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This course was held September 6, 2019 - September 7, 2019 in Calgary, Canada
Ankyloglossia, Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), and Oral Restrictions are best identified, diagnosed and treated. A multidisciplinary team of providers will explore the important role of this team in growth & development, airway, feeding, and speech.
Stages of speech development will be presented with early identification of oral restrictions as they impact communication, language, speech, emergent literacy, and feeding/swallowing impairments.
Orofacial myology disorders (OMDs) will be defined and cases presented for all ages, that illustrates normal and abnormal oral facial structures and the development of compensatory habits that affect speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing. This curriculum provides an introduction to the use of Dental lasers and instruction to Dentists, Lactation Consultants, Speech and Language Therapists, and other allied health care providers.
This ALSC curriculum includes detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different laser wavelengths.