Intro to CO2 Lasers, with Focus on Soft Tissue

Mommy Dentists in Business presents:

Intro to CO2 Lasers

with focus on soft tissue

Date:  Friday, December 18th, 2020

Time: 9am CST to 4pm CST

Location:  MDIB Learning Center, 1242 N. Milwaukee Ave  Chicago, IL 60622


Private virtual event page with easy access to lectures

Live Attendee Tuition: $495

Attendees will earn 4.5 CE credit hours from lectures + Hands on laser demonstration CE credit

Virtual Attendee Tuition:  $395

Attendees will earn 4.5 CE credit hours from lectures

Mommy Dentists in Business is proud to present this unique hybrid event, “Intro to CO2 Lasers, with Focus on Soft Tissue.”  Following the success of the MDIB Virtual Social Summit 2020, this event will be hosted with live and virtual options for attendees.  Participants will earn 4.5 CE credit hours at the close of the event.

**Due to the changing COVID restrictions in the city of Chicago, speakers will be lecturing remotely to adhere to both quarantine policy and capacity limits**

register here


Tentative Summit Schedule (subject to change)

FRIDAY, December 18th, 2020 

9:00-10:00:  How to Pick the Right Laser with Dr. Grace Yum

            How to Pick the Right Laser with Dr. Grace Yum- 1.0 CE Credits

Dr. Yum will discuss the methodology she used in picking the correct laser for her practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to go about researching lasers
  • Understand what laser needs are for different procedures
  • Understand the difference between diode and CO2 laser

10:00 -11:30:    Lactation Details for the Dental Professional with Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT

Lactation Details for the Dental Professional with Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT- 1.5 CE Credits

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the key role the IBCLC plays on the TOTS team
  • Review details of functional and anatomical assessment.
  • Lactation therapy in action to help the dyad.
  • Core communication skills between IBCLC and Dentist.

12:00-1:00: Real World Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment with Dr. Richard Baxter

Real World Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment with Dr. Richard Baxter

It seems everywhere you turn, parents and professionals are discussing, concerned about, and asking questions about tongue and lip-ties. With so many opinions, objections, and success stories, it’s hard to cut through the noise. This evidence-based and clinically informed presentation will provide clarity to the real issues a restricted tongue can cause throughout the lifespan. The dentist is well positioned to screen for, diagnose and treat, or refer these patients with a team-based approach to manage this very common condition. Many clinical cases of all ages, diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, and treatment recommendations will be discussed in this comprehensive lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conduct a thorough exam on a baby, child, or adolescent, and classify the degree of restriction or the tongue or lip and screen for common symptoms related to these conditions.
  • Know if the attendee wishes to treat these patients in the office as part of a multidisciplinary team, or refer for care by a trained provider.
  • List the steps involved in assessing, diagnosing, referring to other specialists, and treating when indicated children with tongue restrictions.

1:00-2:00:  Laser In Dentistry with emphasis on Periodontal care with Dr. Hana Hobbs

Laser In Dentistry with emphasis on Periodontal care with special guest speaker:  Dr. Hana Hobbs- 1.0 CE Credits

Description of Laser Assisted Therapy in treating periodontal disease, mechanism of action and several case presentations, keys to success, pearls for treatment  and video demonstration of a laser surgery in the treatment of periodontal disease.
Learning Objectives:
  • The Purpose of this Presentation is to discuss the different types of lasers available  , the mechanism of Action of the Lasers and Comparison of different lasers wavelength and modalities  of treatment.
  • Special emphasis will be place of Soft Tissue vs Hard Tissue Lasers  in Dentistry and description of mechanism of action with emphasis on Periodontal Therapy Treatment and numerous case studies.
  • How the Laser Works- Video Presentation of Procedure will be shown.
  • Description of Periimplantitis and how specific wavelength will help in treatment.
  • Maintenance Protocol  for the patient after Laser Assisted Therapy.
2:00-4:00pm:  Hands on demonstration with CO2 laser for live attendees

All times are Central Standard


Upon registration, you will receive a link to our private Facebook page  where you will request access to the private group, access will be granted one week prior to the event date.


