Laser Dentistry from A to Z: An American Board of Laser Surgery Certification Course

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Friday, March 15, 2024 & Saturday, March 16, 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm (Friday), 9:00am – 3:00pm (Saturday)
This is a hands-on course. Limited attendance.
Sponsored by Diamond Dental Supply

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Instructor:

Robert A. Convissar, DDS, FAGD

Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate in Laser Dentistry 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.  There are additional fees associated with the certificate exam.

 

Overview

Has the excitement surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance?  Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of TWELVE different wavelengths for dental use.  These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity.  The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted.

Course Objectives

The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

  • Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy
  • Surgical and Restorative Implantology
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
  • Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Pedodontics/Orthodontics
  • Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Practice Management/Marketing

The second day workshop will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models (animal mandibles).  Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.

Attendees are expected to perform the following procedures on the models:

  • Gingivectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Frenectomy
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Initial Periodontal Pocket therapy
  • Aphthous Ulcer Treatment
  • Flap Procedure
  • Deepithelialization
  • And more…

At the conclusion of the course, the participant

  • Will be familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today
  • Will understand their effects on oral tissues
  • Will understand their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice.
  • Will be able to incorporate this knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for their practice
  • Be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow morning.
Teaching Method

Lecture and participation, hands-on workshop

Recommended for

General Dentists, Specialists, Pediatricians, Ear-Nose-Throat Specialists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners

Testimonials

“Excellent and engaging speaker with a wealth of information.” – Participant, June 2019

“What a great course! I really got so much out of this. Much appreciated for all that was done and I look forward to attending more CE (courses) here in Boston!” – Curtis J. Leciejewski, DDS, June 2019

“The CE course was excellent, the speaker was very proficient and the hands-on helped a lot!” -Dr. Nivedita Gautam May 2023

Additional Information

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking will be validated.

Date Friday, March 15, 2024 & Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm 
Price $1195
CEUs 12
AGD code 130

 

Laser Dentistry from A to Z Waitlist (March 2024)

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