• Master a new procedure.

  • Add a service to your practice.

  • Transform your patients' lives!

Tongue- and lip-ties are causing heartache for the families you serve.

  • Mothers desperate to nurse their infants.

  • Toddlers struggling to speak their first words.

  • Children and adolescents never able to get a good night's sleep.

  • Adults fed up with headaches and neck tension.

Flexible Payment Options

Pay today or over three months.

Tongue- and lip-ties are holding your patients back, but offering a new procedure to treat them can feel overwhelming.

Tongue-Tied Academy is an online course that gives you comprehensive training and ready-to-use resources to treat your patients with confidence.

Tongue-Tied Academy offers:

  • Everything You Need

    You'll master easy-to-understand principles, including how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with oral restrictions.

  • At Your Own Pace

    Tongue-Tied Academy is a set-your-own-pace, 100% online course. Upon completion, you will receive 25 Dental CE hours through our partnership with Affordable CE Credits.

  • Wherever You Want to Learn

    Online learning and virtual shadowing allows you to feel as if you are in Dr. Baxter's office looking over his shoulder.

Tongue-Tied Academy was created for dentists & physicians who want to deepen their knowledge of this emerging field.

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Tongue-Tied Academy is an evidence-based, clinically informed, all-in-one learning experience.

What's Included:

  • 25 hours of professionally produced video

    Learn to assess and diagnose tongue- and lip-ties in all ages with varying treatment strategies.

  • Over 60 Case Studies

    Access Dr. Baxter's case studies anytime you need help diagnosing a challenging case.

  • Virtual shadowing with Dr. Baxter

    Experience full consultations and procedures up-close, without leaving your home or practice.

  • Ready-to-use business resources for your practice

    Get what you need to add and market a new service through an entire module on business application.

Dr. Richard Baxter

Your Instructor

Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery who has performed tongue- and lip-tie procedures more than 7,000 times. He is an internationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and author of the best-selling book, Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More.

 It wasn't until after Dr. Baxter's dental education and pediatric residency program that he discovered his own tongue-tie. The fact that he went undiagnosed for so long, even after being immersed in the dental field, helped him to recognize that others were living limited lives because of their tongue-ties too- including his three daughters. Now, he's on a mission to help educate providers and parents so that they can get the right treatment sooner.

What Experts Are Saying:

Jordan Lentfer, DMD (Pediatric Dentist, Eugene, OR)

"Dr. Baxter's course is hands-down, the most informative and in-depth course available."

Jordan Lentfer, DMD (Pediatric Dentist, Eugene, OR)

"Like most dental students and pediatric dental residents, I did not receive much, if any, instruction on tongue-ties. In my 13th year out of dental school, my eyes were opened thanks to Dr. Baxter's tongue-tie course! I have taken all the high profile courses, and Dr. Baxter's course is hands-down, the most informative and in-depth course available. Dr. Baxter gives you all the information and resources you need to integrate the release of tethered oral tissues into your practice. I HIGHLY recommend this course. It has brought so much joy to my staff and me to be able to help nursing moms and their babies improve the mommy-baby dyad!"
James Thomas, DDS, MS, (Founder, health:latch)

"The best truly foundational oral health masterclass!"

James Thomas, DDS, MS, (Founder, health:latch)

"This is the online course that we have all been anticipating. A humble and stunning encyclopedia for any health professional. Tongue-Tied Academy is the single best source for the principles and healthy concepts all healthcare providers need to successfully navigate oral restrictions. Dr. Baxter, a kind-hearted and generous leader in this field, nailed this masterclass! If you are looking to fully develop your professional knowledge around oral restrictions, Tongue-Tied Academy is your one-stop online source."
Sarah Hornsby, RDH (Founder, MyoMentor)

"Dr. Baxter breaks down every detail."

Sarah Hornsby, RDH (Founder, MyoMentor)

I loved this course! This course is perfect for doctors and other practitioners who are getting started in the world of tongue-tie and oral restrictions and need some guidance and support - especially in babies and children. It's great how Dr. Baxter breaks down every detail of the evaluation process, understanding symptoms, and how he even includes a virtual shadowing component at the end to make sure students know how to put the pieces all together. Thank you so much for creating this course! I can’t wait to share it with my friends and colleagues”
Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC (Founder, TOTS Training)

He "makes advanced concepts easy to understand and relevant."

Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC (Founder, TOTS Training)

Dr. Baxter's Tongue Tied Academy is such a rich resource. The easy-to-navigate format and Dr. Baxter's conversational style is unparalleled. He speaks in a very relatable way to make advanced concepts easy to understand and relevant. The additional resources provided (readings, video examples) were crucial to learning. Beginners and advanced practitioners alike can attain something new in this course!

