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Dr Marjan Jones

Dr Marjan Jones, a dental surgeon in Brisbane Australia pioneered a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of oral restrictions in Australia. With over 20 years’ experience with dental lasers and extensive knowledge of the comprehensive treatment of oral restrictions, her practice treats patients of all ages, offering a team-based approach to surgery incorporating in-house myofunctional therapy and orthodontics for treatment for children and adults. Having performed over 8000 frenectomies, she is well placed to share the accumulation of the experience that comes with such a service.

For infant patients, she collaborates with IBCLCs and cranial therapists for a comprehensive approach toward functional outcomes. She co-founded the Tongue Tie Institute designed to advance the education of health professionals in the treatment of oral restrictions. She now lectures to practitioners from Australia and around the world who have been introduced to a team approach to the management of oral restrictions. She has personal experience with the effect of tongue ties and their effect on herself and family (including breastfeeding challenges) and is determined to help others avoid or overcome their impact.

She is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and was the immediate past Chairperson of the Board of the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP). He passion for breastfeeding has resulted in studies toward IBCLC certification.

She has been invited speaker to educational conferences and seminars in Australia including the Australian Breastfeeding Association, LCANZ, Australian Reflux Association, Australian Dental Hygiene Association, Australian Dental Assistants Association. International presentations have included San Diego, USA (Advancing Dentistry Symposium), Toronto, Canada (International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals), Sydney Australia (World Clinical Laser Institute) and forthcoming lectures in Barcelona and Tokyo in 2020.

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