Jennifer Blunston is passionate about helping others achieve better health.

As an orofacial myofunctional therapist, Blunston helps people with issues related to the muscles and functions of the face and mouth who may have problems with breathing, swallowing and jaw pain.

“Years ago, while attending elementary school, our son was struggling with breathing and proper sleep. I later discovered how myofunctional therapy could help, so I did the course work and just fell in love with the profession,” says Blunston, who works at Blunston Dental Group in Airdrie.

“A lot of people, especially in a post-COVID world, are looking for help to breathe better and get a good night’s rest. I want to educate as many people as I can about the muscles in their face and throat and the impact these muscles have on the quality of your sleep.”

Blunston has worked with Community Links for Give Back Dental Day to identify families who are struggling in need of care. In 2024, she has plans to give sleep and breathing presentations across Alberta.

Nominators Christie Stewart and Janine Hartsook say Blunston continually demonstrates determination within her work.

“Jennifer works so hard to increase awareness about orofacial myofunctional therapy. Her determination to help people achieve overall wellness is inspirational,” they write.