A quick, 15-second procedure changes lives.

With properly released tongue- and lip-ties, your patients will:

  • Eat with fewer struggles.

    Babies nurse and bottle-feed easier and older children eat with less difficulty. Mom’s also report less pain with nursing.

  • Sleep 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.

  • Speak with confidence.

    Small children, who are just learning to speak, often form their first words with less difficulty, while older children speak with added clarity.

Course Outline

"The content is thoughtfully organized into specific modules and presented beautifully through a casual, MasterClass-style format. It offers an in-depth review and discussion of all aspects regarding the integration of tongue-tie treatment into your practice. The icings on the cake (yes, there are several) are the countless hours of video case-studies, the virtual shadowing module, and best of all, the resources section. Completing the Tongue-Tied Academy not only earns you a high level of support but also an uninhibited and transparent view into Dr. Baxter’s world at the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to my colleagues, whether you are an entry-level rookie taking your first dive or seasoned veteran continuing on your journey."

Phil W. Chung, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

You could be weeks away from adding this service to your practice.

Here's how:

  • Sign up and register for the course.

  • Complete the modules & virtual shadowing. It usually takes professionals 3 weeks to work through the course.

  • Celebrate lives changed! With ready-to-use business resources, you can start treating patients right away.

What’s my investment?

Many professionals want to learn more about providing tongue- and lip-tie releases, but struggle to find the right course and enough time to take it.

Tongue-Tied Academy saves you travel expenses and time away from your practice while giving you the ability to help your patients thrive. 


  • Access to all course modules for three years (minimum)
  • Over 60 clinical case studies 
  • Virtual shadowing with Dr. Baxter
  • Ready-to-use forms and business templates
  • 25 hours of professionally produced videos
  • Future course updates and additions.
  • 25 hours of dental CE credits

14-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

The full course fee is donated to worthy causes around the world. 

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Therapists can choose to order the LITE Version which does not contain the Virtual Shadowing, Treatment module, or Business Perspectives module. 

Please note, the LITE version is a separate course, and you are not able to upgrade to the full Course.

There are no commercial sponsors of this program.  Modules must be completed within three years for credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the American Dental Association CERP through a joint partnership with Affordable CE Credits and Alabama Tongue-Tie Center. Affordable CE Credits is a recognized ADA CERP provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about the CE provider may be directed to the provider at www.AffordableCECredits.com or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

Flexible Payment Options

Pay today or over three months.

Course Objectives

Here's our roadmap for where we're going.

  • Identify tongue- and lip-tie symptoms in your patients. 

  • Examine and diagnose oral restrictions properly. 

  • Increase confidence in your treatment decisions and technique.

  • Provide a comprehensive plan for these patients.

  • Understand the current state of research.

  • Integrate these procedures into your practice.

  • Find this treatment rewarding and excite your team.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the course for?

    Tongue-Tied Academy was created for dentists & physicians who want to deepen their knowledge of this emerging field. It's perfect for those who regularly work with infants and children or those who want to expand their skills to work with this important population. Our goal is to ensure you are prepared to assess tongue-tie patients, identify and diagnose properly, and make treatment decisions with confidence. If you are a therapist, or another provider not interested in actually performing tongue-tie release procedures, we would highly recommend our LITE version. Please note, the LITE version is a separate course, and you are not able to upgrade.

  • Will I really be ready to treat patients after only viewing this course?

    Our goal is that after viewing and understanding all of the modules and treatment videos, you will be much better prepared than most providers who begin to do these procedures in their offices. This is the course Dr. Baxter says he wishes he had access to before treating his first patient. There are some who may want to shadow or view the procedures live and in-person after completing the online course. We do offer our Advanced Live Patient Course at our office that allows a hands-on, confidence-boosting experience to four attendees at a time (limited spots per month). For more information, visit www.TongueTieAL.com/Professionals.

  • Will I receive CE credits for this course?

    We offer 25 dental CE credits (ADA-CERP) through our partnership with Affordable CE Credits. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide medical CME credits or other types of credits (speech, lactation, etc.) at this time unless your state will accept dental CE credits for licensure requirements.

  • Does this course teach about treating adults?

    The main focus of this course is on infants, children, and adolescents, though we will discuss examining and diagnosing tongue-ties in adults to some extent. Through the course, we will show treatment techniques, discuss myofunctional therapy, and provide case studies and treatment videos, some of which will focus on adults. If you plan to treat adults, we would highly recommend viewing this course and Dr. Zaghi's Breathe Course, while also partnering with or training under a myofunctional therapist for the best results.

Stop wishing you could do more and start celebrating more success for your patients!

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