Online Laser Dentistry Continuing Education

Earn dental CE credits online and learn about the latest laser dentistry techniques, tissue interaction, and best practices. Your online source for learning LightScalpel CO2 lasers and soft-tissue laser dentistry. Below is a list of our current online CE courses:

Online CE ProgramDescription

CO2 Laser Ablation of the Capillary Hemangioma of the Lip

CDE World – Updates in Clinical Dentistry

2 CE credit hours

The closeness between coagulation depth and oral soft-tissue blood capillary diameters makes the 10,600-nm CO2 laser a precise and efficient photo-thermal ablation tool with excellent coagulation efficiency. Hemangiomas always present a challenge for an oral surgeon due to their vascular nature and may pose a serious bleeding risk. Various surgical methods have been used to treat hemangioma of the lip (scalpel, cryosurgery, electrocautery, pulsed dye laser, Nd:YAG laser, diode laser, and CO2 laser). We consider the flexible fiber 10,600-nm CO2 laser a minimally invasive and typically suture-free surgical modality. It is, in many respects, superior to most of the alternative treatment options. Because of the excellent hemostasis it provides and the minimal damage it causes to the surrounding tissues, a CO2 laser is especially well suited for hemangiomas and other vascular lesions.

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Hemostasis and Coagulation with Ablative Soft-Tissue Dental Lasers and Hot-Tip Devices

CDE World – Inside Dentistry

2 CE credit hours

Erbium laser wavelengths circa 3,000 nm are highly energy efficient and spatially accurate for photothermal ablation; their photothermal coagulation depths are significantly shorter than gingival blood vessel diameters. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser wavelengths circa 10,000 nm are extremely effective and spatially accurate photothermal ablation tools with exemplary coagulation ability as a result of a close match between their photothermal coagulation depths and the diameters of oral soft-tissue blood capillaries. In nonablative applications, coagulation depth can be increased for long pulses with extended heat propagation-driven coagulation depth in excess of the photothermal coagulation depth. Unlike CO2 and erbium lasers, soft-tissue ablative dental diodes are contact thermomechanical cutting devices. Their coagulation depth depends on the degree of the diode’s glass tip charring and can range from sub-millimeter (heat propagation-driven coagulation for significantly charred tips) to multi-millimeter (photothermal radiant coagulation for poorly charred tips).

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Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients

dentaltown.com

1.5 CE credit hours

The definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, prevalence and differential diagnosis of two types of mucocele are covered. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities are outlined. A case study illustrates the CO2 laser excision of a mucocele in a pediatric patient, emphasizing highly efficient soft-tissue vaporization, hemostasis and healing with minimized damage to surrounding tissues, reduced edema and risk of complications.

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The Use of a 10,600-nm CO2 Laser Mandibular Vestibular Extension in a Patient With a Chromosomal Disorder

CDE World – Compendium

2 CE credit hours

Vestibuloplasty involves a series of surgical procedures designed to restore alveolar ridge height by lowering the muscles attached to the buccal, labial, and lingual aspects of the jaws. The technique is indicated in cases of insufficient vestibular depth that may result from atrophy of the alveolar ridge and/or high attachment of muscle or movable mucosa. This article focuses on a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser vestibular extension procedure performed in a patient with Klinefelter syndrome, which is caused by a chromosomal abnormality. The 10,600-nm CO2 laser is shown to offer several advantages over a conventional scalpel and other laser wavelengths for soft-tissue pre-prosthetic surgery, including vestibular extension.

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Laser-Assisted Removal of Irritation Fibroma

CDE World – GLOH

2 CE credit hours

The 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is both an efficient and spatially precise photo-thermal ablation device and excellent coagulator because of the close match between its coagulation depth and the diameters of oral soft-tissue capillaries. The excision of benign soft-tissue masses, such as irritation fibroma, with the flexible fiber waveguide 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is a minimally invasive and typically suture-free soft tissue surgical procedure.

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Laser-Assisted Operculectomy

CDE World – GLOH

2 CE credit hours

The ablation of hyperplastic oral soft tissue with the flexible fiber waveguide 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is a minimally invasive and typically suture-free surgical modality that ensures dependable treatment. Its excellent hemostatic abilities and the minimal damage to adjacent healthy tissues make the CO2 laser a perfect surgical tool for treating oral soft-tissue lesions, including the inflamed operculum.

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Introduction to Basic Laser Science

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University

8.25 CE credit hours

The online CE program provided by the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) and Global Laser Oral Health (GLOH) is a university-accredited 8.25-hour CE credit course that is developed to supply the dentist with the basics of laser science and its many clinical applications in dentistry.

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How to Select the Best Laser For YOUR Practice

Dental Economics

2 CE credit hours

Dental Economics’ ADA and CERP recognized on-line standard proficiency certification 2-hour CE laser training course was created for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants. Participants will understand the criteria for selecting the best soft tissue dental laser for their practice, understand the difference between operating costs and purchase price of lasers, and learn the advantages of laser use for every type of dental practice, both generalist and specialist.

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The Top Ten Myths About CO2 Lasers in Dentistry

Dental CE Today
(Dentistry Today)

2 CE credit hours

Dentistry Today’s CE laser course content is devoted to dental CO2 laser applications across the many dental specialties from General Dentistry to Periodontics. It is developed and peer-reviewed to ensure the highest level of scientific data and improve the participating dentists’ knowledge and skills for ultimate enhancement of the quality of patient care.

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