This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 3 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. Synopsis:
It seems everywhere you turn, parents and professionals are discussing, concerned about, and asking questions about tongue and lip-ties. With so many opinions, objections, and success stories, it’s hard to cut through the noise. This evidence-based and clinically informed presentation will provide clarity to the real issues a restricted tongue can cause throughout the lifespan. Dentists are well-positioned to screen for, diagnose and treat, or refer these patients with a team-based approach to manage these very common conditions.
A review of the relevant literature, over a dozen clinical cases of all ages, diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, treatment videos, and recommendations will be discussed in this comprehensive lecture. Dr. Baxter will share the knowledge, successes, and struggles from his practice, and experience in treating thousands of patients with these conditions.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is an internationally-recognized speaker on tongue-ties, instructor of the acclaimed online course Tongue-Tied Academy and lead 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 providers about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, and their three girls, Hannah, Noelle, and 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, running, and doing outdoor activities. He serves as a small group leader at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
Describe the literature relating to tongue and lip-ties and the best practices where research does not yet exist. Conduct a thorough exam on a baby, child, or adolescent; classify the degree of restriction or the tongue or lip; and screen for common symptoms related to these conditions. Know if the attendee wishes to treat these patients in the office as part of a multidisciplinary team, or refer them for care by a trained provider. List the steps involved in assessing, diagnosing, referring to other specialists, and treating when indicated children with tongue restrictions. Understand the effect a non-released oral restriction can have on a patient throughout the lifespan. Disclosure:
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: DentaNet, Tx Acad Ped Dent, Guatemala Ped Residency, Bourbon and Baby Teeth.
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Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 3 hours of verifiable CPD.
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