Friday, August 7, 2020 - Saturday, August 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Course sign-in opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.
As many as five percent of all babies born in the US have tongue-ties significant enough to cause breastfeeding difficulties. Affected babies often fail to thrive and can be erroneously labeled as “lazy nursers” or “stubborn feeders”. This course will focus on the use of lasers in pediatric dental patients, including treating tongue and lip ties.
This course will review practical aspects of soft tissue laser surgery and the fundamental processes involved in the laser-tissue interaction. Attendees will learn how deep the laser beam cuts and how deep the coagulation and hemostasis extend into the surgical margins. Our is designed to train attendees on how to perform laser frenectomies safely and efficiently.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Laser Curriculum and Certification
Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification curriculum for this course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC's curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Using proper laser safety precautions, participants will benefit from a hands-on laser experience using different wavelengths on tissue samples.
Participants, who successfully complete an examination will be awarded a Laser Safety Basic Knowledge certificate from the Board of Laser Safety of the Laser Institute of America (discounted cost for the ALSC members), as well as a Laser Dentistry and Laser Surgery Basic Knowledge and Hands-On Participation Wetlab certificate from the American Laser Study Club (free for the course participants).
This course is sponsored in part by:
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
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CEUs: 12 (Lecture and Hands-On/Participation)
AGD Subject Code: 135
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry designates this activity for 6 lecture units and 6 hands-on units of continuing education credit.