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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".


ADVANCED PROFICIENCY Examinations

ALD Certification Track

Course Name Description Audience Availability Non-Members Members Registration

Advanced Proficiency Certification Exam

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency MEMBERS ONLY $350.00 Register
Close Note: The Advanced Proficiency Online Written Examination is administered via computer in a proctored setting at an ALD annual conference. To register for Advanced Proficiency, you must register for the next annual meeting and select Advanced Proficiency on your conference registration application. Please ensure that you meet the application requirements (see "Audience" AND read full details on ALD Certification) before submitting your application.

The Advanced Proficiency Review is designed to help you prepare for completing the Advanced Proficiency online written exam. The Review provides instructional lessons that highlight the key concepts you must master in order to pass the written examination. Please note however that the Review does not cover all of the material that you are expected to know and master. It is designed to only highlight the general areas of study. Your preparation for the Online Written Examination should be supplemented by using other references for deeper knowledge and understanding. Candidates may also participate in an in-person Advanced Review Lecture and Discussion at the ALD Annual Conference.

Successful participants in the Online Advanced Review and Examination will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of laser use in all laser wavelengths via an online 175-question multiple choice exam.

For more detailed information on ALD's Advanced Proficiency Certification CLICK HERE
Video Name Year Length Presenter(s)
AP Review Chapter 1 2012 00:05:28 TBD
AP Review Chapter 2 2012 00:10:16 TBD
AP Review Chapter 3 2012 00:17:16 TBD
AP Review Chapter 4 2012 00:19:00 TBD
AP Review Glossary 2012 00:36:52 TBD
AP Review Chapter 5 2012 00:09:54 TBD
 
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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
  • Applicants must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • 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 mark of 85% is required on each part, and separate applications for each part are required

Advanced Proficiency Retake Exam

Description View Audience PRE - REQUISITE: Standard Proficiency & Previous Advanced Exam Attempted MEMBERS ONLY $150.00 Register
Close Note: The Advanced Proficiency Online Written Examination is administered via computer in a proctored setting at an ALD annual conference. To register for Advanced Proficiency, you must register for the next annual meeting and select Advanced Proficiency on your conference registration application. Please ensure that you meet the application requirements (see "Audience" AND read full details on ALD Certification) before submitting your application.

The Advanced Proficiency Review is designed to help you prepare for completing the Advanced Proficiency online written exam. The Review provides instructional lessons that highlight the key concepts you must master in order to pass the written examination. Please note however that the Review does not cover all of the material that you are expected to know and master. It is designed to only highlight the general areas of study. Your preparation for the Online Written Examination should be supplemented by using other references for deeper knowledge and understanding. Candidates may also participate in an in-person Advanced Review Lecture and Discussion at the ALD Annual Conference.

Successful participants in the Online Advanced Review and Examination will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of laser use in all laser wavelengths via an online 175-question multiple choice exam.

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
  • Applicants must have achieved Standard Proficiency level recognition approved by the Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • 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 mark of 85% is 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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