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Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String

by Richard Baxter, DMD, MS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

Tongue-Tie certainly impacts breast and bottle-feeding, but also can have a significant impact on solid feeding, speech, breathing, and sleep. In this discussion, Dr. Baxter will share about the impact untreated ties can have on patients and their families, and how treating early in life can solve many of these issues. The presentation will highlight the role of the tongue in the essential functions of life. Many case studies of children who have struggled for years due to a tethered tongue and lip will be shared along with treatment videos, and parent testimonials.

Learning Objectives:

1. Know the common issues that can be affected by tongue-tie.
2. Know what a posterior tongue-tie is, and how to identify it.
3. Know what a lip-tie is, and how to identify it.
4. Understand the scientific basis and rationale for treatment of tongue-tie and lip-tie as it relates to breastfeeding, solid feeding, speech, sleep, and breathing.
5. Understand the effect a non-released tie can have on a patient throughout the lifespan.

Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks