Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers: A Standard Proficiency Certification Course

Jul 17-18, 2014

Course Description:

Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a Continuing Education Certificate from both NJHPDI and Dr. Robert Convissar in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries. Our course will give you the qualifications necessary to take the ALD Certification exam, laserdentistry.org, in order to obtain the Standard Proficiency Certification from the ALD.

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 lectures on both days will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

-Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy -Implantology -Fixed and removable prosthetics -Oral medicine / oral surgery / oral pathology -Pediatric and adolescent operative dentistry -Endodontics Practice management / marketing

Hands-On Portion:

The workshops will give each participant a hands-on experience with the various wavelengths by performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models and pig jaws. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.


At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into their practices first thing Monday morning.



Robert Convissar
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