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Dental Lasers: Basic Competency Hands-On Workshop

August 16, 2019

Course Overview

The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications for soft tissue and hard tissue will be demonstrated and discussed. This program includes both lecture and hands-on with a short multiple choice group examination, covering a comprehensive overview and basic understanding of all dental laser devices, laser tissue interactions, and safety and operation of a variety of dental lasers.

The Hands-on Laser experience promises to be interactive and enjoyable. Interactive discussions will provide a balanced view of dental laser wavelengths, techniques and applications including:

Current dental laser wavelengths for hard and soft tissue procedures, diagnosis and treatment
Laser tissue interaction, its effects and results
Treatment objectives, sequence, patient management and healing assessment
Basic Laser physics, how lasers work and brief laser safety consideration

Hands on portion includes:

Surgical technique simulation of various soft and hard tissue applications
Set-up and operation of various laser systems


University of Detroit Mercy Dental
Detroit, MI United States