Refer a Patient
Skeptical about referring a patient?
We get it. We hear this a lot. Unfortunately, vague or absent education about tongue- and lip-ties has positioned us, as practitioners, to naturally feel this way. Frankly, it wasn’t until a tongue-tie significantly impacted my own life and the lives of my children that I started to pay attention. So, if you’ve ever thought or said one of these statements, we encourage you to expand for the facts.
"Tongue-ties rarely cause issues.”
“The tongue-tie will stretch out.”
“Treating tongue-ties is a fad.”
“A posterior tongue-tie doesn’t exist.”
“A clip or a snip with scissors is enough.”
“Just give it time.”
“They will just laser everyone.”
“They must be doing it for the money.”
Parents are so thankful when their baby can eat without getting frustrated or gains weight quickly, and when mom has less pain. Kids who are speech delayed often start talking more and with increased clarity. Kids who have struggled with poor sleep finally sleep deeply and, in turn, often display more positive behavior. Kids with eating issues can finally go out to eat at a restaurant with their families because it’s no longer a big struggle to eat. In our recent prospective IRB-approved study, at one month after the procedure, 89% of kids with speech issues had improved speech, 84% of those with eating issues had improved feeding, and 84% with sleeping trouble had improved sleep.
What you can expect when you refer a patient.
We know what it’s like to struggle with nursing or feeding issues. So, we accept same-day appointments and, if we see a problem, can often address it during your first visit.
As you may know, the process of diagnosing a tongue-tie involves taking an in-depth history, completing in-person pretreatment assessments, and examining the mouth, head, and neck structures. We cover it all.
As dental professionals, we are out-of-network with medical insurance plans. However, we provide our patients with a claim form and many receive some reimbursement. All fees are discussed upfront and all follow-up visits are included.
Often, a snip or a clip with scissors leaves thick tissue behind. With our innovative technique, we remove all of the restriction quickly, easily, and as gently as possible. Plus, in the rare chance that it grows back within a year, we’ll fix it again, free!
Incredible transformations are within reach.
with fewer struggles.
Mom’s also report less pain with nursing.
with more peace.
Infants and children often sleep more soundly as they can breathe through their noses, which can also improve behavior throughout the day.
Small children, who are just learning to speak, often form their first words with less difficulty, while older children speak with added clarity.
As soon as the procedure was done, my son latched on deeply for the first time. Two and a half weeks after the procedure [we] went to the pediatrician for a weight check. The doctor was surprised at his weight gain and they said we should not need a feeding tube any longer!
I couldn’t be more thankful to them. Not only did they fix my son’s lip-tie, Dr. Baxter fixed his tongue-tie that nobody else had even said anything about. That seriously changed his life. He went from a 2.5 yr old that didn’t talk to the most talkative 2.5 yr old ever!
Dr Baxter corrected our infants tongue-tie. SUCH a better experience than having the correction done [elsewhere] with our previous kids. His techniques are thorough and quick. He called us that evening to check on us and gave us his number so we could contact him if we needed anything.
I can’t believe my daughter was put through surgeries, feeding tubes, therapy and releasing a tongue-tie fixed her. Thank you!!!
We are already seeing huge improvements in his nursing and sleep patterns. Dr. Baxter took his time explaining everything to us, and has the kindest disposition.
Our experience with Dr. Baxter was wonderful! The procedure was a breeze, lasted 15 seconds, and my kid was running on the playground outside of the building immediately after.
Patients have travelled from all over the nation and around
the world to receive Dr. Baxter’s care.
View Dr. Baxter’s Awards & Recognitions
2018: ICAP (International Tongue-Tie Organization) Award for Clinical Excellence
2018: Achieved Board Certification in Laser Surgery from the ABLS
2016: Healthcare Professional of the Year, Shelby County
2016: Small Business of the Year, Shelby County
2015: Achieved Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
2013: Resident Recognition Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) for innovative work in the field of community service
2012: Academy of Dental Materials Award for research in the field of dental materials
2012: AAPD Predoctoral Student Award for outstanding promise in the field of pediatric dentistry
2012: Leon M. Schneyer Award for highest scholastic achievement in the basic sciences
2012: Inducted into OKU National Dental Honor Society
2011: Awarded first place at the American Association of Dental Research DENTSPLY/Caulk Research Competition
Eliminate your patients’ mouth restrictions once and for all.
Here’s how it works:
Refer Your patient.
Complete the simple form at the bottom of this page or call us directly at (205) 419-4333 to make a referral. You can also use your EMR system to fax a referral to 205-419-4320. We will reach out and schedule them directly.
We'll start with a consult.
We often spend 30+ minutes listening to patients’ concerns, helping them get to the root cause of the issues their children are experiencing.
Then report back with the results.
Whether it’s eating, sleeping or speaking that improves, a tongue- or lip-tie release can make a profound impact on your patients’ lives.
2480 Pelham Pkwy
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.