2023 American Laser Study Club Symposium

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Join Us February 17-19, 2023, At the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX


The 2023 Breathe & Thrive Symposium will take place in San Antonio, TX, on February 17-19, 2023. This will be 2023’s premier gathering of airway-focused clinicians and is an excellent place to learn about Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), laser surgery, frenectomy/frenuloplasty techniques and tips, multidisciplinary team building, studies, technologies, innovations, and laser science and safety education. This symposium will host over 30 lectures and multiple hands-on surgical sessions. This is a great place to network with fellow airway and tongue-tie-focused clinicians.

Earn Up To 19.75 CEUs ADA CERP**

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 17, 2023

Friday Schedule

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Saturday Schedule

Sunday, February 19, 2023

None of the speakers have indicated a conflict of interest related to this event with the exception of Dr. Soroush Zaghi. Dr. Zaghi is a speaker/consultant for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, Beam Readers, Boom Boom Naturals, DiolPure CBD, Itamar Medical: Watch PAZT Home Sleep Test, LightScalpel, JedMed Surgical Instruments, Myofunctional Research Company: MyoBrace, SpirAir, and Xlear Nasal Spray.

Why Attend The 2023 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 35 presenters
  3. Attend & learn at any of the 12 hands-on laser wet labs (96 seats available)

The Venue

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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The Venue Hotel Is Now Fully Booked

Located on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk and just one block from the Alamo. The venue is surrounded by attractions, restaurants, and shops.

Registration Fees

Registration Is Now Closed.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Earn Up To 19.75 CEUs**

CE Credits – ADA CERP CE Credits

IAOM Member CE International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) members who are SLP, RDH, DDS and DMD will receive IAOM CEUs.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

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

Armor DentalFaceologyThe Facial Beauty InstituteInnovative OpticsSpot PalREMasteredSleepLightScalpel

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

ADA CERP GLOH Education IAOM - International Association of Orofacial Myology
**Dentistry CE Credits – GLOH Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between GLOH Education and the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The total number of credits received depends on the combined number of lectures and/or hands-on lab you attend. This total number of CE credits available may change.