Integrating Laser Frenectomies and the Function First Model™ into a Dental Practice – American Laser Study Club
June 16 - June 17
Enhance your understanding of the issues of pediatric laser dentistry, including tongue-ties and lip-ties! As many as 5 percent of all babies born in the US have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. Affected babies often fail to thrive and can be erroneously labeled as “lazy nursers” or “stubborn feeders”.
A good surgical laser for cutting soft tissue must be able to vaporize soft tissue, while at the same time efficiently coagulating surgical margins. Not all laser wavelengths are suitable to comply with both requirements. This course focuses on the practical aspects of soft tissue laser surgery and on the fundamental processes involved in the laser-tissue interaction; it helps attendees learn how deep the laser beam cuts and how deep the coagulation and hemostasis extend into the surgical margins. Our hands-on participation lab is designed to train attendees on what surgical lasers can do safely and efficiently.
- Piya Gandhi, DDS
- Alayna Pagnani-Gendron, DC
- Leah Whitley, IBCLC
- Catherine Kangas, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
- Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys