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The American Laser Study Club 4th Annual Symposium 2021

Online CE Lectures and Round-Table Panels • Held Throughout February 2021

The 4th Annual Symposium of the American Laser Study Club (ALSC) will take place online throughout the month of February 2021. The presentation formats will include on-demand lectures as well as live round-table panel Q&A discussions. All lectures and panel discussions will be available on-demand until March 31, 2021. Registration closes on March 15, 2021.

In recognition of the ALSC’s highly successful 3rd Annual Symposium in February of 2020, its hallmark “Breathe and Thrive” theme will continue as the 4th Annual Symposium’s focus to stress the growing awareness of airway disorders and their treatments. The spectrum and the range of topics addressed at the Symposium are not limited to the theme of the Symposium and extend into a variety of new developments in laser medicine.

TOTS & Lasers

  • Richard Baxter, DMD, MS – “The Impact of Tongue-Tie Education on Families and Providers”
  • Soroush Zaghi, MD – “The Breathe Outlook: Fueling the future with the best in airway and tongue-tie research”
  • Ann Bynum DDS; and Autumn Henning, SLP, COM, IBCLC  – “Plot the TOT: Detour Ahead!”
  • Lauren Ballinger, DDS – “The Pediatric Dentist’s Role in Prevention: the prevention of caries starts at the eruption of the 1st tooth; the prevention of malocclusion starts at birth”
  • Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Anna Gross, SLP; Julie Matheney, SLP, IBCLC; and Sara Mangano, SLP, CST – “Modern healthcare as a collective experience: How clear and supportive communication between providers and parents can optimize treatment outcomes.”
  • Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; and Stevanie Bahnerth, DC – “Learning to Breathe, Breathing to Thrive”
  • Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC – “How young can you do a frenuloplasty? Frenuloplasty under conscious sedation in pre-school children”
  • Milton Geivelis, DDS; and Kelly Wells, DC – “The Integrative Functional Lingual Frenuloplasty: Incorporating Craniopathy, Myofascial release and Chiropractic”
  • Diana Batoon, DMD – “Airway, Breathing and Sleep: Collaborative Treatment That Every Healthcare Provider Should Know”
  • Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD – “Keep Your Tongue Up! The effects of abnormal tongue posture on children’s orofacial development”
  • James Thomas, DDS, MS – “HLC 2.0 – The evolution to find “true collaboration” within the health:latch circle”
  • Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS – “Shepherding children to live their best lives: a multidisciplinary approach to tethered oral tissues.”
  • Molly Gunsaulis, DDS – “Tongue-Tie, my missing link. Connecting the dots to the most rewarding moments in my dental career”
  • Kirk Kollmann, DMD – “Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned Through the Years”
  • Brynn Leroux, DDS – “Function, Form, Facial Growth, and Development. Role of TOTS Laser Release”
  • Tara Erson, DMD, CLC – “Stories from the Trenches: Cases and Contemplations”
  • Samira Jafari, DMD – “Does the tool matter? Comparing surgical technique and healing post functional frenuloplasty completed using LightScalpel CO2 laser vs scissors”
  • Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC; Sarah Early, RN, IBCLC; Natalia Barszcz, DC; Seth Spencer, DC; Leslie Bergmann, PT, CST; Emily Griffin, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C; and Brittany DeFrehn, CD – “The Importance of an Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approach for the Mother and Infant Dyad”
  • Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM; Lori L. Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, FOM; and Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS – “TOTS and the Terrible Twos: A Collaborative Model for Frenectomy with Toddlers”
  • Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM; and Lori L. Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, FOM – “Understanding the Variations of Active Wound Management and Neuromuscular Re-Education”
  • Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, CSOM – “Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery: The 3 Stages Seen in Post Frenectomy Aftercare”
  • Patricia Berg, RLC, IBCLC, CST-D – “The Role of the Craniosacral Therapist on the Ankyloglossia Team”
  • Ken Hooks, RRT, RPSGT – “Facial Pharyngeal Freeway”
  • Melissa Mugno, OMT – “A deeper dive into the implementation of Myofunctional Therapy in a dental office”
  • Kimberly Benkert, RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM, FAADH – “Lift the Lip and Look Under the Tongue – Assessing for TOTs is an Essential One! Collaborative International TOTs Campaign Across the Professions”
  • Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; Sarah Hornsby, RDH; and Chad Knutsen – “TBI’s Credo: Inspiring a culture of knowledge sharing, and community building for collaborative success”
  • Martin Kaplan, DMD – “How We Can Help Educate Our SLPs and IBCLCs et. al. To Understand What We Do: Case Studies and Understanding What Laser Beams Do That the Diode Cautery Can Not”

Laser Dentistry, Surgery & Medicine

  • Robert Strauss, MD, DDS – “Laser Physics for Poets: how the good practitioner uses basic principles for the best clinical laser results”
  • Martin Kaplan, DMD – “How We Can help educate our SLPs and IBCLCs et. al. to Understand what we Do: case studies and understanding what Laser Beams do that the Diode Cautery Can Not”
  • James Thomas, DDS, MS; and Jill Ghormley, ND – “Impactful laser frenectomy case presentations using technologies from our every day lives”
  • Samira Jafari, DMD – “Does the tool matter? Comparing surgical technique and healing post functional frenuloplasty completed using LightScalpel CO2 laser vs scissors”
  • Peter Vitruk, PhD – “Laser Beam Incision/Coagulation Depth Controls vs. Laser Diode Cautery Tips”

Veterinary Laser Surgery, Dermatology & Dentistry, including treatments for Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

