Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife Tara, and twin girls, Hannah and Noelle. He is the founder and owner of Shelby Pediatric Dentistry and Alabama Tongue-Tie Center where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speaking, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He is also the lead author of the new book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. He had a tongue-tie himself, and his twin girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and outdoor activities. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips and is an elder in his church, The Church at Brook Hills.