WEBINAR RECORDING – Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to a multidisciplinary approach for treating ankyloglossia: lasers, lactation, and bodywork

Now is your chance to watch the on-demand webinar “Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to a multidisciplinary approach for treating ankyloglossia: lasers, lactation, and bodywork” with Dr. Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC. This webinar was originally recorded on September 14, 2023.

This webinar is essential for nurse practitioners who are keen to enhance their understanding of tethered oral tissues and the impacts of tongue ties on infant suck and overall orofacial functionality. Learn about the intricate physiology of infant sucking, the critical assessment techniques for diagnosing lingual and labial ties, as well as the state-of-the-art laser procedures used in their release. In our complex medical world, proficiency in this area could drastically improve the quality of life for your patients, from infants to adults, and could be the difference between restricted functionality and optimal health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Infant sucking physiology and how tongue ties impact infant suck.
  • Current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of lingual and labial ties.
  • Reliable diagnostic criteria to screen babies for this condition.
  • Bodywork and coordinating with other medical specialties.
  • Consequences and benefits of using lasers to remove oral restrictions.
  • Choosing the best laser wavelength for optimal results.

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    Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

    About Dr. Riek

    Dr. Cara graduated from Arizona State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in addition to having her IBCLC certification. Dr. Cara is also a diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in “Oral Surgery in Infants, Toddlers, and Adults.” She has earned her certification as a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology (CSOM).

    Dr. Cara describes her career as a diversifying adventure: research, teaching, nursing, and now breastfeeding medicine specialist. She strives to provide meaningful, evidence-based care to mother-baby dyads. Her mission is to support mothers where they are and help them journey into the breastfeeding relationship they desire. She strives to make sure that each patient can reach their desired goal and have an amazing breastfeeding relationship.