Dr. Marjan Jones

“It is a privilege that people place their health and that of their children in our hands. While we are fulfilled by the aesthetic transformation process, our greatest achievement is when we see a positive change in the personal confidence of our patients. This is an outcome we have seen and enjoyed over and over again.”

After working in private practices in Brisbane and Sydney as well as lecturing at the University of Qld, Dr Jones opened Enhance in 2010, bringing to life her vision for the perfect dental practice: one where excellence in clinical quality and patient care, the highest ethical standards and a welcoming, warm experience are all of great priority.

Since graduating from University of Qld with first class honours, Dr Jones has kept abreast of new dental treatment and research through continuing education, media and courses. She works closely with a broad range of practitioners who share her philosophy and approach to health and wellbeing such as doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, lactation consultants, speech therapists, podiatrists, massage therapists and counsellors.

Along with her work in cosmetic and general dentistry she is a highly experienced laser dentist with a particular interest and experience in the treatment of tongue and lip ties in patients of all ages. She is a founder and director of the Tongue Tie Institute. Dr Jones regularly speaks on the diagnosis, treatment and life long effects of tongue and lip tie.

CREDENTIALS

MEMBERSHIP, SERVICE & AWARDS   

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 2015 – current
  • Elected Chair and board member, International Consortium of Oral Ankulofrenula Professionals,  September 2016 – current
  • Award – service and leadership : International International Consortium of Oral Ankulofrenula Professionals
  • Fellow, World Clinical Laser Institute, September 2015 – current
  • Member, Australian Dental Association, 1998 – current
  • Elected Board Member, International Affiliation of Tongue tie Professionals (IATP), October 2014 – March 2016
  • Member, Academy of Laser Dentistry, December 2013 – current
  • Member, AADFA (Australian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics) April 2014 – July 2017
  • Member, North Shore Dental Group (Sydney) July 2002-July 2003
  • Infection Control Committee of the Australian Dental Association (Qld Branch) January 1988 – January 1999
  • Member on selection committee for position of Senior lecturer in Oral Biology in the Department of Dentistry, May 1997 – September 1997
  • Vice-President, University of Queensland Dental Association, October 1996 – November 1997
  • Award : Pierre Fauchard Academy – Outstanding achievement – Dental student of the year 1995

PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES,COURSES & MEDIA APPEARANCES

July 2018

Invited speaker – Internal Consortium of Ankylofrenula professional conference  (ICAP)- Frenum Freedom Oral restrictions affecting the lifespan         Toronto Canada

Invited key note speaker. Topic : Seeing the end in the beginning.

Audience : Dental and medical professionals, ENTs, Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, manual therapists, nurses, IBCLCs

2018, 2017, 2016 : TTI Courses – Each June and November 

Presenter – Tongue Tie Institute Foundation and Advanced Courses : Untangling Tongue Ties

(Children and Adults or Infants and Toddlers)

Two full days of presentation/lectures and up to 12 hours clinical observation at Enhance Dentistry in Brisbane

Includes compilation of 2 books related to impacts of oral restrictions across the lifespan and surgical methods and setting up a tongue tie clinic for comprehensive protocol for management of oral restrictions for best patient outcomes.

Audience: Dentists, dental specialists, GPs, Speech and language therapists, Lactation consultants, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists

August 2017

Invited Speaker – Australian Dental Assistant Association (Qld branch) Dental Assisting Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Invited key note speaker. Topic : Diagnosis and treatment of oral restrictions

Audience : Dental Assistants, Oral health Therapists, dentists

July 2017

Tongue Tie Institute Foundation and Advanced (Infants and toddlers)

Brisbane, Australia.

2 lecture days and 12 hours of clinical instruction in the Tongue Tie Clinic, Brisbane Australia

Audience: Dentists, dental specialists, GPs, Speech and language therapists, Lactation consultants, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists

May 2017

Invited Speaker – Qld Paediatric chiropractic association – Chiropractic Paediatric Forum 

“Untangling Tongue ties” – treatment of oral restriction and its outcomes, Brisbane, Australia

Audience: Members of Qld Paediatric Chiropractic Association

March 2017

Invited Speaker – Cromwell College

Invited speaker. Cromwell College formal dinner, University of Qld.

