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Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers
This course was held February 2, 2019 - February 3, 2019 in Fairfield, NJ
Attention all pediatric dentists who missed Dr Martin Kaplan’s Pediatric Laser Frenectomy ALSC’s course in NJ back in October 2018. We are coming back to NJ in early 2019! To register call 973-808-1666.
Instructors – Learn from the best in the field:
o Marty Kaplan, DMD, is a creator of the highly popular Tufts University pediatric laser tongue-tie course;
o World renowned expert Catherine Watson-Genna IBCLC, joins the Faculty of this course – Cathy will present didactic material and will supervise hands-on demonstrations;
o Peter Vitruk, PhD, is a founder of the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel, he is an active researcher and technology developer in the field of laser surgery;
o LightScalpel surgical laser consultants will assist in the hands-on participation laser wetlab
Location: Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey (Fairfield, NJ) – features better and more spacious facility to accommodate large class
Credits: 14 CEU’s
Tuition: Early Bird Tuition (Doctors): $745.00; Non-Doctors (OBSERVATION ONLY NO Hands-On) Tuition: $395.00
This course teaches the best practices for dentists and physicians regarding tongue- and lip-tie assessment and treatment in infants and older children, and provides participation in a hands-on workshop to learn how to remove tongue-ties through the use of soft-laser tissue on pig jaws. The course will enable the participants to understand how to diagnose and surgically treat tongue and lip ties. Attendees will learn and understand the laser-tissue interaction basics and safety consideration within the established standards of safe and effective use of lasers by dentists and physicians.
§ Explore current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lingual and labial ties. Attendees will be able to:
o Understand infant sucking physiology and how tongue ties implant infant suck;
o Use reliable diagnostic criteria to screen babies for this condition; and
o Understand all consequences and benefits of using lasers to remove oral restrictions
o Infant sucking physiology and how tongue ties impact infant suck;
o Current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lingual and labial ties;
o Reliable diagnostic criteria to screen babies for this condition;
o Consequences and benefits of using lasers to remove oral restrictions;
o Introduction to Science-based, safe and efficient use of surgical lasers for Dentists, Lactation Consultants, Speech and Language Therapists, et al.
Learn to remove oral restrictions using soft-tissue lasers through participation in a hands-on workshop
§ Through participation in a hands-on workshop, the course attendees will learn to remove oral restrictions using soft-tissue lasers
§ Demonstrate a wide range of didactic and clinical tools for the use of lasers in pediatric dentistry
§ Provide sound scientific basis and proven efficacy of use of lasers in Dentistry in order to ensure public safety
Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification Curriculum for this course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC), it 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. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different laser wavelengths and will include laser safety instructions, and demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel, LLC.
Hands-On Wetlab: The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed on tissue samples and pig jaws and includes:
§ Laser incising in SuperPulse and non-SuperPulse Modes with focused laser beam
§ Deep high-power incisions vs shallow low-power incisions
§ Laser coagulation and hemostasis with defocused laser beam
§ Laser Incising under tissue tension
§ Laser Tongue Tie Release simulation
§ Laser Buccal Tie release simulation
§ Laser Vestibuloplasty simulation
§ Laser Biopsy simulation
§ Simulated laser operculectomy, fibroma excision, gingivectomy, etc
§ Superficial laser ablation of epithelium
§ Superficial laser heating of epithelium
§ Simulated laser treatment of ulcerous lesions