Introductory course on Lasers in Dentistry a success

Academy of Laser Dentistry teamed with University of Michigan School of Dentistry for full-day, hands-on program.

A full-day, hands-on introductory course on Lasers in Dentistry held recently at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry provided 65 attendees with exceptional education.

The collaborative approach allowed the University to conduct a multi-wavelength course following the Academy of Laser Dentistry's focus on balanced dental laser education. The Academy of Laser Dentistry welcomes the opportunity to team with dental schools and national associations to continue this successful educational program. The course was made possible by a gift from the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Joel M. White, DDS, MS, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinics Administration at UCSF School of Dentistry and Peter Rechmann, Prof. Dr.
med. dent, Professor and Director of Clinical Research at UCSF School of
Dentistry Division of Clinical General Dentistry were the faculty.

Michael Ignelzi, DDS, PhD, University of Michigan School of Dentistry Dept. of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry was instrumental in arranging the
course through the University's Continuing Ed Department with Gail
Siminovsky, CAE, Executive Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Fifteen (15) laser devices were on hand from Biolase, Hoya Conbio, Incisive,
Lares Research and Opusdent, all corporate members of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, who participated by sending devices and technicians to set up and provide assistance.

Through three hours of hands-on experience, attendees became familiar with various lasers used in dentistry including CO2, Diode, Er:YAG, Er,Cr:YSGG, Nd:YAG laser wavelengths. During three lecture hours participants learned clinical indications for soft and hard tissue applications and how to
determine which lasers may be appropriate for their practice.

For details of how your continuing education department or association
meeting committee might offer an introductory course on Lasers in Dentistry with assistance from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, please contact ALD Executive Director, Gail Siminovsky by e-mail siminovsky@laserdentistry.org or by phone (954) 346-3776, ext. 202.

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