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Academy of Laser Dentistry Infant/Pediatric Oral Health Symposium


Academy of Laser Dentistry
Infant/Pediatric Oral Health Symposium:
Integration of Infants in a Dental Laser Practice - A Multidisciplinary Approach

?This Course is Currently SOLD OUT

November 11-12, 2016
Location: Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort

Friday, November 11, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Earn 10.5 ADA CERP CEUs)


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Course Description


The focus of the symposium is to bring together a diverse group of health professionals, exemplary in their discipline, involved in assessment and treatment of infants with oral restrictions, from breast feeding and beyond. The Academy of Laser Dentistry looks forward to facilitating the collaboration between allied health professions to discuss assessment and treatment protocols, epidemiologic impact, case studies, dental laser wavelengths and pediatric applications. A panel discussion will be included on both days to collaborate on the benefits of a holistic approach to patient care and improved research models. A vendor showcase by multiple dental laser manufacturers will be present for an interactive component with dental lasers of varying wavelengths.

Educational Objectives

  1. Integration of infants in the schedule of a laser dental practice.
  2. The value of collaboration with allied health professionals for best treatment outcomes.
  3. Importance of optimal laser education and certification for providers.
  4. Impact of untreated oral restrictions in infants, children and adults.
  5. Panel discussion of assessment tools and intake protocols.
  6. Pediatric dental laser applications


Program Schedule

Friday (5.0 CE)
Time Speaker(s) Course


Annette Skowronski, DDS
Rishita Jaju, DMD

Welcome and Introductions, Agenda


Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Pediatric Perspective on Breastfeeding Recommendations, Outcomes and Assessment


Rajeev Agarwal, MD

Tongue ties and upper lip ties in a general pediatric practice


Larry Kotlow, DDS

The Merger of Medicine and Dentistry in Overall Infant Health: Opening Your Minds and Letting Them Grow and Take Seed





Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L

From the tongue to the toes! Integrating functional movement and manual therapies for a newborn to pre-crawling babies with oral restrictions


Lois Laynee, PhD, MBA, EFH, OM, CPEP, CST, CLS, LMT

Restorative Breathing

5:30pm All Speakers Discussion Panel


Saturday (6.5 CE)
Time Speaker(s) Course


Rishita Jaju, DMD

Big Changes in Big Organizations Start with Small Steps! - Impact on Policy and Practice


Paula Fabbie, RDH, BS, COM

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Treatment Possibilities - Using TEAM Approach


Andrea Mann, DMD

Integrating Lasers into ao Pediatric Dental Practice

10:00 am




Marty Kaplan, DMD

Pediatric Applications of Lasers in Dentistry


Annette Skowronski, DDS

Beyond Breast Feeding: Potential Impact of Unrevised Oral Restrictions Through Adolescence and Adulthood

11:30am Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC Synthesizing Breastfeeding Suck Research




1:30pm & 3:00pm

Jan LeBeau, RDH

Laser Safety Officer Training. Laser Safety Officer as described in the ANSI Z136.1-“Safe Use of Lasers” and ANSI Z136.3-“Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care” Standards

2:30pm Kevin Brewer, Innovative Optics Laser Safety & Eyewear

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Vendor Showcase Rotation 1

Vendor Showcase and Hands-on

3:00pm – 4:30pm Vendor Showcase Rotation 2 Vendor Showcase and Hands-on

4:00pm - 5:00pm

All Speakers

Discussion Panel


Who should attend?

The intended audience is physicians and dentists, myofunctional specialists, breastfeeding consultants, and any medical or dental professional interested in this subject.




Registration Fees

  ALD Members Non-Members
  Dentist / Physician Non-Dentist / Auxiliary Dentist / Physician Non-Dentist / Auxiliary
Now - July 31 $495 $325 $595 $375
Beginning Aug 1 $595 $425 $695 $475

* Course Fee includes Handouts, Vendor Showcase, Friday Night Reception, Saturday Continental Breakfast & Lunch


Hotel Rates & Reservations

The ALD rate starts at $229 per night in a special block of rooms at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. ALD has negotiated this special rate to include wireless internet and resort fees have been waived. Reservations will be made directly with the resort by calling 954-414-2222 or clicking on this link to register online directly with the Hilton Ft Lauderdale. You are responsible for registration fees, hotel stays and transportation.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304, USA
TEL: +1-954-414-2222 FAX: +1-954-414-2223

Located just six miles north of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and three miles from the Convention Center, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Florida is the perfect destination for a refreshing trip on the beach.

Our accommodations range from beautiful studios with large windows and contemporary decor to spacious three bedroom suites with views of the Atlantic Ocean and downtown skyline. Relax in the deep soaking whirlpool tub in your suite’s Italian marble bathroom, or swim laps in the resort’s heated outdoor infinity pool. Take a break at Spa Q, and rejuvenate with a facial, massage or nail treatment.


Getting There


Arriving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has never been easier with two international airports nearby:

  • Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 6 miles, Drive time 15 minutes
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 31 miles, Drive time 45 minutes
  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBM) – 47 miles, Drive time 55 minutes


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The Academy of Laser Dentistry wishes to thank the vendors who are participating in the Vendor Showcase on Saturday, November 12. Their continued support enables us to present educational opportunities to our Symposium attendees.


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