Expand your knowledge of lasers in dentistry!

Over the last 40 years, lasers have become an important tool in both dentistry and medicine. The most frequently mentioned advantages of using dental lasers, include improved healing, precision in surgery, and a generally bloodless field. The FDA has cleared several different laser wavelengths for use in dentistry. It is imperative that the surgeon understand how to choose the appropriate parameters (i.e., wavelength, power, time, and beam spot size) to achieve the desired results with minimum collateral damage to the tissue.

The laser dentistry continuing education courses listed below help train dentists, oral surgeons, and other related medical professionals about the most popular dental laser wavelengths, physics of laser surgery, means of controlling a laser effect on tissue, and techniques of dental laser use.

ALSC Endorsed Laser Dentistry Courses*

Filter Courses: Laser Frenectomy / TOTS Laser Dentistry Proficiency Training Show All

Course & Instructor(s)OrganizerLocationDate(s)
Pediatric Tongue & Lip Ties: Diagnosis & Treatment with Soft Tissue Lasers
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; and Michale Chatham, RN, BSN, OMT, LMT, IBCLC
UTHealth School of DentistryHouston, TX, USAJan 25-26, 2019
Functional Approach to Frenuloplasty
Soroush Zaghi, MD; and Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, OMT
The Breath InstituteLos Angeles, CA, USAFeb 1, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties: Diagnosis and Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Dental Studies Institute of New JerseyFairfield, NJ, USAFeb 2-3, 2019
Pediatric Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
American Laser Study ClubSeattle, WA, USAFeb 8-9, 2019
Frenectomies & Beyond: A Modern Approach to Laser Education that Challenges Traditional Methods Addressing Ankyloglossia and Tethered Oral Tissues
Karen Wuertz, DDS, PA, DABLS; Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
cAIRwaysChesapeake, VA, USAFeb 22-23, 2019
Frenectomies & Beyond: A Modern Approach to Laser Education that Challenges Traditional Methods Addressing Ankyloglossia and Tethered Oral Tissues
Karen Wuertz, DDS, PA, DABLS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
cAIRwaysSan Antonio, TX, USAMarch 1-2, 2019
AEI – 2nd Health & Wellness Conference “Growing Airway”The ALF Educational Institute (AEI)Washington, DC, USAMarch 15-16, 2019
2019 2nd Annual ALSC SymposiumAmerican Laser Study ClubPhoenix, AZ, USAMarch 29-31, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Southern Maryland Dental SocietyWashington, DC, USAApril 13-14, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies (Finalizing Details)
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
American Laser Study ClubLas Vegas, NV, USAMay 10-11, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies (Finalizing Details)
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Dental Studies Institute of New JerseyFairfield, NJ, USAMay 19, 2019
Functional Frenectomy Training (Finalizing Details)American Laser Study ClubSeattle, WA, USAMay 31 – June 1, 2019
Laser Dentistry Training (Finalizing Details)American Laser Study ClubSeattle, WA, USAJune 22-23, 2019
Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies (Finalizing Details)
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS, and Allison Adams, DMD
The Raphael Center for Integrative EducationClifton, NJ, USAJuly 13-14, 2019
Dental Lasers: Basic Compentency Hands-On Workshop
Annette Skowronski, DDS
University of Detroit Mercy DentalDetroit, MI, USAAug 16, 2019

ALSC Endorsed Laser Dentistry Online Training*

TitleAuthor(s)CE CreditsProvider
Tongue-Tie Basics CourseRichard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS0Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Tongue-Ties and Speech and Feeding IssuesRichard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS0Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO2 Laser Lingual FrenectomyCara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS2Dental Sleep Practice
Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case StudiesRichard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS2DentalTown
Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for TreatmentRichard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS1.5DentalTown

 

*The content from these courses are endorsed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC); they utilize laser-tissue interaction science curriculum developed by the ALSC. These courses are not organized by the ALSC, unless otherwise indicated. If you should have any questions or concerns about these courses, please contact the organizing party.

Laser Certification Curriculum

The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses, and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. ALSC will provide lecture notes handouts, ALSC online laser-tissue interaction knowledge exam, and an option for online laser safety training and examination through the Laser Institute of America.

Laser Dentistry Training Topics Include:

  • Training for Dental Laser Procedures and Specialties: Non-surgical, surgical and regenerative, periodontal therapy, surgical and restorative implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, oral medicine, oral surgery, oral pathology, pediatrics, endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, practice management, marketing, and more.
  • Ankyloglossia and Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis, treatment, understanding of infant feeding physiology, and being able to perform tongue- and lip-tie releases (frenectomy) on patients of all ages.
  • Laser Physics: Depending on the laser’s wavelength, the laser can have a variety of effects on different tissue types and chromophores. Find out how various wavelengths can be applied in the oral cavity.
  • Dental Laser Types and Wavelengths: Surgical Lasers, Photobiomodulation (previously called low level light / laser therapy), Diode (660 – 1,064 nm), Nd:YAG (1,064 nm), Er:YSGG (2,780 nm), Er:YAG (2,940 nm), and CO(9,300 – 10,600 nm).
  • Laser Safety Training: Learn how to safely operate various laser wavelengths for different treatment modalities.

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