Course Information

The Foundation Course examines the research, current approaches, paradigms and results of comprehensive treatment or tethered oral tissue.

This course will provide an in-depth foundation on the identification, diagnosis, treatment, aftercare and life-long effects of lip and tongue ties.

Following the Foundation Course, practitioners will be able to confidently determine whether an oral restriction is impacting breastfeeding, eating, speech, breathing and posture. They will be able to professionally advise patients and parents on an appropriate course of action at various life stages.

The role of each member of a multi-disciplinary team will be covered and how overall function can be restored and enhanced through effective treatment and aftercare.

The Foundation Course includes a downloadable comprehensive 110-page workbook produced by the Tongue Tie Institute which provides extensive foundation information and scholarly references.

This book is an essential companion for any health practitioner working to address oral restrictions and is only available to participants of the Foundation Course.

The Foundation Course is a prerequisite for Advanced Courses such as the Infants and Toddlers and the Children & Adults courses. The Infants and Toddlers course is also available in January 2020 and can be purchased together with the Foundation Course as a discounted package.
Advanced Course – Infants and Toddlers – Information
Discount Package Course Information

Who is this course for?

  • Lactation Consultants
  • MidWives
  • Paediatricians and Obstetricians
  • Laser surgeons (such as dentists) and their entire team
  • Orthodontists, general dentists and oral health therapists and hygienists
  • Body Workers / Manual Therapists
  • All other health professionals with an interest in the surgical treatment of oral restrictions

Bonus Forum Included

Participation in this course includes 1 month access to the forum for the month of February, where you will be able to get all your questions answered by the instructors.

Your Instructors

Dr Dan Hanson

Dr Dan Hanson is a dentist (BDS) and Buteyko breathing educator (MBIBH) who since 2011 has limited his practice to early interceptive treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, breathing dysfunction and malocclusion.

Since 2014 his focus has been laser frenectomy procedures to help infants and toddlers to sleep, breathe, feed and grow properly through correction of oral function. His treatments in his various locations include correction of tongue and lip restrictions for all ages including children and adults, as well as myofunctional pre-orthodontics.

Working in a team with a collaborative approach to maximise health gains is a key feature of his philosophy of care.

Dr Dan has lectured to professional audiences on a regular basis since 2012, with locations including London, Lyon, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Auckland.  His topics include Tongue Tie as well as craniofacial growth and development.

Practicing from a variety of clinics including Gold Coast (Holistic Dental Care), Melbourne (Myofocus), and Brisbane (Enhance Dentistry), his mission is to make these vital treatments accessible to as many people as possible. To help with this goal he lectures alongside Dr Donny Mandrawa in Myofocus, of which he is co-founder. Dan is also co-founder of The Tongue Tie Institute with Dr Marjan Jones – an educational organisation focussed on sharing valuable information about an inter-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and management of oral restrictions.

Outside of his career as a dentist and breathing educator, Dr Dan has a passion for self-awareness and is involved in ‘Men’s Work’. As a co-facilitator of men’s groups on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, he enjoys running workshops to help people connect and grow emotionally.

He has been married to Rachel since 2007 and enjoys spending time in nature, including kite-surfing, mountain biking and hiking.

Dr Marjan Jones

Dr Marjan Jones, a dental surgeon in Brisbane Australia pioneered a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of oral restrictions in Australia. With over 20 years’ experience with dental lasers and extensive knowledge of the comprehensive treatment of oral restrictions, her practice treats patients of all ages, offering a team-based approach to surgery incorporating in-house myofunctional therapy and orthodontics for treatment for children and adults. Having performed over 8000 frenectomies, she is well placed to share the accumulation of the experience that comes with such a service.

For infant patients, she collaborates with IBCLCs and cranial therapists for a comprehensive approach toward functional outcomes. She co-founded the Tongue Tie Institute designed to advance the education of health professionals in the treatment of oral restrictions. She now lectures to practitioners from Australia and around the world who have been introduced to a team approach to the management of oral restrictions. She has personal experience with the effect of tongue ties and their effect on herself and family (including breastfeeding challenges) and is determined to help others avoid or overcome their impact.

She is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and was the immediate past Chairperson of the Board of the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP). He passion for breastfeeding has resulted in studies toward IBCLC certification.

*Registration opens 15th November (AEDST)
*Course is available from 1st January 2019 until 1st March 2020 (AEDST).
*All prices shown exclude GST (10%).
*All Prices are shown and paid for in Australian Dollars.
*All times are AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time)

Before you book this individual course are you aware:

If you are an IBCLC or MidWife
Please email us at with proof of your professional registration.
We will be pleased to provide you with a special access code for the Foundation Course for $190 AUD plus GST

Tongue Tie Institute – Foundation Course – January 2020

access until March 1, 2020 12:00 am

IBCLC** AUD $190 (EXCLUDING GST) – CERPS pending (previously granted) – Coupon Required

**Email us at – with your professional registration to show your status as an LC / MW

Prices shown are Exclusive of Tax. 10% GST will be added at checkout