Tongue-Tie Release Demonstration Video – Matthew Rowe, DDS, MSD

Matthew Rowe, DDS, MSD, gives a hands-on demonstration and introduction to CO2 laser tongue-tie release on a pig jaw during a recent American Laser Study Club (ALSC) continuing education course. This video was taken at the “Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies” course in July 2019, in College Park, MD. Dr. Rowe was an instructor at this course, alongside Brynn Leroux, DDS; Pam Price, LPN, IBCLC, CST; and Peter Vitruk, PhD. Most ALSC courses offer hands-on wet labs where attendees can try out the laser and learn the basics of how to use it.

Any clinician interested in learning how to perform optimal tongue-tie releases should consider taking one of the ALSC courses. For a list of scheduled upcoming ALSC-endorsed laser frenectomy courses, click here.

Dr. Rowe is a periodontist and owner of “Southern Roots Periodontics: Implant & Laser Dentistry, LLC” in Columbia, SC. He was awarded Diplomate status of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the American Laser Study Club, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, among others, and sits on the Board of the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals. Learn more about Dr. Rowe at

Thank you, Dr. Vann, for capturing and sharing this video.