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Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing and Laser Frenuloplasty

This was held December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019 in West Orange, NJ

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This course is designed to give a solid understanding of our process of assessing, screening, and diagnosing sleep-disordered breathing. Attendees will spend several days immersed in our individualized, function-based approach, including hands-on suture training, live surgical demonstrations, and engaging lectures.

Days 1 and 2 of the course will be taking place at the Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange:
107 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Day 3 of the course will be taking place at Dr. Barry Raphael’s office:
1425 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

We have negotiated preferred rates for all of our course attendees who book a room at the Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange. Reservations can be made at the link below:
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Course Program

Day 1 – Functional Sleep and Breathing
Day one will commence with lecture and an overview on how to assess, diagnose, and treat the entire spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing. Also covering when, why, and how to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to deliver optimized care. Sets the foundation leading to day two.

Day 2 – Functional Approach to Frenuloplasty
Day two will focus on all things tongue-tie. With an emphasis on improving the outcomes of tongue-tie release surgeries, to including LASER frenectomies.

Day 3 – Protocol and Practice Management Workshops
Day three will delve into group engagement and live demonstrations of surgical and therapeutic techniques. More clinical applications of myofunctional therapy – including hands-on assessments. Expect to learn examination and surgical techniques, and including LASER wetlab, through hands-on evaluations and demonstrations. Additionally, there will be a key focus on the operational implementation of best practices.


Dr. Soroush Zaghi – Keynote
Leyli Norouz-Knutsen – Moderator
Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton – Keynote
Dr. Chelsea Pinto – Infant Tongue-Tie Provider
Dr. Shahryar Barzegar – Consulting Pharmacist
Jenni June – Child and Family Sleep Consultant
Cassandra Carlopio – Clinical; Psychologist / Meditation Practitioner
Dr. Peter Vitruk – Laser Physicist


December 13, 2019
December 15, 2019


The Breathe Institute
The Raphael Center for Integrative Education


Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange
107 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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