  • David Duclos, DVM, DACVD – “CO2 Laser in Veterinary dermatology: lessons learned & most memorable cases across 30 years“
  • John Godbold Jr, DVM – “Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in Veterinary Patients & The CO2 Laser Paradigm Shift”
  • Chih-Ming “Jimmy” Yu, DVM – “CO2 Surgical Laser Clinical Application In The AAHA Accreditation Veterinary Practice: Clinical Cases Presentation”
  • Lorraine Corriveau, DVM, DABVP – “Use of the CO2 laser is exotic animal species”
  • Noel Berger, DVM, MS – “Surgical CO2 laser power: More or Less?”
  • Will Schultz, DVM – “Turn up the dial for faster cleaner laser surgery”
  • Robert Strauss, MD, DDS – “Laser Physics for Poets: how the good practitioner uses basic principles for the best clinical laser results”
  • Peter Vitruk, PhD – “Laser Beam Incision/Coagulation Depth Controls vs. Laser Diode Cautery Tips”

Round-Table Panel Q&A Discussions and the ALSC Annual Award Presentation Live Via Zoom. Ordered by Date and Time.

  • Veterinary Laser Surgery, Dermatology & Dentistry, including treatments for BOAS – High Power, Highspeed Ablative and Incisional/Excisional Veterinary Laser Surgery – 9:00 – 10:00 am PST on Saturday, February 20, 2021
    John Godbold, DVM; David Duclos, DVM; Noel Berger, DVM; Chuh-Ming “Jimmy” Yu, DVM; Lorraine Corriveau, DVM; Will Schultz, DVM; and Peter Vitruk, PhD
  • Laser Dentistry, Surgery & Medicine – 11:00 am – Noon PST on Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Robert Strauss, MD, DDS; Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS; Kirk Kollmann, DMD; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD
  • Kumar Patel Prize in Laser Surgery 2021 Award Ceremony – 10:00 – 10:30 am PST on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • TOTS & Lasers – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST on Sunday, February 28, 2021
    Richard Baxter, DMD, MS; Soroush Zaghi, MD; Ann Bynum DDS; Autumn Henning, SLP, COM, IBCLC; Lauren Ballinger, DDS; Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Diana Batoon, DMD; Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD; James Thomas, DDS, MS; Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS; Molly Gunsaulis, DDS; Kirk Kollmann, DMD; Brynn Leroux, DDS; Tara Erson, DMD, CLC; Samira Jafari, DMD; Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC;  Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, CSOM; Patricia Berg, RLC, IBCLC, CST-D; Melissa Mugno, OMT; Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; and Martin Kaplan, DMD

Lauren Ballinger, DDS
Lauren Ballinger, DDS

Diana Batoon, DMD
Diana Batoon, DMD

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

Kimberly Benkert RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM, FAADH
Kimberly Benkert, RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM, FAADH

Patricia Berg RLC, IBCLC, CST-D
Patricia Berg, RLC, IBCLC, CST-D

Noel Berger, DVM
Noel Berger, DVM, MS

Emily Griffin
Leslie Bergmann, PT, CST

Ann Bynum
Ann Bynum, DDS

Lorraine A. Corriveau, DVM, DABVP (canine/ feline)
Lorraine Corriveau, DVM, DABVP

Brittany DeFrehn
Brittany DeFrehn, CD

David D. Duclos, DVM, DACVD
David Duclos, DVM, DACVD

Sarah Early
Sarah Early, RN, IBCLC

Tara Erson, DMD
Tara Erson, DMD, CLC

Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS
Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS

Milton Geivelis, DDS, MS
Milton Geivelis, DDS, MS

Ghormley
Jill Ghormley, ND

John Godbold Jr., DVM
John Godbold Jr, DVM

Anna Gross, MS, CCC-SLP
Anna Gross, MS, CCC-SLP

Molly Gunsaulis, DDS
Molly Gunsaulis, DDS

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

Ken Hooks
Ken Hooks, RRT, RPSGT

Sarah Hornsby, RDH
Sarah Hornsby, RDH

Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Martin Kaplan, DMD

Natasha Khurana DDS IBCLC
Natasha Khurana, DDS, IBCLC

Samira Jafari. DMD
Samira Jafari, DMD

Chad Knutsen
Chad Knutsen

Kirk Kollmann, DMD
Kirk Kollmann, DMD

Lisa Lahey RN, IBCLC, OMT
Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, CSOM

Brynn L. Leroux, DDS
Brynn Leroux, DDS

Sara Mangano, CST, SLP
Sara Mangano, CST, SLP

Julie Matheney, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC, IBCLC
Julie Matheney, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC, IBCLC

Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®
Robyn-Merkel Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM®

Melissa Mugno, OMT
Melissa Mugno, OMT

Leyli Norouz-Knutsen
Leyli Norouz-Knutsen

Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC
Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC

Chelsea Pinto, DDS
Chelsea Pinto, DDS

Dr. Cara Riek
Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC
Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC

Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD
Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD

Will Schultz, DVM
Will Schultz, DVM

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

Seth Spencer
Seth Spencer, DC

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

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

Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Peter Vitruk, PhD

Kelly Wells, DC
Kelly Wells, DC

Jimmy Yu, DVM
Chih-Ming “Jimmy” Yu, DVM

Soroush Zaghi, MD
Soroush Zaghi, MD

Earn Continuing Education Credits

ADA CERP CE Credits – Up to 41 CE Hours Available.**
AVMA RACE CE Credits – 10 CE Hours – Approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

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

ADA CERP**Dentistry CE Credits – GLOH Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between GLOH Education and the American Laser Study Club (ALSC).

*Information, terms, and conditions in this communication are subject to change without prior notice. Refunds will incur a 20% processing fee. No refunds after January 31, 2021. Registration ends on March 15, 2021.