April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018 in Bothell, WA
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TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
In this cutting edge continuing education course, participants will learn the E3 model of care for tethered oral tissues. This includes relevant background information on how tethered oral tissues affect oral function from birth to maturity. The course format includes lecture, video/photograph examples, case studies, pre and post assessment activities, demonstrations, and hands-on application of techniques in an interactive atmosphere where questions and discussion are welcomed. This course is a specialty training that is targeted for the oral function professional including Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, , Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists, and Lactation Consultants and Counselors. However, this training is appropriate for other professionals including Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Dentists and Assistants, Dietitians, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Early Intervention Specialists, Osteopaths, Otolaryngologists, Chiropractors, Applied Behavior Analysts, and Psychologists to learn about tethered oral tissues and make appropriate referrals. Participants who complete the training in its entirety with optional listing on the Chrysalis Feeding website as a “TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Trained” professional. Participants who complete the training in its entirety will be granted permission to use and display “TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training” logo, as a designation to the public of their completion of the training.
Special guest, James Thomas, DDS, MS, will be presenting on laser frenectomies during the April 28th lunch hour (lunch is provided by LightScalpel). Dr. Thomas is a pediatric dentist and the founder of Health:Latch.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe normal anatomy, physiology, and developmental milestones for optimal oral function
- Cite current research regarding tethered oral tissues and correlated conditions
- Dispel myths regarding tethered oral tissues
- Define various tethered oral tissues
- List signs/symptoms of tethered oral tissues and correlated conditions
- Evaluate for presence and impact tethered oral tissues have on oral function, including proper oral exam and report writing
- Educate and communicate with patients, family, and other medical professionals regarding identification and treatment of tethered oral tissues, including educational tools and resources
- Execute a treatment plan for optimizing oral function in the presence of tethered oral tissues, including active wound management and specific treatment techniques