CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF REFLUX AND AEROPHAGIA
Date: 27 May 2019
Number of attendees: 100
Registration deadline: 27 February 2019
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Copenhagen Airport, Engvej 171, DK – 2300 København S
The symposiums aim is to broaden the participants view of reflux – from different angles.
We appologize for not having the final program yet – this is due to a delay in finalizing contracts with the presenters.
As soon as we have finished the program for the day, we will of course announce the final program here.
We are planning 4-5 presentations during the day – so we have at look at reflux from a physicians, a doctors, a bodyworkers and a parents perspective.
The preliminary Program:
Infant Gastroesophageal reflux (benign infant acid reflux) or plain aerophagia due to TOTS
Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, Pediatric dentist, Albany New York, http://www.kiddsteeth.com
Abstract: Physicians are often asked to diagnose and treat infants with clinical signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms and in extreme cases gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some infants are left to work out their pain, regurgitation and vomiting until they outgrow the symptoms while others may undergo expensive, invasive endoscopic procedures in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Initial treatment is often for infants to be placed on prescription adult acid reflux medications, which have limited benefits. Drugs prescribed include:H-2 blockers such as ranitidine (Zantac), a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or lansoprazole (Prevacid).
TOTS may cause aerophagia, a condition where the infant’s latch onto the mother’s breast or bottle allows the infant to swallow excessive amounts of air into the stomach during feeding. This aerophagia may be responsible for symptoms mimicking GER or GERD.
When these infants are examined for symptoms of GER the differential diagnosis of tethered oral tissues (TOTS) may not be addressed.  Tethered oral tissues may involve ankyloglossia (tongue-tied), maxillary and /or mandibular frenum lip-ties and in some instances buccal frenum ties. These tethered oral tissues (TOTS) prevent the infant from achieving a good seal onto the breast and or bottle with the resulting ingestion of excessive amounts of air.
Dr. Lawrence Kotlow is a 1972 graduate of SUNY Buffalo Dental School, and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio between 1972-1974. Since 1974 he has had a private practice in Albany, New York. He became Board Certified in Pediatric dentistry in 1980, and is a Fellow in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
As a member of the ALD, Dr. Kotlow served on the Board of Directors, achieved Advanced Proficiency in Erbium lasers as well as Standard Proficiency in the use of diodes CO2 @9300nm and ND: YAG lasers and ALD Mastership status. He was the 2014 recipient of the Leon Goldman award for excellence from the ALD. He has lectured at almost every meeting of the Academy, speaking on topics from How to Prepare PowerPoint and & Keynote Presentations, to a wide range of clinical applications using lasers on infants and children, and establishing the ALD one-day pediatric program at the ALD annual session.
He is an internationally known expert on aiding mothers achieving a comfortable and effective latch during breastfeeding due to tongue and lip ties and has lectured to over 5000 health care professionals on the diagnosis, laser treatment and post-surgical care of these infants. In addition to speaking at Academy meetings, he has lectured on lasers, and pediatric dentistry throughout the United States and Internationally in Israel, Canada, Taiwan, France, England, Australia and Italy.
He has contributed to textbook chapters on the use and benefits soft tissue lasers, hard tissue lasers and Photobiomodulating lasers in Pediatric Dentistry in Dental Clinics of North America 2004, The Atlas of Laser Dentistry and in Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry. He has had articles published on laser dentistry in the Academy of Laser Dentistry Journal, European Archives of Pediatric Dentistry, Journal of Human Lactation, Journal of Clinical Lactation, Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of General Dentistry, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, and many others.
Dr. Kotlow has published two books. SOS4TOTS which is a complete text on the breastfeeding infant and how to diagnose, treat and care for infants having tethered oral tissue restrictions and an atlas of how dentists can make breastfeeding fun and pleasurable for mothers and infants.
In addition to speaking at ALD, he has spoken at the Star of the South in Houston, The Greater New York Dental Meeting, The Yankee Dental meeting, The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the International Pediatric Dentistry Association meeting and several International and United States La Lache league Conferences.
He has been involved in the development and introduction of the new Isotopic Carbon Dioxide laser operating @ 9300nm known a Solea developed and manufactured by Convergent Dental, a United States company.
Didde Thorsted has graduated in Physiotherapy, osteopathy DO.MRO.dk and natural medicines. She is the co-owner of the Qclinic, that specializes in treatment of women and children. She has been working with children for 20 years and the past 7 years exclusively with treatment of the 0-12 year old’s – the majority are 0-1 years of age. She has taken several children’s courses locally and abroad along with craniosacral therapy at Upledger and treatment of the organs at the Barrell institute with prime focus on pediatric treatment. She is currently studying a DO degree in pediatric osteopathy in Norway (until 2018) She is the mother of 4 kids.
Due to the delay in finalizing the program for the symposium, we have kept the “preregistration” (not binding) just below.
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We will have the registration site ready here, as soon as the final program is ready.