WEBINAR RECORDING – Why Controversy Still Exists in the Field of Infant Tongue Ties and How to Address It: An Introduction to the Infant Frenectomy Protocol Course Mission

Now is your chance to watch the on-demand webinar “Why Controversy Still Exists in the Field of Infant Tongue Ties and How to Address It: An Introduction to the Infant Frenectomy Protocol Course Mission” with Chelsea Pinto, DDS. This webinar was originally recorded on March 19, 2024.

This webinar introduces participants to the innovative Infant Frenectomy Protocol (IFP), a comprehensive approach grounded in the latest research and mindfulness practices for assessing and treating infant-toddler tongue and lip ties. Join IFP founder Dr. Chelsea Pinto as she discusses why the disconnect persists around the topic and provides practical strategies to overcome the controversy by establishing an updated standard of care. Attendees will gain insights into the IFP’s emphasis on inspiring providers to stand by thoughtful, individualized, conservative care that is indicated – avoiding overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and overwhelm.

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    Chelsea Pinto

    About Dr. Chelsea Pinto

    Dr. Chelsea Pinto is an educator and dentist in Woodland Hills/Los Angeles who has dedicated her practice solely to focusing on infant/toddler tongue and lip ties. Dr. Pinto earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry and completed a post-graduate General Residency Program. She has successfully treated thousands of babies with oral restrictions and proudly provides families with the knowledge to support their child’s oral motor skills, including appropriate therapeutic and feeding support referrals for an individualized and comprehensive approach.

    As an advocate for honoring anatomical and physiological normalcies, she teaches proper diagnosis and treatment protocols to 1) avoid unnecessary procedures and overtreatment and 2) to address the importance of establishing optimal oral motor function and tongue posture early on to support feeding, breathing, sleeping, and speaking habits as babies grow. Collaborative care with a focus on empowering parents is her passion!

    Dr. Pinto uses a state-of-the-art LightScalpel CO2 laser for a quick, precise, and gentle frenectomy procedure. She also utilizes Photobiomodulation (PBM) – Red Light Therapy to enhance tissue healing properties, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation inside and outside of the mouth to optimize movement patterns, flexibility, and comfort for both mother and baby.

    She is a member of the American Laser Study Club, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, and International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals. As an internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Pinto provides comprehensive educational resources and mentorship opportunities for practitioners worldwide.

    Dr. Pinto and her husband have two little boys and a goldendoodle named Goose. Some of their favorite family activities include going to the beach, spending time outdoors and in the pool, and cooking together.