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Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties, and Laser Frenectomy Integration into Your Dentistry Practice

November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021


Enhance your understanding of the issues of pediatric laser dentistry, including tongue-ties and lip-ties! As many as 5 percent of all babies born in the US have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. Affected babies often fail to thrive and can be erroneously labeled as “lazy nursers” or “stubborn feeders”.

Clinical Curriculum

  • Background and significance of TOTS;
  • Diagnosis of pediatric tongue- and lip-ties;
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to treating pediatric tongue- and lip-ties;
  • Lactation support for the breastfeeding tongue-tied dyad;
  • Bodywork and alternative therapy for the tongue-tied baby;
  • Setting expectations with families and patients;
  • Current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric lingual and labial ties.


  • Martin Kaplan, DMD
  • Piya Gandhi, DDS
  • Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC -SLP, COM®️
  • Max Sulla, DDS
  • Lisa Paladino, CNM, IBCLC
  • Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys



Hilton Hasbrouck Heights
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ United States


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