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ROBERT A. STRAUSS, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral and Facial Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
JOEL L. ROSENLICHT, D.M.D. Founder, Connecticut Dental Implant Institute; Past President, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Past President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry; Private Practice, Manchester, CT
Over the last 40 years, lasers have become an important tool in both dentistry and medicine. It's not hard to see why when one considers the advantages of using lasers, such as improved healing, precision in surgery, and a generally bloodless field. However, to use a laser as a surgical tool, it is imperative that the surgeon understand how to choose the correct wavelength, power, time, and beam spot size to achieve the desired results with the least amount of collateral damage to the tissue.
On Day One, Drs. Strauss and Rosenlicht will discuss the most popular laser wavelengths, physics of laser surgery, means of controlling a laser's effect on tissue, and the potential uses of lasers in intraoral, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. All this will be backed up on Day Two by a variety of real-life cases that will illustrate the potential of this exciting technology and an opportunity for participants to practice with the lasers!
The course will conclude with a workshop session, which will include opportunities to practice on pig jaws and inorganic models.
· Understand the basics of laser physics as they relate to dentistry and oral & maxillofacial surgery
· Learn how to choose the right wavelength for various operations
· Become knowledgeable about the three basic laser surgical techniques
· Gain familiarity with the many clinical indications for laser use
· Learn safety principles associated with laser use
Participation: Credit Hours - 11
AGD Code: 135
This course is supported by: Lightscalpel.
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