Now you can own a digital copy of the incredibly successful 2020 American Laser Study Club’s 3rd Annual Symposium. Available immediately are high-definition video copies of the ALSC Symposium’s keynote presentations. The presentations are based on a wide variety of medical, dental, and veterinary laser topics including tongue- and lip-tie releases (frenectomy), laser dentistry and oral surgery, veterinary laser surgery and dentistry, and laser-tissue interaction education.

The American Laser Study Club
3rd Annual Symposium 2020
Breathe & Thrive

HELD: February 28, 29, & March 1, 2020

At the Opal Grand near Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rajeev Agarwal, MD, FAAP
Rajeev Agarwal, MD, FAAP

Richard Baxter, DMD, MS
Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM
Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC

Leyli Norouz-Knutsen
Leyli Norouz-Knutsen

German Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, Pedo. Cert., MDSC, PhD, FRCD
German Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, Pedo. Cert., MDSC, PhD

William E. Schultz, DVM
William Schultz, DVM

Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Robert A. Strauss DDS, MD, FACS
Robert A. Strauss, DDS, MD, FACS

James Thomas, DDS, MS
James Thomas, DDS, MS

Soroush Zaghi, MD
Soroush Zaghi, MD

C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the Inventor of the CO2 Laser


C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the Inventor of the CO2 Laser
Presenting the “Kumar Patel Prize in Laser Surgery” Annual Award

Symposium Sessions

Multi-Disciplinary Approach to TOTs Session


  • Diana Batoon, DMD
  • James M. Bronson, DDS, FIAO
  • Sheila Busch, MSN, RN, OMT-C, FNP-C
  • Stacy V. Cole, DDS
  • Paula Fabbie, RDH, BS, COM®
  • Ken Hooks, RRT, RPSGT
  • Leonard Kundel, DMD
  • Craig Lustman, DDS
  • Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®
  • Dawn Moore, ClinScD., CCC-SLP, COM®
  • Melissa Mugno, OMT
  • Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC
  • Matthew J. Rowe, DDS, MSD
  • Heidi F. Widoff, RDH, COM®

Pediatric Laser Frenectomies and Beyond Session


  • Ann Bynum, DDS
  • Milton Geivelis, DDS, MS
  • Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC
  • Martin A. Kaplan, DMD
  • Shelly Klein, MD, DABLS, CSOM
  • Kirk Kollmann, DMD
  • Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT, CSOM
  • Brynn L. Leroux, DDS
  • Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS
  • Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC
  • Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD
  • Shervin Yazdi, DDS, DABLS

 Veterinary Laser Medicine Session


  • Pedro Azevedo, DVM, MSc, Pst-Grd
  • Noel A. Berger, DVM, MS, Dip. ABLS
  • Miguel Carreira, PhD, MSc, DTO, Pst-Grd, DMD, DVM, CMVAA
  • John C. Godbold, Jr., DVM
  • Jakub Kaczmarek, DVM, ECVS Resident
  • Anna Nikolajdu-Kudła, DVM
  • Ziemowit Kudła, DVM
  • Christopher J. Winkler DVM, VMLSO, Dip. ABLS
  • Chih-Ming “Jimmy” Yu, DVM


Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday Schedule

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday Schedule

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday Schedule

Laser Surgery Wet Labs


This is a great opportunity for clinicians to try out soft-tissue surgical lasers first hand and simulate the variety of soft tissue procedures on tissue samples (pig jaws).

No additional cost for Symposium attendees. CE credit will be provided. Up to 8 attendees per lab time slot. When registering for the Symposium you will have the option to choose a wet lab time slot to attend.

*Workshop attendees are required to be registered for the Symposium. Limit 1 wet lab per attendee. Non-Doctors may attend, but as observers only, not as a participant.

wetlab laser education

The Venue

Opal Grand
(formerly  known as the Delray Beach Marriott)

10 North Ocean Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL, 33483

Testimonials from Past Symposia

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I thought the program exceeded my expectations. I loved the varied speakers + learned so much info that I can incorporate into my pediatric dental practice. Hearing not only from other pediatric dentists, but form sleep disorder specialists, airway specialists, oral surgeons, breastfeeding experts, myofunctional therapists – gave me a much better understanding of how to evaluate my patients. I also learned a lot about perfecting my frenectomy procedure.

Mary Ellen Nesnay, DMD

I have said a million times over that the ALSC Symposium is the most enriching event I attend annually. The colleagues that attend this meeting are top-notch. Everyone who attends is looking to help better the knowledge base and improve the standard of care to arrive at a level of best practices. This Symposium meets and exceeds my expectations every year. Just when I thought it could not get any better, the ALSC Symposium continues to deliver.

Matthew J. Rowe, DDS, MSD

I came into this inaugural conference not knowing what to expect. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information I learned. The intermixing of different specialties was a wonderful experience. I am looking forward to participating in the future. Having non-doctor clinicians was helpful to bring together the “big picture.”

Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

I look forward to implementing what I learned here. Please continue your excellent efforts to spread the word about the ALSC and its RACE approval. I look forward to seeing even more vets next year. It was a great pleasure joining you all again, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Congratulations!

Christopher Winker DVM, VMLSO

Great program overall! It was well organized and ran on time. Presenters were all knowledgeable, humble, and wanting to continue to learn things themselves. Love the low egos in this Study Club! Food and beverages were great. It was nice having everything in one, nice, convenient area of the hotel.

Brynn L. Leroux, DDS

Fabulous meeting. I’ve been attending CE courses for 20 years. Best one and most applicable ever! Great presentations, very helpful slides and pictures. Engaging educators with useful educational information for my practice.

Jason Horgesheimer, DDS

I really enjoyed collaborating with other dentists who perform frenectomies. Getting advice and exchanging tips and ideas. I also enjoyed hearing from the OMT’s and IBCLC’s.

Loeta Robles, DDS

I think the program was very informative + great to hear from all the presenters. It’s wonderful to have so many like-minded individuals together trying to make a difference.

Molly Guy, DDS

What a great course – every time I come, I learn more and refine my techniques; it’s the latest info with the top people here in the field. Please continue.

Kirk Kollmann, DMD

I thought there was lots of great information that will be helpful to my practice at home immediately. I will be back next year! Thank you!

Jodi Tenney, DDS

I love this program, this group of people, their knowledge and compassion. Looking forward to next year.

René Moore, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

The program was very well organized with incredible speakers. This is one of the best seminars I’ve attended.

William F. Yohler, DVM

The program was great. A lot of useful information.

Rosanne Berger, DDS, IBCLC

Excellent, the best group and lectures I’ve been to yet!

Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

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