Annelise Denning, BS, RDH Orofacial Myologist

Annelise Denning, BS, RDH Orofacial Myologist


Annie Denning was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She was influenced by her father, Dr. George Gundersen from whom she learned the clinical aspects of dentistry, spending summers working as a dental assistant during her teen years.

Annie attended the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She completed her dental hygiene training in 1998 and worked with both Dr. George Gundersen and her brother, Dr. Arne Gundersen, at Gundersen Dental Care.

Annie practiced dental hygiene for 19 years before a neck injury forced her into retirement. She soon discovered myofunctional therapy and in April 2018 she completed her post-graduate training through Sarah Hornsby’s Myomentor program.

Annie met and married her husband Rob while attending the University of Washington. They are blessed with three children. In her free time she enjoys singing, camping, and hiking and spending time with her family & pets.

Read more about Annie’s personal story in discovering myofunctional therapy.