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Search the LightScalpel providers’ list for tongue-tie specialists in your local area. LightScalpel has partnered with The Breathe Institute, the Tongue-Tied Academy, and the American Laser Study Club to facilitate LightScalpel doctors’ most advanced continuing education in the field of laser frenectomies. This website is intended to help patients and parents find local tongue-tie specialists including ENT, pediatricians, pediatric dentists, general dentists, and more. LightScalpel tongue-tie release providers are listed with their highlighted training and accomplishments.
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Highlighted Training and Accomplishments
|All laser providers listed on this website operate LightScalpel CO2 lasers and trained in Laser Safety and LightScalpel laser Operation.|
|The Breathe Institute (TBI), led by Dr. Soroush Zaghi MD, is the global pioneer in bringing airway support to sleep and breathing-related healthcare and education. TBI is advancing the standards of care through top-tier clinical education programs (e.g. 30-hour Breathe Course), pathfinding research endeavors, and most importantly, superior patient care. Some LightScalpel providers listed here are TBI Faculty, TBI Affiliates, or TBI Ambassadors.|
|Tongue-Tied Academy (TTA) is a powerful evidence-based 25-CE hour online course created by Dr. Richard Baxter DMD MS, a board-certified pediatric dentist, a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and author of the best-selling book Tongue-Tied. Dr. Baxter’s TTA course was designed to help educate health care providers to diagnose and treat oral restrictions, including tongue-ties. Some LightScalpel providers listed here are TTA Faculty or TTA Graduates.|
|The American Laser Study Club (ALSC) helps physicians and dentists to excel at the efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice. Some LightScalpel providers listed here are ALSC Faculty, ALSC Fellows, ALSC Members, and/or Kumar Patel Laser Surgery Prize winners. ALSC Fellows have attended ALSC’s laser hands-on CE courses, successfully passed the ALSC’s laser surgery basics exam, and Laser Institute of America’s laser safety exam. |
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What Is a Tongue-Tie and Why Have It Released with a Lightscalpel Laser?
One of the many procedures performed with the LightScalpel CO2 laser is a frenectomy, also commonly referred to as a tongue-tie or lip-tie release. Tongue-ties can negatively affect people of all ages. Once a tongue-tie is properly diagnosed by a trained professional, a LightScalpel frenectomy can be performed. A LightScalpel frenectomy is quick and gentle and can improve patients’ overall quality of life. A tongue-tie, if left untreated, can lead to difficulty with nursing, breathing, speaking, swallowing, can affect the development of the mouth and face, oral hygiene, and more. An infant LightScalpel laser frenectomy, in most cases, is bloodless and requires no sutures. Compared to other methods, a LightScalpel CO2 laser frenectomy is quick, produces less bleeding, less swelling, less discomfort, reduces the risk of infection, and results in smoother recoveries.
Learn More About Laser Frenectomies
- “What’s the Best Tool to Use to Treat a Tongue-Tie?” by Richard Baxter, DMD
- “Hot Glass Tip Diode Frenectomies ARE NOT Laser Frenectomies” by Peter Vitruk, PhD
The organizations listed above are endorsed by LightScalpel for providing the most comprehensive frenectomy related education regarding laser surgery and laser safety.