to pass further examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons. Working as a General Dental Practitioner (GDP) in the East Midlands, Rachel has found a true passion in helping her patients on a more holistic approach, caring about the patient as a whole.

Rachels interests in practice include oral surgery, working with nervous patients and has completed further training in Dental Sleep Medicine with the BSDSM. This exciting field has led her to train with the American Academy of Oral Myofunctional Therapy (AAOMT).

Monika Andrzejewska Maczuga RDN OMT


Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Assistant

Monika has lived and worked in Wimbledon for the last 15 years. She started her career as a trainee dental nurse in 2016. She now holds NEBDA National Diploma in Dental Nursing. She is passionate about changing patients lives for the better. In October 2018 she attended a comprehensive training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in New York. She is a trained Myofunctional Therapy Assistant.

Monika speaks Polish and English

Hellen Sinisterra Bolanos BSc OMT

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Assistant

Hellen has a Bachelors degree in Science. She has taught Chemistry, Biology and Science at secondary schools level. She has been training as a Dental Nurse for the last 8 months and has recently trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Hellen speaks Spanish and English

Arya Tamayo-Myerson

Buteyko Practitioner 

After being diagnosed with ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia at a young age, Arya has worked hard to understand, research and apply Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko breathing re-education. He has been practicing these methods for a while now with great results, and has now added Wim Hof to his practice. This has given him first-hand experience and knowledge to the benefits it brings to children’s lives when taught how to breathe correctly.  Arya has completed his Buteyko Practitioner's training with Buteyko Clinic International. He has been instrumental in putting together the ideas of the MyoBreathe Afterschool Club.

Office Team

Matt Tamayo-Myerson BSc (Hons)

Finance Director & Administrator

Matt graduated with a Business Studies and Technology degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 1994. Since then, he has worked in a variety of roles from Retail Management, Marketing, Accounts and Special Events Management to business owner. He currently runs a Travel Agency business and is bringing his business knowledge to the team together with his passion for airway health.

Married to Yulli for over 11 years, Matt has had the opportunity to learn about the incredible benefits that Myofunctional Therapy has on the airway, the orofacial and oropharyngeal musculature and on general health.

Linda Wilkinson

PA and Treatment Co-ordinator

Linda has been working as a Personal Assistant for over 25 years.

Linda is our front of house. She liaises with patients, therapist, referring clinicians, suppliers and deals with new enquiries. Her friendly, amicable and efficient approach ensures that out-patients are well looked after throughout their therapy.

Linda speaks Spanish and English

Julie Wilkinson

Clerical Assistant

Julie has worked as a concierge in a well-known hotel for over 18 years. She will bring her customer service knowledge to our team. 

Julie will be joining us as a Clerical Assistant and will provide administrative assistance.


Julie speaks Spanish and English


The London Sleep Centre


The London Sleep Centre is a leader in the provision of diagnostic and treatment services for people with Sleep Disorders and related Medical and Psychological disorders. Since 2002, The London Sleep Clinic on Harley Street has provided a Centre of Excellence Model of care for people with Sleep problems and Disorders.


Dr. Charlotte Van Belle BDS OMT BBP

Dental Surgeon and Oral Ties release specialist


Dr. Van Belle has played a crucial role providing tongue tie and lip tie release. Her exceptional surgical skill, her true passion and empathy have inspired and motivated patients and other healthcare professional.

Dr. Van Bell provides consultations via video link and surgical treatment from her clinic in Belgium.


Emma Burniston BSc (Chiro) M. Chiro

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Emma is a highly experienced Chiropractor, having completed a 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a 2 year Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Dr Emma’s passion for Chiropractic and the health of the body was born out of being a “Chiro Kid” herself as, since the age of 10, she was regularly checked by a chiropractor for general health and wellbeing of the spine, just like getting her teeth checked!

In 2009 Dr Emma had the opportunity to work at The World Masters Game in Sydney, and then in 2010 she moved to London to seek new challenges and experiences. In 2013 she became the owner of Northcote Chiropractic and has enthusiastically worked to create the clinic that it is today.


Sern Kjellberg BSc DC FRCC


Originally from Denmark, Sern Kjellberg gained a diploma in Basic Science from the University of Odense (Denmark) before moving to England in 1990. He graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1994 having obtained a BSc in Chiropractic. He has since furthered his chiropractic education in the paediatric field completing several courses on perinatal care of both the pregnant mother and the infant, including cranial therapy, as well as development problems of slightly older children. He has a keen interest in the differential diagnosis and management of headaches and low back disorders. Sern uses various techniques in his daily practice including ultrasound, dry needling and a host of diversified techniques.


Mr Vik Veer

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Vik Veer went to University College London Medical School and came first in Head & Neck Anatomy and Neuroanatomy exams.

He went on to secure a place on the Barts & Royal London Surgical Training Rotation where he gained valuable experience in Brain Surgery, Heart & Lung surgery, Colorectal surgery, Breast Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular Surgery and of course ENT.

Much of Mr Vik Veer’s research is now focused on surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and Otology.


Dr Sam Bedford

Myobrace system expert

GDC no:82352

Sam is a experienced dentist and is working with Myofunctional Therapy UK providing Myobrace treatments. In 2014 Sam became one of only a handful of UK practitioners to study and implement the Myobrace system and offer it as an alternative to fixed braces. Myobrace enables patients with crooked teeth to be treated much younger than conventional braces. Sam has a growing level of expertise in this area.


Emma Gawne

Infant Sleep Consultant

Emma is a holistic baby and infant sleep consultant and founder of Help Baby Sleep. Emma works with parents to help identify patterns, behaviours and external factors that may be contributing to baby sleep problems. As a holistic coach, Emma’s approach is very gentle and supportive of the child. She is a member of the Association of Birth and Baby Professionals (ABBP) and the (International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC). 


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