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First of Its Kind
See over 30 clinical cases of infant laser frenectomy procedures, as well as learn about sucking physiology, proper tongue- and lip-tie assessment, and the physics of laser ablation and coagulation of the oral soft tissues.
Robert Convissar, DDS, is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists to use lasers in general practice; he has over 25 years of experience with CO2, diode, erbium, and Nd YAG wavelengths.
The author of over fifteen peer-reviewed papers on laser dentistry, he is honored to have served as contributing editor of 5 laser dentistry textbooks. An internationally acclaimed lecturer from New York to London to Rome to Sydney to Hong Kong to Beijing, and everywhere in between, Dr. Convissar has delivered over 300 Laser Dentistry Certification courses worldwide. Dr. Convissar practices restorative cosmetic and laser dentistry in Ney York City and serves as Direct of Laser Dentistry at Ney York Hospital Queens Medical Center.
Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, has been a lactation therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She earned her undergraduate degree from New York University, her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology).
Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function™© (ATLFF™©) and is the author of Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment.
Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, maintains a full time pediatric dental practice in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He is a part-time adjunct clinical instructor in the pediatric post-graduate department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He has been an early adopter of laser dentistry and has been standard certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry since 2004. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored several dental articles and been a contributing author in several dental texts. Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in developing the first in the country comprehensive Infant Laser Frenotomy class which is co-presented with Dr. Alison Hazelbaker and Dr. Robert Convissar at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston.
Peter Vitruk, PhD, earned his PhD degree in Physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute, Moscow USSAR in 1990. He is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK; a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, USA; a Director of Laser Physics and Safety Education, American Board of Laser Surgery, USA; and a Member of the Science and Research Committee, Academy of Laser Dentistry, USA.
Dr. Vitruk published on electrodynamic properties and Scaling Laws of low temperature RF plasmas utilized in high power RF excited CO2 lasers and atomic Xe lasers, laser resonator and beam transmission optics. His most recent interests and publications include the physics of the laser tissue interaction (absorption, scatter, ablation, and coagulation) in soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
In the 1990s Dr. Vitruk held a Research Scientist position with The Institute for Problems in Mechanics, The Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR, and then a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Since 1995 he worked as Senior Scientist with Synrad Inc. in Seattle, WA, USA, and later as Chief Scientist with Luxar / ESC / Lumenis also in Seattle. During 2000s Dr. Vitruk co-founded LuxarCare LLC, Aesculight LLC, and LightScalpel LLC – laser service, technology development and manufacturing companies near Seattle – which he presently operates.
Dr. Vitruk was born and raised in Western Ukraine. He is married to his wife of 30+ years Natasha and they together have two children, Olga and Alexander.