2022 ALD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Dentistry’s Laser Meeting | Tuesdays & Thursdays in April 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm ET

April 5 & 7 | April 12 & 14 | April 19 & 21

 

Join us without traveling for the 29th ALD Annual Conference & Exhibition, April and May 2022.  Together we will navigate disruptions in a new learning experience. ALD promises a different way to enjoy virtual CE at incredibly affordable registration rates.  Trust in ALD to INSPIRE your passion for laser technology in new ways.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
  • Get INSPIREd in 2022. Inspire yourself and build on what you know or learn something new
  • Invigorate yourself, your team, and your patients
  • Ask questions and participate in lively small group discussions
  • Learn about the benefits and resources ALD offers to dental professionals of all experience levels
  • Innovate your practice with new techniques and applications

No matter where you are on your professional journey, during the ALD 2022 Conference we promise to INSPIRE your use of lasers with new and innovative techniques. If you’re ready to INVIGORATE your dental laser experience, attending the ALD 2022 Conference is for you. Join us to INNOVATE your dental practice with new techniques and applications.  Enhance what you already know to make a difference for your patients.Fulfill CE requirement in a Live Weekly Series in April 2022 or at your convenience on your own time until the end of the year.

 

The following topics are included in ALD’s Call for Abstracts: 

 

  • Laser Dentistry (Hygiene, Pediatrics, General, Perio, etc.)
  • Innovation in Implant Dentistry
  • Emerging Technologies (Sleep, Functional Growth and Development)
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM)
  • PBM mechanism of action (subtopic for PBM)
  • Facial Aesthetics (Neurotoxins & Fillers in Facial Esthetic, Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Oral Esthetics (Depigmentation, etc.)
  • Ortho Movement and Light
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management: The Business of Dentistry (Holistic approaches, marketing your practice, social media, website effectiveness, treatment planning and billing)
  • Controversies in Dentistry
  • Laser Safety
  • Digital Dentistry (CBCT, Scanners) 

 

ALD is creating innovative CE sessions for the 29th ALD Annual Conference & Exhibition. Sessions will be live and pre-recorded.  Demonstrations and Live Workshops where attendees receive materials in advance are being planned with supporting sponsors. Interactive Panel Sessions where you can ask questions, will change the way we learn virtually. Selected presentations will showcase ALD and a specific dental application or specific lasers and industry partners. It is through clinical presentations, use of video, and live interactive panel discussions that ALD promises to create a compelling and new virtual experience.

 

EMERGING SPEAKER SERIES - A WELCOME TO NEW SPEAKERS.  ALD’s Call for Abstracts (open until January 14, 2022) features an Innovative New Speakers Series in a TED Talk style Format (10-20 minutes). If there’s something you’ve done in your practice and you’d like to share it along with the result, ALD will help you to create this presentation. If you’ve never spoken before, we will help you to create and polish your presentation. This is an excellent opportunity to have a mentor and work with a stellar production team as a new emerging speaker.

 

Samuel Low, DDS

 

"This year we are thinking differently. We are gathering the best of the best in clinical approach, in industry, in research and bringing it to you in a series of weeks. ALD is leading in a new delivery of virtual education.” 

- Dr. Sam Low, ALD’s Conference Chair, during a recent planning session.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Submission Deadline is January 14, 2022

 

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

 

Share your innovative techniques and inspire others to invest in themselves and in dentistry, this call for abstracts is designed for you to share your innovative ideas with the global laser dentistry community. We are open to fill in clinical and scientific presentations on all aspects of laser use in dentistry and novel emerging technologies. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Submission deadline: January 14, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: February 11, 2022
  • Speaker confirmations due: February 25, 2022

We invite you to tell us about your dentistry by featuring your dental solutions.

