Enrollment has begun with course commencement April 1st 2020 – stream on demand for 8 weeks

This Course Includes both of the Individual Tongue Tie Institute Courses

Foundation Course

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 the Children & Adults courses. The Children and Adults course is also available in April 2020 and can be purchased together with the Foundation Course as a discounted package.

Advanced Course For Children and Adults

This course will focus on laser surgery treatment of children and adults.

Protocols for identification, diagnosis, treatment and after-care of lip and tongue ties in this age group will be covered in depth.

As usual, with the Tongue Tie Institute (TTI) an inter-disciplinary approach to treatment will be shared. Moreover, the importance of combining effective Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy will be highlighted.

While this course is mostly aimed at surgical teams wishing to carry out laser frenectomy, it is also useful for any health professional wishing to gain valuable insights into how, why and when these surgeries are undertaken.

A comprehensive workbook in digital format will be provided along with PDFs of most of the slides and a number of downloadable resources including forms used in the clinics such as the Adult Functional History Form.

Several close up HD videos of the procedure being carried out will also be shown, and as usual for TTI, they allow a complimentary in-clinic visit (to be redeemed within 12 months of the course) so you can watch either Dr Dan Hanson or Dr Marjan Jones treat cases on these age groups live. This is to be arranged at a mutually convenient time and can be at either the Brisbane (Dr Jones), or Gold Coast (Dr Hanson) locations.

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

There is an exam as part of each course.
We will find out whether we have successfully taught you our system and in the event you don’t pass we will coach you on the areas needed.

Bonus Forum Included

Participation in this course includes 1 month access to the forum for the month of May, 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

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.

She has been invited speaker to educational conferences and seminars in Australia including the Australian Breastfeeding Association, LCANZ, Australian Reflux Association, Australian Dental Hygiene Association, Australian Dental Assistants Association. International presentations have included San Diego, USA (Advancing Dentistry Symposium), Toronto, Canada (International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals), Sydney Australia (World Clinical Laser Institute) and forthcoming lectures in Barcelona and Tokyo in 2020.

Limited to 150 people

*Registration is now open.
*Course is available from 1st April 2020 streaming until 1st June 2020 (AEST).
*All prices shown exclude GST (10%).
*All Prices are shown and paid for in Australian Dollars.
*Forum access May

If you are an IBCLC or MidWife
Please email us at admin@myocpd.com with proof of your professional registration.
We will be pleased to provide you with a special access code for the full course package for $380 AUD plus GST

TTI 2 x Course Package (Value $2,500)

access until June 1, 2020 12:00 am

IBCLC** AUD $380 (EXCLUDING GST) – CERPS approved for Foundation Course – Coupon Required

**Email us at admin@myocpd.com – with your professional registration to show your status as an LC / MW

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