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) Organizer Location Date(s)
2019 2nd Annual ALSC Symposium American Laser Study Club Phoenix, AZ, USA March 29-31, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Southern Maryland Dental Society Washington, DC, USA April 13-14, 2019
Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency – Module I Tufts Dental School Boston, MA, USA April 26-28, 2019
Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissue Applications
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
University of Minnesota Dental School Minneapolis, MN, USA May 4-5, 2019
Pediatrics Airway Orthodontics Mini-Residency: Module 1
German Ramírez-Yañez, DDS, MDSc, MS, PhD, FRCDC
kidsmalocclusions.com Concord, ON, CAN May 4-5, 2019
Multidisciplinary approach to Frenectomy: Developing a team, understanding roles, and improving outcomes across a lifespan
Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS; and Liz Holguin, DDS
American Laser Study Club El Paso, TX, USA May 9, 2019
Pediatric Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; Melissa Mugno, OMT; and Tara Erson, DMD
American Laser Study Club Las Vegas, NV, USA May 10-11, 2019
Pediatric Hard and Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
Dental Studies Institute of New Jersey Fairfield, NJ, USA May 19, 2019
Functional Approach to Sleep, Breathing and Laser Frenuloplasty
Soroush Zaghi, MD; Sandra Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, Myofunctional Therapist; Chelsea Pinto, DDS; Leyli Norouz-Knutsen; and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS
American Laser Study Club Seattle, WA, USA May 31 – June 2, 2019
Pediatrics Airway Orthodontics Mini-Residency: Module 2
German Ramírez-Yañez, DDS, MDSc, MS, PhD, FRCDC
kidsmalocclusions.com Concord, ON, CAN June 8-9, 2019
Functional Frenectomies Across a Lifespan: A multidisciplinary approach to why, when, and how
Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS; Shelly Klein, MD, DABLS, CSOM; and Stevanie Bahnerth, DC
American Laser Study Club Scottsdale, AZ, USA June 15-16, 2019
Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency – Module II Tufts Dental School Boston, MA, USA June 21-23, 2019
Laser Dentistry Training (Finalizing Details) American Laser Study Club Seattle, WA, USA June 28-29, 2019
Tongue- and Lip-Ties and Laser Frenectomies
Martin Kaplan, DMD, DABLS, and Allison Adams, DMD
The Raphael Center for Integrative Education Clifton, NJ, USA July 13-14, 2019
Infant Laser Frenectomies (Finalizing Details)
Matthew Rowe, DDS
Southern Maryland Dental Society College Park, MD, USA July 27-28, 2019
Sleep Related Frenectomies (Finalizing Details)
Diana Batoon, DMD
Southern Maryland Dental Society College Park, MD, USA Aug 10-11, 2019
Dental Lasers: Basic Compentency Hands-On Workshop
Annette Skowronski, DDS
University of Detroit Mercy Dental Detroit, MI, USA Aug 16, 2019
Pediatrics Airway Orthodontics Mini-Residency: Module 3
German Ramírez-Yañez, DDS, MDSc, MS, PhD, FRCDC
kidsmalocclusions.com Concord, ON, CAN Sept 14-15, 2019
Pediatrics Airway Orthodontics Mini-Residency: Module 4
German Ramírez-Yañez, DDS, MDSc, MS, PhD, FRCDC
kidsmalocclusions.com Concord, ON, CAN Oct 26-27, 2019

ALSC Endorsed Laser Dentistry Online Training*

Title Author(s) CE Credits Provider
Tongue-Tie Basics Course Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS 0 Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Tongue-Ties and Speech and Feeding Issues Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS 0 Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO2 Laser Lingual Frenectomy Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS 2 Dental Sleep Practice
Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties – Treatment and Case Studies Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS 2 DentalTown
Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for Treatment Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS 1.5 DentalTown

 

*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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