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Integrating Lasers into Your Everyday Clinical Practice: ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Certification Course

Fri. October 29, 2021 to Sat. October 30, 2021
Location: UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston
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Presented by Juliana A. Barros, DDS, MS; Charles Hoopingarner, DDS; Angie Wallace, RDH; and Shalizeh 'Shelly' Patel, DDS

This program is designed to enhance the practitioner's knowledge and understanding of the science, function and roles that lasers can offer your patients. You will gain an understanding of the science, physics and tissue interaction as they relate to clinical procedures you will be able to perform. Emphasis will be on showing how variations in lasers' physical properties — such as wavelength, power and temporal modes — can be used to alter the desired outcomes. We will discuss reimbursement considerations and proper third-party (insurance) submittal procedures. We will practice procedures on porcine tissue to learn the various procedures that can be routinely performed by the dental clinician. Procedures such as frenectomy, biopsy, gingivectomy/gingivoplasty, osseous surgery, tooth preparation and other periodontal procedures will be included for dentists, while hygienists will learn debridement and sulcular decontamination procedures.

This course meets the TSBDE requirements for dentists and dental hygienists for RULE §115.2

Credit Hours

Friday or Saturday:
135 Laser Therapy/Electrosurgery - Participation Hours - 2
497 Lasers in Periodontics - Lecture Hours - 5

Friday & Saturday:
135 Laser Therapy/Electrosurgery - Participation Hours - 7

497 Lasers in Periodontics - Participation Hours - 7

Course Fee

Friday or Saturday (One Day Attendance):
$395 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

Friday & Saturday:
$795 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

To register for the $275 Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) Standard Proficiency Exam Fee

Online Registration Instructions:

Go to: https://laserdentistryslc.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Level Course Fee is $275, which includes:

  • Part 1: Foundations in Laser Dentistry Online Course (5 Chapters). The participant will have 90 days access to complete the course. Each chapter is followed by an assessment, which must be successfully completed in order to proceed to the next chapter. Once all 5 chapters have been successfully completed, the participant will be able to immediately print their CE Letter awarding them 6 CE Credits. Recommend that participant complete prior to attending in-person hands-on course with UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.
  • Part 3: Standard Level Online Exam – Closed book exam. 75 multiple choice questions with a 1-hour time limit (1 CEU).
  • Complimentary 1 year Academy of Laser Dentistry Membership


Part 2: Complete 2 day hands-on course with UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston October 30.

Online Registration Instructions:

Go to: https://laserdentistryslc.lmscheckout.com/Course/index
Course Code: 157-12-102921
Instructor: Juliana Barros


Click for additional information on the ALD Exam Registration Instructions

Contact:
The PACE Center
PACE@uth.tmc.edu