The 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.
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.
Over 30 clinical cases of infant laser frenectomy procedures, as well as learn about sucking physiology, proper tongue- and lip-tie assessment, and the physics of laser ablation and coagulation of the oral soft tissues.
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.