Conference 2021-08-18T09:30:25-07:00

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RICHARD BAXTER DMD, MS
RICHARD BAXTER DMD, MS

Latest Research Insights and Case Studies

Dr. Baxter will discuss the findings from his team’s latest prospective cohort study examining speech, feeding, and sleep changes after a full tongue-tie release. He will discuss assessment, treatment strategies, and follow-up tips that led to the changes seen in the study. Other clinical pearls as well as case studies will also be shared in this brief but informative lecture.

Joyce Funston RN IBCLC RLC
Joyce Funston RN IBCLC RLC

Latest Research Insights and Case Studies

Joy is a former long time NICU RN/IBCLC who now is the CEO / owner of a private practice in central Virginia. Joy sees clients in their home and via TeleHealth. Her current primary Ankyloglossia focus in as an instructor in a variety of Webinars and conferences in many dental schools. She is available also for professional mentoring sessions with both IBCLC and providers interested in continuing education on developing a private practice or in tongue-tie care.

Robyn Abramczyk DDS, MS, FAGD, NMD
Robyn Abramczyk DDS, MS, FAGD, NMD

Latest Research Insights and Case Studies

BIO: Dr. Crystal Robyn Abramczyk, DDS, MS, FAGD, NMD, IBDM, AIAOMT graduated from Rockwall High School then attended Baylor University where she earned a B.S. in Education. She completed two years of clinical research at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas, Texas and studied retinal diseases in the retinal degeneration laboratory. She earned a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences in Human and Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She co-authored many publications during her research experiences.

Roger Price

The Functional Airway

Living is basically an instinct for survival which overrides all other functions. Survival is nothing more than being able ‘to take the next breath’ and this assumes priority, so that every action we take, every compensation we make, every habit we create is driven by this instinct. These compensations are usually subconscious, seemingly innocuous at first, but when they become habitual, they cause other equal and opposite compensations elsewhere in the body. Life is a breath-by-breath experience and with an average breathing rate of 30,000 breaths per day, even a small dysfunction will become significant over time, manifesting itself as a symptom, or symptoms. The current medical model is dedicated to managing these symptoms using whatever means are available. It is all about “How do I fix this – quickly?” The reality is that unless the source of the dysfunction is addressed it is highly unlikely that the problem will be solved, and intervention will become ongoing – causing other compensations down the track. The solution is to identify the ‘What and the Why’ before deciding on the ‘How’ and this requires multiple skills which are simply not available in any one single discipline.

Bobby Ghaheri, MD
Bobby Ghaheri, MD

Bottle feeding and frenectomy: A first look at improvements in bottle feeding mechanics after frenectomy

Dr. Bobby Ghaheri has previously published two research studies on the importance of tongue tie release on breastfeeding outcomes. While his two studies (and others) demonstrate improvement in breastfeeding outcomes, the research supporting a tongue tie release for bottle feeding has not been completed until now. Using an FDA approved bottle feeding system (NFANT labs) to measure infant sucking motions and changes in sucking parameters, Dr. Ghaheri developed a randomized and controlled trial to examine the impact of lingual frenotomy on bottle feeding mechanics. His research has been submitted for publication. Dr. Ghaheri will present the results of his research in a recorded presentation for IATP.

Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC
Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC

Severely Malnourished Infants due to Submucosal Ankyloglossia: two case reports

Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, is a granny of a successful breastfeeding mother. Having 30 years of experience as paediatrician convinced her that nothing is more valuable than breastfeeding, for both mother and baby. As a national speaker, she campaigns the benefit of breastfeeding despite loads of breast milk substitute marketing. She built the first dreamed hospital-based lactation team in Indonesia that works ultimately to help a mother breastfeed her baby. She practices frenotomy for anterior as well as posterior tongue-tie and lip-tie, established her method for hospitalization of nipple confusion, supplementation, adoptive nursing, and many others. She also devoted her time to give pro bono services to the poor in paediatric clinic of Layanan Kesehatan Cuma-Cuma (LKC) Dompet Dhuafa and received LKC award in 2011.

Bridgette Chelf
Bridgette Chelf

Oral Myofunctional Therapy and Tethered Oral Tissue Disorders

Bridgette Chelf is a chiropractor and craniosacral therapist that assesses structure and function related to ankyloglossia in people of all ages. In this lecture, she will describe her journey in this personal/professional field, the anatomy and function of the cranial sacral system, cranial nerves and bones in relation to infant sucking, and the effect of ankyloglossia on breastfeeding and other facets of wellness.

Malcolm Levinkind BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS RCS
Malcolm Levinkind BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS RCS

A Tale of Three Practices: Supporting Function and Feeding through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Levinkind has been in specialist pediatric dental practice for over 20 years offering a full range of dental care for babies, children and adolescents. His practice is preventive based and when indicated, he provides comprehensive treatment under sedation or general anaesthesia. He has been laser certified since 2002 and lasers have been integrated fully into his practice.

Prior to setting up his own specialist practice, he was initially in hospital and general practice in the UK and spent time in general practice South Africa. Subsequently, Dr. Levinkind trained in paediatric dentistry under Prof Winter at the Eastman Dental Institute in the UK.

Dr. Aurelie Petitclerc DC, CACCP, IBCLC
Dr. Aurelie Petitclerc DC, CACCP, IBCLC

A Tale of Three Practices: Supporting Function and Feeding through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aurelie graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2006 from The Francophone chiropractic college in Paris. Since then, she has practiced in four different countries (France, Scotland, the United States, and Canada), making her chiropractic practice truly well rounded and unique.

Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach that includes structural techniques as well as Energetic, Cranio sacral Therapy, Emotional Release, and Reflexology, Aurelie prides herself on treating her patients holistically and uncovering the root cause of a problem.

Rachel Lamb RLC IBCLC
Rachel Lamb RLC IBCLC

A Tale of Three Practices: Supporting Function and Feeding through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the practices of many local, national, and international colleagues. This discussion will include talks from an IBCLC (lactation consultant), a dentist, and a chiropractor/IBCLC and inform the attendees how these three practitioners navigated their practice through the pandemic and continued supporting families in other countries around the world.

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