Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


FAPD Annual Meeting 2021

Saturday, October 23rd

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs



To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or Click Here.
Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is October 16, 2021.


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FAPD Member Dentists $295*

Non-Member Dentists $395*

Team Members $195*

*Residents receive $100 off registration. Please use code RESIDENT at check out.* 


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Morning Session





Sam Glenn

Attitude Changes Everything


If there is one thing for certain in life, it is that our attitude plays a role in everything – both personally and professionally.  Sam Glenn is considered one of the leading experts on the subject of “attitude”, having written more than 30 books related to this subject.  Attitude Changes Everything 2.0 offers an enlightening, entertaining, and educational exploration into how our attitude works, what creates it and feeds it, how to keep it healthy, and finally how to use your attitude to create positive experiences and stories in life.

This keynote breaks attitude down into  4 primary  components

  1. Adjustment – how to adjust our attitude and keep it headed in the right direction.
  2. Instillation –  what makes our attitude function so it works and rewards us.
  3. Application – how to partner your attitude with your skills and efforts.
  4. Impact – how to measure the impact of your attitude.

Sam will highlight some of the following learning points:

  1. How to strengthen your attitude with resilience in times of change, challenge and uncertainty.
  2. How to manage negative thoughts and encounters with others.
  3. The number one source for infusing your attitude with positivity
  4. How to author unforgettable stories and experiences for yourself and others with your attitude
  5. How to reduce stress, fatigue and the blahs with one simple 30 second trick.

Dr. Peter Vitruk

Laser Surgery: Myths and Physics of Soft Tissue Lasers

Dr. Peter Vitruk earned his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute in the late 1980s in the former USSR. In the 1990s he held Research Scientist position with The Academy of Sciences in the former USSR and then a Royal Society Visiting Research Fellow position at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He later worked as Senior Scientist with Synrad Inc. in Seattle, WA, and then as Chief Scientist with Luxar-Lumenis also in Seattle, WA. In 2002 He co-founded the LuxarCare-AescuLight-LightScalpel group of companies – the only American-based designer and manufacturer of flexible fiber surgical CO2 lasers for small office out-patient applications. Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 20 articles on CO2 lasers and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK. In 2017 he founded the American Laser Study Club, an educational platform that helps physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and practice staff members to excel at the efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice.





Afternoon Session




“Teamwork makes the dream work!” 

Intro to TOTs, symptoms, functional assessment/diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic need




…………………………………………………..Casey Lynn DMD, MS                     Brittney Sciarra, RDH, BS, COM®, QOM


Course objectives:

Orofacial myofunctional therapy has been in the literature for over a century! Orofacial myofunctional disorders can impact function over a patient’s lifetime. Structure and function go hand in hand. Gain a full understanding of who and when to refer. Learn how to approach patients who present with OMDs through a collaborative approach.

Tethered oral tissues (TOTs) is a hot topic. With the increase in research and specialized providers treating TOTs, awareness has grown on the topic of TOTs, thus more diagnoses being made over the years. Research has shown a link between sleep-disordered breathing (especially sleep apnea) and a short lingual frenum.  There are three forms of TOTs: lingual, labial, and buccal. A functional assessment is critical in properly diagnosing tethered oral tissue. Participants will understand how TOTs can impact speech, feeding/eating, breathing, sleep, and craniofacial development. Participants will also learn the importance of pre and post-surgical orofacial myofunctional therapy.


1. Overview of tongue and lip tie, functional assessment, and diagnosis

2. Understand symptoms seen with tethered oral tissues

3. Introduction to treating infants, children, and adults with soft tissue lasers

4. Understand the team approach and benefits of treating TOTs

5. Review of case studies treated with CO2 lasers


Oral Myofunctional Therapy

1. Brief history of Orofacial myofunctional therapy

2. Understand OMDs and how they impact function over a lifetime.

3. Define tethered oral tissues and identify the three forms.

4. Understand functional impacts of tethered oral tissues.

5. Understand the importance of collaborative care.

6. Understand the importance of pre and post-surgical orofacial myofunctional therapy.

7. Understand the difference between active wound management and OMT.




Afternoon New and Newer Pediatric Dentist Forum



Learn from the experts the top perils and pitfalls that practicing dentists have endured so that you can start your career with assured confidence



Scott Childress – MagnifyEndodontic CE Conference - Canals on Canal

Online Presence: Doing It Right The First Time

Learn insights from over a decade of online pediatric dental marketing experience. We will discuss how to do it right the first time, instead of untangling a mess of mixed signals around the web.

Objectives:- Understand how branding & logo design can help (or hinder) new practice growth.- Find out how to establish an online reputation that will support your career for years to come.- Learn what marketing tools new dentists should invest in and what is simply a waste of your money.

Legally Mine

Taxes, Estates, and Lawsuits, preparing for today, tomorrow, and the future

Learn different strategies you can use to save thousands of dollars on taxes! Protect your family and your Estate by learning the difference between a Will and a Living Trust. Uncertain times see a major increase in lawsuits. Who are those lawsuits attacking? Successful people, like you! The number 1 profession that gets sued in the U.S. are Medical Professionals. Learn how to protect yourself from unwanted lawsuits!

Mike ParkerDental Fix Rx

Office Design and Equipment Advantages and Pitfalls

Kent MillerDentagraphics

The ins and outs of demographics to find your perfect location



Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp.
*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before Oct 9, 2021
** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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