• Learn new assessment and management skills.

  • Counsel families with tongue- and lip-tie struggles.

  • 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.

Tongue- and lip-ties are holding your patients back, but learning this emerging field to treat them can feel overwhelming.


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

What Experts Are Saying:

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!
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”
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."

Tongue-Tied Academy LITE offers:

  • Everything You Need

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

  • At Your Own Pace

    While you work through this 100% online course, you can set your own pace and complete each module when it makes sense in your schedule.

  • Wherever You Want to Learn

    Learn wherever it is easiest for you, without travel, lost time from work or family.

Tongue-Tied Academy LITE includes all the assessment, diagnosis, and case study modules from the full course.

LITE is for therapists, lactation consultants and others who want to learn more, but not perform the actual procedure.

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

What’s Included:

  • 13 hours of professionally produced video

    Learn to assess, screen for, and evaluate tongue- and lip-ties in all ages.

  • Over 60 Case Studies

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

  • The latest research findings

    A research module summarizes past and current literature pertaining to tongue- and lip-ties.

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 4,000 times. He is a nationally 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.

Course Outline

What’s my investment?



Many therapists 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 LITE saves you travel expenses and time away from your family and clinic while giving you the ability to help your patients thrive. 



LITE Version: $495

  • Access to all modules for three years (minimum)
  • Over 60 clinical case studies 
  • Over 13+ hours of professionally produced videos
  • Future course updates and additions.
  • ADA-approved dental credits for dental hygienists. 


14-Day, Money-Back Guarantee


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


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Please note this is a separate course from the full version Tongue-Tied Academy which includes treatment, business, and virtual shadowing modules, and you are not able to upgrade to the other course.


At this time we are not able to offer CE credits for SLPs, IBCLCs, and others.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the full Tongue-Tied Academy and the LITE version?

    The full Tongue-Tied Academy is designed for dentists, physicians, and others who wish to treat this population and perform the release procedure themselves. After having much interest in the course information from therapists, we decided to offer a LITE version that is more affordable but still contains lots of helpful and well-produced information. Please note this is a separate course, and you are not able to upgrade to the full course. If you are a dentist or physician and think you might want to treat this population in the future by releasing the tongue-tie, we highly recommend taking the full Tongue-Tied Academy.

  • Who is the course for?

    Tongue-Tied Academy LITE is a shortened version of our flagship course, Tongue-Tied Academy, and is for speech therapists, myofunctional therapists, lactation consultants, and others 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-tied patients, identify and diagnose properly, and make treatment referrals with confidence.

  • Will I receive CE credits for this course?

    We offer dental CE credits (ADA-CERP) for those who need verification of credits for licensure reasons. Just let us know after you finish the course, and we will happily provide them through our partnership with Affordable CE Credits who handles the paperwork. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide medical CME credits or other types of credits (speech, lactation, etc.) at this time.

  • 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.

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