Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the 2020 American Laser Study Club (ALSC) 3rd Annual Symposium held February 28, 29 and March 1, 2020, at the Delray Beach Marriott near Fort Lauderdale, FL. “Breathe and Thrive” is the theme of the 2020 Symposium and it is focused on airway disorders. Join us for more than 40 exhilarating presentations in three sessions by physicians, dentists, and other specialists.* CE credits will be provided and hands-on laser training will be available. To learn more visit

The symposium will offer one joint session, three break-out sessions, and hands-on wet labs:

  1. Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Laser Frenectomies Session – Sleep, Airway, Myofunctional Therapy, and More
  2. Pediatric Laser Frenectomies and Beyond Session – Pediatric Tongue-Ties, Breastfeeding, and More
  3. Veterinary Laser Medicine Session – Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) and More
  4. Hands-On Wetlabs – 6 dental laser labs limited to 8 attendees per lab.

Keynote Speakers / Joint Session

  • Rajeev Agarwal, MD, FAAP – “Helping Babies to Thrive. The Agave Pediatrics Story. “
  • Richard Baxter, DMD, MS – “Helping Pediatric Patients Thrive: Improved Feeding, Speaking, and Breathing After Tongue-Tie Release”
  • Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC – “Interdisciplinary Teams Helping Families Breathe and Thrive”
  • Leyli Norouz-Knutsen – “Building the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to Help Patients Breathe and Thrive. The Breathe Institute Story”
  • C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS – “Kumar Patel Prize in Laser Surgery 2020 Award Ceremony”
  • German Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, Pedo. Cert., MDSC, PhD – “Helping Orthodontic Patients to Breathe and Thrive”
  • William Schultz, DVM – “BOAS, Airways Disorders, and Laser Surgeries to Help Companion Animals Breathe & Thrive”
  • Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP, DABOMS, DABLS – “Effects of Lingual Frenectomy on Infant Sleep and Tongue Mobility. Ongoing Research”
  • Robert A. Strauss, DDS, MD, FACS – “Laser physics for poets: how the good practitioner uses basic principles for the best clinical laser results”
  • James Thomas, DDS, MS – “The health:latch story – how we broke through impossibility to create real and lasting change in others”
  • Soroush Zaghi, MD – “The Airways Disorder Diagnostics and Treatments Outlook for 2020 and beyond”

Hands-On Laser Surgery Wet Labs

Soft-tissue laser surgery hands-on wet labs will be available during the Symposium at no additional cost to attendees. This is a great opportunity for clinicians to try out soft-tissue surgical lasers first hand and simulate the variety of soft tissue procedures on tissue samples (pig jaws). This is intended for both new and advanced laser surgeons. There will be 2 different lab types one focusing on dental surgery and one focusing on veterinary surgery. Continuing education credits will be provided during these wet labs.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

  • Dentistry CE credits will be provided through a partnership with ADA CERP CDE providers.
  • Veterinary CE credits will be provided through the AAVSB’s Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program.

About the ALSC

The American Laser Study Club promotes science-based laser surgery, dentistry, and safety education. The ALSC fills the void in current laser surgery and laser dentistry education (i.e., the physics of laser-tissue interaction, such as absorption, scattering, ablation, coagulation and hemostasis, soft and hard tissue ablation, laser safety, etc.) and helps physicians, dentists, veterinarians and practice staff members to excel at efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice.

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*Information, terms, conditions, program, schedule and list of speakers in this communication are subject to change without prior notice. This is not the final list of presenters or presentations; this is only a preview.

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