Course Testimonials

Read quotes from physicians, dentists, and other health professionals who have attended past American Laser Study Club endorsed courses.

It was so helpful, so many real-life examples. I really liked how everyone was so open with their information.

Ryann McLennan, DMD
Small Smiles of Reno
Reno, NV, US

The program exceeded my expectations. It brought clarity to what lasers are and do.

Kristopher Bouwmeester, DMD
Seymour Dental Center
Kamloops, BC, CA

Excellent Information! Good introduction – I didn’t know anything about lasers before. Thank you!

Ashley Ulmer, DDS
Smiles by Ashley Ulmer DDS
Spokane, WA, US

The program was great. Dr. Piya Gandhi and her team provided a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the discussion about implementation in your practice.

Caitlin Chamberlain, DDS
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Liberty, MO

The two-day course on TOTs and LightScalpel exceeded my expectations. The guest speakers were engaging and knowledgeable. I feel our team will be able to implement what we have learned.

Aleen Rabuck
Newtown Dentistry for Kids
Fairless Hills, PA, US

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

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

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

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

This program was very helpful. It made me realize the importance of the tools we use and the levels to comprehensive treatment of ties.

Constance Schreck, DMD
Abbeville Dentistry
Odessa, TX, US

There was so much great information in this course. The speakers were amazing. They show you the whole picture when it comes to treating restricted oral tissues.

Justin Villafane, DDS
Floss Family Dental & Surgical Center
Lincoln, NE, US

I really learned a lot from watching other people’s cases and their approaches to treatment. I learned about collaboration between providers and the hands-on experiences were great.

Alix Levine, OMT
Myo Smiles LLC
Palatine, IL, US

Great program. Looking forward to attending the symposium.

Yvonne Stubbs, DDS
Stubbs Family Dentistry
West Allis, WI, US

This course helped me to think differently about laser use.

Vladimir Khantsis, DDS
Greencastle Family and Implant Dentistry
Greencastle, IN, US

Explained physics so that a dentist could understand it!!

Michelle Neves, DDS
Kids First Pediatric Dentistry
Fairfield, CT, US

Best CE for the money I’ve ever taken. Very excited to pursue more education on this topic while building a team and finding a system to bring this to my office. The videos were great. I appreciated multiple points of view. … Great job. I highly enjoyed the experience.

Jeffrey Croarkin, DDS
The Danna Smile
Fort Worth, TX, US

This program was helpful. The case studies were incredibly helpful in understanding musculoskeletal involvement with a release. The instructor, Paula Fabbie OMT, was incredibly informative. Dr. Peter Vitruk’s explanation of laser physics was incredibly helpful and insightful.

Beyauna Billings, IBCLC
Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine & Wellness
Phoenix, AZ, US

Very helpful and informative. Also very organized. Good quality speakers. Loved Dr. Kaplan’s lecture and input. Also, I appreciate the explanation of the physics of the CO2 laser. The live surgery helps to tie everything together.

Sylvia E. Arsuaga-Cruet, DMD
Westchester County, NY, US

Great CE! I personally liked the realness and low key nature of the program. It had a great combination of “textbook” and “real world” applications/diagnosis. The live patient experience was a nice addition.

Charles Kim, DMD
Charles Kim Dentistry
Tacoma, WA, US

The program provided great explanations of tongue- and lip-ties and explored the reasons why to perform or not perform frenectomies. There was a clear easily understood explanation of how different lasers work and their uses.

Ann Grihalva, MS, CCC-SLP
Valaraiso, IN, US

Great course. Especially loved Dr. Gandhi.

Chelsie Todd DMD
Sandy, UT, US

Thank you so much for having us! We learned so much.

Debra Cohen, DDS
Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry
Staten Island, NY, US

Explained laser physics in a way I could understand very easily!

Kajal Joshi, DMD
DPD Smiles
Glen Ellyn, IL, US

Terrific course! I thoroughly enjoyed all the lectures and speakers. I liked the variety. Dr. Kaplan’s more informal review of cases (failed cases were important to discuss and see) to informal hands-on learning time during wetlab with instructors. I loved learning about laser science and the different types of lasers currently on the market (the positives and negatives of each instrument). Peter broke it down to make it easy to understand.

Coming from a functional perspective as a myofunctional therapist and speech pathologist, I really enjoyed the hands-on experience using the CO2 laser. I have a better understanding of the release procedure (frenectomy) and how to approach the frenulum and the surrounding tissues and muscles. Although I will not be doing the release, having an understanding from the release provider’s lens is super useful! I am so glad to have attended and would highly recommend it to non-dentists providers too.

