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Academy of Laser Dentistry Showcasing the Powerful Healing Potential of Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) During ALD 2018

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), will be showcasing the healing potential of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) during ALD 2018, Dentistry’s Laser Meeting.

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), will be showcasing the healing potential of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) during ALD 2018, Dentistry’s Laser Meeting. The event is taking place from April 26-28th at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. PBMT utilizes low-level laser light or light-emitting diodes to stimulate cellular function which leads to beneficial clinical effects including accelerating tissue repair and reducing pain and inflammation at the site where the beam is applied.

According to ALD’s executive director, Gail Siminovsky, “The Academy of Laser Dentistry is leading the way in creating awareness and providing education related to the adoption of PBMT in dentistry. Currently, the most common PBMT dental applications include treating patients afflicted with oral mucositis caused by chemotherapy and those suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Both PBMT applications will be prominently featured in this year’s program.” Here are some examples of ALD 2018’s unbiased PBMT-focused keynotes, lectures and workshops:


  • A Story Not Silenced by Oral Cancer - Eva Grayzel
  • Light Years Ahead: Use of Photobiomodulation in Oral Mucositis - Annette Quinn, RN, MSN
  • Photobiomodulation in Oral Oncology - Joel Epstein, DMD, MSD
  • The Effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy on the Immune Response - Jeri-Anne Lyons, PhD
  • Watts It All About? A Little-Understood Area of PBMT but Worth the Time - James Carroll, AMInstP, FRSM
  • Oral Physician – The Role of Dentists in Diagnosis and Management of Mucositis and Other Cancer-Related Oral Complications - Arun Darbar, BDS; Annette Quinn, RN, MSN; Joel Epstein, DMD, MSD; James Carroll, AMInstM, FRSM

  • History of PBMT Research in Australia and Its Relevance to Dentistry, Including Headache and Pain - Ann Liebert, PhD
  • A Review of the Nd:YAG Laser for Photobiomodulation and Practical Application of a Flat-Top Handpiece in Dentistry - Jason Pang, BDS
  • 4-Year Follow-Up of Clinical Cases Involving Healing of Soft and Hard Tissues by Stimulating Stem Cells Using Nd:YAG and Diode Lasers at the Lowest Level - Nuran Çulcuo?lu, DDS, MSc
  • Photobiomodulation Techniques and Targets for TMD - James Carroll, AMInstP, FRSM
  • Adapting a 940-nm High-Intensity Surgical Diode Laser as an Intraoral Photobiomodulation Unit Juliana Barros, DDS, MS
General PBMT Workshop - Gerald Ross, DDS; Arun Darbar, BDS

Note: The keynotes, lectures and workshops listed above may discuss investigational devices or treatments that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications, or may describe off-label treatments or uses of these devices. For detailed and up-to-date information about ALD 2018, including courses, exhibitors, social events and registration, click here. About the Academy of Laser Dentistry: The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is the only independent and unbiased non-profit association devoted to laser dentistry and includes clinicians, academicians and researchers in all laser wavelengths. The Academy is devoted to clinical education, research, and the development of standards and guidelines for the safe and effective use of dental laser technology. ALD was founded in 1993, with the merging of the International Academy of Laser Dentistry, the North American Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Academy of Laser Dentistry. For more information, visit

About ALD 2018: ALD’s upcoming annual meeting (ALD2018) promises to be the Academy’s biggest annual event to date. This year’s theme is “Innovation, Illumination, Imagination – Celebrating Laser Dentistry 25 Years and Beyond.” ALD 2018 will take place from April 26-28th at the Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida. For details and to register, visit

Michael Ventriello 2018-03-13