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Standard Proficiency Recognition
by Credential Program
A 2018 Opportunity

On February 28, 2014 in Scottsdale, ALD Certification Chairman Dr. Mel Burchman presented awards to Dr. Jennifer Matthews and Dr. Laurene Duke during the President's Awards Ceremony. 

Dr. Bradley Dykstra


On June 25, 2011 the ALD Board of Directors approved the opportunity for an Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Proficiency Recognition by Credential Program to launch in 2012. Biolase and WCLI are the first to provide the curriculum for their educational programs for consideration for recognition by credential, a process the ALD hopes will unite the laser community in its quest for laser education.

An application process is now in place for any WCLI fellow who becomes an ALD member in good standing to apply his or her WCLI Continuing Education credentials to the ALD for consideration and recognition. "We are pleased to finally have a process in place that will recognize an individual's WCLI Fellowship level of education", said Dr. Mel Burchman Certification Committee Chair. This program is designed to welcome more members, recognize their education thus far, and invite dentists and hygienists to participate in ALD's Advanced Proficiency Program.

Members of recognized laser organizations may apply for Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Proficiency by Credentials with curricular scrutiny by the Certification committee. Contact the office of the Executive Director for further information.

Application Process

  1. Download SP by Credential Application Form in Word.
  2. Complete all parts of the application and send electronically to
  3. Applications will be processed within 30-45 days.
  4. The application fee of $125 will be invoiced to you upon receipt of application. Payment must be received within 30-45 days of application.

Criteria for Successful Review

  1. Fully completed application and verified WCLI Fellowship.
  2. Accepting your Standard Proficiency by Credential in person at an ALD annual conference and exhibition.
  3. ALD membership.

 Application Deadline - All components of your application must be received by December 31, 2017.


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