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2018 ALSC Symposium Presentation Recordings - Laser Frenectomy Session

2018 ALSC Symposium Presentation Recordings – Laser Frenectomy SessionThe presentation recordings from the Laser Frenectomy Session at the 2018 American Laser Study Club (ALSC) Symposium have just been released and are now available to buy. This includes 21 informative presentations from world leading clinicians on topics including tethered-oral-tissues and laser tongue- and lip-tie releases from infants to adults. Now is your chance to purchase HD video recording of the 21 presentations, that is over 16 hours of video for only $300 for non-members and $210 for ALSC members.

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Laser Frenectomy Presentations Include:

  • Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS - Clinical Pearls and How To Start Performing Laser Frenectomies in Your Office (46:40)
  • Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, DABLS - Laser frenectomy: 18-year experience with CO2 laser from infants through adults (1:00:05)
  • Leonard Kundel, DMD - Osteopathically guided release of oral restrictions and return to proper orofacial function (36:28)
  • Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, DABLS - Laser Frenum Surgery is More than just the Frenum (44:48); and Review of Techniques for Biopsy, Mucoceles and Fibromas in Infant and Pediatric Frenectomy Patients (33:51)
  • Karen M. Wuertz, DDS, DABLS - Superpulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Revision of Lingual Frenulum Previously Released with a Diode (40:07)
  • Diana Batoon, DMD - Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Pediatric Population – Lasers and the Airway (41:55)
  • Matthew J. Rowe, DDS, MSD - Laser Frenectomy: Integration of a Tripartite Approach to Collaborative Care (52:33)
  • Annette Skowronski, DDS, DABLS - The Ethical Conundrum: Separating Science and Marketing (39:54)
  • Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS - Unbuckling the Buccals: Case studies discussing laser revision of buccal ties from a breastfeeding standpoint (21:10); Research to Practice: Putting together a multi-center study to address laser frenotomy release and long-term breastfeeding rates (27:19); and Infant Laser Frenectomy IRB Study Design Parameters (39:53)
  • Brynn L. Leroux, DDS - Pediatric Dental Laser Procedures with X-Lase Diode and LightScalpel CO2 Laser (58:44)
  • Brooke Pettus, RDH, BSDH - Having Fun to Achieve Function: A Quick Guide to Motivating Patients and Customizing Pre/Post Frenectomy Care Techniques for All Ages (46:41)
  • Anna “Anya” Glazkova, PhD - Literature Review of Wound Healing as it relates to Frenectomy Tools (34:04)

Other Presenters Include: C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the inventor of the CO2 laser; Warren B. Seiler III, MD, DABLS; Robert Strauss, DDS, MD, FACS; Peter Vitruk, PhD, DABLS; and Robert Levine, DDS.

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Chapter one, by Dr. Hazelbaker, describes sucking physiology to aid the reader in understanding the exact nature of the physiological compromise that occurs in the presence of tongue-tie.

Chapter two, also by Dr. Hazelbaker, addresses proper assessment of tongue-tie, clarifying the differences between classification schemas and evidence-based screening tools. It further looks at the popular phenomena of lip and buccal “ties”, presenting the evidence about normal morphology, and addressing the salient issues surrounding the diagnosis of these rare impediments to proper function.

Chapter three, by Dr. Convissar, presents the physics of lasers as a backdrop for the Case History Atlas in the second half of the book.

Chapter four, contributed by Dr. Vitruk, delves more deeply into the physics of lasers, comparing and contrasting the various lasers and their strengths and weaknesses as tools for addressing oral issues.

The Kaplan atlas, which rounds out this volume, presents Case Histories along with before and after photos, representing garden-variety cases alongside of rarer and more unusual cases that are co-morbid with the ties.

The appendices provide documents developed by Dr. Kaplan in his private practice to serve as templates for those who desire guidance on how to properly intake, assess and document their tongue-tie cases. Dr. Kaplan also shares his post-op parent materials in this section. A copy of the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF©™), (the only evidenced-based tongue-tie screening tool for infants from 37 weeks to 6 months of age), also appears in the appendices. A description of how to use the tool correctly in clinical practice accompanies the ATLFF©™ charting tool. A list of LASER safety strategies rounds out this section.