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The Wonderful World of Lasers in Dentistry

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

Second of a two-day continuing education course for dentists and dental hygienists. Presented by Juliana Barros, DDS, MS; Donald J. Coluzzi, DDS; Charles Hoopingarner, DDS; and Shalizeh Patel, DDS. This workshop will use short demonstration methods and extensive hands-on procedures with several different laser instruments. Participants will be guided in performing a variety of dental laser applications on pig jaws. For dentists, the course will cover soft tissue surgery, soft and hard tissue crown-lengthening and tissue management for final impressions and tooth preparation with an Erbium laser. For dental hygienists, the course will cover how to perform laser-assisted Phase I periodontal therapy with special emphasis on procedures where lasers can be used to replace or supplement traditional dental instruments. A clinical simulation examination will be given, and preparation material for the Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Proficiency examination will be presented. CREDIT HOURS: 7 lecture, 7 participation. AGD CODE: 135 Laser Therapy/ Electrosurgery; 497 Laser in Periodontics; COURSE# 2012330; FEES $795 dentist or dental hygienist.

Location: Room 4310, UT School of Dentistry, 7500 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77054


Contact: Ruby Gorham