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Assessment of the Tongue and it's Ties in Infants and Children
Course Description:
This course is intended for practitioners who want to learn about tongue ties, and how it affects the functions of the tongue – speaking and eating at different stages of life. A brief over-view of the functions of the tongue along with discussion of the Hazelbaker Assessment tool/ Martinelli tool for tongue tie assessment in infants, as well as the Marchesan Assessment for children will be discussed as it pertains to daily clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
-Understand the role of the tongue for optimal breastfeeding, speaking and eating in infants and toddlers.
-Be able to use a visual scientific assessment tool to aid in decision making for tongue tie for referral to a specialist.
-Be able to discuss with parents questions regarding tongue tie, and timing for referral for speech and feeding.

Webinar registration closes 1 hour prior to webinar start time.

Payment must be received by webinar start time. No registrations will be approved after the webinar begins.


Attendee must be present for 90% of webinar running time in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Oct 22, 2019 08:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Neeru Ramaswami
Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Neeru Ramaswami is a pediatric dental specialist certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Dental degree from India, a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Ramaswami is also certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry for use of Laser in dentistry. Dr. Ramaswami has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for outstanding, continued contribution to the field of Pediatric Dentistry since 2008. She is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. She is currently affiliated with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.