Dr. Tara's Education and Speaking Engagements

  1. ALF InterFACE Conference (March 2022

    • 4 days of lecture with Darick Nordstrom, DDS and Angela Tenholder, DDS​

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. AAPMD Airway Summit - Collaboration Cures (October 2019)

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

  16. Getting Breastfeeding Right From the Start (October 2019)

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

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

    • 1 day with Bobak Ghaheri, MD​

  18. GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium (September 2019)

    • 1 day of online lectures from 10 expert speakers​

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

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

  20. 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.")

  21. 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

  22. TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training (July 2019)

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

  23. 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​

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

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

  26. 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

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

  28. Forwardontics and GoPex (February 2019)

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

  29. Functional Sleep Medicine (November 2018)

    • 1 day of lectures from The Breathe Institute team​

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

    • 3 days of lectures from 20+ expert speakers​

  31. 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

  32. GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium (September 2018)

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

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

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

  34. 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​

  35. 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, 

  36. Sensory Brain Development and Feeding Strategies (June 2018)

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

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

    • 3 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​

  38. Functional Approach to Sleep Medicine (March 2018)

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

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

    • 2 day class with Diane Bahr, CCC

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

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

  41. 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

  42. Tethered Oral Tissues Diagnosis and Treatment (November 2017)

    • 1 day lecture with Larry Kotlow, DDS

  43. International Association of Orofacial Myology 2017 Convention (October 2017)

    • 3 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​

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

    • 3 day class with Michelle Emmanuel, OTR/L

  45. 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

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

    • 4 days of lectures with 20+ expert speakers​​​

Courses attending in 2022

  • AAPMD Collaboration Cures Conference (September 2022)

  • First Half - Basic 40 Hour Cranial Course for Dentists with Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA, with the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group​ (November 2022)

Courses attending in 2023​​

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