Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for Treatment

Dr. Richard Baxter, Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for Treatment
Speaker: Dr. Richard Baxter
Category: Pediatric Dentistry
Format: MP4 Video Released: 3/8/2017
Running Time: 1 hour Expiration Date: 3/7/2020
  5.0 (1 Review)

CE Details

Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 430.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Tongue-tie is a very common condition affecting around 10% (or more) of the population. The controversial nature of tongue-tie is due to not having an accurate understanding of what it is, how to diagnose it, how it relates to common problems like nursing difficulties and speech issues, and how to treat it. There are also differing opinions about how to treat it by different disciplines from ENTs to pediatricians, dentists, speech therapists and lactation consultants. In this course, we will present the strong evidence supporting treatment of tongue-tie and lip-tie as it relates to breastfeeding, speech, and dental issues. The patient history, proper exam technique, and making a diagnosis will also be discussed in detail. It is critical to have a solid foundation of what a tongue and lip-tie are, how to recognize them, and the research that backs up the treatment before treatment should begin.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Baxter attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into OKU, the national dental honor society. He attended the residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital / The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric hospitals and busiest pediatric dentistry clinics. Dr. Baxter is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. After graduating from residency, he opened his own practice in Birmingham, AL, Shelby Pediatric Dentistry. His practice has grown quickly, and he was recently named the Small Business of the Year in his county in addition to Healthcare Professional of the Year. Dr. Baxter enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a nurse practitioner but is currently home with their twin 2-year-old girls, Hannah and Noelle (who both had tongue and lip-tie). They both have a passion for using medical and dental skills for local and global missions.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Diagnose tongue-tie and lip-tie in patients.
  • Know the issues that can be affected by this condition.
  • Understand the difference between anterior and posterior tongue-tie.
  • Know whether they want to pursue additional training to treat tongue-tie and lip-tie in their office or refer for care.
  • Understand the scientific basis and rationale for treatment of tongue-tie and lip-tie as it relates to breastfeeding, maxillary diastemas, and speech.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course.

CE Reviews


5.0  (1 Review)
1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5.0
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5.0
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5.0
brilliant review with great clinical cases
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3/29/2017 4:59:46 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
In-depth, highly informative and nicely organized review with great clinical case studies to illustrate tongue/lip tie assessment and diagnosis
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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