Dr. Tara's Education and Speaking Engagements

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club 2022 Conference - ​ (February 2022)

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies Class (October 2021)

  • [Speaker] Meghna Dassani's 2021 Airway Is Life Summit (October 2021)

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery II/III (November 2021)

  • Dr. Meghna Dassani - Comprehensive Training for Adult and Pediatric Sleep Apnea (March-May 2021) Virtual Course

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery I (March-April 2021) Virtual Course

  • Advanced Lactation (November 2020 - February 2021) 95 Hour Virtual Course

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club 2021 Conference - Frenectomy Track​ (February 2021) Virtual Course

  • Communication and Counseling for Lactation Consultants (January 2021) 5 Hour Virtual Course

  • Rosalba Courtney - Understanding the Buteyko Method and Wim Hof Breathing (2020) 2 Hour Virtual Course

  • Dr. Ljuba Lemke - ALF Therapy and the Cranial Concept 101 (2020) 20 Hour Virtual Course

  • Munchee U - Protocols for a New Generation (2020) 10 Hour Virtual Course

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies Class (November 2019)

  • AAPMD Airway Summit - Collaboration Cures (October 2019)

    • 3 days of expert speakers on airway and whole body health​

  • Getting Breastfeeding Right From the Start (October 2019)

    • 1 day with Catherine Watson-Genna BS, IBCLC​

  • Untying Ankyloglossia- The Impact on Infants and Children (September 2019)

    • 1 day with Bobak Ghaheri, MD​

  • GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium (September 2019)

    • 1 day of online lectures from 10 expert speakers​

  • Advanced Light Force (ALF) Genesis: Ages 0-5 (September 2019)

    • 2 days with Darick Nordstrom, DDS and Angela Tenholder, DDS

  • Advanced Light Force (ALF) Foundations (August 2019)

    • 2 days with Darick Nordstrom, DDS (creator of the ALF appliance) and Angela Tenholder, DDS

      • ALF provides "gentle, constant support to the teeth and bones of the head which results in a functional and natural development of the upper jaw as well as providing an environment for the tongue to engage the appliance.")

  • Lactation Counselor Training Course (CLC) with Healthy Children Project​ (July 2019)

    • 5 days with Karin Cadwell PhD, RN, FAAN, RLC, IBCLC and Felicia Floyd​, CLC

  • TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training (July 2019)

    • 2 days​ with Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM

  • Fast and Functional - Functional NeuroMyofascial Technique (June 2019)

    • 2 days with Sarah Beach, OMT, BHSC, RDH, ROHT and Timothy King, BTh. Adv. Dip. App. Sci. Member MA​

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies Class (May 2019)

  • [Speaker] American Laser Study Club 2019 Conference - Frenectomy Track​ (March 2019)

  • ADA Children's Airway Conference: Optimizing Pediatric Airway Health: The Critical Role of Dentists (March 2019)

    • 2 days of lectures with ​Ron Mitchell, MD, Richard Baxter, DMD, Susan Maples, DDS, Barry Raphael, DMD

  • [Speaker] ​ Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society Continuing Education Course (February 2019)

  • Forwardontics and GoPex (February 2019)

    • 3 days of lectures with Dr. Sandra Kahn and Dr. Simon Wong​

  • Functional Sleep Medicine (November 2018)

    • 1 day of lectures from The Breathe Institute team​

  • American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry Airway Summit (November 2018​)

    • 3 days of lectures from 20+ expert speakers​

  • American Laser Study Club - Infant Frenectomies and the Myths and Physics of Surgical and Dental Lasers​​ (November 2018)

    • 2 days of lectures with ​James Thomas, DDS and Peter Vitruk, PhD

  • GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium (September 2018)

    • 1/2 day of online lectures from 5 expert speakers​

  • Children's Airway Health - A Practical Conference​ (August 2018)

    • 2 days of lectures with 10+ expert speakers​, hosted by the American Dental Association

  • International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals Inaugural Conference 2018 - Frenum Freedom: Oral Restrictions Affecting the Lifespan​ (July 2018)

    • 3 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​

  • AOMT Comprehensive Frenlum Inspection and Surgery Workshop​ (July 2018)

    • 5 day class with Irene Marchesan PhD, Michelle Emmanuel OTR/L, Souroush Zaghi MD, James Murphy​ MD, 

  • Sensory Brain Development and Feeding Strategies (June 2018)

    • 1 day class with Cathy Holway, PT, DPT​

  • American Laser Study Club Inaugural Symposium 2018 - Laser Frenectomies (April 2018)

    • 3 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​

  • Functional Approach to Sleep Medicine (March 2018)

    • 1 day class with Soroush Zaghi, MD, William Hang, DDS, ​Joy Moeller RDH, COM

  • Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech, and Mouth Development/Function (March 2018)

    • 2 day class with Diane Bahr, CCC

  • Orofacial Myology: Making the Connection, IAOM pre-certification course (March 2018)

    • 4 day class with Mary Billings, CCC, COM and Dianah Davidson, RDH, COM

  • Putting the pieces Together To Create Healthier Smiles, Earlier in Life…. (December 2017)

    • 3 days of lectures with Kevin Boyd, DDS, Rohan Wijey, DDS, Patrick McKeown, Valerie Sinkus, PT, Darius Loghmanee, MD

  • Tethered Oral Tissues Diagnosis and Treatment (November 2017)

    • 1 day lecture with Larry Kotlow, DDS

  • International Association of Orofacial Myology 2017 Convention (October 2017)

    • 3 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​

  • Cranial Nerve Dysfunction in the Pre-Crawling Infant (October 2017)

    • 3 day class with Michelle Emmanuel, OTR/L

  • Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers (August 2017)

    • 3 days of lectures with Robert Convissar, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; Joy Funston, RN, IBCLC; Michelle Emmanuel, OTR/L

  • International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals 2016 Summit (November 2016)

    • 4 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers

Courses attending in 2022

  • ALF InterFACE Conference (March 2022)

  • [Speaker] Meghna Dassani's Airway is Life Summit (September 2022)

  • AAPMD Collaboration Cures Conference (September 2022)

Courses attending in 2023

  • First Half - Basic 40 Hour Cranial Course for Dentists with Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA, with the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group​

  • Second Half - Basic 40 Hour Cranial Course for Dentists with Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA, with the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group​