Dr Marjan Jones, a dental surgeon in Brisbane, 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 treatment of oral restrictions, she has focused her practice on therapy of myofunctional disorders and treatment of oral ties.
While her recent qualifications as an IBCLC provides an added perspective and knowledge base for working with infants, she works with patients of all ages and has treated over 9,000 patients from infants to the elderly. Her protocol for patients of all ages includes the contribution of at least 3 health professionals toward reaching functional competency and sustained outcomes.
Dr Jones co-founded the Tongue Tie Institute (TTI) along with Dr Dan Hanson to advance the education of health professionals in the treatment of oral restrictions through this multidisciplinary approach. She now lectures to practitioners from Australia and around the world who have been introduced to this approach in the management of oral restrictions. Having hosted and presented to hundreds of health professionals from many fields in the last 10 face to face TTI courses in Australia, she has also presented in various regional and national conference settings. Her recent presentations on oral restrictions on an international level include : International Advancing Dentistry Symposium (ADS), San Diego, USA; GOLD On-Line Learning International seminars – ‘Michelangelo at work’ , International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP), Tongue Tie across the life-span, Toronto, Canada and Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (AACP) – Oral restrictions.
She is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is a founder, member and immediate past Chairperson of the Board of International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP).
Financial: Marjan Jones is co-founder of the Tongue Tie Institute and a founder of International Consortium of Anykfrenula Professionals. She receives a speaker fee for this conference.
Non-Financial: Marjan has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.