4:00 p.m. PST
5:00 p.m. MDT
7:00 p.m. EST
- Function of the tongue
- Proper tongue posture for nasal breathing, growth & development
- Tongue tie evaluation in children/adults
- Tongue tie evaluation in infants
- Management of tongue tie patients
What is this CE course all about?
Our facial muscles and bone development impacts our tongue placement, jaw growth, and where our teeth emerge. An untreated tongue tie limits the movement and range of the tongue. The restricted tongue sits lower in the mouth and misses contacting the roof of the mouth when swallowing. A child will develop a high and narrow upper palate, encroaching the nasal cavity space. Less space means a lessened path for breathing in air.
When we breathe deeply through our nose during sleep, we increase the level of oxygen in our blood, this same blood is delivered to our tissues and organs. Nose breathing is preferred to better restore our body systems. Air inhaled through the nose is filtered, warmer, and moister than when we breathe through our mouth. Learn to evaluate and the importance of addressing a tongue tie, no matter the age of your patient.
Kacy Jo, DDS
Tongue Tie, Start Screening Today
1.5 CE Credits
Dr. Kacy Jo received her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Starting in 2020, Dr. Jo shifted her career from general dentistry to airway-focused dentistry. This included treating patients of all ages in skeletal underdevelopment, TMD, as well as performing functional frenuloplasty of the tongue and lips. Dr. Jo works at the Vivos Center in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She was recently nominated by the organization to become a clinical advocate to lead and guide other Vivos providers.