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Freeing the Tongue with Dr. Elizabeth Turner

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm MDT

$495.00 – $895.00
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Freeing the Tongue with Dr. Elizabeth Turner - Doctor
$ 895.00
29 available
Freeing the Tongue with Dr. Elizabeth Turner-Staff
$ 495.00
9 available


Freeing the Tongue with Dr. Elizabeth Turner

7 CE Credits


· What is an oral restriction? What is a tongue-tie? Are there other types of ties in the mouth?
· Complete a review of oral anatomy.
· How do we differentiate a tongue-tie from normal anatomy.
· How does an oral restriction happen and can they be prevented.
· What symptoms we assess for in diagnosing a newborn tongue-tie.
· How do the mechanics of the tongue impact growth and development.
· What patterns in growth will be present in patients with untreated restrictions.
· What symptoms do oral restrictions cause long term – from pediatrics to older adults.
· The hygienists role in recognizing oral restrictions.
· What exactly is a “team-approach to care” and why does it matter.
· How does a “team-approach” change with age of the patient.
· Describe an IBCLC, OT, SLP, Osteopath, DC, CST, OMT.
· What does treatment look like in a dental office vs a medical office.
· What instrument is best to use for frenectomy treatments.
· Who should be performing frenectomy treatments.
· What does treatment look like in our general practice dental office.
· How does treatment vary by age.
· To release or not to release – when a patient or family declines treatment.
· To release or not to release – is treatment appropriate and other red flags.
· Communication and collaboration with other providers.
· Post-operative management – from active wound care to pain management.
· How to work with parents – informed consent, easing their fears, providing them comfort.
· How to define success in treatment of oral restrictions.
· Where do you go from here?


  1. To be able to recognize oral restrictions in patients of all ages in your practices.
  2. To be able to use appropriate diagnostic tools to communicate with other providers and provide necessary referrals.
  3. To begin the process of bringing frenectomy treatment into your practice if so desired.
  4. To understand WHY oral restrictions impact your patients and how to discuss this with them.


Guests will need to book their own hotels for this event. The following hotels in the area that will offer a Vivos Discount and the links to use so they get the Vivos Discount.

Course Agenda

8:30 Welcome and Breakfast
9:00-11 Lecture
11-12 Wet-lab hands on with laser
12-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:30 Lecture
1:30-2:30 Infant Frenectomy Assessment and Demo
2:30-2:45 Questions and Breakdown of Procedure
2:45-3:45 Adult Frenuloplasty Assessment and Demo
3:45-5 Closing Remarks and Wet-lab hands on

Meet the Speaker

Dr._Turner The vivos institute

Dr. Turner had been a general dentist for seven years before discovering the link between oral restrictions, growth and development, and basically everything else in dentistry. She grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine and completed her dental education in downtown Boston at Tufts University – she spent countless hours running the Charles River studying anatomy, and never did anyone talk about the tongue and the profound impact it has on the body. She is proud of her two babies ages 5 and 3 who have been her “why” in her journey of discovering oral restrictions, sleep, growth, and the impact that these three things have on the quality of life a human being can have. As a general restorative dentist with an airway focus, Dr. Turner has the opportunity to treat all ages, and in doing so is able to see the impact of untreated oral restrictions from womb to tomb.

Partner PACE


July 21
8:30 am - 5:00 pm MDT
$495.00 – $895.00
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