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.
What Dentists Are Saying About Tongue-Tied Academy
Best overview course!
By Maxim Sulla
This has been by far the best overview course I took because not only it is providing you with thorough information but it also allowed me to take it at my o...Read More
This has been by far the best overview course I took because not only it is providing you with thorough information but it also allowed me to take it at my own pace. I highly recommend it for anyone who is starting or wants to go back and refresh their knowledge . Thank you Dr. Baxter for creating this amazing course! Be well!Read Less
Great intro into all things tongue tie!
By Lauren Schau
Absolutely loved this course! I had two little girls myself within the last 3 years, and struggled with nursing. In our small town, there was no one offering...Read More
Absolutely loved this course! I had two little girls myself within the last 3 years, and struggled with nursing. In our small town, there was no one offering laser tongue tie release. When I asked my lactation consultant if my daughter had a tongue or lip tie, I will never forget what she said. Well you are the dentist, you tell me. I didn't know then, what I know now. So grateful for Dr. Baxter and the ease of the course! Hoping I can provide relief to other struggling mamas and knowledge to my community!Read Less
Best Tie Tongue Course for Pediatric Dentistry
By Kristin Auer
This course was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend it. Having the course be virtual was perfect for me as a busy working mom!
This course was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend it. Having the course be virtual was perfect for me as a busy working mom!Read Less
the best course ever taken
By karyn korenstein
Dr. Baxter takes you by the hand to all the details you need to know to be a great professional of tongue tie, best ever
Dr. Baxter takes you by the hand to all the details you need to know to be a great professional of tongue tie, best everRead Less
By KIMBERLY KING
This course is very informative and Dr. Baxter is a saint for allowing other practitioners to be virtually chairside with him.
This course is very informative and Dr. Baxter is a saint for allowing other practitioners to be virtually chairside with him.Read Less
Worth every dime
By Tinashe Chapfika Johnson
Great online course, loved the virtual shadowing.
Great online course, loved the virtual shadowing.Read Less
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 was created for dentists & physicians who want to deepen their knowledge of this emerging field.
Dr. Richard Baxter
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 8,000 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:
"Dr. Baxter's course is hands-down, the most informative and in-depth course available."
Jordan Lentfer, DMD (Pediatric Dentist, Eugene, OR)
"The best truly foundational oral health masterclass!"
James Thomas, DDS, MS, (Founder, health:latch)
"Dr. Baxter breaks down every detail."
Sarah Hornsby, RDH (Founder, MyoMentor)
He "makes advanced concepts easy to understand and relevant."
Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC (Founder, TOTS Training)
Module 1: The Basics
Module 2: Overview of Tongue Functions
Module 3: Reasons to Treat Babies
Module 4: Reasons to Treat Children, Teens, and Adults
Module 5: Assessing Any Age
Module 6: Treatment and Aftercare
Module 7: Critical Research Insights
Module 8: Everyday and Rare Case Studies
Module 9: Business Perspectives and Practical Considerations
Module 10: Virtual Shadowing
Module 11: Conclusions, Next Steps, and Final Evaluation
Module 12: Course Updates and Bonus Content
Welcome Message From Dr. Baxter How to Use This Course Lesson 1: Definitions Lesson 2: Classifications and Procedure Terms Lesson 3: Contemporary Issues Legal Disclaimer - Please Read GOOGLE DRIVE Link for Forms, Articles, and Materials For Further Study, Read Chapter 1 and 2 of Tongue-Tied Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Case Study and Tongue Basics Lesson 2: Breathing, Feeding, and Dental Development Lesson 3: Sleep, Speech, and Social Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Considerations for Treating Babies Print This Infant Form Before Watching Lesson 2: Introduction to Infant Assessment Sheet Lesson 3: Infant Assessment Sheet - Infant Issues, Part 1 Lesson 4: Infant Assessment Sheet - Infant Issues, Part 2 Lesson 5: Middle Section and Mother's Symptoms, Part 1 Lesson 6: Mother’s Symptoms, Part 2 and Bottom Section Most Recent Infant Assessment Sheet For Further Study, Read Chapters 3 and 4 of Tongue-Tied Learning Evaluation
