A 12 month Certified Mentorship Program for Health Professionals

Our 12 month mentorship program begins with an 8 week online intensive that gives you the most up to date, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in examining and treating children with oral habits taught by world-reknowned expert, Carla Lejarraga. Content is delivered in our online portal for you to complete self-paced in videos, downloadables and resentations with exclusive opportunities for ‘hands on’ learning at our flagship practice in Queensland, The Thumbsucking Clinic. You will:

UNDERSTAND ELEMENTS

Understand the elements that contribute to digit sucking behaviour through The Thumbsucking Clinic Sucking Paradigms ™

UNDERSTAND IMPACT

Understand multifactorial etiology and impacts on oral and facial development.

IDENTIFY AND TREAT

Identify and treat pacifier and other non-nutritive sucking behaviours.

ASSESS AND BUILD

Assess and build individualised treatment plans.

IMPLEMENT

Confidently implement programs in your own practice.

ACCESS

Access the tools and and support to begin practicing right away.

Growing beautiful smiling faces

Course inclusions

Everything you need as well as ongoing support

ONLINE 8 WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Learn about current and emerging research in digit sucking
behaviours

The Thumbsucking Clinic ™ Sucking Paradigms

The Thumbsucking Clinic ™ New Patient Assessment Protocol

Treatment sequencing and planning, report writing and referrals

Writing and delivering a personalised program

Front Office Scripts and protocols – from phone call to paperwork

Appointment scheduling, and charging for treatment

Understanding prolonged pacifier habits: The New Treatment Protocol

Treating Children under 5 years

Retaining Patients, Optimising Care and Business Building

Real life Case Studies

MENTORSHIP 12 MONTHS

Access to our online portal with videos, downloads, presentations and resources to view at your
own pace, for 12 months following course completion

Weekly group Q & A coaching calls with Carla Lejarraga

Support in our exclusive Facebook group for health professionals

Certification as a Thumbsucking Clinic recommended provider for 12 months

What our previous students say

‘I'm looking forward to implementing this in my practice. You have done a great job with online training resources and you have developed an excellent program to help us with these needy families.’

Dr Bobby GriffinOrthodontist, QLD, Australia

‘Carla- I really can't begin to really express how grateful I am for our paths to have crossed. The knowledge you have given and and the ongoing support is tremendous. Thank you is just not adequate.’

MarySpeech Pathologist, Virginia USA

‘So excited. You have done an amazing job Carla to put your knowledge and experience together in such a programme. Love your graphics and videos and everything is so organised. Congratulations!’

Dr Kar Mun ChanPediatric Dentist, VIC, Australia

Your mentor

Carla Lejarraga is a world leading expert in thumb and finger sucking habits of children and passionate about healthy faces and smiles from an early age.

Read more about Carla

ASK CARLA A QUESTION

Frequently asked questions

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS

1. How long does the course take to complete?

The course is over 8 modules and each week we have Q&A via our private Facebook group to discuss each module.

2. How long do I need to spend on the course each week?

Give yourself 2-3 hours each week to watch the videos, go through the readings and PDFs that are supplied.

3. Can I complete the course in my own time?

As a working professional with a family myself, I designed this course to provide flexible learning for people just like me. You can access the portal at any time to watch your modules, whether it be in your lunch hour, or after dinner when the kids are in bed. It’s your choice how you complete the course.

4. What does the 12 month mentorship involve?

After the 8 modules are complete, we continue to mentor you through email, phone calls and on Facebook group, with case studies, continued access to Q&A and upgrades to resources and materials within the portal.

5. What does the course include?

Don’t reinvent the wheel. We have fact sheets, articles, PDFs of protocols as well as assessment forms, resources, videos, guides and paperwork required for you to get started in your own practice.

6. What if I can’t make the Q&A?

Don’t sweat it! It’s recorded so you can come back later and catch up.

7. Do I have to wait for an intake to join this course?

We will happily take the right person at any time, get in touch with us here and we can chat.

8. What if I am not a health professional – can I still do the course?

Unfortunately not. Our courses are designed for health professionals who are seeing patients only. If you are a parent please see our complete list of providers in your area here.

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MONTHLY

$550 AUD

12 payments debited monthly
Total cost $6600 AUD

ONE-OFF COST

$6000 AUD

One-off payment resulting in
discount of $600 AUD