Dental Laser Proficiency Course and Clinical Simulation
Participation/Certification Course for Dentists and Dental Hygienists
November 12, 2021 - November 13, 2021
Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the USFDA has approved the use of 7 different wavelengths creating a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity.
The first day will detail laser use in the following: Non-Surgical, Surgical & Regenerative Periodontal Therapy, Surgical & Restorative Implantology, Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry, Fixed & Removable Prosthetics, Practice Manage- ment/Marketing, Oral Med/Oral Surgery/Oral Path, Pedo/Ortho, Pedo & Adolescent Operative Dentistry, & Endo.
The second day will provide each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.
At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice.
Check-in: 7:30 AM (Friday & Saturday) at Campus Program time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Friday ) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturday)
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
(The School of Dentistry thanks Diamond Dental Supply for its unrestricted educational grants in support of this continuing education series.)
You may bring your loupes. You may also bring your small diode lasers, if you would like to be trained on your own device We will have lasers available at this course!