To fill the void in current Laser Surgery and Laser Dentistry education (i.e., the physics of laser-tissue interaction, such as absorption, scattering, ablation, coagulation and hemostasis, soft and hard tissue ablation, laser safety, etc.) and help Physicians, Dentists, Veterinarians, and Practice Staff Members to excel at efficient and safe application of laser energy in everyday practice.
To promote Science-Based Laser Surgery, Dentistry and Safety Education*
* “Sound scientific basis and proven efficacy in order to ensure public safety” is one of the main eligibility requirements of the American Dental Association CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures (ADA.org/CERP).
Laser Surgery and Dentistry Education Challenges
The “sound scientific basis and proven efficacy in order to ensure public safety” is one of the main eligibility requirements of the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. The scientific foundation for understanding soft-tissue laser ablation and coagulation is based on soft tissue’s light scattering and absorption spectra. Unfortunately, some laser dentistry educational programs and publications include misinterpretations about soft and hard tissue laser science and safety. Such misrepresentations partially take their origin in the Laser Dentistry Curriculum Guidelines, which date back to the early 1990s, and are missing a significant amount of important laser-tissue interaction concepts, such as Absorption Spectra; Hot Glass Tip; Plasma Plume, etc.
The American Laser Study Club (ALSC) designed its curriculum based on peer-reviewed physics reviews on the foundations of laser-tissue interaction and laser surgery, and the original work of its founder Dr. Peter Vitruk. The ALSC is dedicated to the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses.
The Leading Organization in Laser Dentistry Education
ALSC founder, Dr. Peter Vitruk, was a key contributor to the American Dental Association’s latest technical report on laser dentistry titled “Guide to Dental Lasers and Related Light-based Technologies.” ALSC course curriculum and materials are built upon a solid foundation of science that can’t be matched by other continuing education organizations.
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