Mimi Park, MS, CCC-SLP
Menlo Speech
Menlo Park, CA, US

Having no background knowledge on TOTs, I felt that the course provided a great introduction to the field of myotherapy and the role of lip ties, buccal ties, and tongue ties on development. Each speaker was knowledgeable in their respective fields and the live demonstrations were helpful in understanding the procedure. I found Dr. Zaghi’s lecture to be the most informative and appreciated the inclusion of his studies to support his findings.

While the course was helpful in understanding and using the laser for frenectomies, I found that each provider offered a different opinion with respect to how much the tissue should be released and what to look for to determine clinical success. I understand that research is ongoing to establish treatment criteria or tools to utilize to standardize care and I look forward to seeing the fruits of labor in future publications.

Karla Basa, DDS
Kids Dental Specialists
Chino, CA, US

It was amazing. Thank you so much! I’m very excited to apply what I’ve learned.

Maegan Istok, DC
Get Well Be Well
Gilbert, AZ, US

The course was well thought-out and run very well. Presenters were knowledgeable and presented their topics well.

Andrew Beuttenmuller, DDS
Watertown Pediatric Dentistry
Watertown, NY, US

Excellent course. Great content. Exceeded my expectations. Very helpful. Enjoyed it very much.

Sarina Harman-Tinnel, DDS
HT Complete Family Dentistry
Shawnee, KS

Very helpful. The didactic was very good. Learning to understand the physics was good. We all need to have a basic knowledge of what we are using to treat our patients.

Brent E. Nelsen, DMD, FAGD
Derby Dental Care
Derby, KS, US

It was very helpful. I enjoyed the presentations from a consultant therapist’s view and learning what they are looking for. I enjoyed the clinical photos … I am very excited to implement this in my office!

Marissa Dziepak, DMD
Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry
Frankfort, IL, US

I loved the course. A lot of learning. I definitely want to start doing these procedures in my own practice. The live surgeries were the best.

Karmjit Kaur, DDS
Sparkle Kids Dental
Modesto, CA, US

I thought the program was extremely helpful. I think it did a good job of providing information for newcomers, intermediates, and even people with a more advanced understanding of the subject matter. You also did a great job compiling a group of experts that had different approaches and backgrounds, but all fed into the bigger picture. It was a good way of really demonstrating how comprehensive this sub-discipline actually is – and how many working parts/people are involved.

Youanidou Thiaw (Office Manager)
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry
Chevy Chase, MD, US

I am so happy and grateful to make the last-minute decision to join the course! I feel I got to ask a lot of questions that I have encountered since I started to do releases over the past year. Being here in person was so much better for me to learn than online. I came here to find more confidence in my services, and I learned a great deal and reviewed a lot too which is so helpful. I feel like I will be able to treat my patients better than before and am just looking to keep growing and learning more. Also meeting everyone in person was INCREDIBLE!! Beyond what I had expected!! Thank you!!

Susan Kim, DDS
Evergreen Kids Dentist
Kirkland, WA, US

Wonderful program! It exceeded expectations! Great exposure to lasers, frenectomies, and the team environment required for better and more predictable results. I loved the thoroughness and hands-on experience with the laser. I loved the practical advice on applying laser use in office and the importance of using the team for patient and parent satisfaction also.


This program was very informative. It was awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to start this journey. Everything and everyone was extremely helpful. I liked the numerous case examples shown in videos and pictures. Very awesome class. The hands-on part was amazing as well.

Juju Lirano, CDA
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry
Chevy Chase, MD, US

This program was great! It was very helpful in explaining the best ways to integrate the laser and frenectomies into our practice. It was awesome learning the functional aspects of this multidisciplinary approach.

Carson Rutledge, DDS
Belmont Pediatric Dentistry
Charlotte, NC

This was a wonderful course. It was great to connect the specialties together and how they all have their role in the successful outcome for tongue-tie releases. The implementation piece was also very helpful!

Misty Williams, DDS
Summit Dental
Columbia, MO

Fantastic course! I absolutely adore what you all are doing with the Breathe Institute! Integration, root cause, homeopathy, whole health … you’re speaking my language and I love it! Keep up the amazing work!

Mindy Richtsmeier, DDS
Apex Dental
West Des Moines, IA, US