London Fellowship in Laser Dentistry Course

  • Date: May 1, 2017
Fellowship in Laser Dentistry Course

All Dental Events

Dates: January 2018 - April 2018

Presented by: Professor Stefano and his team

Venue: Eastman Dental Institute, London

Cost: £3,995

Book: Please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/eastman/cpd

Overview

This eight-day CPD course is designed for clinical dental professionals who want to gain a sound knowledge of, and experience with, laser-tissue interaction.

You'll learn to use laser therapy to benefit your patients’ experiences and outcomes.

The course aims to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry as well as refining your practical skills.

Emphasis is placed on integrating this course into the ongoing practice of dentistry for you and your patients.

It runs over a period of four months and consists of four two-day modules.

You'll earn 52 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development).

The course is run at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London in collaboration with the University of Genoa.

 

Course content

The four modules cover the following areas.

Module 1

  • Laser photonic energy
  • Historical aspects of laser development
  • Relationship of laser emission to 'ordinary' light
  • Production of laser photonic energy by solid-state, gas and semi-conductor-based laser machines
  • Emission modes
  • Laser wavelengths in dentistry: an overview of their applications and laser-tissue interaction
  • Clinical case design
  • Laser safety and operating parameters
  • Photobiomodulation (low level laser therapy): understanding the mechanism
  • Low-level laser therapy applications in dentistry
  • Photobiomodulation in the management of neuropathic pain

Module 2

  • Laser use in hard-tissue management
  • Optimal laser wavelengths and power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral hard tissue
  • Laser interaction with dental caries, enamel, dentine, cementum
  • Laser interaction with alveolar bone
  • Laser in aesthetic dentistry
  • Laser-assisted restorative therapy
  • Practical session: laser-hard tissue interaction

Module 3

  • Laser use in oral soft-tissue management
  • Laser wavelengths and consideration of optimal power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral soft tissue
  • Laser use in the management of non-keratinised or 'loose' soft tissue structures - lining mucosa, frenula, ventral tongue
  • Laser use in the management of keratinised or 'fixed' soft tissue - gingiva, dorsal tongue
  • Laser in implantology and role of laser-assisted therapy in the management of peri-implantitis
  • Laser use in periodontology: an overview of surgical and non-surgical applications
  • Applications of photodynamic therapy in dentistry
  • Practical session: laser soft-issue hands-on

Module 4

  • Laser use in endodontics - orthograde and retrograde applications
  • The scope of laser applications in oral pathology
  • How to assess the quality of a research study
  • Laser applications in oral surgery: an overview
  • Laser applications in endodontic surgery
  • Integration of lasers into dental practice - clinical and marketing aspects
  • Clinical cases presentations for laser users (participants’ cases)
  • Multiple-choice examination and closing ceremony