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22nd Annual Conference & Exhibition

 

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Keynote & Invited Speakers

Terry Meyers, DDS

Terry Myers, DDS

The Trials, Frustrations, and Successes of Getting Lasers Cleared for Marketing in the United States by the US Food and Drug Administration
Thursday, Feb 5 - 8:00 am - 10:15 am

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Michael Hamblin, PhD
Harvard Medical School, USA

Photodynamic Therapy and Low-Level Light Therapy. Antimicrobial, Anti-tumor Immunity and Photobiomodulation Effects
Thursday, Feb 5 - 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Glenn van As, DDS

Glenn van As, DDS
Private Practice, Canada

Magnification and Lasers: Seeing the Light! Lecture & Demonstration
Thursday, Feb 5 - 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Eva Grayzel

Eva Grayzel, Storyteller
USA

Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer
Friday, Feb 6 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Georgios Romanos

Georgios Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent.
Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Periodontology, USA

Key Role of Tip Initiation in Quality of Soft Tissue Surgery
Saturday, Feb 7 - 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Laser Applications in Oral Surgery
Friday, Feb 7 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Uncovering Dental Implants Using a New Thermo-Optically Powered (TOP) Technology With Tissue Air-Cooling
Friday, Feb 6 - 11:20 am - 11:50 am

Harvey Shiffman, DDS

Harvey Shiffman, DDS
Private Practice, USA

"Nightlase™" A Unique New Approach to the Management of Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Using the Fotona Lightwalker Family of ER:YAG Lasers
Friday, Feb 6 - 4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

"SMOOTHLASE™" A Non-invasive Dental Approach to Facial Rejuvenation ,Wrinkle Reduction and Prevention All Done Intraorally Using the Fotona Lightwalker Er:YAG Laser
Friday, Feb 6 - 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Ed Kusek, DDS

Ed Kusek, DDS
University of South Dakota, USA

The Management of Periimplantitis Around Dental Implants with the Use of Light Energy
Friday, Feb 6 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(Attendance limited to 14)

 

2015 Educational Program

Check back often. The program is updated weekly. Click on any underlined topic or any top tab for schedule details, presenter information, abstracts and learning objectives.

 

Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry Track Friday and Saturday 9 CEUs

Dr. Fred Margolis

Dr. Larry Kotlow

Laser Basics for Pediatric Dentistry

The full day pediatric dentistry session includes a brief overview of the history and physics of laser dentistry, the diagnosis and treatment of the lingual and maxillary frena on breastfeeding on newborns and infants, excision of mucoceles, fibromas, pulp treatments, and hard-tissue laser surgery on teeth and bone. The soft tissue surgery lecture will include gingivectomies, esthetic recontouring, operculectomies, and surgical exposures. During the hands-on workshop, instructors will guide attendees through various procedure techniques on both hard and soft tissue lasers.

~ A full day session of lectures and discussion panels on Friday Feb 6,  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
plus hands-on participation workshop specificlly for Pediatric Dentists on Saturday, Feb 7, 9:00 am - 12. ~

Clinical Applications of Lasers for Infants, Tots and Teens
Dr. Fred Margolis, Private Practice, USA
Dr. Larry Kotlow, Private Practice, USA
PARTICPATION COURSE: Pediatric Dentistry A Hands-on Workshop
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 sessions each limited to 20)

Rounding out the 2015 Pediatric Track are

Dr. Robert Wade
Robert Wade
Martin Kaplan
Martin Kaplan

Grace Sun

Pediatric Schedule

Friday Clnical Applications of Lasers for Infants, Tots and Teens
8:00 am Introduction, Laser History, Laser Physics Dr. Margolis
9:00 am Breastfeeding, Lasers and Tethered Oral tissues Dr. Kotlow
11:00 am Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry Dr. Margolis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibition Hall
1:00 pm

Soft Tissue Surgery Using Diode, Erbium, and CO2 @ 9300nm  Dr. Kotlow

2:15 pm Pulp Therapy Utilizing Dental Lasers Dr.  Margolis
3:00 pm Patient Experience with CO2 9300 nm Dr. Robert Wade
3:45

Infant Frenulectomies with Super Pulse 10.000nm and dental CO2 laser LightScalpel
Dr. Martin Kaplan

4:15 pm  Moving Tongues Beyond Frenectomy! Dr. Grace Sun
5:00 pm

Pediatric Panel Discussion

Saturday  
9:00 - 12:30 pm Pediatric Hands-on Workshop

 

Laser Safety Officer Training - Meets various state regulations

Laser Safety Office Training 3 CEUs - Saturday, February 7: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dr. Keith Brewster and Ms. Jan LeBeau, RDH

Pre-requisite: Thursday, February 5:  10:45 am - 12:30 pm Laser Fundamentals and Why It Matters Dr. Will Gianni

This course will address the specific duties of a Laser Safety Officer (LSO) as described in the ANSI Z136.1 - "Safe Use of Lasers" and ANSI Z136.3 - "Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care" Standards. This course is designed specifically for dental care settings and will help guide participants in developing and implementing a laser safety program. It emphasizes hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all laser operators, and includes the changes in the latest revision of the standards.This type of educational program must be completed by the practice’s LSO to enable the mandated registration of their Class 4 laser devices withvarious state regulatory agencies that may require specific laser safety offier training.  Note: Laser Fundamentals and Why It Matters is a required pre-requisite for this course.

