Pediatric Hard & Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry-1-Day “Hands-On”-American Laser Study Club – 10 CEU’s
Sponsored by the American Laser Study Club and Dental Studies Institute
Limited to 40 Dentists participating: “Hands-On” Workshop
Morning Coffee / Danish & Lunch Included
Early Bird Special Tuition: $525.00
“It is my pleasure to welcome my friends Drs. Martin Kaplan, DMD, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, to the Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey with their powerful laser course designed for pediatric dentists, orthodontists, holistic and sleep and general dentists with interest in treating sleep, airways, speech and feeding disorders.”
Ethan Glickman, DDS: Dental Studies Institute: Dental Continuing Education Program Coordinator
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.
- Demonstrate a wide range of didactic and clinical tools for the use of lasers in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery, biopsy, and interceptive orthodontics
- Present the fundamentals of Dental Lasers adhering to the established standards of education
- Instruct Dentists, Lactation Consultants, Speech and Language Therapists, and other allied health care providers to understand the efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice
- Provide sound scientific basis and proven efficacy of use of dental lasers in order to ensure public safety
- Explore current methods of clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lingual and labial ties.
Attendees will be able to:
- Understand infant sucking physiology and how tongue ties impair infant suck;
- Use reliable diagnostic criteria to screen babies for this condition; and
- Understand all consequences and benefits of using lasers to remove oral restrictions
- Discuss speech and eating disorders and the oral connection (laser healing with photobiomodulation)
- Through participation in a hands-on workshop, the course attendees will learn to remove oral restrictions using soft-tissue lasers.
Hands-On Participation Session (2 Hours):
- Laser Safety
- Laser Surgical Technique Simulations
- Superficial Ablation
- Superficial Coagulation
- Shallow Incision
- Deep Incisions
- Practicing Surgical Techniques on a Lamb Jaw
Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification Curriculum for this Course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses, and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different laser wavelengths and will include laser safety instructions and demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MlnstP, CPhys, DABLS, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel LLC.
Course participants, who successfully complete examination, will be awarded a LASER SAFETY basic knowledge CERTIFICATE from the Board of Laser Safety of the Laser Institute of America (DISCOUNTED cost for the ALSC members), as well as a Laser Dentistry and Laser Surgery Basic Knowledge and Hands-On participation Wetlab CERTIFICATE from the American Laser Study Club (FREE for the course participants).
About the ALSC:
American Laser Study Club was founded to promote science-based laser dentistry, surgery and safety education. The ALSC is proud of its curriculum and its distinguished membership, including our honorary members Gordon j. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD and Rella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD, world renowned leaders in dental product research and education, who welcomed the ALSC’s mission: “Peter, we congratulate you on starting a laser study club. It is greatly needed, and you are the man to do it.” Other Honorary Members of the ALSC are Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City; and C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the Inventor of the CO2 Laser; Recipient of National Medal of Science (1996); Member of US National Inventors Hall of Fame 2012; Professor Emeritus, UCLA. The ALSC is proud to have helped many dentists and surgeons.
Limited to 40 Dentists participating: “Hands-On”Workshop
- Credits: 10 CEU’s [AGD Code: # 135 & #430] Morning Coffee / Danish & Lunch Included
- Attendees: Non-Dentists – OBSERVATION ONLY ’NO Hands-On Tuition: $195.00
Instructors: Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Dr. Kaplan is a pediatric dentist. He was the first pediatric dental hospital trained post-graduate from Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He has been a member of The Academy of Pediatric dentistry since 1977.
Dr. Kaplan has been an early adopter of laser dentistry since 2004. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has co-authored several articles and was a contributing author of the unique, first of its kind, Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Frenectomy. Dr. Kaplan is a Member at the American Laser Study Club, a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) and the director of Dental Laser Education and Development for the ABLS.
Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Dr. Peter Vitruk was born and raised in the Ukraine. He earned his PhD degree in Physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute. In the 1990s he held Research Scientist position with The Academy of Sciences in the former USSR and then a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He later worked as Senior Scientist with Synrad Inc. in Seattle, WA, and then as Chief Scientist with Luxar/ESC/Lumenis also in Seattle, WA. In 2002, Dr. Vitruk founded Luxarcare LLC – an exclusive certified Luxar laser service and accessories provider for 12,000+ surgical Luxar laser installations around the globe. In 2005, he founded Aesculight LLC and LightScalpel LLC – the only American based designer and manufacturer of surgical CO2 lasers for small office out-patient market. Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 50 articles on CO2 lasers, and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK and a Diplomate of and a Special Advisor on Laser Physics and Safety Education with the American Board of Laser Surgery, USA. In 2017, he founded the American Laser Study Club, an educational platform to support clinicians studying for the written Certification Exams with the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is married to his wife of 33 years, Natasha and they have two children, Olga and Alexander.