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Laser courses get deeper at ADA 2015

September 11, 2015

By David Burger

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Dr. Graeber
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Ms. Siminovsky

Washington — At ADA 2015 - America’s Dental Meeting Nov. 5-10 in Washington, D.C., dentists interested in laser dentistry will get what they have been asking for in the Laser Pavilion.

With the help of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Laser Pavilion’s offerings are expanding to include more hands-on workshops than ever before.

“Attendees can dive a little deeper with these hands-on workshops,” said Gail Siminovsky, executive director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, which is co-sponsoring the six Laser Pavilion courses.

“Dentistry is a hands-on profession,” said Dr. John Graeber, the Academy’s president who will teach the Advanced Diode Laser Workshop course. These hands-on courses allow participants the opportunity to work with a variety of different lasers, he added.

The courses are:

  • Lasers in Dentistry: A Two-Day Standard Proficiency Course (course 5501 and 5501B), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5-6. Participants will learn a basic understanding of all dental laser devices, laser tissue interactions and safety and operation of a variety of dental lasers.
  • Laser Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner (course 5235), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5. This course will review the use of lasers for basic oral surgery techniques that can be easily mastered by the general practitioner.
  • Treatment of Peri-implantitis with Use of Laser Technology (course 5234), 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 5. This hands-on course will use models and pig jaws to show steps to treat infected osteotomy sites in order to place an implant immediately after extractions.
  • Hard Tissue Laser Uses: 9300 CO2 and Erbium (course 6231), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 6. This hands-on course will show participants how to use the 9300 CO2 and Erbium lasers to cut tooth preparations, perform crown lengthening with both open and closed techniques and treat an infected periodontal pocket.
  • Three Basic Diode Laser Procedures You Can Use Tomorrow (course 6234), 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 6. In this hands-on course, participants will learn how to remove a lesion for biopsy, trough around crown preparation for excellent impressions for traditional and digital impression and how to treat infected periodontal sites.
  •   Advanced Diode Laser Workshop (course 7210), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7. In this course, experienced diode laser users will be able to expand the utilization of lasers in a comprehensive general practice, experience the use of diode lasers as a replacement for the scalpel and learn about removal of excess tissue, soft tissue crown lengthening and the surgical removal of lesions.

Registration for ADA 2015 is open online at ADA.org/meeting. Registration fees and CE course fees increase after Oct. 9.

For a list of courses planned, including other laser courses, visit eventscribe.com/2015/ADA/.

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