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ALD Online Courses & Videos

The ALD video library containing introductory courses, clinical, and research presentations for both simple and advanced applications is under review throughout 2018. The library is intended to span a wealth of information on a variety of applications within dentistry where lasers are used as an adjunctive tool for patient care. We realize elective courses provide added knowledge on a specific clinical application or scientific area within dentistry and are hard at work establishing an online learning platform for all of dentistry with special access by ALD members. Check back in June 2018 for updates to any available online courses and videos.


STANDARD PROFICIENCY Examinations

ALD Certification Track

Course Name Description Audience Availability Non-Members Members Registration

Standard Proficiency Certification Exam (1 CEU)

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Introductory Proficiency $175.00 $175.00 Register
Close The standard proficiency online 75-question multiple choice examination is available for all eligible participants. To be eligible you must have participated in a 12 hour two-day standard proficiency course given by an Academy of Laser Dentistry Recognized Course Provider (RCP). You must take the exam in a proctored setting, immediately following the course program. You must successfully complete the Clinical Simulation Examination in at least one wavelength.

Upon successful completion of the Standard Proficiency Examination expected learner outcomes include demonstration of the basic level of education in dental laser usage, including specific laser proficiency and laboratory knowledge. Successful learners demonstrate an understanding of all wavelengths via a 75-question multiple choice written examination and clinical proficiency simulation examination with at least one wavelength. Participants in the Standard Proficiency Online Examination are required to have successfully completed a 12-hour standard proficiency course and clinical simulation examination with an ALD Recognized Course Provider. This level defines the standard of care for the dental professional.

For more detailed information on ALD's Standard Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE

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Dentists in all disciplines, hygienists, dental assistants, office staff, industry representatives, and government professionals. Dentists and Dental Hygienists would receive a "Practitioner" Standard Proficiency, and all others would receive Standard Proficiency as a "Laser Safety Officer".

Standard Proficiency Retake Exam

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Introductory Proficiency & Previous Standard Exam Attempted $95.00 $95.00 Register
Close The standard proficiency online 75-question multiple choice examination is available for all eligible participants. To be eligible you must have participated in a 12 hour two-day standard proficiency course given by an Academy of Laser Dentistry Recognized Course Provider (RCP). You must take the exam in a proctored setting, immediately following the course program. You must successfully complete the Clinical Simulation Examination in at least one wavelength.

Upon successful completion of the Standard Proficiency Examination expected learner outcomes include demonstration of the basic level of education in dental laser usage, including specific laser proficiency and laboratory knowledge. Successful learners demonstrate an understanding of all wavelengths via a 75-question multiple choice written examination and clinical proficiency simulation examination with at least one wavelength. Participants in the Standard Proficiency Online Examination are required to have successfully completed a 12-hour standard proficiency course and clinical simulation examination with an ALD Recognized Course Provider. This level defines the standard of care for the dental professional.

For more detailed information on ALD's Standard Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE

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Dentists in all disciplines, hygienists, dental assistants, office staff, industry representatives, and government professionals. Dentists and Dental Hygienists would receive a "Practitioner" Standard Proficiency, and all others would receive Standard Proficiency as a "Laser Safety Officer".

Standard Proficiency Certification Exam (1 CEU) + 1 Year ALD Membership for University Faculty Members (with prior approval from the ALD)

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Introductory Proficiency $225.00 $225.00 Register
Close The standard proficiency online 75-question multiple choice examination is available for all eligible participants. To be eligible you must have participated in a 12 hour two-day standard proficiency course given by an Academy of Laser Dentistry Recognized Course Provider (RCP). You must take the exam in a proctored setting, immediately following the course program. You must successfully complete the Clinical Simulation Examination in at least one wavelength.

Upon successful completion of the Standard Proficiency Examination expected learner outcomes include demonstration of the basic level of education in dental laser usage, including specific laser proficiency and laboratory knowledge. Successful learners demonstrate an understanding of all wavelengths via a 75-question multiple choice written examination and clinical proficiency simulation examination with at least one wavelength. Participants in the Standard Proficiency Online Examination are required to have successfully completed a 12-hour standard proficiency course and clinical simulation examination with an ALD Recognized Course Provider. This level defines the standard of care for the dental professional.

For more detailed information on ALD's Standard Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE

This course also includes 1 year ALD Membership for University Faculty Members. Faculty members must have prior approval through the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s Certification Department or Executive Director before submitting application. Renewals will occur at the regular rate after year one. Renewal for dentists is $395, Hygienists $150.

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Registered university full-time faculty dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and office staff. Must have prior approval from the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s Certification Department or Executive Director.


ADVANCED PROFICIENCY Examinations

ALD Certification Track

Course Name Description Audience Availability Non-Members Members Registration

Advanced Certification Part I – Online Exam Fee

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency MEMBERS ONLY $350.00 Register
Close The Advanced Proficiency Online Written Examination is administered via computer in a proctored setting at an ALD Conference or Meeting. To register for the Advanced Proficiency Online Written Exam, you must be registered for an ALD Conference or Meeting. The advanced candidate is expected to have a level of knowledge above and beyond that which is required for the Standard Proficiency level examination. Applicants may apply for the Advanced Proficiency Online Written Exam AND the Clinical Simulation Examination at the same time. Please ensure that you meet the application requirements (see "Audience" AND read full details on ALD Certification) before submitting your application.

