TAPD Winter 2022 CE Course
Tongue-Tie Update: How Oral Restrictions Impact Feeding, Speech, and Sleep Across the Lifespan by Dr. Richard Baxter
Minimal Interventions with SDF, Hall Technique, and Atraumatic Strip Crowns by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Saturday, February 26, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with intermittent breaks
Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $300
Faculty & Staff: $100
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Central Time)
Dr. Richard Baxter
Tongue-Tie Update: How Oral Restrictions Impact Feeding, Speech, and Sleep Across the Lifespan
Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, instructor of the comprehensive online course Tongue-Tied Academy and lead author of the bestselling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He is passionate about educating parents and healthcare practitioners about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He grew up in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, and their three girls, Hannah, Noelle, and Molly. He is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep, and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He serves as a small group leader at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.
It seems everywhere you turn, parents and professionals are discussing, concerned about, and asking questions about tongue and lip-ties. With so many opinions, objections, and success stories, it’s hard to cut through the noise. This evidence-based and clinically informed presentation will provide clarity to the real issues a restricted tongue can cause throughout the lifespan. Dentists are well-positioned to screen for, diagnose and treat, or refer these patients with a team-based approach to manage these very common conditions. A thorough review of the literature, over a dozen clinical cases of all ages, diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, treatment videos, and recommendations will be discussed in this comprehensive lecture. Dr. Baxter will share the knowledge, successes, and struggles from his practice, and experience in treating thousands of patients with these conditions. A hands-on workshop practicing technique with the CO2 laser will follow the didactic learning section with plenty of time for attendees to ask questions and learn how best to help their patients on Monday.
- Describe the literature relating to tongue and lip-ties and the best practices where research does not yet exist.
- Conduct a thorough exam on a baby, child, or adolescent, and classify the degree of restriction or the tongue or lip and screen for common symptoms related to these conditions.
- Know if the attendee wishes to treat these patients in the office as part of a multidisciplinary team, or refer for care by a trained provider.
- List the steps involved in assessing, diagnosing, referring to other specialists, and treating when indicated children with tongue restrictions.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Minimal Interventions with SDF, Hall Technique, and Atraumatic Strip Crowns
Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two. She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.
Minimally invasive treatment options are often sought by parents for their children’s dental treatment. This course will review the use of silver diamine fluoride to manage caries as well as restorative options. An evidence-based, minimally invasive treatment option for the management of severe early childhood caries is the Hall technique. This approach is particularly advantageous for young, apprehensive patients, who may otherwise require sedation for traditional surgical interventions to place stainless steel crowns (SSCs). This course will further explore atraumatic esthetic options for decayed anterior primary teeth using strip crowns with glass hybrid restoratives. Hall Technique and glass ionomer strip crowns can help increase access to care while reducing cost and risk to the patient. Find out how offering non-invasive options like Hall Technique and glass ionomer strip crowns can attract new patients, improve patient satisfaction, and increase internal marketing and word of mouth referrals.
- Review the evidence for using SDF
- Discuss case selection, informed consent, and treatment planning for Hall Technique
- Learn the clinical protocol for Hall Technique
- Describe case selection, materials, and clinical protocol for Glass ionomer strip crowns