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:
He "makes advanced concepts easy to understand and relevant."
Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC (Founder, TOTS Training)
"Dr. Baxter breaks down every detail."
Sarah Hornsby, RDH (Founder, MyoMentor)
"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)
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.
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 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.
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: Critical Research Insights
Module 7: Everyday and Rare Case Studies
Module 8: Conclusions, Next Steps, and Final Evaluation
Welcome Message From Dr. Baxter How To Use This Course Lesson 1: Definitions Lesson 2: Classifications and Procedure Terms Lesson 3: Contemporary Issues For Further Study, Read Chapter 1 and 2 of Tongue-Tied Legal Disclaimer - Please Read How to Access Forms, Articles, and Materials 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 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 For Further Study, Read Chapter 26 on Adults Learning Evaluation
Lesson 1: Extraoral Assessment Print this Infant Exam Form 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 For Further Study, Read Chapters 23, 24, and 25 about Different Team Members' Roles Lesson 6: Informed Consent and Risks of the Procedure Lesson 7: Ethics and Other Pediatric Procedures For Further Study, Read Chapters 7 and 8 on Releasing and Aftercare Learning Evaluation
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: Overall Themes For Further Study, Read Chapter 27 on Helping Patients Choosing a Provider 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 Purposes Badge for Your Website!
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 course fee is donated to worthy causes around the world.
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.
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.