2022 American Laser Study Club Symposium

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV • February 11-13, 2022

The Breathe & Thrive 2022 Symposium will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV on February 11-13, 2022. This is the premier gathering of airway-focused clinicians and is an excellent place to learn about Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), laser surgery, frenectomy/frenuloplasty techniques and tips, multidisciplinary team building, studies, technologies, innovations, and laser science and safety education. This symposium will host over 25 lectures, multiple hands-on surgical sessions, and is a great place to network with fellow clinicians. Earn Up To 18.25 CEUs**

Hands-On Laser Labs

This is a great opportunity for clinicians to try out soft tissue surgical lasers firsthand and simulate the variety of soft tissue procedures on tissue samples. No additional cost for Symposium attendees. CE credit will be provided. There will be twelve 40-minute lab times available throughout the Symposium. See the schedule for the available time slots.

  • Frenectomy simulations on pig-jaw cadavers
  • Incisional, excisional, ablative, and coagulative application simulations
  • Incision and coagulation depth control simulations
  • Presets and considerations for different tissue types

The Venue

Caesars Palace

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Registration discounts are available for ALSC members.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Earn Up To 18.25 CEUs**


Confirmed Speakers Include

  • Soroush Zaghi, MD
  • Richard Baxter, DMD, MS
  • C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS
  • Robert Strauss, DDS, MD, FACS
  • Ann Bynum, DDS
  • Chelsea Pinto, DDS
  • Max Sulla, DDS
  • Martin Kaplan, DMD
  • Kirk Kollmann, DMD
  • James Thomas, DDS, MS
  • Justin Roche, MB ChB, MRCPCH, IBCLC
  • Piya Gandhi, DDS
  • Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC
  • Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC
  • Stevanie Bahnerth, DC
  • Sheila Busch, MSN, RN, OMT-C, FNP-C
  • Colleen Sahy, MS, APRN, CNM
  • Samira Jafari, DMD
  • Tara Erson, DMD, IBCLC
  • Lana Fedyushkina, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Danielle Gauss, IBCLC
  • Diana Batoon, DMD
  • Bret B. Christensen, DDS, MS, DASBA
  • Leyli Norouz-Knutsen
  • Sarah Hornsby, RDH
  • Rula Shalabi, DMD
  • Justin Welke, DDS
  • Brynn L. Leroux, DDS
  • Shehzad M. Malik, MD
  • Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD
  • Jill C. Ghormley, ND, MAMS

Breakout Sessions Include

  • Laser Frenectomy in Pediatrics and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Myofunctional Therapy, and Lactation Support for Laser Frenectomy
  • Laser Frenectomy Integration into Day-to-Day Operations
  • Laser Frenectomy and Frenuloplasty
  • Laser Frenectomy for Nurse Practitioners and Holistic Care
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Laser Frenectomy in Pediatric Dentistry
  • New Frontiers

Keeping You Safe

The safety of meeting attendees is a high priority. Therefore, the ALSC will require all participants to follow applicable federal, state and local public health requirements, CDC guidance, and all implemented safety precautions established by Symposium and hotel venue. The ALSC strongly encourages all meeting attendees, exhibitors, and guests attending the ALSC Symposium to be fully vaccinated prior to traveling. The ALSC’s onsite staff are required to be vaccinated. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ALSC will continue to review and update our COVID-19 safety information, policies and requirements as dictated by changing circumstances and regulations.

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

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 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