Expand your knowledge of lasers in dentistry!

Over the last 40 years, lasers have become an important tool in both dentistry and medicine. The most frequently mentioned advantages of using dental lasers include improved healing, precision in surgery, and a generally bloodless field. The FDA has cleared several different laser wavelengths for use in dentistry. It is imperative that the surgeon understand how to choose the appropriate parameters (i.e., wavelength, power, time, and beam spot size) to achieve the desired results with minimum collateral damage to the tissue.

The laser dentistry continuing education courses listed below help train dentists, oral surgeons, and other related medical professionals about the most popular dental laser wavelengths, physics of laser surgery, means of controlling a laser effect on tissue, and techniques of dental laser use.

ALSC Endorsed Laser Dentistry Courses*

Filter Courses: Laser Frenectomy / TOTS Laser Dentistry Proficiency Training Show All

Course & Instructor(s)OrganizerLocationDate(s)
Plot the TOT: A Collaborative Map to Optimal Outcomes
Ann Bynum, DDS, and Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialGreenville, SC, USAMar 26-27, 2021
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies with LIVE SURGERY Demonstrations ← SOLD OUT
Martin Kaplan, DMD; Tara Erson, DMD; Melissa Mugno, OMT; Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Piya Gandhi, DDS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD
American Laser Study ClubLas Vegas, NV, USAApr 9-10, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialPhoenix, AZ, USAApr 16-17, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialNew Orleans, LA, USAApr 30 – May 1, 2021
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD; Molly Gunsaulis, DDS; Melissa Mugno, OMT; and Peter Vitruk, PhD
American Laser Study ClubSpokane, WA, USAMay 21-22, 2021
Plot the TOT: A Collaborative Map to Optimal Outcomes
Ann Bynum, DDS, and Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialGreenville, SC, USAJun 25-26, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialCedar Rapids, IA, USAJul 9-10, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialChicago, IL, USAAug 6-7, 2021
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD
American Laser Study ClubCalgary, AB, CANSep 17-18, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialHuntington, WV, USASep 17-18, 2021
TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
Chrysalis OrofacialCharlotte, NC, USAOct 1-2, 2021

ALSC Endorsed Advanced Live Patient Courses*

Prerequisite: must have previously attended at least one ALSC endorsed course or equivalent.

Course & Instructor(s)ProviderLocationDate(s)
Advanced Live Patient Course
Richard Baxter, DMD, MS
Alabama Tongue-Tie CenterPelham, AL, USAMar 26, 2021;
Apr 16, 2021;
May 14, 2021;
Jun 25, 2021;
Jul 16, 2021

ALSC Endorsed Laser Dentistry Online Training*

TitleAuthor(s)CE CreditsProvider
American Laser Study Club Symposium 2021
• Held through out February 2021
Over 40 Presenters and Co-Presenters25+American Laser Study Club
The Breathe Online Course Series
• Multiple-Sessions – Feb 19-20, 27, and Mar 5-6, 2021
• Multiple-Sessions – Jul 23-24, 31, and Aug 6-7, 2021
• Multiple-Sessions – Oct 8-9, 16, and 22-23, 2021
• Multiple-Sessions – Dec 3-4, 10, and 17-18, 2021
Soroush Zaghi, MD, and the TBI teamup to 30The Breathe Institute
Breathe Baby Course Online
• Jun 18-19, 2021
• Nov 5-6, 2021
Chelsea Pinto, DDS, and the TBI teamTBDThe Breathe Institute
Tongue-Tied Academy Online Comprehensive CourseRichard Baxter, DMD, MS25Tongue-Tie Academy
Laser Frenectomy Video Presentations from Past SymposiaOver 50 Presenters9-39American Laser Study Club
Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO2 Laser Lingual FrenectomyCara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys2Dental Sleep Practice
2019 ADA Children’s Airway Conference Session Three: Anatomy Concerns: What’s Important About This?Richard Baxter, DMD, MS1.5ADA CE Online
2019 ADA Children’s Airway Conference Session Four: Clinical Procedures in Dental Practice, Anatomy Concerns: ENT Surgery, Success in Practice: Creating Your Interdisciplinary Pediatric Airway TeamRichard Baxter, DMD, MS2.25ADA CE Online
The Tongue’s Role in Airway, Sleep, and Feeding Issues in ChildrenRichard Baxter, DMD, MS2.5DentalTown
Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case StudiesRichard Baxter, DMD, MS2DentalTown
Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for TreatmentRichard Baxter, DMD, MS1.5DentalTown

*Disclaimer: The American Laser Study Club (ALSC) does not engage in the practice of medicine, endorse any particular commercial products, doctors, surgeons, medications, treatment, or techniques. The clinical opinions expressed in these courses do not necessarily represent the position of the ALSC. The laser physics content of the ALSC’s introductory courses utilizes laser-tissue interaction science curriculum developed by the ALSC. All courses are for educational purposes only and do not replace appropriate clinical training. If you should have any questions or concerns about these courses, please contact the organizing party as indicated.

Great course! Enjoyed it immensely. Speakers were great. Program was organized well.

Ashley Swan, DMD
Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry
Bend, OR, US

The program was very informative and I am taking away much more knowledge than in previous courses.

Nathalie Phaeton, DDS
Oasis Pediatric Dental Care and Orthodontics
Falls Church, VA, US

Great program, walked away very comfortable with everything I learned.

Rassa Abdoll, DDS
Center for Pediatric Dentistry
Gilbert, AZ, US

Dental Laser Proficiency Curriculum

The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the 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. ALSC will provide lecture notes handouts, ALSC online laser-tissue interaction knowledge exam, and an option for online laser safety training and examination through the Laser Institute of America.

Laser Dentistry Training Topics Include:

  • Training for Dental Laser Procedures and Specialties: Non-surgical, surgical and regenerative, periodontal therapy, surgical and restorative implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, oral medicine, oral surgery, oral pathology, pediatrics, endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, practice management, marketing, and more.
  • Ankyloglossia and Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis, treatment, understanding of infant feeding physiology, and being able to perform tongue- and lip-tie releases (frenectomy) on patients of all ages.
  • Laser Physics: Depending on the laser’s wavelength, the laser can have a variety of effects on different tissue types and chromophores. Find out how various wavelengths can be applied in the oral cavity.
  • Dental Laser Types and Wavelengths: Surgical Lasers, Photobiomodulation (previously called low level light / laser therapy), Diode (660 – 1,064 nm), Nd:YAG (1,064 nm), Er:YSGG (2,780 nm), Er:YAG (2,940 nm), and CO(9,300 – 10,600 nm).
  • Laser Safety Training: Learn how to safely operate various laser wavelengths for different treatment modalities.

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