Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case Studies

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Dr. Richard Baxter, Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case Studies
Speaker: Dr. Richard Baxter
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
In this follow up course to his previous course on diagnosis of Tongue-Ties, Dr. Baxter discusses how to treat tongue-tie in infants through adolescents. Topics include laser selection and use, a how...more
  • 4.8 (5 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1.5 hour
  • Released: 6/7/2017
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 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, making a diagnosis, and the research supporting treatment is discussed in detail in Part 1. 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.

In this follow up course, Part 2, we will discuss treatment strategies, laser selection, a step-by-step technique, and a dozen clinical cases. There are many clinical videos to illustrate the technique with two different types of lasers (diode and CO2) that can be used to perform the procedure. The treatment is relatively simple, but the diagnosis, patient history, and case selection discussed in Part 1 is critical to ensure the treatment is necessary and can be effective. It is recommended to view Part 1 before viewing this course.

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 and treat tongue-tie and lip-tie in patients
  • Know how to choose a laser that can be used to treat tongue and lip-ties
  • Know the proper techniques to assess mother and baby for issues related to tongue and lip-ties
  • Know the proper technique for completing the tongue and lip-tie release procedure
  • Know whether they want to pursue additional training to treat tongue-tie and lip-tie in their office or refer for care
  • Understand how aftercare and stretching can affect outcomes and reattachment of the tissues

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


4.8  (5 Total Reviews)
 5 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
very good
User: Dr KC
Date: 10/16/2018
very good
Very informative.
keep smiling
User: keep smiling
Date: 9/21/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Not sure about homeopathic recommendations, otherwise very informative and very good.
Good course
User: ancdmd
Date: 10/10/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Richard's 2 courses were top notch!
User: jwrendmd
Date: 9/25/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
I learned of a lot of helpful diagnostic and treatment tips for tongue ties and lip ties.
Great topic. Nicely presented. Thank you!
User: gisellesloop
Date: 6/15/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
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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 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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