Dr. Phu-My Nguyen Gep
Dr. Gep is the founder of Gep TOTs Dental Group and officially retiring in 2023. She has been a pediatric dentist since 2000 and provided laser frenectomy services since 2013. After selling her pediatric and orthodontic practice in 2019 she was able to focus solely on the laser practice. She enjoyed the opportunity to connect with patients in a meaningful and rewarding manner. The pandemic also gave the opportunity for her to pass on this passion and train her niece, Dr. Emily Nguyen who has taken over the laser practice with skill, efficiency and empathy. We are so proud and happy to know this much needed service will continue and is in good hands with Dr. Nguyen!
Laser frenectomies one of the most rewarding aspects of the practice that has helped infants breastfeed efficiently and relieve the discomfort and stress some mothers have with a tongue-tied newborn.
Unfortunately recognizing a tongue-tie is not part of the regular medical or dental curriculum. Dr. Gep has guided many dentists throughout the GTA to add this aspect to their practice and continues to be a source of advice and guidance locally and internationally.
Many infants and mothers suffer through breast feeding difficulties due to an undiagnosed tongue-tie and/or lip tie. Undiagnosed tongue tie also can lead to gas, colic, reflux and other feeding issues as well as speech delay. It can contribute to a myriad of other issues.
Tethered oral tissues (TOT) can run in the family. If you suspect you or your child has a tongue tie or a health professional has suggested that your child has a tongue tie, please contact our office for a consultation. Many people have tongue ties but not all tongue ties need to be released. Get the professional advice you need.