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Myths, Hype, and Other Tall Tales About Laser Dentistry

Start Date:2/11/2022

Start Time:9:00 AM EST

Duration:180 minutes

Abstract:

Lasers have been promoted to cure practically every dental malady known to man.  From totally anesthesia-free operative dentistry to drastically reducing periodontal pockets (and more), some laser companies have engaged in promoting plenty of exaggerations, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods about what lasers can actually perform.  The purpose of this course is to delve through the peer-reviewed literature to demonstrate what lasers can and cannot do – and to help you select the best laser for your practice.  The hands-on part of this course will give the attendee experience using lasers to perform many procedures on pig mandibles.   

By the conclusion of this course attendees will understand:
  • What treatment lasers are capable of performing
  • What lasers cannot yet perform
  • Which laser might be the best fit for your practice

CDE: 3 hours
Subject Code: 135

Academy Of General Dentistry (Approval#219289)
Academy of General Dentistry Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 01/01/2010-12/31/2025

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Dr. Robert Convissar

Dr. Robert Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists in the world to incorporate lasers into general practice he has over 32 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG wavelengths. He has authored over fifteen peer-reviewed papers and 7 laser textbooks. An international lecturer from New York to London to Sydney to Tokyo to Dubai, and everywhere in between, he has delivered close to 400 Laser Certification and Laser Tongue Tie Certification courses worldwide. He practices laser-assisted dentistry in New York City. He is the only dentist in the world to have the triad of awards: • Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery • Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery • Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry As well as being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry His seminal textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, now in its 2nd edition, has been the standard textbook on laser dentistry for over a decade – translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese, with more editions pending. He is the co-author of Color Atlas of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Laser Frenectomy – the first textbook in the world on the subject.
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