Untangling Tongue Ties Seminar

An invitation to

  • General Practitioners
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Child Health Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Body workers
  • Speech therapists and
  • All health professionals that care for and manage infants and toddlers.

Untangling Tongue Ties

The signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Ankyloglossia – A condensed foundational seminar for General Practitioners and allied health professionals

2 hours formal education CPD


Thursday 30 July 2015

Refreshments at 6pm followed by presentation at 6.30pm (conclusion at 9pm).

Rail Room, Iceworks Paddington, 155-157 Given Tce (Cnr Dowse St), Paddington. Extensive free parking available onsite.

$82.50 inc GST per person.

Accredited for 2 FLA hours for Chiropractors

Accredited for 2 L CERPs recognised by IBLCE

Places are limited and expected to fill quickly, so register fast and no later than Monday 27 July 2015.

Tongue Tie is becoming recognised as a reality rather than a “fad” or “passing phase”.  With thousands of breastfeeding dyads worldwide now having the opportunity for better breastfeeding outcomes through addressing restrictions of the tongue and lips, the contribution and collaboration of health professionals is becoming increasingly critical.

While the benefits of breastfeeding have been established in literature, what is now emerging is its foundational effect on the structural development of the jaws, dental arches, tooth position and even airways. It is therefore critical that breastfeeding competency is established as early in life as possible.


About the Seminar

This seminar:

  • explores the reasons behind the growing pool of families seeking this treatment
  • Assists participants to identify and diagnose lip and tongue ties
  • Outlines the critical nature of collaboration between health professionals in its treatment
  • Outlines the importance of a complete surgical procedure and the after care necessary
  • Busts the common myths about tongue and lip ties

About the Speaker

Dr Marjan Jones

Dr Marjan Jones

Dr Marjan Jones


Having worked as a dental surgeon for 17 years in private practice in Brisbane and Sydney as well as lecturing at the University of Qld, Dr Marjan Jones is owner and principal dentist at Enhance Dentistry on Park Rd, Milton.

Her practice is focused on prevention of issues and identification of core causes of various oro-facial and dento-facial issues.  As such, the work of Dr Jones and her team starts from patients as young as a few days old, all the way to adults.

With over a decade of experience in the treatment of lip and tongue ties in adults, Dr Jones recognises that given tongue posture and function is established in infancy, it should be assessed and addressed from that age.

In close collaboration with professionals that treat infants and young children as well as those that work to provide better health and function in the oro-facial regions, she endorses a multidisciplinary approach in assisting families to address the challenges experienced by her patients – young and old.

In the last 3 years she has provided laser treatment for close to some 2000 infants and toddlers with tongue and lip tie – many of whom, in addition to current or prior breastfeeding / bottle feeding challenges, present with a host of other common issues related to oral dysfunction.  Her treatment aims at restoring tongue movement for optimised breastfeeding in order to restore full tongue function.

She has been an invited speaker at Australian Breastfeeding Association seminars (attended by lactation consultants, GPs and midwives), LCANZ – Australia and New Zealand Lactation conference (attended by paediatric doctors, midwives, lactations consultants, nurses), RISA – Support Association of Infant with Reflux (attended by GPs, Paediatric medical teams, Lactation consultants midwives and nurses) as well as evening seminars for other practitioners.


  • IATP – International Affiliation of Professional working with tongue and lip tie (Governing Council & member)
  • ABM – Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • AADFA – Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics
  • ADA – Australian Dental Association
  • ASTLT – Australasian Society of Tongue and Lip Ties