Hygiene

ALD is proud of our Auxiliary Members.  The ALD hygiene tracks provides lectures, discussion panels, hands-on workshops and a host of networking opportunities for the dental team. Join us in Palm Springs.

Friday, Feb 6  
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Lasers in Hygiene Applications
 

Jan LeBeau, RDH

Jeanette Miranda, RDH

Gloria Monzon, RDH

Angela Mott, RDH

MaryLynn Smith, RDH

Gwen Smukowski, RDH
Shannon Richowski, RDH
Shannon Richkowski, RDH
 

 

Workshops

Thursday, Feb 5  
10:45 am - 12:30 am Perio Workshop: Getting Started Using Lasers for Periodontal Survery (for new users)
Dr. Gilio & Dr. Lomke (Signup required. Attendance limited to 14)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Technology Workshop: Implants & Microscopes Dr. van As & Dr. Graeber
(Signup required. Attendance limited to 14)
 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Infection Control: A Hands On Workshop Leslie Canham, RDH (Signup required.)

Friday, Feb 6  
11:00 am - 12:30 pm LLLT Workshop:  How to Use LLLT in Routine and Some Complex Cases in Everyday Dentistry including Pain Management, Gag Reflex, Orthodontic Treatment Acceleration Dr. Arun Darbar, et al.
(Signup required.)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Implant Workshop: The Management of Periimplantitis Around Dental Implants with the Use of Light Energy  Dr. Ed Kusek (Signup required. Attendance limited to 14 )
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Perio Workshop:  The Use of Dental Lasers in Periodontal Surgery for Advanced Applications 
Dr. Gilio & Dr. Lomke (Signup required. Limited to 14.)
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Technology Workshop: Digital Dental Photography made Simple: A Case Presentation & Live Demonstration  Dennis Braunston  (Signup required. Limited to 14.)
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Give 'Em A Hand! Hands-On Hygiene Workshop
J. Miranda, A. Mott, M. Smith, G. Monzon, et al (Signup required.)
Saturday, Feb 7  

9:00 am - 10:30 am

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pediatric Dentistry Hands-On Workshop
Dr. Fred Margolis and Dr. Larry Kotlow, et al (Signup required. Each session is limited to 14.)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Perio Workshop: Getting Started Using Lasers for Periodontal Survery (for new users)
Dr. Gilio & Dr. Lomke (Signup required. Limited to 14.)

 

Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) Photobiomodulation (PBM) Thursday with Workshop Friday

Following Dr. Michael Hamblin's General Session address on Thursday , the Photobiomodulation track continues throughout Thursday with several key opinion leaders sharing research presentations, clinical applications, and discussion sessions from 10:45 am - 5:00 pm.

Dr. Juanita Anders Scientific basis and efficacy of photobiomodulation for nerve regeneration: translation to dental apllications
Dr. Juanita Anders
Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences, USA
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Dr. Praveen Arany

Regenerative Dentistry - using laser treatments to direct dental stem cell differentiation
Praveen Arany
NIDCR, NIH, United States Minor Outlying Islands
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Laser activated latent TGF-?1: a photobiomodulation mechanism
Praveen Arany
NIDCR, NIH, USA
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Gerald Ross LLLT in Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Neuropathic Pain
Gerry Ross
Private practice, Canada
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
James Carroll LLLT Dose - How Much is Enough, How Much is Too Much?
James Carroll
Thor Photomedine, UK
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. C.R. Hoopingarner The Temporomandibular Joint and Related Structures: What Are We Really Treating?
C.R. Hoopingarner
UTSD and Private Practice, USA
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Dr. Rita Darbar

Dr. Arun Darbar

Lasers in Orthodontics on Saturday with Dr. Rita Darbar

Lasers for the Orthodontic Patient - Start to the Finish
Rita Darbar
Private Practice, UK
9:00 am - 9:30 am

 

Laser therapy in the treatment of TMD (Temporomandibular dysfunction)
Arun Darbar, Rita Darbar
Private Practice, UK
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

 

Lasers in Oral Surgery and Medicine

Friday, Feb 6  
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Lasers in Oral Surgery and Medicine

 

Lasers in Implants

Friday, Feb 6  
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Lasers in Prosthetics and Implants
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Implants Workshop (Note: Attendance Limited to 14)

 

