Our Tongue Tie Team
Tongue Tie Dentists
All of our dentists who treat tongue ties have been highly trained by Dr Dan Hanson (one of our founders) and The Tongue Tie Institute.
Dr Dan is co-founder of the Tongue Tie Institute and lectures to professionals from all over the world on this fascinating subject. Dr Dan has treated hundreds of babies to assist with feeding, as well as countless children and adults who may suffer from anything from dental crowding, to head and neck pains. He is one of Australia’s most experienced tongue tie dentists, and the frenectomy procedure forms over 95% of his work.
Dr Donny Mandrawa, co-founder of mYofocUs, has trained with The Tongue Tie Institute, having attended The Foundation Course and both Advanced Courses (Infants / Toddlers and Children / Adults). He has performed frenectomies from his Balwyn-based practice prior to the opening of mYofocUs.
Dr Donny has successfully released tethered oral tissues on hundreds of patients, ranging from infants to adults, with laser. He was a member of an expert panel and a presenter at the inaugural International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals in Toronto, Canada, in 2018.
Dr. Alexandra Kotlar is a New Zealand born and trained general dentist with a focus on enabling children to grow to their full and functional potential, right from birth.
With her, Dr. Alex brings a gentle and warm approach towards tongue tie treatments. She began her tongue tie treatment journey in 2010 and has had experience with many tools. Dr. Alex is passionate about providing the best care for families using a team approach and the Waterlase laser.
Mother to two children and having undergone her own struggles, achieving optimum infant oral function is particularly personal to her.
She is dedicated to always learning more to furthering herself professionally to provide the best for her patients. Dr. Alex has undergone additional training in myofunctional pre-orthodontics and dental sleep medicine in order to provide more holistic and comprehensive care for tongue tie patients.
Tongue Tie Receptionist
With tongue tie there is a lot more coordination of appointments required than normal dentistry. Our receptionist is highly trained and will ensure that you have been given all the information you need to ensure you are fully prepared for your appointments.
This is not a procedure routinely taught at dental school and so we ensure that all our tongue tie dental assistants have gone through rigorous training. The result is a highly skilled assistant who is able to put our guest at ease and help the treatment go seamlessly.
Lactation Consultant / Midwife (for infant tongue ties)
An infant tongue tie clinic is just not the same without a highly trained Lactation Consultant or Midwife. These highly trained professionals are able to assist in diagnosis of infant wellbeing and function. There are also highly trained in neonatal care.