Print this Child Assessment Form Before Watching Lesson 1: Introduction Lesson 2: Speech Issues For Further Study, Read Chapters 16 and 17 on Speech Lesson 3: Feeding issues For Further Study, Read Chapters 10-14 on Feeding Issues Lesson 4: Sleep Issues For Further Study, Read Chapters 19-22 on Tonsils, Sleep, and Dental Issues Lesson 5: Other Issues Latest Child Assessment Sheet For Further Study, Read Chapter 26 on Adults Learning Evaluation
Print this Infant Exam Form Lesson 1: Extraoral Assessment Lesson 2: Intraoral Assessment Lesson 3: Examining the Lip and Cheeks Lesson 4: Examining the Tongue For Further Study, Read Chapters 5 and 6 on Assessment and Compassionate Care Lesson 5: Diagnosis Lesson 6: Informed Consent and Risks of the Procedure Lesson 7: Ethics and Other Pediatric Procedures Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Scheduling Lesson 2: Myofunctional Therapy Lesson 3: Consultation Lesson 4: Treatment Setup Lesson 5: Tool Selection Lesson 6: Practical Laser Physics Lesson 7: Technique Principles and Five Keys for a Proper Release Lesson 8: Specific Techniques for Contact Methods: Scissors, Cautery, and Diode Laser Lesson 9: Specific Techniques for Non-Contact Methods: CO2 and Erbium Lasers, and Choosing a Laser Lesson 10: Laser Safety Lesson 11: Age-Specific Treatment Tips Lesson 12: Treating Teens and Adults Lesson 13: Aftercare For Further Study, Read Chapters 7 and 8 on Releasing and Aftercare Learning Evaluation
All Articles (and More!) Are In the Google Drive Lesson 1: Current State of Research Lesson 2: 20th Century Research Lesson 3: Breastfeeding Research, 2000-2009 Lesson 4: Breastfeeding Research, 2010-2020 Lesson 5: Speech and Feeding Research Lesson 6: Sleep and Myofunctional Therapy Research Lesson 7: Maxillary Lip-Tie Articles For Further Study, Read Chapters 9, 15, and 18 on Research Learning Evaluation
Introduction Lesson 1: Infant Case Studies- Newborn Lesson 2: Infant Case Studies- 2 Months to 12 Months Lesson 3: Childhood Case Studies - Toddler Lesson 4: Childhood Case Studies - Preschool Lesson 5: Childhood Case Studies - School-Aged Lesson 6: Adolescent Case Studies Lesson 7: Adult Case Studies For Further Study, Read Chapter 29 for Additional Case Studies Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Getting Started Lesson 2: Training Team Members Lesson 3: Billing Lesson 4: Medical and Dental Insurance Codes Lesson 5: Procedure and Consult Fees Lesson 6: Referrals Lesson 7: Team Approach and Working With Other Professionals For Further Study, Read Chapters 23, 24, and 25 about Different Team Members' Roles Lesson 8: Marketing and New Patients For Further Study, Read Chapter 27 on Choosing a Provider (What Patients Are Looking For) Lesson 9: Creating a New Business Learning Evaluation
Introduction Lesson 1: Infant Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up - Kennedy Lesson 2: Child Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up - Hunter Lesson 3: Child Consultation, Procedure, and Follow-up (with deeper stretch) - Penny Lesson 4: Child Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up - Conner Lesson 5: Infant Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up - RJ Lesson 6: Infant Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up - Mia Lesson 7: Infant Consult, Procedure, and Follow-up (with deeper stretch) - Nate Lesson 8: Adolescent Consult, Procedure and Follow-up - Tristen Lesson 9: Infant Consult and Procedure - Oliver Lesson 10 Infant Consultation and Procedure - Magnolia Lesson 11: Infant Consultation and Procedure -Evangeline Lesson 12: Child Consultation and Procedure- Ayla Bonus: Adult Treatment Videos Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Overall Themes Lesson 2: Next Steps Best Practices, Additional Resources, and References READ THIS BEFORE COMPLETING COURSE! Final Learning Evaluation Course Evaluation - Must Be Completed for CE Certificate Graduate Badge for Your Website!
Course Updates and Bonus Content Video Update: Before The Procedure
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have any other courses?
Yes! After completing Tongue-Tied Academy, some doctors choose to come to our office to learn more at our Advanced Live Patient Course. Information can be found on our website at TongueTieAL.com/Professionals