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Harnessing the Energy of Lasers and Light for Dental Practices

December 6-7, 2024
ADA HQ in downtown Chicago
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CE credits: 10.75

Course Description

Explore incorporating lasers into your practice with this course on laser and light-based technologies in oral healthcare. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of laser science, safety protocols and soft and hard tissue applications. The course, perfect for dentists and dental hygienists, includes interactive discussions, hands-on experience with various laser technologies and guidance on implementing lasers into daily clinical care. You will also learn how to effectively communicate laser procedures to patients.

Learning objectives
  • Understand the fundamental principles of laser science, including light wavelengths, and their interactions with oral tissues, as well as the importance of laser and light energy in dental applications
  • Identify essential safety considerations and regulations for laser use in dental practice
  • Gain exposure in soft tissue applications of lasers, such as laser-assisted scaling and root planing, periodontal surgical procedures, frenectomies and soft tissue biopsies, to enhance patient outcomes in oral healthcare
  • Understand the value in utilizing lasers for hard tissue procedures, including restorative preparations, osseous surgery, endodontic procedures and implant-related treatments, improving precision and efficacy in dental treatment

Recommended for dentists and hygienists.

Speaker Bios

Scott Benjamin, DDS
Dr. Benjamin is an internationally recognized authority, lecturer and author on dental lasers and advanced dental technologies and is in private practice in Sidney, NY. Additionally, Dr. Benjamin is an associate professor of clinical dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center; an adjunct professor at Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine; a visiting professor at the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine; and a faculty expert at the Laser and Health Academy. He is the chairperson of the ADA Standards Committee’s working group on digital imaging technologies and the chairperson of the working group on dental lasers.
Jan LeBeau, RDH, BS
Jan has been in the practice and education of dental hygiene for over 30 years, most recently serving as the vice president of hygiene support for Aspen Dental. Jan has served as a co-chair of regulatory affairs for the American Academy of Laser Dentistry and has personally trained over a thousand dental hygienists in the use of soft tissue diode lasers. Jan is a certified medical laser safety officer.
Keith Brewster, DDS
Dr. Brewster is a general, cosmetic, laser and implant dentist serving the Dallas area for more than 30 years.

Course Pricing

Member Dentist $699
Non-Member Dentist $1,045
Staff/Team Price $499

CERP Statement
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP).