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Research Findings on the Short Lingual Frenulum and Reflux

by Dr. Philip Hand, BDS MSc
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes

This presentation will look at new research into lingual frenulum restriction and its surgical release to achieve improvement in problems with reflux, breastfeeding and pain for the breastfeeding mother. I will also expand this into restrictive tethered oral tissues (lip-tie, buccal-tie) as a whole, as this was part of my published study into the laser surgical release of restrictive tethered oral tissues on breastfeeding and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Learn more about the impact of surgical release (frenotomy) of tongue- tie, lip-tie, buccal-tie on both reflux and breastfeeding outcomes for the classically recognised anterior tongue-tie and the less obvious (without functional assessment) posterior tongue-tie. Posterior tongue-tie was noted in 71% of the study cohort.

Learning Objectives:

1: Explain the importance of tongue movement for feeding and facial growth and how to make an assessment of restrictive frena (restrctive tethered oral tissues).
2: Detail the results of new research in relation to improvement in infant reflux and mother's comfort after release of restrictive tethered oral tissues.
3: Describe the ideal team of professionals and their roles to achieve the best treatment outcomes for tongue-tied infants

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