Dr. Grace Yum








Since first entering the dental field more than 20 years ago, Dr. Grace Yum has quietly
become one of the leading pediatric dentists in Chicago and beyond, as well as a
thought-leader among dentists nationally. Dr. Yum found her passion for dentistry when
she was 18 years old. She first worked as a dental assistant, progressing on to dental
school, advanced training in pediatrics at Chicago’s leading children’s hospital, and then
climbed the ladder to eventually start her own practice.   As a certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Yum has earned a certification held by less than 5% of all dentists in the United States.
Dr. Yum has an active presence on social media, where she brings together patients,
their parents, other dentists, and working moms. Most recently, she founded Mommy
Dentists in Business, a private Facebook group of over 7,800 mommy dentists in the United
States and around the world who are dedicated to sharing best practices to achieve
excellence in dentistry while balancing life and work.

Lisa Lahey








Lisa Lahey RN, IBCLC, CSOM is an experienced nurse in maternal child health for 25
years working in L/D, postpartum, NICU, and perinatal education at hospitals in
Indianapolis, Indiana. An IBCLC for 21 years, Lisa has a special interest in tongue ties,
oral function, and therapies that help with oral rehabilitation and holistic care of the
person. Lisa also provides myofunctional therapy to babies, children, and adults in a
functional orthodontic office and online. She is a contributing author of the book Tongue
Tied and lectures internationally on oral function and lactation issues.
Lisa will complete her family nurse practitioner in April 2021 with goals of expanding her
private practice, Advanced Breastfeeding Care to a breastfeeding medicine clinic that
will include pediatric well visits and integrative care of the mother-baby dyad.
Lisa is involved with many professional groups, teaches the IBCLC Master Class with
other colleagues, and her own Advanced Clinical Care Concepts Class. Lisa enjoys
traveling and hiking with her family in her free time. She remembers how her 5 children
helped her fall in love with breastfeeding and the optimal way it fosters health and
relationships and takes that passion with her to help teach parents and professionals.

Dr. Richard Baxter


Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a nationally recognized speaker on tongue-ties, and lead author of the bestselling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He is passionate about educating parents and healthcare practitioners about the effects a tongue-tie can have throughout the lifespan. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tara, their five-year-old old twin girls, Hannah and Noelle, and infant Molly. He is the founder and owner of the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and all three of his girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He serves as an elder at his church and is on the board of Reach the Rest, a global missions organization. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips. He is currently working on several research and educational projects related to tongue-ties.

Dr. Hana Hobbs

Dr. Hobbs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has over
25 years of dental and periodontal experience. She earned her undergraduate
degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and went on to receive
her DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, graduating Magna
Cum Laude.  Dr. Hobbs completed her General Practice Residency at York Hospital in York,
Pennsylvania and was the Chief Resident the following year at Carolina’s Medical
Center in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Hobbs worked as general dentist in Charlotte NC before deciding to specialize
in Periodontics.  She attended the University of California at San Francisco where she earned her
certificate in Periodontology while simultaneously earning a Master’s Degree in
Oral Biology. She received the “Most Innovative” Clinical Research Award in her
Senior Year from the Western Society of Periodontology.

In 1997, Dr. Hobbs moved to Durham, NC where she began her private practice in
Periodontology and Implantology. She operated a highly successful, private
periodontal practice in Durham and received her Diplomate of the American
Board of Periodontology in 2000. She has been an Assistant Professor at UNC
School of Dentistry Periodontology Department since 1997 and she served as
President of the North Carolina Society of Periodontist in 2014.

In 2015, Dr. Hobbs started the Hobbs Spear Study Club. She very much enjoys the
opportunity to interact with great restorative doctors and specialists and has
been a member of numerous Study Clubs in the Raleigh /Durham Area. She also
belongs to the Seattle Study Club of Raleigh and The Wake County Dental Society.
Dr. Hobbs married her husband, Jim, a Greensboro NC native, and they are proud
parents of their daughter, Madison. In her free time she enjoys spending quality
time with her family, exercising and watching her daughter do gymnastics.
Dr. Hobbs is a supporter of Hospice, The Food Bank of N.C., Durham Rescue
Mission, Doctors without Borders and the Salvation Army. She also volunteers for
the Baptist Mission Dental Bus and Miriam Dental Clinic and Wake Smiles.

Dr. Hobbs has presented to many study Clubs and Dental Societies over the years
to include Esthetic Periodontal Treatment, Esthetic Implant Placement, Treatment
of Peri-implantitis, Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Link, The New AAP
Classification System, Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy for treating
Periodontal Disease