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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 Management/Marketing, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry, and Endodontics.
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.
It is the policy of the UT Health San Antonio Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.
Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Program time: Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.)
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