Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Treating Tongue and Lip Tie in Newborns and Infants Workshop

Course Code: W06
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Ursitti, DMD
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 11:00 AM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


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As many as 5% of babies are born with tongue and lip ties. Often, these ties are excessive enough to affect a baby’s ability to breastfeed, which could lead to issues with appropriate weight gain. This frustrating situation for both babies and new parents can be easily diagnosed and confidently treated by releasing the tie with a simple frenectomy. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concept of laser frenectomies to help alleviate these difficult challenges and restore the baby’s ability to efficiently feed. Laser frenectomies have become an increasingly popular method to treat tongue and lip ties, and if done correctly, can be part of one’s armamentarium to treat conditions associated with tongue and lip ties. Preoperative diagnostic criteria, treatment methods and proper safety precautions along with postoperative instructions and follow-up will be discussed. Attendance is limited to 15.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand criteria to appropriately identify tongue and lip tie in infants.
  • learn proper positioning and safety precautions for laser frenectomies.
  • recognize treatment method for tongue and lip tie.
  • understand post-operative instructions and follow-up care for tongue and lip tie by laser frenectomies.

Participant Requirements:


Speaker: Dr. Victoria Ursitti, DMD, All About Kids Dentistry, LLC

About the speaker: Dental degree, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; residency in pediatric dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago; diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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