6.5 CPD Hours

Preorder available now, with course access from 1 January 2021.

This course will focus on 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.

Following the TTI Advanced Course for Children and Adults, practitioners will be able to confidently determine whether an oral restriction is impacting on the health of the patient. Moreover, laser surgeons (such as dentists) and their teams will leave the course with the necessary protocols required to run a highly effective tongue and lip tie clinic for this age category. Protocols for preparing the musculature and neurology of the tongue prior to surgery, as well as for rehabilitating the tongue after surgery will be shown in depth.

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. Practice management protocols such as appointment co-ordinating and preparing the patient for each appointment will be highlighted.

Who is this course for?

  • 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

What you will learn:

  • The effect of oral restrictions on children and adults
  • The functions of the tongue - orofacial development, eating, speech, oral hygiene, the airway
  • Coordination of appointments to run a laser tongue and lip tie clinic for children and adults
  • Working with your chosen bodyworker
  • Diagnosis, “pre-habilitation”, surgical technique, rehabilitation and aftercare
  • Working with co-morbidities such as breathing dysfunction, and malocclusion
  • Timing of the laser frenectomy in relation to treatment of co-morbidities such as orofacial myofunctional therapy and myofunctional orthodontics.

The Advanced Course includes a comprehensive workbook produced by the Tongue Tie Institute which provides extensive practical implementation information. Participants also receive extensive supporting materials necessary to establish a quality tongue tie treatment protocol within their practice.

Completion of the Foundation Course is an essential pre-requisite for participation in the Advanced Course - Children & Adults.

Enrollment is US$1250 and provides 30 days access

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Advanced - Children & Adults Course

    • How to use this course

    • A message from the Tongue Tie Institute

    • TTI Advanced - Children & Adults Course Text Book

    • Introduction & Foundation Course Review

  • 2

    A Comprehensive Approach

    • Clinical Protocols

    • The Comprehensive Consultation - Part 1

    • The Comprehensive Consultation - Part 2

    • The Comprehensive Consultation - Part 3

  • 3

    Myofunction, Malocclusion & Oral Restrictions

    • Myofunctional Preparation & Rehabilitation

    • Malocclusion & Oral Restrictions

  • 4

    Managing Challenges & Delivering Treatment

    • Managing Challenges

    • Getting Ready to Treat Patients

    • Surgical Techniques

    • Case Examples

  • 5

    Practice Integration

    • How to implement in your Practice

    • Sample forms and protocols - Children

    • Sample forms and protocols - Adults

  • 6

    Bonus Q&A Session

    • Questions & Answers

    • Thank you from the Tongue Tie Institute

    • Before you go...



Dan Hanson

Dr Hanson ceased general dental practice in 2011 when his involvement in TMJ treatments and early interceptive orthodontics became a great passion. Having suffered from severe breathing dysfunction and TMJ dysfunction for many years (prior to treatment), Dr Dan knows firsthand the great benefits of preventative healthcare. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of breathing dysfunction and soft tissue dysfunction since 2011, mostly while teaching dentists about the Myobrace System, and breathing dysfunction. Since beginning work with Dr Marjan in 2015, Dr Dan has treated over 300 infants between the clinics at Enhance Dentistry in Brisbane, and Heal Dental Care on the Gold Coast. He has added his extensive knowledge of soft tissue and breathing dysfunction to some of the already established protocols, and in particular has assisted with the creation of protocols for “Pre-habilitation” and “Re-habiliation” for children and adults. He is a qualified Buteyko Breathing educator registered with the BIBH.


Marjan Jones

Dr Jones began treating tongue ties in adults and older children with laser surgery in the late 1990s. Her introduction to infants came later in 2012, when at the insistence of a desperate breastfeeding mother she performed her first infant frenectomy, thereby saving the first of many breastfeeding relationships. The experience she has gained and the protocols she and her team have developed after treating several thousand infants form a key part of the education programs of the TTI. Her protocol is based on the vital importance of treatment being focused on the patient, dyad and family rather than merely an isolated organ or segment of the mouth. As such the approach has ensured optimum outcomes in allowing gaining competencies for oral function across the life-span.

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Foundation Course Participant, June 2016

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