GOLD Learning Speakers


Dr. Martin Kaplan, D.M.D.

  • Speaker Type: Infant Suck (Structure, Function & Tongue-tie) Lecture Pack 2015, GOLD Perinatal 2015, Tongue-Tie
  • Country: USA

Dr. Martin Kaplan was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Massachusetts and then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After earning his D.M.D. degree, he completed a pediatric residency at Montefiore Hospital in New York. 

Dr. Kaplan practices exclusively in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He continues to take and update his laser education by regularly attending the Academy of Laser dentistry Annual meeting where he also contributes as a lecturer and laser safety officer. He is one of only a handful of pediatric laser dentists who utilizes lasers for the treatment of infants with breastfeeding issues related to frenum attachment problems. He recently attained her Fellowship status at the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
He is attained his Diplomat Status from the American Board of Laser Surgery and was the first Pediatric dentist to pass and obtain this level of expertise. He was also elected as the Director of Laser dental Surgery for the American Board of laser surgery.
Dr. Kaplan recently co-authored the first of it's kind Surgical Laser Atlas for Infant Tongue & Lip Ties. In addition he co-founded the first ever Laser Infant continuing Education Class for providers of surgery at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, which has been attended by doctors from around the globe.

When not practicing dentistry he enjoys Karate and has attained the level of 5th degree black belt.

He is a member of the:

• American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
• Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
• American Dental Association
• Massachusetts Dental Society
• Academy of Sports Dentistry
• Fellowship Status of Academy of Laser Dentistry
• Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
• Massachusetts breastfeeding Coalition
• Breastfeeding USA
• Member of ILCA
• Diplomat of ABLS

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Infant Frenotomy for the Clinician
My talk will review the proper intake of information of the mother and child dyad to determine and objective evaluation. Intake forms will be available for the attendees. The information will be discussed as it relates to the intake form and the doctor physical observation and digital exam. The decision tree for the proper surgical approach will be reviewed along with a discussion of laser safety and laser tissue response Post-op follow-up and oral physiotherapy will be reviewed and related to the reasons for the type recommended. Cases of lip and tongue ties will be presented by video slides and also a video of actual cases will be shown. Multiple heading of various clinical presentations will be shown and cases of co-morbidity and medical conditions for consideration will be presented. Time will be allotted to answer questions and contact for additional information will be provided for after seminar questions.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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Lip and Tongue-tie: Fad or Lifelong Health Issue?
This presentation will provide an introduction to what lip and tongue-tie are, the basics of assessment for lip and tongue-tie, and the possible consequences of not providing treatment once a lip and/or tongue-tie have been identified. Assessment of lip and tongue-tie is complex, and must include information from health care provider physical observation and digital exam combined with an extensive intake history to provide the full picture and allow an objective evaluation. Intake forms will be available for the attendees, and cases of lip and tongue-ties will be presented through numerous clinical photos. Options for treatment will be discussed, along with the possible long term consequences of not providing treatment.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Comprehensive Review of Laser Soft Tissues Physics Infant Lip and Tongue Frenum Surgery
There will be an explanation of the science of laser physics that is easily understandable as it applies to the selection of proper types of lasers. There currently are 3 main wavelengths that can be used for laser surgery. An explanation of how these wavelengths are applicable and how they determine outcomes for infant tissue interaction for laser surgery will be presented in a slide presentation and through videos. The physics of lasers will then be translated to clinical reality through the presentation of various clinical cases which will allow the group to better understand how they can interpret post-surgical results and how the various lasers do interact differently. The tissue healing process of the tissue with the laser wavelengths will also be reviewed and related to the active wound management methods that are suggested. There will be a review of assessment for how the provider of laser surgery selects the setting for his applications in surgery. Through the entire presentation, multiple slides will effectively clarify the mystery behind the true science of the laser surgeries which our patients are receiving.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation, Tongue-tie & Structure