Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:30 p.m. CST

Laser Dentistry 101:
An Introduction to Wavelengths and Laser-tissue Interaction

Presented by Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD

Members: $50    Members' Staff: $50     Student Members: $25    Non-members: $100

Subject Code: 135 Laser Therapy/Electrosurgery   Credits: 1.0

Description: Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of over a dozen different wavelengths for dental use. Since all laser-tissue interaction is based on tissue chromophore content, this course will discuss the importance of knowing which wavelength is absorbed preferentially by which chromophore. A discussion of how to adjust laser parameters based on tissue chromophore content will be accompanied by clinical case histories emphasizing the importance of reading tissue biotype before starting any laser procedure.

Learning Objectives:
  • The participant will become familiar with wavelengths used in dentistry and how to apply this knowledge to their practice.
  • Understand the effects of wavelengths on oral tissues.
  • Understand the use of lasers for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice.