ALD 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition


Conference Schedule*




7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Speaker Check-in Granite Boardroom

7:15 am - 3:15 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ALD Registration Desk Open Prairie Foyer
 8:00 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast Bluestem Foyer
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Pre-Conference Certification Programs Bluestem rooms
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break for Lunch Prairie Foyer
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Refresh Break Prairie Foyer
5:00 pm - 7:00pm  ALD Registration Desk Open Prairie Foyer
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


American Dental Education Association - Special Interest Group-Lasers in Dentistry

 Bluestem 1
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Conference Orientation: How to Get the Most Knowledge and Enjoyment as a First-Time Attendee - John Sulewski, MA & Dr. James Carreiro, Conference Chairman

Bluestem 2-3
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Industry Leaders Invitation to Meet ALD Leaders
Dr. James Carreiro, Dr. Walid Altayeb, Gail Siminovsky, CAE
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm President’s Appreciation Reception for International Guests, Volunteers & Industry Partners (By Invitation) Carsu Patio

Pre-Conference Certification Programs (Optional)

9:00 am - 4:30 pm



ALD Standard Level Hands-on Course

ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Certification Course

Room: Bluestem 2-3

Dr. Juliana Barros, Dr. Shalizeh Patel,
Angie Wallace, RDH

ALD Advanced Level Hands-on Course
Course below may be taken as a stand-alone OR as an add-on to the ALD Conference.
Course may be applied towards Fellowship/Mastership Certification.
(For more information on Fellowship/Mastership,
click here)


Esthetics Module: Laser Assisted Esthetic Dentistry - Advanced Module

Download course schedule here.

Room: Bluestem 1

Prof. Walid Altayeb, DDS, MSc, PhD



FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023


7:00 am - 4:30 pm Speakers Lounge Open Granite Ballroom
7:15 am - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
7:15 am - 4:00 pm  ALD Registration Desk Open Prairie Foyer

7:15 am - 4:00 pm &

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Silent Auction for Dr. Seidner Student Scholarship and Research Grants 

Prairie DEF
 8:30 am - 5:15 pm  ALD Heartland Dental Laser Standard Course - Certificate Program Bluestem 2-3
 8:30 am - 12:10 pm  Education Programming - General Sessions  
8:30 am - 9:15 am Keynote Presentation: Lasers for Practice Success - How To Leverage Your Laser To Transform Your Business Prairie ABC
10:15 am - 10:45 am  Morning Refresh Break in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

ALD Award Presentation: TH Maiman Award for Excellence in Dental Laser Research

ALD Award Presentation: Dr. Glenda Payas Educator Award

Prairie ABC
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch and Café Chats in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm  Educational Programming - Workshops (Concurrent sessions)  
 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm  Afternoon Refresh Break in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm PBM Foundation Meeting Sunflower
 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Exhibit Hall Re-Opens for 30th Annual Anniversary Welcome Party Prairie DEF



8:30 am - 9:15 am Keynote Presentation
Lasers for Practice Success: How to Leverage Your Laser to Transform Your Business - Room: Prairie ABC Nick Clausen, MBA

 8:30 am - 5:15 pm - ALD Partner Programs

ALD Heartland Dental Laser Standard Course

Room: Bluestem 2-3

Yolanda Cox, RDH

Dr. Tim Larson

9:15 am - 12:00 pm - General Sessions

9:15 - 10:15 Panel Discussion

Taking Photobiomodulation to the Mainstream Use in Dentistry 

Room: Prairie ABC

 Moderator: Dr. Chris Walinski



James Carroll

Dr. Praveen Arany

Dr. Grace Sun

11:00 am - 11:30 am

An Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine

Room: Prairie ABC


Dr. Jeffrey Harrison

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The 10 Commandments of “En-Lightened” Dentistry

Room: Prairie ABC


John J. Graeber, DMD


1:45 PM - 5:15 PM - Workshops (Concurrent sessions - Make your selection when registering)

