Convissar Robert

Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry.  He has over 33 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Erbium and Diode wavelengths.  The author of 16 papers and 6 textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented close to 400 seminars on 5 continents from London to Florence to Dubai to Tokyo to Sydney to Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and everywhere in between.  He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City His textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry has been the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world for over a decade – translated into Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, with more on the way.  He is the only dentist in the world that has achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Laser Surgery, Fellowship in the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry as well as Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. His PEEL Technique for laser infant tongue tie and lip release is so unique that it has been granted trademark status in the USA, the UK and Canada, with other countries pending.  He has taught thousands of dentists, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals this unique technique, in addition to performing thousands of such procedures. In addition to his work on Laser Dentistry, Dr. Convissar also teaches Oral Cancer Diagnosis and Biopsy Techniques – both with lasers and with conventional instruments

Title: Neonatal and Infant Tongue Tie Release: Diagnosis and Treatment

In this combination lecture and hands-on course, attendees will be introduced to the concept of laser frenectomies, an increasingly popular method by which dentists and physicians can treat tongue and lip ties in their patients.

5% or more of the babies born in the United States have such tight tongue-ties and frenum pulls that they cannot successfully latch onto their mother’s nipple and breastfeed. For the baby, serious consequences include loss of weight and the label of “failure to thrive”.  For the mother, this results in sore and cracked nipples, mastitis, painful engorgement and post-partum depression due to an inability to nurse her baby.  This has classically been treated by a physician taking a scalpel or a pair of scissors to the newborn’s mouth and cutting the attachment.  The treatment of choice, however, is for a dentist to use laser technology to painlessly, bloodlessly remove the attachment, allowing the infant to immediately nurse.

Though many practitioners perform tongue-tie release, few are trained in the PEEL Technique ®.  This technique ensures that the 4 movements the tongue must make in order to nurse successfully can be performed:





This participation course will teach the medical and dental team how to:


The HANDS-ON portion of the program will be performed on tissue samples and pig jaws and includes:

This course is recommended for:

1) General dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and pediatric dentists

2) Pediatricians, family practitioners, neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatric otolaryngologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, and more

3) Chiropractors

4) Nurse practitioners

5) Speech and language pathologists, lactation consultants, doulas and birth counselors


At the conclusion of the course, participants will:


An American Board of Laser Surgery Certification Program

Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate in Pediatric Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Diagnosis and Treatment recognized by the American Board of Laser Surgery, the only Medical Certifying Board in the world dedicated to Lasers and Light Energy in Medicine and Dentistry

 About The American Board of Laser Surgery Certification Program

 The American Board of Laser Surgery was founded in 1984 by 19 physicians from diverse specialties who were the first to recognize the need to provide a unique certification in the use of lasers in medicine and surgery.  The ABLS is NOT an organization to which you must join or pay annual dues to – it is simply a certifying board.  It is the ONLY certifying board in the world that certifies all health care professionals who use lasers and light energy to treat their patients.  The ABLS accepts no money from any laser manufacturers – it is a truly independent organization.  For more information on the American Board of Laser Surgery, please visit: