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This course was held March 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm in Phoenix, AZ
Course participants must be registered for the ALSC 2019 Symposium in order to attend this workshop. To register for the Symposium, click here.
Instructor: Robert Levine, DDS
Location: The Camby Hotel – Rustler Room
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
4 CE Credit Hours
During this half-day laser program, participants will first get a review of laser science. Soft-tissue procedures for both general dental and dental hygiene applications will be reviewed and explained within the context of technique, procedural considerations, and patient safety. Participants will then have the opportunity to use multiple varieties of lasers via hands-on application on different mediums, simulating the varying tissue types that are encountered in the clinical setting.
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will have a better understanding of basic laser science, common soft-tissue surgical laser procedures, and tissue dynamics. They will also be able to adjust laser settings appropriately to optimize safety and efficiency while performing different procedures and know when and when not to perform a procedure.
Who Should Attend:
- Dental Assistants
Topics to be Covered:
- Laser basics
- Surgical fundamentals
- Hygiene dynamics and protocols
- Laser safety
- Identify basic, intermediate and advanced soft-tissue applications
- Summarize laser physics and tissue interactions
- Describe the role of lasers in treating periodontal pathogens
- Recognize what role lasers can play in your practice
- Practice hands-on applications for basic surgery
Dr. Robert Levine, DDS, graduated from NYU School of Dentistry in 1973. He is currently Assistant Professor at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (2006-present), Director of Laser Dentistry (2006-present) and was previously the Clinical Director of the AEGD program (2009-2013). In 2011, Dr. Levine founded GLOH Education and has since been designing and customizing online laser training programs for students and dental professionals. Dr. Levine is an internationally recognized lecturer and opinion leader on a variety of disciplines including laser science and adjunctive oral cancer screening technologies and has authored a wide range of peer-reviewed laser publications. Since 2008, he has worked with Major League Baseball (MLB) and was invited to the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings as a keynote speaker, where he discussed the dangers of using smokeless tobacco products with both Major and Minor League players. He currently consults for the Seattle Mariners and has pioneered an annual oral cancer screening and education program for the players and staff during Spring Training.