Topic : “Dentistry and student life”

February 2017

Presenter – Tongue Tie Institute Foundation and Advanced (Children and  Adults)

See above reference to TTI courses

October 2016

Invited Speaker – ADOHTA conference 2016 – Australian Dental Hygienist & Therapist’s Association

Invited keynote speaker. Topic : Management of Oral Restrictions in Children – What lies beneath affects what ensues beyond.  A new way of prevention of malocclusion

Audience : Members and other speakers of ADOHTA

September 2016

Invited Speaker – World Clinical Laser Institute 2016 Asia-Pacific Symposium , Sydney, Australia

Invited keynote speaker. Topic : Management of Oral Restrictions in Infants

Audience: Laser dentists and specialists and general dentists

August 2016

Invited Speaker – Australian Breastfeeding Association in Rockhampton, full day seminar

Invited speaker – Introduction to Oral Restrictions in Infants

Audience : Dentists, assistants, IBCLCs, Breastfeeding counsellors, parents.

June 2016

Presenter – Tongue Tie Institute 4 day program : Untangling Tongue Ties

See above reference to TTI courses

April 2016

Invited Speaker –  Coulson Institute in Australia

One day Seminar on tongue Ties – following a one day seminar from Ms Sandra Coulson (Coulson Institute of orofacial Myology)

Audience : Speech and language therapists, dentists, oral health therapists, lactation consultants.

February 2016

Invited Speaker – ASTLiT  Cutting Edge Symposium (Australasian Society of Tongue and Lip Ties)

Invited speaker

Presentation 1 – Treatment of tongue restrictions: More than a surgical procedure – The components of a successful practice

Presentation 2Lasers in frenectomies presentation and panel discussion

October 2015

Presentation – An introduction to Untangling Tongue Ties

Presentation to a group of Health practitioners (Lactation Consultants, midwives, nurses, GPs, chiropractors) about Identification and management of Tongue Ties and Upper Lip ties.  “From the mouth to the body”

July 2015

Presentation – An introduction to Untangling Tongue Ties

Presentation to Health practitioners (Lactation Consultants, midwives, nurses, GPs, chiropractors) about Identification and management of Tongue Ties and Upper Lip ties.  “Untangling Tongue Ties” with relevant CE credits to chiropractors and Lactation consultants and GPs.

30 May 2015

Invited Speaker –  Infant GORD and its Complications

Invited keynote speaker at a one day conference for Health Professionals discussing the causes, clinical presentation and management of infant infant GORD and reflux

7 March 2015

Invited Speaker –  LCANZ 2015 : More than Milk (Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand), Brisbane Australia

Invited keynote speaker. Topic : Treatment of lip and tongue ties for optimal breastfeeding – what are the potential implications in future life?

September 2014

Presenter– An introduction to Untangling Tongue Ties

Presentation to group of Health practitioners (Lactation Consultants, midwives, nurses, GPs, chiropractors) about Identification and management of Tongue Ties and Upper Lip ties.

September 2013

Invited Speaker – Australian Breastfeeding Association

Speaker at Australian Breast Feeding Association workshop CPD, Brisbane  Workshop “Posterior tongue-tie: its effect on breastfeeding, its diagnosis and treatment”

June 2003

TV interview with Kerri-Anne Kennerly on “Mornings with Kerri-Anne”

Television program. Provision of opinion on Water fluoridation and its implications for rising caries rates in children.

September 2000

Speaker – National Bahá’í Studies Conference – ‘Dental manifestations of our modern diet and Lifestyles’

National Studies Conference “Health and Healing”,  University of South Qld, Toowoomba.

June 2000

TV interview and presentation – Television Program Y – on the topic of formation and eruption of teeth

Interview for a segment on eruption sequence of primary and secondary teeth