Has the excitement 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 TWELVE 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.
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 rapidly.
Following completion of this course, the participant will have the opportunity to take the written certification examination to become certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). The written examination will be given immediately following the completion of the Saturday hands-on workshop. Examination fees must be paid directly to ALD at 877-LASERS6 (877-527-3776).
Early registration is encouraged to ensure your enrollment as this is a limited attendance course. Please see Registration Form for schedule of Fees. The registration fee, less a $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by December 27, 2016.
Augusta University is not responsible for any circumstance making it impossible to attend their continuing education courses due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilities. If Augusta University cancels a continuing education course you will be refunded your registration fee.