Tow-Kotlow-Vallone : A Dental Perspective on Oral Function in the Infant Child - a mini-symposium

Saturday, 6 May 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, 7 May 2017 4:00 PM EST

1425 Broad Street, Suite A, Clifton, New Jersey, 07013, United States

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Saturday, 6 May 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, 7 May 2017 4:00 PM EST

Raphael Center for Integrative Education, 1425 Broad Street, Clifton, New Jersey, 07013, United States.

Tow-Kotlow-Vallone :

A Dental Perspective on Oral Function in the Infant Child - a mini-symposium

Sat-Sun, May 6-7, 2017 

Registration 8am


Place:  The Raphael Center for Integrative Education, 1425 Broad Street, Clifton, NJ, 07013  973-778-9225  Contact:


Purpose: This course looks at some of the many ways a child's dental health begins in infancy.  We will explore the ways that facial growth, development and compensation are influenced by events that begin at birth, and explore several of the ways in which the trajectory of growth can be influenced.


Speakers and Topics:

Jennifer Tow, B.F.A., IBCLC, OMT.  Leveraging epigenetics for facial growth.  Learn how the infant's innate ability to deal with the challenges of early life can benefit or detract from proper facial growth. Elements of infant feeding and breathing patterns are critical to good facial development.  These include proper breastfeeding, tongue mobility, airway patency, skeletal development, and weaning practices. Learn how the elimination of "compensations" and other detrimental habits is part of our role as healthcare providers.


Larry Kotlow, D.D.S. Laser revision of tongue-tie in the infant and young child. As a world-renown pediatric dentist in the field of laser surgery and tongue-tie release, Dr. Kotlow will review the various techniques and protocols for 1) improving tongue mobility and breastfeeding competency for infants and 2) improving oral function with lip tie revisions.  Participants will also learn the basics of laser surgery and how it can be applied in practice. 


Sharon Vallone, D. C.  Bodywork for normalizing function in the tongue-tied infant..  The restrictions of ankyloglossia go well beyond the tongue and  freeing the restriction is only part what is needed for the tongue-tied child.  Dr Vallone will discuss the role of whole body assessment and  illustrate how bodywork is an essential component in transitioning the tongue-tied child back to proper growth and adaptation.


Barry Raphael, D.M.D.  When does a malocclusion begin?  Though people often wait for "braces age" to address crooked teeth, the pathology doesn't start then - it starts at conception and is highly influenced by environmental factors from birth onward.  Dr. Raphael will introduce the symposium by describing the continuum of facial growth from conception through childhood and how it is imperative to understand and influence the ways we can affect the outcome before it's too late.

C.E. Credits offered:  CERP through IBLCE: 14.25 L (Contact) CERPs

                              CE through AGD/Pace: 16 CEU's


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Cancellation policy

Full refunds allowed up until 7 days prior to the event only.  Thereafter, $50 administrative fee deducted before refunding.


The Airway Collaborative

The Raphael Center for Integrative Education: It is our goal to treat the cause of crooked teeth by promoting healthy breathing, posture, nutrition and sleep habits. In doing so, orthodontics becomes a health service rather than just an esthetic service.

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