November 18, 2017 in Boston, MA
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Lasers in Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Instructor: Robert A. Strauss, DDS, MD
Over the last 40 years, lasers have become an important tool in both dentistry and medicine. It’s not hard to see why when one considers the advantages of using lasers, such as improved healing, precision in surgery, and a generally bloodless field. However, to use a laser as a surgical tool, it is imperative that the surgeon understand how to choose the correct wavelength, power, time, and beam spot size to achieve the desired results with the least amount of collateral damage to the tissue.
In this hands-on course, Dr. Strauss will discuss the most popular laser wavelengths, physics of laser surgery, means of controlling a laser’s effect on tissue, and the three basic techniques of laser use. All this will be backed up by a variety of real-life cases that will illustrate the potential of this exciting technology and an opportunity for participants to use the lasers!
The course will conclude with a workshop session, which will include opportunities to practice on pig jaws and inorganic models.