Lasers for Hard and Soft Tissue

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020

Saturday, March 7: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 8: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of more than 10 different wavelengths for dental use. These wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted.


The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters: non-surgical, surgical and regenerative periodontal therapy; surgical and restorative implantology; fixed and removable prosthetics; oral medicine; oral surgery and oral pathology; pediatric and adolescent operative dentistry; endodontics; pediatric dentistry and orthodontics; aesthetic dentistry; and practice management.


The second day of the workshop will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths by performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models. 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. Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate in Laser Dentistry recognized by the American Board of Laser Surgery.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists and dental hygienists. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their loupes.


You Will Learn

  • The different laser wavelengths available on the market today
  • The effects of laser dentistry on oral tissue
  • The effects of the different wavelengths on the hard and soft tissues
  • Which wavelengths will be most appropriate for your practice
  • How to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry in your practice first thing on Monday morning


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 25 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 14.5

This activity is designated for 14.5 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $745* (for registrations received by February 7)

Regular Tuition: $795*

*Course includes lunch and coffee and tea service


Robert A. Convissar, DDS, is one of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice. He has over 30 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks on laser dentistry.  His textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, is now in its 2nd edition and has been the number 1 selling laser textbook worldwide for 9 years. He has presented more than 300 seminars nationally and internationally and maintains a private practice in Manhattan, New York.


Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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