Introduction: As many as 5 percent of all babies born in the US have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. Untreated tongue-ties may cause malocclusion, prognathism, mouth breathing and other issues later in life. The purpose of this course is to help clinicians better understand various aspects of pediatric laser surgery to treat tethered oral tissue (TOT) across all ages.
A good surgical laser for cutting soft tissue must be able to efficiently vaporize soft tissue, while at the same time efficiently coagulating surgical margins. Not all laser wavelengths are suitable to comply with both requirements. This course focuses on the practical aspects of soft tissue laser surgery, as well as on the fundamental processes involved in the laser-tissue interaction and helps attendees learn how deep the laser beam cuts and how deep the coagulation and hemostasis extend into the surgical margins. Our hands-on participation lab is designed to train attendees on what surgical lasers can do safely and efficiently.
Dr. Kaplan is a pediatric dentist. He was the first pediatric dental hospital trained post graduate from Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He has been a member of The Academy of Pediatric dentistry since 1977. Dr. Kaplan has been an early adopter of laser dentistry since 2004. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has co-authored several articles and was a contributing author of the unique, first of its kind, Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Frenectomy. Dr. Kaplan is a Member at the American Laser Study Club, a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) and the director of Dental Laser Education and Development for the ABLS.
Clinical Curriculum: With the renewed interest in TOT by both practitioners and the public, there should be an understanding of when the right time is to do a frenum release. Practitioners should recognize that a change in one area of the body, such as a frenectomy, can create a change in the whole body and it is important to understand the impact of this procedure as well as how a team approach is in the best interest of the patient.
The instructors believe that that to be successful with frenectomies, it is vital to address both the cause and compensations, as tongue- and lip-ties may signal a more global issue. The course will elucidate the following:
• Clinical signs of TOT;
• Current diagnostics utilized for identification of TOT;
• Global issues often associated with tongue and lip ties;
• Ways to evaluate a patient's level of readiness for frenum release;
• Ways to incorporate myofunctional and osteopathic therapy with releases; and
• Consequences and benefits of using lasers to remove oral restrictions. In addition, attendees will :
• Get an introduction to Science-based, safe and efficient use of surgical lasers for Dentists, Lactation
Consultants, Speech and Language Therapists, et al.; and
• Learn to remove oral restrictions using soft-tissue lasers through participation in a hands-on workshop
Allison Adams DMD
Laser Curriculum: Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification Curriculum for this Course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC's curriculum overcomesthe known limitations of many laser dentistry courses, and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different laser wavelengths and will include laser safety instructions and demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel LLC.
Dr. Adams was recognized as one of the Top Dentists in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in New
Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Dr. Adams is affiliated with a surgical implant mentorship at Vizstara, a renowned implant education
center in New Jersey. As a member of the American Aca demy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Adams is able to help diagnose and treat both snoring and sleep apnea. She re cognizes the importance of a good night's sleep and knows that whether it is "just snoring" that is disturbing a bed, partner, or the more dangerous Obstructive Sleep Apnea that puts one at higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes, these situations can be treated with the use of a customized oral appliance. Dr. Adams has an integrated center that combines laser frenectomies with osteopathic, myofunctional and airway focused orthodontic therapies to treat infants, children and adults. She serves as an advisor to Buteyko Professionals International (BPI) Dental Advisory Board.
Hands-On Participation Session:
• Laser Safety
• Laser Surgical Technique Simulations
• Superficial Ablation
• Superficial Coagulation
• Shallow Incision
• Practicing Surgical Techniques on a Pig Jaw
THIS PROCLAMATION CERTIFIES THAT
Course Certificates: Course participants, who successfully complete examination, will be
awarded a LASER SAFETY basic knowledge
CERTIFICATE from the Board of Laser Safety of the
American Laser Study Club
Laser Institute of America (DISCOUNTED cost for the PETER VITRUK
ALSC members), as well as a Laser Dentistry Jane 9. Doe, DOS, MO, OVM, PhD
and Laser Surgery Basic Knowledge and Hands-On participation Wetlab CERTIFICATE from the American Laser Study Club (FREE for the course participants).
HAS COMPLETED LASER INSTITUTE OF AMERICA'S
CO, MEDICAL LASER SAFETY ONLINE
TRAINING CONSISTING OF BIOPHYSICS AND TISSUE INTERACTION, SAFETY STANDARDS. OPERATIONAL SKILLS, AND PERIOPERATIVE LASER SAFETY
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About the ALSC: American Laser Study Club (ALSC - www.AmericanLaserStudyClub.com) was founded to promote science-based laser dentistry, surgery and safety education. The ALSC is proud of its curriculum