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Smiley Little Faces

A clinical course for treating 0-4 yrs for Oral Health Professionals

Explore theoretical and practical foundations, protocols and procedures in this groundbreaking course covering the following and more:

PREGNANCY AND PRENATAL ORAL CARE

INFANT ORAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FROM BIRTH ONWARDS

NORMAL ORAL AND FACIAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN 0-4 YEARS

BREASTFEEDING, BOTTLEFEEDING AND NUTRITION

IDENTIFYING TONGUE AND LIP TIE – WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT AND WHEN

UNDERSTAND NORMAL ORAL DEVELOPMENT, MOUTHING AND ORAL HABITS

MOUTHBREATHING AND SLEEP – ORAL IMPLICATIONS AND SCREENING

PROTOCOLS FOR EACH AGE GROUP IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE

Growing beautiful smiling faces

Course inclusions

Everything you need as well as ongoing support

ONLINE INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Understand the anatomical and physiological features of the newborn and infant oral cavity and cranium
and its development

Identify tongue and lip tie in babies and children

Understand and screen oral development in relation to feeding and speech

Identify specific developmental milestones and changes associated with the oral cavity throughout the ages of 0-4 years

Learn how to examine babies and children from the ages of 0 -4 years old

Competency in the oral examination of the infant child

Understand the elements that contribute to healthy growth and development in newborns to age 4 years

Understand multifactorial etiology and its impact on oral and facial development

Screen babies and children under 4 years for normal oral and dental development

Learn how to refer to other health practitioners

Understand and be able to implement the theoretical and practical foundations into practice protocols and procedures

To be able to confidently implement oral examinations in your own practice

MENTORSHIP 12 MONTHS

12 month access to content delivered via online portal for you to complete self-paced in videos, downloadables and presentation

Group Q & A Coaching Calls and online mentoring

Education resources and materials for families

Lecture Content, Case studies

Support in our exclusive Facebook group for health professionals

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 mentors

CARLA LEJARRAGA

Carla Lejarra 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

DR HELEN FUNG

Dr Helen Fung, BDS, DClinDent (Paed Dent), MRACDS (Paed Dent)

BRIDGET INGLE

Bridget works in private practice in Brisbane Australia as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which incorporates her other specialty work as a paediatric orofacial myofunctional therapy practitioner.

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

$440 AUD

12 payments debited monthly
Total cost $5280 AUD

ONE-OFF COST

$4490 AUD

One-off payment resulting in
discount of $790 AUD