In this combination lecture and hands-on course, attendees will be introduced to the concept of laser frenectomies, an increasingly popular method by which dentists and physicians can treat tongue and lip-ties in their patients. As many as 5 percent of all babies born in the United States have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breast-feeding difficulties. This condition can cause a plethora of problems for both babies (difficulty transferring milk, lack of growth) and their mothers (sore or cracked nipples, mastitis and low milk supply). Babies with tongue-ties can be erroneously labeled as “lazy nursers,” “stubborn feeders” or “failure to thrive.” They may also be incorrectly diagnosed with gastrointestinal problems, when all that is needed is a simple 30-second frenectomy to release the tongue-tie, restoring the baby's ability to efficiently feed.
In this course, you will learn best practices regarding tongue-tie assessment and treatment, and will participate in a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to remove tongue-ties through the use of soft-tissue lasers on pig jaws.
Check-in: 8:00 - 8:30 AM both days Program time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM