Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
Training Course; Certification Available
Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of SEVEN different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted.
The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters:
- Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy
- Surgical and Restorative Implantology
- Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
- Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
- Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
- Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
- Practice Management/Marketing
The second day workshop will give each participant:
- Hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration (Beverage Service)
9:00 a.m. - noon Lecture/Hands-On
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lecture/Hands-On
Robert A. Convissar, DDS,FAGD
Robert was one of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general dentistry. Honors include Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and theAmerican Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics, and Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The author of over fifteen peer-reviewed papers on laser dentistry, he is honored to have served as contributing editor of the textbooks ” Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry”, “Lasers in Clinical Dentistry , “Atlas of Laser Applications in Dentistry”, and his latest textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry. An internationally acclaimed lecturer from New York to London to Rome to Sydney to Hong Kong, and everywhere in between, Dr. Convissar practices restorative, cosmetic and laser dentistry in New York City and serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens Medical Center.
For more information regarding this speaker, visit: Dr. Robert A. Convissar,DDS,FAGD
Educational Objectives and Benefits:
- Familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today
- Understand the effects of lasers on oral tissues.
- Know the specific oral diseases and pathologies that lasers can be used in everyday practice.
- Incorporate the information presented into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for the participant's practice
- Incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices upon completing the course
NSU Acknowledges with Gratitude the Support of:
Please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details
Advanced Continuing Education Certificate Program
This course is not eligible towards a NSU Advanced Continuing Education Certificate
Academy of Laser Dentistry Certification
Standard Proficiency Certification will be awarded upon completing an online examination administered by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. For more information on the Certification process, please visit Academy of Laser Dentistry Website
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program