GS #5 VIDEO
How Breastfeeding and Tongue-Ties Impact OSA – Lawrence Kotlow
Dr. Kotlow will discuss in detail the procedures and rationale for tethered oral tissue (TOT) laser release in babies. He will also discuss diagnosis, treatment and post-surgical care after releasing lip and tongue ties. Dr. Kotlow is well known for his concern and understanding of mothers who wish to nurse and he is an internationally known expert on the diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia also known as tongue-tie. He sees infants as early as a day after birth for the revision of abnormally attached lingual frenums. His techniques using laser surgery eliminate the need to place infants in the operating room or the need for drugs for treatment. The connections between breastfeeding and tongue- tie and the management of tongue-tie will be discussed.
Dr. Kotlow is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of pediatric dentistry and laser dentistry. He speaks on pediatric oral care and on the use of lasers for treating all dental conditions, especially in newborns and infants. He is one of the few dentists recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry to certify other dentists in standard proficiency to use lasers and has achieved the position of Mastership status from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He presented at the The Academy of Laser Dentistry, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and The American College of Dentists. He presented courses and seminars in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, Australia; Taipei, Taiwan; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel; and Edmonton, Toronto, Canada.
– Identify Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)
– Describe how TOTs can interfere with the infant’s ability to breathe properly during sleep, rest, and breastfeeding.
– Determine the role of tongue-ties in the process of differential diagnosis as it relates to breathing.
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