See photos from past American Laser Study Club endorsed courses and workshops.


Pediatric Tongue- & Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Piya Gandhi, DDS; Adam Shisler, DDS, MSD; Brenden Taylor, DDS, MSD; Rachael Garrett, DDS, MSD; Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM™; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: University of Texas School of Dentistry • Location: Houston, TX, USA • Dates: March 6-7, 2020


2020 ALSC Symposium

Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA • Dates: February 28, 29, & March 1, 2020
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Frenectomies & Beyond: A Modern Approach to Lasers in Dentistry

Instructors: Karen Wuertz, DDS and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: American Academy of Craniofacial Pain • Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA • Dates: February 7-8, 2020


TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training

Instructors: Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC; Piya Gandhi, DDS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: Chrysalis Orofacial • Location: Pearland, TX, USA • Dates: January 31 – February 1, 2020


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Grace Yum, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; Kimberly K. Benkert, RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM®, FAADH; Darcy Rindelaub, DDS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Chicago, IL USA • Dates: January 10-11, 2020


Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing and Laser Frenuloplasty

Instructors: Soroush Zaghi, MD; Sandra Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP; Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; Melissa Mugno, OMT; Sarah Hornsby, OMT; Peter Vitruk, PhD; and more • Organizer: The Breathe Institute • Location: Clifton, NJ, USA • Dates: December 13-15, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Ann Bynum, DDS; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: Southern Maryland Dental Society • Location: College Park, MD, USA • Dates: December 7 – 8, 2019


Restorative in Airway Health and Pediatric Sleep Disorders, TOTS, Laser Frenectomies, and More

Instructors: Scott Siegel, MD, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Maxim Sulla, DDS • Organizer: Greater New York Dental Meeting • Location: New York, NY, USA • Date: December 2, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Melissa Mugno, OMT; Tara Erson, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA • Date: November 22-23, 2019


Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing and Laser Frenuloplasty

Instructors: Soroush Zaghi, MD; Sandra Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP; Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; Peter Vitruk, PhD; and more • Organizer: The Breathe Institute • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA • Date: November 15 – 17, 2019


Laser Frenectomies and Paediatric Laser Dentistry

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Sydney, NSW, AUS • Date: November 10, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Michale Chatham, RN, BSN, LMT, IBCLC, OMT; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: University of Texas School of Dentistry • Location: Houston, TX, USA • Dates: October 18 – 19, 2019


Dental Lasers: Basic Competency Hands-On Workshop

Instructors: Annette Skowronski, DDS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: University of Detroit Mercy Dental • Location: Detroit, MI, USA • Dates: August 16, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Matthew Rowe, DDS, MSD; Brynn Leroux, DDS; Pam Price, LMT, IBCLC, CST; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: Southern Maryland Dental Society • Location: College Park, MD, USA • Dates: July 27 – 28, 2019


Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; Allison Adams, DMD; Mark Morris, DO, FACOP; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: The Raphael Center for Integrative Education • Location: Clifton, NJ, USA • Dates: July 13 – 14, 2019


Functional Frenectomies Across a Lifespan: A multidisciplinary approach to why, when, and how

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS; Shelly Klein, MD, DABLS, CSOM; and Stevanie Bahnerth, DC • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA • Dates: June 15 – 16, 2019


Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing and Laser Frenuloplasty

Instructors: Soroush Zaghi, MD; Sandra Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, Myofunctional Therapist; Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: The Breathe Institute and the American Laser Study Club • Location: Bothell, WA, USA • Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2019


Pediatric Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM®; Michelle Farfel, MA, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey • Location: Fairfield, NJ, USA • Dates: May 19, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Melissa Mugno, OMT; Tara Erson, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA • Dates: May 10-11, 2019


Multidisciplinary Approach to Frenectomy: Developing a team, understanding roles, and improving outcomes across a lifespan

Instructors: Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Lizbeth Holguin, DDS, … • Organizer: Star Kids Pediatric Dentistry • Location: El Paso, TX, USA • Dates: May 9, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: Southern Maryland Dental Society • Location: Washington, DC, USA • Dates: April 13-14, 2019


2019 ALSC Symposium

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA • Dates: March 29 – 31, 2019
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Frenectomies & Beyond: A Modern Approach to Laser Education that Challenges Traditional Methods Addressing Ankyloglossia and Tethered Oral Tissues

Instructors: Karen Wuertz, DDS, PA; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: cAirways • Location: San Antonio, TX, USA • Dates: March 1 – 2, 2019


Pediatric Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Bothell, WA, USA • Dates: February 8 – 9, 2019


Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey • Location: Fairfield, NJ, USA • Dates: February 2 – 3, 2019 


Pediatric Tongue and Lip Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers

Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Michale Chatham, RN, BSN, LMT, IBCLC, OMT • Organizer: Univertisty of Texas Health School of Dentistry • Location: Houston, TX, USA • Dates: January 25-26, 2019


Functional Approach to Frenuloplasty

Instructors: Soroush Zaghi, MD; and Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, OMT • Organizer: The Breathe Institute • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA • Dates: January 10-11, 2019


Myths and Physics of Surgical and Dental Lasers

Instructor: Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Bothell, WA, USA • Date: January 5, 2019


Infant Laser Frenectomy. Myths and Physics of Surgical and Dental Lasers

Instructors: James Thomas, DDS, MS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: American Laser Study Club • Location: Bothell, WA, USA • Dates: November 30 – December 1, 2018


Laser Frenectomy: Myths and Science, Pediatric Patients with Compromised Airway and Osteopathically Guided

Instructors: Martin Kaplan DMD; Leonard Kundel, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD • Organizer: Greater New York Dental Meeting 2018 Sleep Track • Location: New York, NY, USA • Dates: November 27, 2018


Functional Approach to Frenuloplasty

Instructors: Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, OMT; and Soroush Zaghi, MD • Organizer: The Breathe Institute • Location: Napa Valley, CA, USA • Dates: November 16-17, 2018


Infant Laser Frenectomy. Myths and Physics of Surgical and Dental Lasers

Instructors: James Thomas, DDS, MS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys • Organizer: ALSC • Location: Seattle, WA, USA • Dates: November 2-3, 2018


Pediatric Tongue and Lip Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft Tissue Lasers

Instructor: Martin Kaplan, DMD • Organizer: NJHPDI • Location: River Edge, NJ, USA • Dates: October 26-27, 2018


Wake Up Your Dental Practice! Sleep Medicine for You and Your Team

Instructor: Diana Batoon, DMD • Organizer: Arizona Dental Association • Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA • Dates: October 5, 2018


Frenectomies & Beyond: A Modern Approach to Laser Education that Challenges Traditional Methods Addressing Ankyloglossia and Tethered Oral Tissues

Instructor: Karen Wuertz, DDS, PA • Organizer: Southern Maryland Dental Society • Location: Washington, DC, USA • Dates: April 28-29, 2018


2018 ALSC Symposium

Location: Orlando, FL, USA • Dates: April 6-8, 2018
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