CDE: [Pediatric Oral Care Seminar Series] ft. Abhinav Sinha, DMD & Deep Shah, DMD

Apr, 2021
06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm; this virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
**Payment is made following the program.**

Oh my, is that a tongue tie?!

Course Description

Anatomically, our tongue is vital to our every day function from the time we are born to when we become adults. Tongue ties and labial ties are present in many individuals and these ties (mainly lingual) can sometimes impede proper growth, affect sleep, and even influence phonation and dictation (speech). The goal of this lecture is to better understand lingual and labial ties, their relationship with the oral cavity and the impact they can have on an indictable well-being overall.

Learning Objectives
  • What is a tongue tie and what is a labial tie
  • Brief history of ankyloglossia
  • The impact of different ties at different stages of life
  • How to identify restricted movement due to attachment
  • Case presentations
  • The use of lasers as a treatment modality to help release ties

Dr. Deep Shah, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and blessing and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is essential to the child’s overall well-being and continued growth and development.

Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and minor in business administration from Drexel University, Dr. Shah pursued his dental education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shah further trained at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he acquired extensive experience in the areas of growth and development, pediatric oral pathology, special health care needs, dental trauma, pharmacological modalities and behavior modification/management. He believes working with other pediatric specialists and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach is integral to the successful management of each patient.

Here at Penn, one of Dr. Shah’s main roles is running the oral conscious sedation program for the pediatric residents.

In addition, he treats patients in the private practice setting and is the Clinical Director of Children and Teen Dental Group.

Disclosure: Dr. Shah has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Abhinav Sinha, is the former Director of the Children’s Dental Health Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatric dental medicine residency program, where he teaches residents the latest advancements in practice management and laser surgery.

Dr. Sinha has clinical expertise in all phases of Pediatric Dental Medicine, including treatment of children with special healthcare needs and complex oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia. He practices the full scope of his specialty and also has a unique interest in laser revision of tongue and lip ties, to aid infants in proper nursing/breastfeeding, as well as helping children achieve optimal dental, speech, and airway health.

He earned dual Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Physiology/Neurobiology and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Sinha received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in pediatric dental medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Cohen’s Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY.

He currently practices his specialty in 3 private practices throughout the NYC metro region:
Small World Dental, Court Street Smiles, and Great Neck & Mid Island Dental Associates. Most recently, Dr. Sinha created a mobile tongue-tie surgery service, TOTsDOC, where he provides this vital service to infants and children in various practices and residences.

Dr. Sinha is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, an active Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the American Laser Study Club as well as the International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals.

Dr. Sinha lives with his wife and 3 children in New Jersey.

Disclosure: Dr. Sinha has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.