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Gamechangers: New studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie.

by Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME
  • Learning Format: webinar
  • Handout: No
Abstract:
This presentation examines several influential recent studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie; the manner in which we examine, treat and perform therapy on babies. From the overall perspective of development, Dr. Hazelbaker looks at histology, speech development, posture, wound healing, lasers and airway integrity, citing the most exciting studies on these subjects, explaining how each will impact our philosophical, intellectual and clinical involvement with study findings. Further, Dr. Hazelbaker makes suggestions of how these various studies should guide our thinking about when and how to assess and treat tongue-tied infants.
Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the clinical ramifications of new histological findings about the lingual frenum.
Objective 2: Discuss the manner in which low tongue posture affects future postural development and airway integrity.
Objective 3: Describe the need for evidence-based clinical decision making when it comes to revision wound healing.
Objective 4: Discuss the normal morphology of the infant maxillary frenum.
Objective 5: Describe the incidence of posterior vs. anterior tongue-tie.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks