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2021 ALD Fall Pediatric Symposium - Live and On-Demand
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7:30 PM to Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:30 PM EST
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2021 ALD Fall Pediatric Symposium

Functional Airway is the Cornerstone of Growth and Development
Sessions held every Wednesday from October 3 through November 10, 2021 from 7:30pm ET - 9:30pm ET.
ALD encourages professionals in oral myology, myofunctional therapists, lactation consultants and body workers to participate in this multi-disciplinary symposium.
Earn 12 CEUs | Webinars will be Live and On Demand
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ALD is hosting the second ALD Pediatric Health Symposium, spotlighting The Power of a Functional Airway for Correct Breathing, Growth and Development. Join experts in pediatric health to discuss the importance of correct breathing and how an open airway contributes to a child’s overall health, growth, and development. The presentations will focus on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Myofunctional Therapy, and why Restricted Tethered Oral Tissues (RTOTs) affect infant brain development and other body systems.

This series of presentations will help you to appreciate how Functional Airway is the cornerstone of health. You will learn medical treatments for pediatric obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and two secondary (adjunctive) intervention strategies. Understanding the central role of the tongue function in craniofacial growth and development and the relationship between tongue-tie, lingual hypotonicity, and orthodontic alterations will lead to more precise surgery and predictable outcomes.


The invited speakers are internationally well-known for their expertise and knowledge in pediatric airway management.


Educational Objectives

  • Learn to screen for potential obstructive sleep apnea in infants and toddlers. (Dr. Heit)
  • Understand why and when myofunctional therapy must be done with laser frenectomies. (Joy Moeller)
  • Understand why RTOTs affect infant brain development and other body systems. (Dr. Kotlow)
  • Describe the interrelationships and functioning of the entire airway complex. (Dr. Price)
  • Understand the developmental and functional challenges which lead to airway disorders. (Dr. Price)
  • Identify at least three signs of sleep-disordered breathing in a child. (Dr. Boyd)
  • Understand the central role of the tongue function in craniofacial growth and development. (Dr. Olivi, Cheu, and Luedemann-Lazar)


Register NOW!


Registration Category

Thru Sept 30

After Sept 30

ALD Member









Can't attend the live sessions? Register to receive links to the recorded sessions and earn up to 12 CEUs.

Sessions held every Wednesday from October 3 through November 10, 2021.


Dr. Lynda Dean-Duru and Dr. Krystle Duru

Ashburn Children’s Dentistry, Ashburn, Virginia




OCTOBER 6, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Larry Kotlow, DDS, Albany, New York, USA

An Infant’s Tongue: It Needs Proper Function and Mobility for More than Just Successful Breastfeeding



OCTOBER 13, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Tammarie Heit, DDS, MICCMO, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Pediatric Airway in Infants and Toddlers as Related to Tethered Oral Tissues



OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Roger Price, BSc Pharm (Hons), BSc Clinical Nutrition, Adv Dipl Clinical Massage Therapy, Cert Integrative Medicine, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Functional Airway Management



OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Kevin Boyd, DDS, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Optimizing Sleep and Breathing Hygiene in Earliest Childhood: Life Span and Health Span Implications




NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS, Rome, Italy
Weng Cheu Yue, BDS (Singapore), FRACDS (Australia), MJDF RCS (England)

Amy Luedemann-Lazar, DDS, Katy, Texas, USA

Short Lingual Frenum in Children and Adolescents: Correlation with Orthodontic and Postural Alterations


NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | 7:30 PM ET


Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Pacific Palisades, California, USA


For more information, please go to: https://acld.memberclicks.net/2021-ald-fall-pediatric-symposium.

Sessions held every Wednesday from October 3 through November 10, 2021.