Martin A. Kaplan, D.M.D. has practiced Pediatric Dentistry in Massachusetts for 42 years. He had been a volunteer part-time adjunct clinical instructor in the Pediatric Post-graduate Department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston from 2006 -2017. He was the first dentist in the country to perform infant frenum laser procedures with Light Scalpel in 2013. In 2016 Dr. Kaplan became the first Pediatric Dental Specialist to obtain his Diplomate status in the prestigious American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) and was elected to be the Director of Dental Laser Surgery for the ABLS. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has co-authored several dental articles and has been a contributing author in several dental texts including the first ever Laser Surgery Atlas for the Treatment of Infant Tongue & Lip Ties. Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in developing the first in the country comprehensive Infant Laser Frenotomy class which has been co-presented with other specialists in the laser and lactation professions at Tufts University Dental/Medical Center in Boston. These classes are now offered throughout the USA at various universities and continuing education training centers. Last year (2018) he was the only USA based dentist to be invited to participate in an international tongue tie panel organized by the USLCA (Unites States Lactation Consultant Association). In January of 2018 he became associated with Dentistry by Dr. David in Bolton, MA where he continues to accept and treat newborns. Additionally, this practice is allowing Dr. Kaplan to bring Laser Frenum Surgery to a broader age range of patients (newborn through senior) where Tongue & Lip Tie do impact Speech, Sleep Disordered breathing, Adult Sleep Apnea and Migraine and TMJ related issues where these restrictions have affected oral motor function. In 2020, he also added an association with a Pediatric Dental Practice where he is working very closely with infant and but additionally with local SLP’s who are working with him as a TEAM to help resolve issues of oral function that are associated with oral frenum restrictions.
Financial: Martin Kaplan receives speaker fees for this conferences, as well other speaking engagements and courses he has authored.
Non-Financial: Martin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose
Learn more about Martin's session with Peter Vitruk: Laser Frenectomies in Pediatric Patients: Case Studies, Surgical Techniques and Safety