Online Courses By Author And Speaker

Dr. Richard Baxter

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Tongue Tie Basics

In this new course designed for healthcare providers of all types, Dr. Baxter explains what tongue- and lip-ties are, how they affect newborns through adults, and what to do about them. Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment are all discussed as well as a dozen case studies are shared. Treatment videos, as well as patient testimonial videos, are shared in this easy-to-understand format. Please note, no CE credit are given for these courses, and they are for informational purposes only.

Runtime – 1hr 53min

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Tongue-Ties & Speech and Feeding Issues

Dr. Baxter discusses the impact a tongue-tie can have on speech and solid feeding issues in children through adults. This course is designed for healthcare providers that want to learn more about the little-understood effects that a tongue-tie can have on speech and feeding issues. There is by necessity a little overlap with the tongue-tie basics course (we want the people watching that course to be informed about speech and feeding too!), but this course is primarily new material. Please note, no CE credit are given for these courses, and they are for informational purposes only.

Runtime – 1hr 39min

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Tongue and Lip Tie Anatomy and Research

In this course, Dr. Richard Baxter explains what tongue and lip ties are and how they can affect the airway and sleep, as well as feeding and speech concerns in children. Presented live at ADA headquarters in Chicago on March 3rd, 2019. This second ADA Children’s Airway Conference will guide the general, pediatric and orthodontic practitioner in the significance of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) in children and how the ADA policy statement on “The Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders” directs them to address the issue. By expanding their provider scope beyond the current concentration on dental disease, dentists will see their role in children’s overall health. With the growing awareness of airway issues in the profession and the public, getting a handle on this service is critical toward modernizing the dental practice in the 21st century. Currently, practitioners that are already involved in this arena are experiencing a whole new level of practice productively and satisfaction.

1.5 CE Hours Awarded – $90 or $60 for ADA Members.

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Treatment and Building a Team

In this course, Dr. Richard Baxter explains how to treat tongue and lip ties in infants and children. Additional presentations with Dr. Ron Mitchell on ENT surgery and Dr. Susan Maples on creating a multidisciplinary team. Presented live at ADA headquarters in Chicago on March 3rd, 2019. This second ADA Children’s Airway Conference will guide the general, pediatric and orthodontic practitioner in the significance of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) in children and how the ADA policy statement on “The Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders” directs them to address the issue. By expanding their provider scope beyond the current concentration on dental disease, dentists will see their role in children’s overall health. With the growing awareness of airway issues in the profession and the public, getting a handle on this service is critical toward modernizing the dental practice in the 21st century. Currently, practitioners that are already involved in this arena are experiencing a whole new level of practice productively and satisfaction.

2.25 CE Hours Awarded – $135 or $90 for ADA Members.

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Part 1: Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for Treatment

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, and making a diagnosis will also be discussed in detail. 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.

  • Diagnose tongue-tie and lip-tie in patients
  • Know the issues that can be affected by this condition
  • Understand the difference between anterior and posterior tongue-tie
  • Know whether they want to pursue additional training to treat tongue-tie and lip-tie in their office or refer for care
  • Understand the scientific basis and rationale for treatment of tongue-tie and lip-tie as it relates to breastfeeding, maxillary diastemas, and speech

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Part 2: Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case Studies

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.

  • 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-tie
  • 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

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