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What About Tongue Ties? (2021)

Total Credits: 3 including 3 AOA Category 1-A

Pediatric |  OMM
Dr. Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO, FACOP, FCA |  Dr. Kathryn Gill, MD
3 Hours and 3 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy
Program Access:
Access for 30 day(s) after purchase.


Course Description

The activity will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of Systemic Disorders and Physiological Functions by leveraging the principles of osteopathic medicine. 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 on-demand webcast will offer participants the opportunity to learn the neuroanatomic basis for how OMT affects physiologic functions, and meets of needs of interested physicians who want to increase their knowledge in this area of medical practice, including assessment of existing and emerging therapies, as they develop customized treatment plans via interactive case scenarios.

By the completion of the course, the participant will:
● be able to describe the research substantiating the application of evidence-based OMT for:
Evaluating and treating infants with breastfeeding/feeding problems
Effective evaluation of infants for lip, tongue and buccal cheek ties
Understanding the anatomy related to the feeding, frenulums, facial and oromotor development
Understanding the relationship between torticollis, plagiocephaly and tongue ties
Communicating your osteopathic findings and treatment plan to parents
● be able assess the applicability of OMT procedures in these areas for their particular practice and integrate them in the care of their patients.
● have the opportunity to view live demonstration of the relevant OMT procedures and ask questions about them.

Mary Anne Morelli Haskell DO: What About Tongue Ties?  Supporting Babies and Moms in Breastfeeding and Feeding
Kathy Gill, MD: The Tongue: The Servant between Form and Function
Faculty Panel:  Questions and Answers
Closing Comments

Target Audience
This activity is open for all osteopathic and medical physicians (DO/MD), Dentist (DDS/DMD), Medical Student (DO/MD), and International Osteopaths.

Approved (OPC/OCA/SCTF) 40-hour Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field course. Please email proof of completion of an approved course from OPC, OCA or SCTF to



Dr. Kathryn Gill, MD's Profile

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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.


Approved (OPC/OCA/SCTF) 40-hour Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field course. Email proof of completion to

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