- This event has passed.
This course was held March 10 in Joondalup, WA
Friday, March 10, 2023. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“I would like to introduce my colleagues, Dr Sharon Smart and Dr Peter Vitruk, who will share their expertise on tethered oral tissues and laser dentistry in the upcoming seminar. I invite all of my colleagues to attend and learn about tongue and lip ties and laser frenectomies.“
Enhance your understanding of the issues of laser dentistry, including tongue and lip ties! As many as 5 per cent of all babies born have tongue ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. Affected babies often fail to thrive and can be erroneously labelled as “lazy nursers” or “stubborn feeders.”
A good surgical laser for cutting soft tissue must be able to vaporize soft tissue while at the same time efficiently coagulating surgical margins. Not all laser wavelengths are suitable to comply with both requirements. This seminar focuses on the practical aspects of soft tissue laser surgery and the fundamental processes involved in the laser-tissue interaction; it helps attendees learn how deep the laser beam cuts and how deep the coagulation and hemostasis extend into the surgical margins.
- Dr Sharon Smart, PhD, SLP, BSc, CPSP, FHEA
- Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys
- Background and significance of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS)
- Current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of lingual and labial ties
- Multi-disciplinary approach to treating tongue- and lip-ties
- Importance of Oral Myofunctional Therapy in the frenectomy pre– and post-care
The laser surgery and safety basic knowledge curriculum for this seminar has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitation of many laser dentistry courses. It includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices.
Drinks and Appetizers Will Be Provided
*No CE or CPD credits will be provided.