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Diagnosis & Treatment of Maxillary & Lingual Frenums

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This course is modeled after a course that Melinda Hochgesang, DMD, attended by Lawrence Kotlow, DDS, who is a pediatric dentist that treats tongue ties and maxillary lip ties frequently in NY. He lectures on the subject and has published several scientific articles, and also lectures at laser seminars. Melinda has attended one of his courses dedicated to tongue ties, lip ties, and one about lasers. Tongue ties are present in 4.8% of the population and can affect very critical skills such as eating, speech, and development. This course focuses on the symptoms and diagnosis of tongue and lip ties. Course attendants will also be learning how to properly assist with the surgical release (revision) of tongue and lip ties. The advantages of revising with a laser will be addressed. Attendees will be encouraged to research further on lip and tongue tie and take part in educational endeavors in the future. The attendees should feel comfortable diagnosing lip and tongue ties, proficient at noticing related symptoms, be able to guide and direct parents to appropriate providers for solutions and have the knowledge to instruct someone properly on post-surgical care.
At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:
  1. Define ankyloglossia (tongue tie);
  2. Describe methods of diagnosing tongue tie;
  3. Describe how this oral soft tissue and its variations abnormally effect breastfeeding, dental health, and other functions;
  4. Define the term lip tie of the maxillary frenum;
  5. Describe methods of diagnosing lip tie;
  6. Describe surgical corrections of lip ties and tongue ties;
  7. Describe the role and use of lasers in the correction of lip and tongue ties;
  8. Identify all 4 types of tongue tie, lip tie, and other structural issues that may cause difficulties;
  9. Describe the responsibilities of the assistant during lip tie and tongue tie surgeries;
  10. Describe the precautions taken when using a laser for lip and tongue tie surgeries;
  11. Review research and common myths;
  12. Understand current best practice aftercare

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

SCC Belmont Campus

Instructor Staff 

CEUs : 0.24



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/18/2018 - 10/18/2018 Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Bettendorf, SCC Belmont Campus  Map, Room: TBA Instructor Staff 

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