Dentistry’s Laser Meeting | 24+ CEUs | Stay at Home | Live & On-Demand Access


Education of laser use is how we learn to practice safely and efficiently. Every day ALD helps more dentists and hygienists become comfortable using their laser investment to effectively apply the techniques on their patients.

Take the next step in advancing your laser education at the ALD Virtual Conference from April 8-10, 2021





Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time Title   Track/Topic
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Conference Opening & Welcome    
9:15 AM-10:00 AM Samuel Low, DDS, MS, MEd
The New Standard of Care in Managing Peri-Implant Disease
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Samuel Low, DDS, MS, MEd
A “How to” Live Demonstration for the 5 Most Frequent Laser Uses
  Demonstration Course
Laser Applications
10:00 AM-10:45 AM Robert Miller, MA, DDS, FACD
Treatment of Peri-Implantitis Using UVC Lasers
10:45 AM-11:30 AM Robin D. Horton, BDS
How Digital Technology Enables Safer and More Accurate Implant Planning and Computer-Guided Surgery
*Sponsored by Nobel Biocare UK
11:30 AM-12:15 PM Akira Aoki, DDS, PhD
Er:YAG Laser-Assisted Comprehensive Periodontal Pocket Therapy (Er-LCPT)
  Implantology Periodontology
12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Tracks: Implantology, Periodontology


Moderator - Walid Altayeb, DDS, MScD, PhD

Panelists - Akira Aoki, DDS, PhD; DDS; Robin D. Horton, BDS; Samuel Low, DDS, MS, MEd; Robert Miller, MA, DDS, FACD


LIVE Panel Q&A
1:15 PM-3:00 PM Break    
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS; Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd; Edward R. Kusek, DDS
Diode Lasers for Therapy of Peri-Implantitis
  Controversies in Dentistry
4:00 PM-4:45 PM Keith Brewster, DDS
Overview of CBCT, CT, MRI, and PET Scan Technologies
  Esthetic Dentistry / Digital Dentistry
4:45 PM-5:30 PM Kenneth Luk, BDS, DGDP (UK), MGD (CDSHK), MSc (Hong Kong)
Use of a 445-nm Blue Laser in Clinical Dentistry
  Esthetic Dentistry
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Hanaa Nassar, DDS, MSc, PhD
The Esthetic Blend Factors: Combining Ultraconservative Veneer Rehabilitation and Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  Esthetic Dentistry
6:00 PM-6:30 PM Sara Kassem, MSc, PhD
An In Vitro Comparative Scanning Electron Microscope Analysis of Desensitizing Toothpaste and Diode Laser, Alone or Coupled, for Evaluation of Efficacy of Dentinal Tubule Occlusion
  General Dentistry

6:00 PM-7:00 PM


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 6:20 PM


6:30 PM


 6:40 PM


6:50 PM

Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholarship and Research Grants Program


Yujin Ohsugi, DDS, PhD

Novel Bone Regenerative Therapy:  Sequential Microarray Analysis of Er:YAG Laser-Ablated Bone Tissue and the Modification of Gene Expression in Osteocytes and Osteoblasts
Sayaka Katagiri, DDS, PhD Photobiomodulatory Suppressive Effect of a 910-nm Diode Laser on Periodontal Disease Progression in Mice
Marcos Garcia, DDSClinical Outcomes of Adjunctive Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease

Edmond Rexha, DDSPeri-Implant Defect Morphology and Temperature Changes During Er,Cr:YSGG-Laser Decontamination
Wenbin Feng, BS - In Vitro Comparison of Traditional vs. Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Techniques for Interproximal Reduction in Orthodontics

  Seidner Laser Research
6:30 PM-7:00 PM John J. Graeber, DMD, MAGD, MALD, FICD
Finding Virgin Caries
  General Dentistry
7:00 PM-7:30 PM Charles Hoopingarner, DDS, FAGD, MALD
Lasers and Labs: Your Best Friends in Esthetic Dentistry
  General Dentistry


Friday, April 9, 2021
Time Title Track/Topic
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Conference Daily Opening & Welcome  
9:15 AM-10:00 AM Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS
Innovative Endodontics Using SWEEPS: An Update

New Techniques & Technology:


10:00 AM-11:00 AM Lawrence Kotlow, DDS
A Retrospective Synopsis of ALD's 2021 Winter Pediatric Health Symposium
New Techniques & Technology: Pediatric Dentistry
11:00 AM-11:45 AM Jeffrey Harrison, DDS
Dental Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
New Techniques & Technology: Sleep Disorder/Breathing
11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Question-and-Answer Session

Trarck: New Techniques and Technology

Moderator - Rishita Jaju, DMD
Panelists - Jeffrey Harrison, BA, DDS; Lawrence Kotlow, DDS; Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS

