Since the formation of the Breathe Institute in early 2017, more than 350 patients of all ages have been treated for varying classes of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie/lip-tie) and are experiencing terrific results.
In response to the overwhelming number of requests (domestically and internationally) coming in for speaking engagements, courses and lectures on our protocols, we are excited to introduce our 2018 Course Curriculum.
1. A Functional Approach To Frenuloplasty, which covers:
2. A Functional Approach To Sleep Medicine, focused on:
The purpose of these course offerings is to give other professionals in the field the skills and tools they need to most effectively help their patients experiencing airway issues, sleep apnea, snoring, tongue-ties, and lip-ties, as well as other airway obstructions and sleep disorders.
With a patient centered approach, and a precision focused diagniostic regimen, these conditions can be addressed and treated for the betterment of our patients and our practices.
Dr. Zaghi and Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton will review and demonstrate Step by step surgical technique (scalpel and scissors and myofunctional therapy) will be presented with both infant and adults (different procedures for both) for surgical revision of ankyloglossia.
The objective of this course is to improve the outcomes of tongue-tie release surgery through group discussion and demonstration. Live surgical demonstrations will be performed.
We thank you in advance for your curiosity and are available to speak directly at 310.579.9710 if you have any questions.
We are thrilled to announce the newest member of the Breathe Institute team; Dr. Chelsea Pinto. Dr. Pinto is a skilled dentist and infant tongue-tie specialist. She provides a great blend of top-notch clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care. As a member of the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, Dr. Pinto proudly offers a comprehensive approach in her treatment modality, including myofascial and myofunctional therapy and breastfeeding support to best address tongue function and its impact on the rest of the body.
After graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Dr. Pinto furthered her dental education by completing the LAC + USC General Practice Residency program in Los Angeles.
Dr. Pinto began her fascination with the airway and the role that proper breathing plays in overall health. Since then she has treated hundreds of patients in the Greater Los Angeles areas.
Dr. Pinto has also been an active member of Big Smiles, a non-profit dental organization that addresses oral health concerns and offers in-school mobile dental care. During her work, she truly discovered her love for working with children. Now, as a mother of her own 6 month old baby, these skills are being honed further.
Since beginning her career in private practice, Dr. Pinto has branched out to specialize in areas of practice that are aligned perfectly with our Modus Operandi here at The Breathe Institute. Dr. Pinto has an uncanny way with infants and children, and much of her focus here will be related to infant tongue tie releases.
The infant frenectomy is a straightforward outpatient procedure that can be completed during the same visit as the initial assessment. If a release is recommended by Dr. Pinto, the treatment takes only a few minutes and a baby can go to the breast immediately following.
We are fortunate to have such a thoughtful, insightful, and caring practitioner join our team, and look forward to many years of healing our community together!
For more information on our practice or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chelsea Pinto, please contact 310-579-9710.