Lasers in Peridontology

Thursday, Feb 5  
10:45 am - 12:30 pm Lasers in Periodontology
Saturday, Feb 7  
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lasers in Periodontology

 

Lasers in Endodontics

Saturday, Feb 7  
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Lasers in Endodontics

 

Practice Managment

Thursday, Feb 5  
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Practice Management
Saturday, Feb 7  
9:30 am - 3:00 pm Practice Management Track

 

A Full Program

The full program includes more than 60 speakers. Be sure to take a peak at:

Program Speakers

Dr. Walid Altayeb
Dr. Walid Altayeb
Gregory Altshuler, PhD
Dr. Gregory Altshuler
Juanita Anders
Dr. Juanita Anders
Dr. Laura Braswell
Dr. Sebastiano Andreana
James Carroll
Dr. Praveen Arany
Dr. Stefano Benedicenti
Stefano Benedicenti
Scott Benjamin
Dr. Scott Benjamin
Dmitri Boutoussov
Dmitri Boutoussov
Laura Braswell
Laura Braswell
Dr. Dennis Braunston
Dennis Braunston
Keith Brewster
Keith Brewster
Mel Burchman
Mel Burchman
Leslie Canham
Leslie Canham
James Carroll
James Carroll
Andre Chartrand
Andre Chartrand
Sheeba Chowdary
Sheeba Chowdary
Mark Colonna
Mark Colonna
Dr. Claudia Cotca
Claudia Cotca
Michael Cudahy
Michael Cudahy
Nuran Culcuoglu
Nuran Culcuoglu
Dr. Arun Darbar
Dr. Arun Darbar
Rita Darbar
Dr. Rita Darbar
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Bryan Edelstein
Brian Edelstein
Dr. David Fantarella
Dr. David Fantarella
Dr. Will Gianni
Dr. Will Gianni
Dr. Douglas Gilio
Dr. Douglas Gilio
Dr. Craig Gimbel
Dr. Craig Gimbel
John Graeber
John Graeber
Eva Grayzel
Eva Grayzel
Mario Guiang, Jr.
Mario Guiang, Jr.
Dr. Michael Hamblin
Dr. Michael Hamblin
Seyed Abdoulmajid Hashemi
Dr. Seyed Abdoulmajid
Hashemi
Dr. Tony Hewlett
Dr. Tony Hewlett
Dr. C.R. Hoopingarner
Dr. C.R. Hoopingarner
 Dr. Rishita Jaju
Dr. Rishita Jaju
Martin Kaplan
Martin Kaplan
Dr. Mike Kelly
Dr. Mike Kelly
Lawrence Kotlow
Lawrence Kotlow
Dr. Gerard Kugel
Dr. Gerard Kugel
Dr. Edward Kusek
Dr. Edward Kusek
Erica Lavere
Erica Lavere
Jan LeBeau, RDH
Jan LeBeau, RDH
Robert Levine
Robert Levine
Dr. Art Levy
Dr. Art Levy
Qian Li
Qian Li
Eric Linden
Eric Linden
Dr. Mitch Lomke
Dr. Mitch Lomke
Dr. Fred Margolis
Dr. Fred Margolis
Dr. Raminta Mastis
Dr. Raminta Mastis
Leona Meditz
Leona Meditz
Jeanette Miranda, RDH
Jeanette Miranda, RDH
Gloria Monzon, RDH
Gloria Monzon, RDH
Angie Mott, RDH
Angie Mott, RDH
Terry Myers
Terry Myers
Dr. Claus Neckel
Dr. Claus Neckel
Dr. William Nordquist
Dr. William Nordquist
Dr. Donald Patthoff
Dr. Donald Patthoff
Dr. Glenda Payas
Dr. Glenda Payas
Dr. Peter Rechmann
Dr. Peter Rechmann
Shannon Richkowski, RDH
Shannon Richkowski, RDH
Jeffrey Rohde
Jeffrey Rohde
Dr. Georgios Romanos
Dr. Georgios Romanos
Romeo Umberto
Umberto Romeo
Dr. Jack Rosenberg
Dr. Jack Rosenberg
Dr. Gerald Ross
Dr. Gerald Ross
Grant Selig
Grant Selig
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Alina Sivriver
Alina Sivriver
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Mary Lynn Smith, RDH
Mary Lynn Smith, RDH
Gwen Smukowski
Gwen Smukowski
John Sulewski
John Sulewski
Dr. Grace Sun
Dr. Grace Sun
Elieza Tang
Elieza Tang
Brodie Tyler
Brodie Tyler
Glenn van As
Glenn van As
Dr. Peter Vitruk
Dr. Peter Vitruk
Robert Wade, DDS, MS
Robert Wade, DDS, MS
Christopher J. Walinski, DDS
Christopher J. Walinski, DDS
Robert Whitman, MSE
Robert Whitman, MSE
Kanako Yao, DDS
Kanako Yao, DDS
     
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Free Oral
Cancer Screenings

Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA

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