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Dr. Martin Kaplan

Lip and Tongue-tie: Fad or Lifelong Health Issue?

  • Speaker: Dr. Martin Kaplan , D.M.D.
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, .1 Midwifery CEU

This presentation will provide an introduction to what lip and tongue-tie are, the basics of assessment for lip and tongue-tie, and the possible consequences of not providing treatment once a lip and/or tongue-tie have been identified. Assessment of lip and tongue-tie is complex, and must include information from health care provider physical observation and digital exam combined with an extensive intake history to provide the full picture and allow an objective evaluation. Intake forms will be available for the attendees, and cases of lip and tongue-ties will be presented through numerous clinical photos. Options for treatment will be discussed, along with the possible long term consequences of not providing treatment.