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Participation Course in Laser Dentistry
a Standard Proficiency Certification Course

REGISTRATION: 8:00AM - 8:30AM | COURSE: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than
substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of SEVEN
different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference
in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific
procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted. The first day will detail laser
use in the following subject matters:

1.	 Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy
2.	 Surgical and Restorative Implantology
3.	 Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
4.	 Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
5.	 Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
6.	Endodontics
7.	Pedodontics/Orthodontics
8.	 Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
9.	 Practice Management/Marketing

The second day workshop will give 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 in-depth 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
used in dentistry today, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases
and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge
into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate
for their practice, and be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their
practices first thing tomorrow morning.

About the American Board of Laser Surgery: The American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS)
was incorporated in 1984 by nineteen recognized experts in clinical applications of lasers,
laser research and fundamental laser science and safety. Leading-edge study materials and
certifying examinations were developed. The Board administered its first certifying examination
at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1985. Currently the Board has over 700 Diplomates in
a variety of laser medical specialties around the world. The Board’s Diplomate status is highly
valued by laser medical/dental/veterinary practitioners, their patients, insurers, credentialing
committees, health-care institutions, and colleagues. The ABLS currently offers certifications
in Laser Surgery and Medicine, Cosmetic Laser and Light Procedures, and Laser Dentistry.
Since the ABLS is a Certifying Board, there are no yearly dues to pay, or organization to join.

For more information, please visit the website:

The certification fee is currently $100 USD.

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