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Maximizing the Use of Lasers in a General Dentist Office

November 3, 2023 - November 4, 2023

general dentist laser course 2023


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Introduction

This groundbreaking continuing education course was designed to explore the extensive applications of soft tissue lasers in the field of dentistry. Led by Dr. White, a pioneering dentist who embarked on a journey to maximize the return on investment of her laser equipment. As the first of its kind, this course fills a crucial gap in dental education by sharing Dr. White’s firsthand experience and expertise, paving the way for a new era of laser-assisted procedures in dentistry. This course is for dentists who are both new and experienced laser users.

Instructors

  • Jennifer White, DDS
  • Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys

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Clinical Curriculum

Soft Tissue Surgery Made Easy:

  • Laser applications for excisional and incisional biopsies.
  • Laser gingival recontouring and smile design.
  • Laser-assisted frenectomy, gingivectomy, vestibuloplasty, and more.
  • Techniques for precise and controlled soft tissue surgeries using lasers.
  • Post-operative management and healing considerations.

Incorporating Lasers into Daily Practice:

  • Developing a comprehensive laser protocol for routine dental procedures.
  • Implementing efficient workflows and patient education strategies.
  • Insurance, billing, and getting paid.

Laser Curriculum

Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification Curriculum for this Course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Laser hands-on wet lab on tissue samples will include laser safety instructions, frenectomy simulations, and other surgical laser procedure demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by the guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club, and LightScalpel Inc.

Hands-On Participation Session

  • Laser Safety
  • Laser Surgical Technique Simulations
  • Superficial Ablation
  • Superficial Coagulation
  • Shallow Incisions
  • Deep Incisions
  • Practicing Surgical Techniques on a Pig jaw

Course CertificatesCourse Certificates

Course participants, who successfully complete the examination, will be awarded a LASER SAFETY basic knowledge CERTIFICATE from the Board of Laser Safety of the Laser Institute of America (DISCOUNTED cost for the ALSC members), as well as a Laser Dentistry and Laser Surgery Basic Knowledge and Hands-On participation Wetlab CERTIFICATE from the American Laser Study Club (FREE for the course participants).

About the ALSC

The ALSC was founded to promote science-based laser dentistry, surgery, and safety education. The ALSC is proud of its curriculum and its distinguished membership, including our honorary members Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD and Rella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD, world-renowned leaders in dental product research and education, who welcomed the ALSC’s mission: “Peter, we congratulate you on starting a laser study club. It is greatly needed, and you are the man to do it.”

Details

Start:
November 3, 2023
End:
November 4, 2023
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Organizer

ALSC – American Laser Study Club
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Venue

The Huntington Club
6501 Palm Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States
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