Lingual frenulum protocol with scores for infants.

@article{Martinelli2012LingualFP,
  title={Lingual frenulum protocol with scores for infants.},
  author={Roberta Lopes de Castro Martinelli and Irene Queiroz Marchesan and Gi{\'e}dre Berretin-F{\'e}lix},
  journal={The International journal of orofacial myology : official publication of the International Association of Orofacial Myology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={
          104-12
        }
}
An experimental protocol model for frenulum evaluation was first designed, and administered to ten infants in 2010. [] Key Method From the experimental protocol model, a new protocol was designed. One speech-language pathologist, and specialist in orofacial myology, administered the new protocol to 100 full-term infants. All steps of the protocol were recorded and photographed. The data collected was sent to two specialists in the area, who evaluated the cases based on the recordings and photographs.

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