For more detailed information on ALD's Advanced Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE.

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Application Requirements for Advanced Proficiency

  • Applicant must be a licensed dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, office manager or industry representative, etc. wishing to attain Advanced Proficiency recognition
  • Applicant must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry prior to applying for Advanced Proficiency
  • Applicant must be a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry; Candidates must maintain ALD membership during the AP process
  • To earn the award, candidates must attend a minimum of 2 ALD Annual Conferences during the Advanced Proficiency process

Advanced Certification Part I – Retake Online Exam Fee

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency & Previous Advanced Exam Attempted MEMBERS ONLY $150.00 Register
Close The Advanced Proficiency Online Written Examination RETAKE is administered via computer in a proctored setting at an ALD Conference or Meeting. To register for the Advanced Proficiency Online Written Examination RETAKE, you must be registered for an ALD Conference or Meeting. The advanced candidate is expected to have a level of knowledge above and beyond that which is required for the Standard Proficiency level examination. Applicants may apply for the Advanced Proficiency Online Written Exam RETAKE AND the Clinical Simulation Examination at the same time. Please ensure that you meet the application requirements (see "Audience" AND read full details on ALD Certification) before submitting your application.

For more detailed information on ALD's Advanced Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE.

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Application Requirements for Advanced Proficiency

  • Applicant must be a licensed dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, office manager or industry representative, etc. wishing to attain Advanced Proficiency recognition
  • Applicant must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry prior to applying for Advanced Proficiency
  • Applicant must be a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry; Candidates must maintain ALD membership during the AP process
  • To earn the award, candidates must attend a minimum of 2 ALD Annual Conferences during the Advanced Proficiency process

Advanced Certification Part II – Clinical Exam Fee

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency AND Advanced Certification Part I MEMBERS ONLY $400.00 Register
Close The Clinical Simulation Examination is administered in person during an ALD Conference or Meeting. Please refer to the Clinical Simulation Guideline documents and Examination Grade Sheets provided upon application. Each clinical examination is wavelength-specific. Candidates may choose to be examined on more than one wavelength by indicating that on their registration form and paying applicable fees. Candidates should be able to orally present all the topics on the Clinical Examination Grade Sheet (without prompting) within a 30-minute time frame before two examiners. This part is timed to 30 minutes. The Clinical Simulation Examination passing mark is 85%. Candidates will be notified of their scheduled slot approximately 1 week prior to the examination date.

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Application Requirements for Advanced Proficiency

  • Applicant must be a licensed dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, office manager or industry representative, etc. wishing to attain Advanced Proficiency recognition
  • Applicant must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry prior to applying to Advanced Proficiency
  • Applicant must be a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry; Candidates must maintain ALD membership during the AP process
  • To earn the award, candidates must attend a minimum of 2 ALD Annual Conferences during the Advanced Proficiency process

Advanced Certification Part III – Case Study Presentation Fee

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency AND Advanced Certification Part I & II MEMBERS ONLY $350.00 Register
Close The Written and Oral Presentation is administered in person during and ALD Conference or Meeting. The Presentation Submission Guidelines, Checklists, and Examination Grade Sheets are provided upon application for the appropriate track. The Clinical Simulation Exam (Part II) and the Case Study Presentation Exam (Part III), both require a passing score of 85%.

Passing both the Online Written Exam (Part I) AND the Clinical Simulation Examination (Part II) is a prerequisite for presenting the Part III Written and Oral Presentation Examination.

Close contact with your assigned mentor is strongly recommended as you prepare your presentations. Strict adherence to the level of difficulty of selected cases / modules is a required criteria. If either you or your mentor has any doubts about whether your cases / modules are of a sufficient level of difficulty, please contact the Certification Committee Chair or Co-Chairs.

You may present your Written and Oral Presentations during any annual conference or ALD meeting event after successfully completing both the online examination and the clinical simulation examination. Most candidates take 3 years to appropriately prepare and successfully complete this level of proficiency status. If you have all the required documentation you could complete Part I and Part II in one year and apply for Part III the next year.

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Application Requirements for Advanced Proficiency

  • Applicant must be a licensed dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, office manager or industry representative, etc. wishing to attain Advanced Proficiency recognition
  • Applicant must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry prior to applying to Advanced Proficiency
  • Applicant must be a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry; Candidates must maintain ALD membership during the AP process
  • To earn the award, candidates must attend a minimum of 2 ALD Annual Conferences during the Advanced Proficiency process
Successful participation in all 3 parts of Advanced Proficiency is required to meet this level of education; passing marks are required on each part, and separate applications for each part are required




Academy of Laser Dentistry Disclaimer
The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The Academy of Laser Dentistry assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers pertaining to protocols for laser treatment. Any suggested protocols for treatment may be based upon the speakers' own clinical experience and should not be construed as Academy of Laser Dentistry recommended protocols. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry. The Academy of Laser Dentistry appreciates its members who share their knowledge. This level of dedication to lasers in dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

Disclosure of Speaker and Faculty Commercial Relationships
According to the Academy’s Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any ALD meeting or conference are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in the conference program and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.




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