LASER CERTIFICATION COURSE: Implementing Laser Dentistry into your Dental Practice; Live Presentation and Hands on Application; 8 CEUs; Saturday, June 4, 2022; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
This Lasers course is designed to introduce the novice or potential laser user to the basic scientific principles, safety concerns, and the laser expert to refine their skills and understand the potential uses of a laser in dental hygiene and dentistry.
This course introduces Laser Dentistry and provides information to understand how lasers work. The participant will also view procedures on how lasers function for the dental practice. From this presentation, dental professionals will be comfortable identifying what lasers are used for, how to use them safely, and discover how to find additional training and certification.
A comprehensive course manual is provided at the course. Lasers and safety glasses will be practiced for the hands on portion.
Texas requires a 12 hour training program. Details for ALD certification will be provided at the course.
Check your state regulations for scope of practice. Some states specify yes or no and other states don't specify at all. No specification means adhere to the scope of practice.
PLS follows current CDC Guidelines for health and safety of all participants. Class size is limited.
$550.00, save $55.00
DateJune 4, 2022
Time8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET (arrive by 7:45 am for check in; lunch is included)
6905 Main St.
GTB meeting room
Lodgings- call 203-377-3322, group rate is $114++. Use code - "HYG". group rate extended pending availability
Target AudienceDentists and Dental Hygienists
Teaching MethodLecture, hands on practice, handouts
Course MaterialsCourse manual provided at course
Objectives: The participants will:
- discuss the fundamentals of lasers, including the production, characteristics, delivery systems, and emission modes of light
- understand the effects of lasers on tissue
- identify device characteristics and clinical applications
- relate the role of a Laser Safety Officer to laser safety standards and regulatory requirements
- identify how to operate laser instrumentation
- understand the fundamentals of laser physics
- identify laser delivery systems and emission modes
- demonstrate laser effects on tissue
- develop skills by using a laser in a lab setting
- Information on ALD Laser Certification (12 hour training, required by Texas)
Speaker: Angie Wallace, RDH has been a clinical hygienist for over 30 years. She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), where she earned her educator status, Advanced Level Proficiency, and received her ALD Recognized Course Provider 2007 and her Mastership with ALD in 2008. Angie currently serves as co-chair for Education and Regulatory Affairs for the ALD Board of Directors and serves on the Auxiliary Committee. She was the recipient of the 2014 John G. Sulewski, Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized as a worldwide speaker as an In-Office Laser Consultant with Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Caution: Participants are advised to use caution when applying new course information in dental practice. Further research and training is always recommended.
Disclosure: Ms.Wallace presents as an independent speaker and is sponsored by BioLase
Sponsor support: PLS appreciates the educational grant by Biolase
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/21 - 12/31/25). 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 state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS designates this activity for two continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about CE may be directed to PLS at email@example.com or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1/2021 -12/31/22) Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements.