2024 American Laser Study Club Symposium

Join Us February 2-4, 2024, in San Diego, CA


Join us February 2-4, 2024 in sunny San Diego, California. The 2024 Breathe and Thrive Symposium is an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge in Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), laser surgery, frenectomy/frenuloplasty techniques and tips, multidisciplinary team building, studies, technologies, innovations, and laser science and safety education. With many multidisciplinary lectures and hands-on laser sessions, you will have the chance to learn from leading experts in the field and network with fellow clinicians focused on airway and tongue-tie.

Hands-On Laser Labs

This will be an excellent opportunity for clinicians to try out soft tissue surgical lasers firsthand and simulate the variety of soft tissue procedures on tissue samples—at no additional cost for Symposium attendees. Non-doctors can attend a wet lab, but only as observers.

  • Frenectomy simulations on pig-jaw cadavers
  • Incisional, excisional, ablative, and coagulative application simulations
  • Incision and coagulation depth control simulations
  • Non-ablative oral tissue laser remodeling simulations
  • Presets and considerations for different tissue types

Symposium Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to obtain Laser Safety Basic Knowledge Certificates from the LIA (at a discounted rate for ALSC members) and Laser Dental Surgery Basic Knowledge Certificates from the ALSC (complimentary upon completing an online quiz).


Friday, February 2, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Why Attend The 2024 Breathe and Thrive Symposium?

  1. Meet & learn from hundreds of attending fellow laser frenectomy providers and supporters, including DDSs, DMDs, MDs, DNPs, NDs, IBCLCs, OMTs, OTs, PTs, SLPs, et al.
  2. Meet & learn from renowned educators and innovators
  3. Attend & learn at any one of the 12 hands-on laser wet labs (96 seats available)

The Venue

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

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Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, steps away from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and the scenic San Diego Bay. Enjoy stunning waterfront views and easy access to popular attractions such as the USS Midway Museum and the San Diego Zoo.


Registration discounts are available for ALSC members.

Testimonials from Past Symposia

I thought the program exceeded my expectations. I loved the varied speakers + learned so much info that I can incorporate into my pediatric dental practice. Hearing not only from other pediatric dentists, but form sleep disorder specialists, airway specialists, oral surgeons, breastfeeding experts, myofunctional therapists – gave me a much better understanding of how to evaluate my patients. I also learned a lot about perfecting my frenectomy procedure.

Mary Ellen Nesnay, DMD

I have said a million times over that the ALSC Symposium is the most enriching event I attend annually. The colleagues that attend this meeting are top-notch. Everyone who attends is looking to help better the knowledge base and improve the standard of care to arrive at a level of best practices. This Symposium meets and exceeds my expectations every year. Just when I thought it could not get any better, the ALSC Symposium continues to deliver.

Matthew J. Rowe, DDS, MSD

I came into this inaugural conference not knowing what to expect. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information I learned. The intermixing of different specialties was a wonderful experience. I am looking forward to participating in the future. Having non-doctor clinicians was helpful to bring together the “big picture.”

Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Great program overall! It was well organized and ran on time. Presenters were all knowledgeable, humble, and wanting to continue to learn things themselves. Love the low egos in this Study Club! Food and beverages were great. It was nice having everything in one, nice, convenient area of the hotel.

Brynn L. Leroux, DDS

Fabulous meeting. I’ve been attending CE courses for 20 years. Best one and most applicable ever! Great presentations, very helpful slides and pictures. Engaging educators with useful educational information for my practice.

Jason Horgesheimer, DDS

I really enjoyed collaborating with other dentists who perform frenectomies. Getting advice and exchanging tips and ideas. I also enjoyed hearing from the OMT’s and IBCLC’s.

Loeta Robles, DDS

I think the program was very informative + great to hear from all the presenters. It’s wonderful to have so many like-minded individuals together trying to make a difference.

Molly Guy, DDS

What a great course – every time I come, I learn more and refine my techniques; it’s the latest info with the top people here in the field. Please continue.

Kirk Kollmann, DMD

I thought there was lots of great information that will be helpful to my practice at home immediately. I will be back next year! Thank you!

Jodi Tenney, DDS

I love this program, this group of people, their knowledge and compassion. Looking forward to next year.

René Moore, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

The program was great. A lot of useful information.

Rosanne Berger, DDS, IBCLC

Excellent, the best group and lectures I’ve been to yet!

Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

Exhibitors and Sponsors from 2024

This Symposium is sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the following companies

Alabama Tongue-Tie CenterThe Breathe Institute
Myo Munchee REMasteredSleep
Airway Health SolutionsSpot Pal

See You In San Diego!