Columbus, OH: Tongue-tie Workshop |
December 11-12, 2013

21st Century Sucking Problems: Tongue-tie, Dysfunction, Assessment, and Treatment

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Date: December 11-12, 2013

Two-Day Registration: $499 per person

  • Early Bird Registration (before November 13, 2013): $399 per person
  • Late Registration (after December 3, 2013): $549 per person
  • Student Rate Registration: $199 per person

One Day Registration: $274 per person

  • Early Bird Registration (before November 13, 2013): $249 per person
  • Late Registration (after December 3, 2013): $299 per person
  • Student Rate One Day Registration: $139 per person

*$25 discount per person for teams of 5 or more!

Event Overview

These world renowned experts on structural sucking issues address how structure affects function. On the first day of the workshop, Dr. Hazelbaker and Dr. Notestine focus on proper and evidence-based tongue-tie assessment and treatment. On day two, Ms. Watson Genna presents her cutting edge suck auscultation research as well as diving into additional sucking issues, while Dr. Hazelbaker discusses a model for classifying infant sucking problems to make a differential lactation diagnosis. At the end of this day, Ms. Watson Genna and Dr. Hazelbaker will answer questions about treatment of suck problems encountered by the audience. Participants are asked to bring case histories to share.

11.5 Lactation CERPs have been approved for the two-day workshop; 6 for day one and 5.5 for day two.


AlisonAlison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST – Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for nearly 27 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Along with Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Dr. Hazelbaker utilizes botanicals and homeopathy in her lactation practice.  Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. ( She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. People recognize her as an expert on infant sucking issues and the treatment of same. As an innovator, she invented the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder to address these sucking problems.

GregDr. Greg Notestine, DDS – Dr. Notestine is a native of Dayton, Ohio and a graduate of Wright State University and The Ohio State University of Dentistry.  He’s been in private dentistry practice since 1978 and is one of only four dentists in Ohio accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  Since 1984, Dr. Notestine has specialized in the treatment of tongue-tied infants.



cathyCatherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC – Catherine has been an IBCLC in private practice in NYC since 1992. She has a special interest in the anatomical, genetic and neurological influences on infant sucking skills, and writes and speaks internationally on these topics. Her current research projects involve utilizing ultrasound to examine tongue movements during breastfeeding in infants with ankyloglossia; and studying suck:swallow rhythms using cervical auscultation.  She is the author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008 and 2013) and Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools (Hale Publishing, 2009) and the Associate Editor of the USLCA  Journal Clinical Lactation.



Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Hotel Information 

Drury Inn Columbus Convention Center
88 East Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-7008 (Discounted room rate of $94; mention “Event Glide” when reserving a room or reserve online. )  

For questions, please contact us: (855) 345-4331 x701

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