Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST-T, RCST (614) 326-3504

Dr. Hazelbaker specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.


Dr. Hazelbaker’s book is an excellent encyclopedia of information for all professionals and nursing mothers concerning the potential effects of tongue-tie from birth on. It should be required reading for physicians, dentists, lactation consultants, and anyone else who works with the oral structures, before they graduate from their educational programs. This book debunks the many tongue-tie myths that have taken on a life of their own throughout the years.

̶ Lawrence Kotlow, DDS
Pediatric  Oral Surgeon

I have been using Dr. Hazelbaker’s assessment tool, (ATLFF), successfully for more than fifteen years. Once I learned it, I quickly and objectively have “scored” over 2,000 patients.  I use the number to decide whether or not to treat the lingual frenulum.  This book will help many other practitioners successfully prevent all the problems associated with tongue-tie.

̶ Greg Notestine, DDS
Private Practice Dentistry

Dr. Hazelbaker, the pioneer of the contemporary understanding of the significance of tongue-tie, has written the first modern book on the subject. It will become a “must-read” for every health care provider who works with neonates and children. Her experience and insight will, as well, equally benefit parents and those afflicted with tongue-tie.

̶ Eyal Botzer, DMD
Director of Pediatric Dentistry, Tel Aviv Medical Center

This book is a significant milestone on the way to achieving understanding of a condition that is widespread, misunderstood and under-treated. Dr. Hazelbaker has produced a reference handbook containing not only all of the current literature and findings but also a wealth of supporting detail, which adds much needed practical advice to the theory. This book is essential reading for any practitioner who deals with tongue-tie.

̶ Carmen Fernando, Speech Language Pathologist
Author, Tongue-tie: from Confusion to Clarity