2022 American Laser Study Club Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs

Soroush Zaghi, MDSoroush Zaghi, MD

Leyli Norouz-KnutsenLeyli Norouz-Knutsen

Sarah Hornsby, RDHSarah Hornsby, RDH

Martin A. Kaplan, DMDMartin Kaplan, DMD

Robert Strauss DDS, MD, FACSRobert Strauss, DDS, MD, FACS

Richard Baxter, DMD, MSRichard Baxter, DMD, MS

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.

Confirmed Speakers Include

Soroush Zaghi, MD
Soroush Zaghi, MD

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

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

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

Ann Bynum
Ann Bynum, DDS

Max Sulla
Max Sulla, DDS

Martin Kaplan, DMD
Martin Kaplan, DMD

Kirk Kollmann, DMD
Kirk Kollmann, DMD

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

Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS
Piya Trehan Gandhi, DDS

Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC
Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC

Dr. Cara Riek

Samira Jafari. DMD
Samira Jafari, DMD

Tara Erson, DMD
Tara Erson, DMD, IBCLC

Danielle Gauss, IBCLC

Diana Batoon, DMD
Diana Batoon, DMD

Bret B. Christensen, DDS, MS, DASBA

Leyli Norouz-Knutsen
Leyli Norouz-Knutsen

Sarah Hornsby, RDH
Sarah Hornsby, RDH

Rula Shalabi, DMD
Rula Shalabi, DMD

Justin Welke, DDS
Justin Welke, DDS

The Venue

Caesars Palace

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Scheduled Times

Friday, February 11: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 12: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 13: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

A detailed schedule will be announced soon.


Registration discounts are available for ALSC members.

Registration Fees

Registration TypeRates
(Until February 7)
Non-Member / Member
Dentist, Physician, or Researcher$1,295 / $1,195
Other Health Professionals or Team Members$795 / $695
Industry Professional$1,595 / $1,495

Earn Continuing Education Credits

ADA CERP CE Credits – To Be Announced

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

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 28, 2022. Registration closes on February 7, 2022.

See You In Las Vegas!