Tethered Oral Tissue: A Spectrum of Approaches

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North Philadelphia WIC Office

1300 West Lehigh Avenue

#Suite 104

Philadelphia, PA 19132

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Join us to discuss identifying the various presentations of tongue ties and the different approaches to help overcome these obstacles.

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Tethered Oral Tissues: A spectrum of Approaches

Join us on October 15 along with our panel of experts to discuss everything from assessing and identifying the varying presentations of ankyglossia in newborns, to the different approaches and people we can refer to when addressing feeding issues. In addidtion, we will present information that will be useful in helping those who are breastfeeding/chestfeeding advocate for themselves when feeding issues arise and review care plans to help them reach their goals!

Our panel includes:

Dr. Paul Bahn, DMD

Dr. Paul Bahn is a pediatric dentist in private practice in Philadelphia. He serves as a board examiner for the American Board for Pediatric Dentistry as well as the Program Director for Temple University Hospital's Pediatric Dental Residency Program. With the encouragement of some local IBCLCs, Dr. Bahn began treating infants with TOTs in 2013. In 2015 he opened up Infant Laser Dentistry, an additional practice, with the primary goal of educating and continuing to facilitate successful breastfeeding, feeding, proper craniofacial growth and development and the overall health of babies and children with TOTs. Dr. Bahn regularly lectures to dental, pediatric, and lactation professionals on the diagnosis, treatment, and effects of TOTs on breastfeeding infants and nursing parents.

Dr. Jacquelyn Hines, PT, DPT, MPT, C/NDT, CST-T,

Dr. Hines is the owner of Connectivity Therapy and Holistic Health with practice locations in Red Bank, Morristown, and Collingswood, New Jersey. She has been practicing physical therapy for 15 years and prides herself on providing intervention throughout the lifespan. She is certified and specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and is currently a Teaching Assistant for The Upledger Institute. Dr. Hines is also member of the American Physical Therapy Association and holds an additional certification in NeuroDevelopment Treatment (NDT). She has given many professional lectures on the impact of TOTs on breastfeeding infants, including a collaborative course in Athens in February 2019, presented as a panelist for My Baby Experts on Tethered Oral Tissues in Infants and for the Parent’s Guide to TOTs. Dr. Hines has received numerous professional awards, along with a nomination for New Jersey Favorite Kids’ Doc. She is also an active member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, International Alliance of Healthcare Educators, International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals and International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals.

Michelle Farfell, MA, IBCLC

Michelle is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has been working with breastfeeding families since 2013. She and her business partner, Laura Sarantinoudis Jones, opened up a private practice together in New Jersey in 2015 and recently added an additional practice location in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2017. Michelle brings varied experience to her practice having worked previously in both an outpatient breastfeeding clinic, and as a staff lactation consultant in a hospital on the labor and delivery as well as the postpartum and neonatal intensive care units. She has presented at various conferences and workshops on the topics of TOTs, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, and maternal and infant gut health. Before becoming an IBCLC, Michelle enjoyed a career as a biological anthropologist studying the behavioral ecology of non-human primates and indigenous cultures in the rainforests of Central and South America.

Galissa Jones, AA,CLC,CWC1, Doula.

Galissa Jones is a mother of two children whom she breastfed. She is a birth doula,wellness coach and a certified lactation counselor who advocates for breast milk feeding. But before all she honors a family's individual decision to nourish their child with any amount of breast milk .She has been in social services for almost a decade with experience in case management,outreach and health education. She incorporates all of her skills in helping to support families through their breast milk feeding journey. Breast milk feeding can look different for each family and she believes that by supporting a family in creating their own unique plan it allows breast milk feeding to not be something that happens to a baby it becomes what families do for their baby.

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CERPs are free for members, $20 for non-members

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  • 10:00 am-Networking
  • 10:30 am- Member Meeting
  • 11:00am-1:00pm- Speakers

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North Philadelphia WIC Office

1300 West Lehigh Avenue

#Suite 104

Philadelphia, PA 19132

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