Dr. Iqbal Musani, MDS

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Dr. Iqbal Musani is a Leading Pediatric Dentist specializing in infant & Children tongue ties at The Tongue-Tie Center in PUNE INDIA. He earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the Pune University, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Dental College & Hospital in 1996 and completed his Master of Dental Surgery from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bapuji Dental College & Hospital in 1999.
Dr. Musani did his Diploma from the Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2012 and was the first Pediatric Dentist to introduce hard and soft tissue laser dentistry in clinical practice. The practice has the state of art Erbium Family Laser from Biolase.
Dr. Musani is a Life member of the Indian Society of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry, SOLA Society For Oral laser applications in India and is actively involved in research in the fields of tongue tie / tongue function and Lasers and trains fellow colleagues in Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Musani is passionate about helping babies & mothers with feeding challenges due to oral restrictions (Tongue-Tie/ Lip-Tie). He understands impaired tongue function impacts the quality of life of the infants, children and their families. His approach to improving health and wellness verses treating symptoms and disease is one of its kind. Dr Musani says that the tongue should be considered a primary organ, interacting with many other body organs and systems. He sees infants as early as a day after birth for the revision of tongue-ties and lip-ties. H operates with the Erbium Chromium Laser which eliminates the need to place infants in the operating theatre and subjecting them to general anaesthesia.
When a mother has breastfeeding problems, she should feel confident and comfortable turning to her established system of medical support for help. Dr Musani provides an Erbium laser frenectomy treatment (Tongue & Lip Tie Release) and is proud to offer a comprehensive approach – educating families on appropriate oral motor and breastfeeding support referrals to best address tongue function and its impact on the rest of the body.
Dr. Musani is extensively researching the impact of tongue ties and the quality of life of infants, children and families. He also aims to increase the awareness about tongue ties amongst healthcare professionals. He has undertaken the following research projects in pursuit of this goal.
  1. Effect on speech after frenectomy/ frenotomy in tongue tied population (Age 18months -15 years) – A Systematic Review

  2. Assessment of Awareness and Perception Regarding Tongue Tie In Infants Among The Health Professionals In India- A Cross Sectional Study.

  3. Does Tongue tie have any effect on growth and development of Stomatognathic System?  A Systematic Review

  4. Prevalence of Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie) In Infants And Material Awareness Profile – A Descriptive Cross- Sectional Study

  5. Assessment Of Awareness And Perception Regarding Tongue Tie And Its Effect On Speech, Sleep And Growth And Development In Toddlers And Children Amongst The Health Professionals In India. A Cross Sectional Survey.

  6. Assessment of Intercanine And Intermolar Width And Its Co-Relation With Anterior Tongue Function And Sleep Apnea In Indian Paediatric Population- A Pilot Study.

  7. Systematic Review: Tongue Tie And Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

  8. Liper: Tongue Training For Every Infant?

  9. Assessment Of Palatal Depth And Its Co-Relation With Posterior Tongue Function And Sleep Apnea In Indian Paediatric Population Aged 3- 5 Years.

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