POSTPONED: Lasers and Pediatrics: Tongue and Lip Ties
October 2, 2020 - October 3, 2020
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
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
Allied Dental Personnel: $475.00
UT Faculty: $387.00
(Register and pay by Monday, September 7, 2020 to receive a 10% discount.)
Check in is the same time on both days
The Dental School thanks Diamond Dental Supply for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this CDE program.)
The course hours are approximately 11 lecture hours and 3 participation hours.
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