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Academy of Laser Dentistry Conducts Successful Pediatric Multidisciplinary Symposium

The Academy of Laser Dentistry held a successful Infant/Pediatric Oral Health Symposium: Integration of Infants in a Dental Laser Practice – A Multidisciplinary Approach, November 11-12, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Academy of Laser Dentistry Conducts Successful
Pediatric Multidisciplinary Symposium


Coral Springs, FLORIDA, November 15, 2016 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry held a successful Infant/Pediatric Oral Health Symposium: Integration of Infants in a Dental Laser PracticeA Multidisciplinary Approach, November 11-12, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Symposium hosted 12 speakers and 57 attendees. This diverse group of health professionals is exemplary in their discipline, and involved in the assessment and treatment of infants with oral restrictions. The 1.5 day program included panel discussions to collaborate on the benefits of a holistic approach to pediatric patient care with improved research models. A vendor showcase by dental laser manufacturers provided an interactive component to the program. Attendees were able to practice hands-on dental laser procedures discussed in speaker presentations.

Symposium speakers included orofacial myofunctional doctors, pediatric dentists, breastfeeding medical experts, a restorative breathing specialist, and laser safety professionals. A vast amount of subject matter was covered, including Tongue Tie/Upper Lip Tie, Restorative Breathing, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Treatment, Pediatric Application and Integration of Lasers in Dentistry, and Laser Safety practices and equipment.

The Symposium was created by Dr. Rishita Jaju, private pediatric dentistry in Reston VA, and Dr. Annette Skowronski, private general dentistry in Shelby Township, MI. Dr. Jaju and Dr. Skowronski are recognized for their creativity and leadership in co-hosting this Symposium for the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

This multidisciplinary approach, featuring the role of lasers in Dentistry, is a key track in ALD’s 24th Annual Conference April 6-8, 2017 in Tucson Arizona, and another similar Symposium is planned for November, 2017 in Chicago.

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients through the safe and effective use of laser technology. The Academy is devoted to clinical education, research and the development of standards and guidelines. The ALD was incorporated in 1993 following the merger of several laser groups. For more information about lasers in dentistry or similar multidisciplinary programs visit www.laserdentistry.org or call the Academy at 954-346-3776 or toll free 1-877-527-3776.

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Margaret Angarola
[ Project Manager ]
2016-11-16
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