Hard And Soft Tissue Lasers
Friday, 02/07/20 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 02/08/20 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Friday and Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
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 Convissar, DDS
Dr. Convissar 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.
- 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
The American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS) was incorporated in 1984 by nineteen recognized experts in clinical applications of lasers, laser research and fundamental laser science and safety. Leading-edge study materials and certifying examinations were developed. The Board administered its first certifying examination at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1985. Currently the Board has over 700 Diplomates in a variety of laser medical specialties around the world. The Board's Diplomate status is highly valued by laser medical/dental/veterinary practitioners, their patients, insurers, credentialing committees, health-care institutions, and colleagues. The ABLS currently offers certifications in Laser Surgery and Medicine, Cosmetic Laser and Light Procedures, and Laser Dentistry.
Full Spectrum Seminars is the first and only US-based dental laser training organization to be able to offer a Certificate of Dental Laser Proficiency under the ABLS banner. This certification exceeds the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education adopted by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and endorsed by more than 75 dental and health organizations, universities and manufacturers worldwide.