PBM: A Practical Workshop

Room: Prairie C

OralIQ  Thor Photobiomodulation    Summus Medical Laser

Dr. Mel Burchman

Dr. Arun Darbar

Dr. Grace Sun

Room: Prairie B

 Deka Dental Lasers         Convergent

Dr. Jeffrey Harrison

Scott Parker, DDS

Anthony Bolamperti, DDS

Laser-Assisted Soft Tissue Applications in Every Day Dentistry

Room: Prairie A

 Biolase   Ultradent

John J. Graeber, DMD

Restorative Dentistry: Doing Laser Cavity Preps Without Anesthesia That Will 'WOW" Your Patients and Increase Production

Room: Bluestem 1

Biolase    Convergent Solea  Fortune Management

 Nick Clausen, MBA







7:00 am - 2:30 pm Speakers Lounge Open Granite Ballroom
7:15 am - 2:30 pm  ALD Registration Desk Open Prairie Foyer
7:15 am - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open Prairie DEF
7:15 am - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Educational Programming - General Sessions Prairie AB
10:00 am - 10:10 am

ALD Award Presentation: John Sulewski Distinguished Service Award

ALD Award Presentation:  Dr. Glenda Payas Educator Award
Prairie AB
10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Refresh Break in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

2023 Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholar 
An Innovative Buffalo Fluoride Laser Odontoplasty (BFLO) Approach to Prevent Dental Caries
Ridham Vrailal Varsani, BDS University of Buffalo School of Dentistry

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

ALD General Membership Meeting

ALD Award Presentation: John Sulewski Distinguished Service Award

ALD Award Presentation:  Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence

Prairie AB
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Café Chats in Exhibit Hall Prairie DEF
 2:15 pm - 5:30 pm Educational Programming - Workshops (Concurrent sessions)  
 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Break Prairie Foyer
 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Attendee Appreciation Reception - Join Us on the Patio for Farewell Refreshments!  Carsu Patio
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ALD Board of Directors Meeting  



8:30 am - 12:30 pm - General Sessions in Room Prairie AB

8:30 am - 9:00 am 

PBM and Acupuncture in OroFacial Pain Management

Dr. Grace Sun

9:00 am - 9:30 am

A Comparative Twin Study of Radiation Induced Side Effects and Their Mitigation by a PBM Protocol in Equivalent Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Ann Liebert

9:30 am - 10:00 am 

Lasers, Implants, Computer-Navigated Surgery and the Digital Workflow. How Does It All Fit In?

 Dr. Robin Horton

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Peri-Implantitis Revisited

Dr. Ed Kusek

11:15 pm - 11:45 am

Esthetic Crown Lengthening: Open-Flap versus FlaplessBiolase

Prof. Walid Altayeb

8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Lasers and Adjunctive Therapies in Hygiene Track - Room Prairie C

 Hygiene Program Sponsored by

Biolase  EMS ALD Corporate Sponsor   PerioProtect     

UltradentThor PhotobiomodulationOral IQ Innovative Optics

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts: How Utilizing a Combination of Tactics Leads to the Best Patient Outcomes


 Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Using Lasers in the Hygiene Department to Give Your Patients the Highest Standard of Care


Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Periodontal Treatment for the Post-Antibiotic Age


 Meghan Radcliff, RDH

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion

"Alone We Can Do So Little, Together We Can Do So Much” - Dentists and Hygienists Working Together


Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH; Meghan Radcliff, RDH; Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH; Yolanda Cox, RDH; Mel Burchman, DDS, MALD

2:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Workshops (Concurrent sessions - Make your selection when registering)

Room: Prairie B

Integrative Healing Workshop



Rana Al Rasheed, BDS

Bebe Lin, DAOM

Room: Prairie A

ROI for Your 810/980-nm Diode Laser for Dentists 


Dr. Ed Kusek

Room: Bluestem 1

Laser-Assisted Esthetic Crown Lengthening


Prof. Walid Altayeb

Room: Bluestem 2-3

Open Versus Closed Flap Laser Periodontal Surgery


Dr. Samuel Low

Room: Prairie C

Let's Get Physical - Lasers, Adjunctive Therapies, & Modalities: A Hands-on Rotation Workshop

Lynn Atkinson, RDH

*Schedule subject to change without notice





ALD 2023 Exhibitors



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. © Copyright 2022 Academy of Laser Dentistry.  All rights reserved.