FDA, ALD to sponsor symposium on light-based technology in dentistry

Nov. 19, 2008
Event will take place Dec. 8 in Building 2, Room 2047 of the FDA facility in Silver Spring, Md.

SILVER SPRING, Maryland--The Food and Drug Administration and the Academy of Laser Dentistry are sponsoring a joint symposium on the uses of lasers and other light-based technologies in dentistry.

The symposium will take place Dec. 8 in Building 2, Room 2047 of the FDA facility in Silver Spring.

The symposium will provide an overview on the impact that light-based technologies are having on dentistry, including how lasers and light-based technologies interact with oral tissues, the impact they presently have in the practice of dentistry and other healthcare professions, and the future potential of these technologies.

The presenters will be some of the most respected thought leaders in their respective fields, and will include practicing clinicians, academicians, and researchers from around the country.

The series presentations will start by reviewing what has happened during the nearly 50 years since the laser was developed in 1960. Discussions will include the science, research, and utilization of lasers and light-based technologies, their present roles, and the potential for additional applications in the future by dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral healthcare providers.

In addition, research and applications for hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and related head and neck structures will be presented, including the use of lasers and light-based technologies in surgical, preventive, diagnostic, and potential healing applications.

This one-day symposium in being jointly sponsored by the FDA and the Academy of Laser Dentistry at the FDA facility in Silver Spring, Md. (Washington, DC, area) at no cost to the attendees. Registration and eight hours of continuing education credit are being provided by the ALD.

To register and get the tentative symposium agenda, visit Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Register by Dec. 1, 2008, since space is limited. If continuing education credits are desired, designate it on the registration form. For additional information, contact Dr. Scott Benjamin (meeting coordinator for the ALD) Scott Benjamin.

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