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August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017 in Boston, MA

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Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers (Hands-On Course)

In this combination lecture and hands-on course, attendees will be introduced to the concept of laser frenectomies, an increasingly popular method by which dentists and physicians can treat tongue- and lip-ties in their patients.

As many as 5% of all babies born in the United States have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. This condition can cause a plethora of problems for both babies (difficulty transferring milk, lack of growth) and their mothers (sore or cracked nipples, mastitis and low milk supply). Babies with tongue-ties can be erroneously labeled as “lazy nursers,” “stubborn feeders’ or as “failures to thrive.” They may also be erroneously diagnosed with GI problems, when all that is needed is a simple 30-second frenectomy to release the tongue-tie, the result of which is to restore the baby’s ability to efficiently feed.

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In this course, attendees will receive an overview of best practices regarding tongue- tie assessment and treatment, and will participate in a hands-on workshop on how to remove tongue-ties through the use of soft-tissue lasers. They will also have the opportunity to watch live video feed of infant frenectomies, as well as hearing from an office administrator about billing and reimbursement issues.

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Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers (Hands-On Course)
August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017
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Tufts University College of Dental Medicine Department of Continuing Education


Tufts University
1 Kneeland Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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