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What About Tongue Ties? (2022)

Total Credits: 3 including 3 AOA Category 1-A

Pediatric |  OMM
Dr. Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO, FACOP, FCA |  Dr. Kathy Gill, MD
3 Hours and 3 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
Audio and Video
American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy
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Course Description

Many infants have difficulty with sucking and swallowing, causing issues in effectively breastfeeding, feeding, swallowing, and speech.  Tongue and lip ties can affect feeding as well as oromotor development and speech.  Effective treatment varies for infants and children. 

This internet (live) event will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of tongue ties by leveraging the principles of osteopathic medicine.



Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO
* Lecture: What about Tongue Ties? Supporting Babies and Moms in Breastfeeding and Feeding (30min)

Kathy Gill, MD
* Lecture: Anatomy of the Tongue: A Moving Fulcrum Between Development & Form (30min)

Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO
*  Lecture: Late Effects of Tongue Ties (30min)

Kathy Gill, MD
*  Lecture: The Embryology of the Oropharynx: From Failure to Thrive Infants to Sleep Apnea in Adults (30min)

Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO
* Lecture: Osteopathic Considerations in Treating Infants (30min)

Kathy Gill, MD
* Lecture: The Amazing Human Tongue: Exploration of Function and Dysfunction  (25min)

Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO
Kathy Gill, MD
*  Q&A with Faculty and Closing Comments (5min)




Dr. Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO, FACOP, FCA's Profile

Dr. Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO, FACOP, FCA Related seminars and products

Dr. Haskell is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific of Western University and completed a  year of training in general medicine and then three years of pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is also board certified in integrative medicine, holds a Certificate of Proficiency from and is recognized as a Fellow in the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. In practice for over 28 years, Dr. Haskell has extensive experience supporting parents in keeping their children healthy and reaching their optimal potential as well as treating common pediatric issues such as allergies, ADHD, asthma, autism, ear infections and developmental issues including a wide variety of neurologic and genetic issues. Newborns love osteopathic manipulative medicine which can help relieve the stress of birth as well as help with feeding issues, reflux, torticollis, misshapen head (plagiocephaly) and colic.Cranial proficiency (OCA).


Dr. Kathy Gill, MD's Profile

Dr. Kathy Gill, MD Related seminars and products

Kathryn Gill, M.D. has practiced Traditional Osteopathic Medicine and Family Medicine in Santa Monica, CA since 1992. Dr. Gill attended Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire for her pre-clinical medical education and graduated from Brown University Program in Medicine in Rhode Island. She completed her Postgraduate Medical Training at U.C.L.A. Santa Monica Family Medicine Residency. Throughout her medical education, Dr. Gill did post-graduate courses in Traditional Osteopathic Medicine and numerous long-term, individual clinical Osteopathic rotations with some of the top Osteopathic Physicians in the United States. Although her unique educational background allows Dr. Gill to bridge the worlds of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine to care for patients of all ages, she is passionate about working with newborns and children with special needs.Dr. Gill is internationally recognized in Biodynamic Pediatric Osteopathy. She is one of a core faculty, selected by James Jealous, D.O., the inventor of Biodynamic Osteopathy, to teach the Osteopathic Biodynamic Phase Courses, and Biodynamic Pediatric courses throughout the United States and Europe. Her work in Biodynamics has led to a fascination with human embryologic development, which she utilizes both in her teaching and in treatment of patients. She also works closely with Functional Dentists and Oral Myologists interested in physiologic methods to develop the face and repair structural abnormalities and swallowing dysfunction.

An assistant Clinical Professor for Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Gill also holds a Proficiency Certification from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. She has lectured for the Academy, the International Society of Myofunctional Therapists, numerous Dental Conferences, the International Kongress of Osteopaths in Germany, the Osteopathic Center for Children in San Diego, The Center for Advanced Medical Education, The Foundation for Osteopathic Research and Teaching (F.O.R.T.), the Massachusetts Osteopathic Medical Society, the Berkshire Osteopathic Study Group for physicians, U.C. San Diego, U.C.L.A. and more. She has acted as President for the West Coast Osteopathic Study Group, Treasurer for the Still-Sutherland Osteopathic Study Group, and has written articles for a number of publications. Dr. Gill has also participated in educational films explaining the benefits of Osteopathic Medical care.


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