 

Formats include

  • Diode Workshops for Users of Specific Lasers (1- 2 hours – Sponsored where the company will send a kit with a visualizer & pig jaw to attendees)
  • Brand Specific Demonstrations on any laser device or application (1-2 hours)
  • Clinical Presentations (30 - 45 minutes)
  • Lectures with use of video (30 - 45 minutes)
  • Scientific Research (15 - 30 minutes)
  • Emerging Speaker Series - A Welcome to New Speakers.  ALD’s Call for Abstracts (open until January 14, 2022) features an Innovative New Speakers Series in a TED Talk style Format (10-20 minutes).   If there’s something you’ve done in your practice and you’d like to share it along with the result, ALD will help you to create this presentation. If you’ve never spoken before, we will help you to create and polish your presentation. This is an excellent opportunity to have a mentor and work with a stellar production team as a new emerging speaker.
  • Dr. Seidner Student Scholarship

Topic Categories

  • Laser Dentistry (Hygiene, Pediatrics, General, Perio, etc.)
  • Innovation in Implant Dentistry
  • Emerging Technologies (Sleep, Functional Growth and Development)
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM)
  • PBM Mechanism of Action
  • Facial Aesthetics (Neurotoxins & Fillers in Facial Esthetic, Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Oral Aesthetics (Depigmentation, etc.)
  • Ortho Movement and Light
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management, The Business of Dentistry (Holistic approach, marketing your practice, social media, website)
  • Controversies in Dentistry
  • Laser Safety
  • Digital Dentistry (CBCT, Scanning Technology)
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

The Abstract Process

The submitted abstracts are thoroughly reviewed by the ALD’s conference team. Abstracts are then graded by a committee of dental professionals from all aspects of the dental industry. The abstracts that grade out at the top are selected and scheduled as demonstrations, workshops and oral presentations. Notifications of acceptance will be mid February after grading is complete and the schedule is organized. 

 

The Academy of Laser Dentistry is fully accredited by ADA CERP.  All of the guidelines governing continuing dental education activities will be followed. Refer to the Abstract Submission Guidelines for further guidance. Below are quick tips on the submission process.  

 

Titles should be descriptive - The title should be engaging and to the point. If the abstract is selected the title will be used to publicly promote the course.

  • Ability level – All courses are indicated for novice or advanced applications.
  • Educational objectives – Abstracts should have 3-4 behavioral objectives. Objectives should be 500 characters or less.
  • Abstract description – The description should be a summary of the course’s purpose. It should clearly expand upon and support the educational objectives. The description should be 2,000 characters or less.
  • Grammar and spelling – Please note that both grammar and spelling are very important. The submissions are not edited prior to grading.
  • After review, selected abstracts are edited prior to being posted online or run in any promotional materials.
  • Submitter and/or presenter information – Full contact information and a biography (not a C.V.) is required. The biography is part of the grading process. The ADA CERP guidelines mandate that a presenter be fully qualified to present educational materials.
  • Full compliance with the ADA CERP guidelines for continuing dental education activities will be followed. Please note this includes commercialism, bias, and image authenticity.
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT 

2022 Conference Committee

 

Dr. Samuel Low

Dr. James Carreiro

Dr. Walid Altayeb

Dr. Arun Darbar

Dr. Larry Lieberman

Dr. Marina Polonsky

Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Dr. Blake Cameron

 

 

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

 

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is a not-for-profit organization qualifying under Section 501c(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.The Academy of Laser Dentistry is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients through the proper use of laser technology. The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, research, and education and to the exchange of information relative to the art and science of the use of lasers in dentistry.  Abstracts, presenter biographies, disclosure information, and product descriptions are published for educational purposes as submitted by the respective presenters and exhibitors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. ALD is not responsible for the opinions expressed by the presenters, exhibitors, and advertisers.  Written permission must be obtained by the Academy to audiotape, videotape, duplicate, and/or distribute any portion of the conference program or proceedings.  The ALD Conference presents opportunities that may discuss investigational devices that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications or describes off-label uses. Practitioners are advised to investigate and consider which medical devices and materials are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and efficacy and which are considered experimental, and which procedures are within the applicable scope of their license, competence, skills, and abilities, as established by their education, training, and experience. Clinicians are advised to review the specific indications for use of their devices and to review their operator manuals for guidance on operating parameters before attempting similar techniques on their patients.

 

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