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Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2019
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and board-certified laser surgeon. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and author of the bestselling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He is passionate about educating parents and healthcare practitioners about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, their five-year-old old girls, Hannah and Noelle, and infant Molly. He is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He serves as an elder at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.

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Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String
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.
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure