Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of tethered tissues is an area of interest across dental and medical disciplines. Yet, there is no consensus on terminology or management. This conference will host national and international renowned providers in the areas of dentistry, orthodontics, otolaryngology, sleep medicine, lactation, and speech pathology to present current research and clinical perspectives. These experts represent diverse background and ample time will be provided for a robust discussion of how best to provide care for families.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained a better understanding of tethered tissues including:
- Recognizing the different classifications of tethered tissues
- Identifying potential sequellae tethered tissues
- Describe the scientific evidence to support surgical treatment of tethered tissues
16 Hours of CE
Course Chairs and Speakers
Janice Townsend, D.D.S, M.S.
Jade Miller, D.D.S.
Eyal Botzer, D.D.S.
Bobby Ghaheri, M.D., E.N.T.
Nikki Mills, E.N.T.
Anna Mesner, M.D., E.N.T.
Shannon Sullivan, M.D.
Gina Weismann, D.M.D., R.N.
Audrey Yoon, D.D.S.
10-10:10 a.m. – Welcome, Townsend & Miller
10:10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Frenum related to lactation/breastfeeding/oral function, Messner
12-12:30 p.m. - Break/Lunch
12:30-2 p.m. – Defining the Anatomy of the Neonate Lingual Frenum, Mills
2-3:15 p.m. – DDS Perspective on Breastfeeding and Tethered Tissues, Weismann
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Anterior Tongue/Posterior Tongue Tie/Maxillary Anterior Frenum, Ghaheri
4:30-4:45 p.m. - Break
4:45-6 p.m. – Complications with Frenums, Botzer
6-6:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion
10-11:15 a.m. – Dentist Frenum Procedure, Weismann
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Sleep Breathing Disorders and Sleep Apnea in Children, Sullivan
12:30-1 p.m. - Break/Lunch
1-2:15 p.m.–Orthodontics and tongue position/posture, Yoon
2:15-3:30 p.m. – Myofunctional Therapy, Weaver
3:30-4:45 p.m. - Swallow & Speech: The Tongue’s Involvement, Kummer
4:45-5:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
AAPD Member $780 Non-member Dentist $980 AAPD Student Member $200 Office Staff $200
Full refunds for registration minus a $150 cancellation fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. A 50 percent refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for no-shows.
Notice of cancellation can be made online or in writing and sent as follows:
Mail: AAPD Meetings Department
211 East Chicago Ave, Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
For further information, please contact the AAPD Meetings Department at (312) 337-2169.