LIVE Panel Q&A
12:45 PM-1:30 PM V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
Dental Aerosols:  Air Safety in Dental Offices
*Sponsored by CariFree
Business of Dentistry
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MSc, PhD

Ideal Clinical Laser Dentistry Using Multiple Diode Laser Wavelengths (450, 650, & 980 nm)

*Sponsored by Wuhan Pioon Technology Co., Ltd

Business of Dentistry
1:30 PM-2:30 PM Kelly Blodgett, DMD, NMD, IBDM
Predictable Periodontal Payoffs!  (A PPP We Can All Support):  Combining Lasers and Rx Periodontal Trays for Optimal Clinical Outcomes
*Sponsored by Perio Protect
Business of Dentistry
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Break  
4:00 PM-4:45 PM 28th Annual ALD Membership Meeting & Awards
LIVE - Meet Up
5:00 PM-5:45 PM Manaf T. Agha, DDS, MD, PhD
Laser Treatment for Oral Melanin Hyperpigmentation
Esthetic Dentistry
5:00 PM-5:45 PM Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, BSDH; Mary Lynn Smith, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction
5:45 PM-6:30 PM

IslamKassem, BDS, MSc, FDS RCS

Seven Secrets in Successful Facial Esthetics

Esthetic Dentistry
5:45 PM-6:30 PM Kristin Pristavec-Hunter, RDH, BS
Innovative Technology: A Review of Current Lasers
6:30 PM-7:00 PM Marta Maciak, DMD, PhD
A Concept of Using Various Laser Wavelengths in Effective, Noninvasive Esthetic Medicine
Esthetic Dentistry
6:30 PM-7:15 PM Camille Luke, RDH, MSDH
You Are Not Alone!
7:15 PM-8:00 PM

Panel Discussion:  Question-and-Answer Session for Dental Hygienists

Track: Hygiene

Moderator - Angie Wallace, RDH
Panelists - Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Camille Luke, RDH, MSDH; Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, BSDH; Kristin Pristavec-Hunter, RDH, BS; Mary Lynn Smith, RDH

LIVE Panel Q&A





Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time Title Track/Topic
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Conference Daily Opening & Welcome   
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Josep Arnabat-Dominguez, MD, DDS, PhD
Effect of Photobiomodulation on Long-Standing Neurosensory Alterations of the Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerves
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Rose Nierman, RDH
Cross-Coding: Incorporating Medical Billing for Laser Dentistry
*Sponsored by Nierman Practice Management
Business of Dentistry 
10:15 AM-11:00 AM Mel A. Burchman, DDS
Using Dental Lasers to Treat the Chemotherapy Patient



10:15 AM-11:00 AM Ron Kaminer, DDS, FAGD
Technology-Driven Restorative Dentistry
*Sponsored by SHOFU
Business of Dentistry 
11:00 AM-11:45 AM Gerald Ross, DDS
Photobiomodulation in the Treatment of Facial Pain / TMD



11:45 AM-12:15 PM Grace Sun, DDS, MALD, MAGD, MICOI, FAACD
PBMT at Home



11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Edward R Kusek, DDS

Clinical Photography with Use of the Shofu EyeSpecial C-III
*Sponsored by SHOFU

Business of Dentistry 
Demonstration Course


12:15 PM-12:45 PM

Maite Moreno, DDS, MS

State of the Art and Future of Laser-Assisted Oral Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Application in Dental and Medical Conditions for Tissue Engineering



12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Hans Kristian Skjorshammer, BSc
A Win-Win Business Model with PBMT

*Sponsored by Oral IQ

Business of Dentistry 


12:45 PM-1:15 PM Arun A. Darbar, BDS, DGDP(UK)
Prevention and Management of Orofacial Muscle Fatigue



1:15 PM-1:45 PM Christopher Walinski, DDS
What I Did on My COVID Break



1:00 PM-2:30 PM Break  
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Jason Pang, BSc, BDS, MSc
1064-nm Nd:YAG as a Novel Wavelength for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis



3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Panel Discussion:  Question-and-Answer Session:  Photobiomodulation

Track: Photobiomodulation

Moderator - James Carroll, AMInstP, FRSM
Panelists - Josep Arnabat-Dominguez, MD, DDS, PhD; Mel A. Burchman, DDS; Arun A. Darbar, BDS, DGDP(UK)Maite Moreno, DDS, MS; Jason Pang, BSc, BDS, MSc; Gerald Ross, DDS; Grace Sun, DDS, MALD, MAGD, MICOI, FAACD; Christopher Walinski, DDS



*Program schedule subject to change without prior notice. 

















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2021 Conference Committee


Conference Committee Chair

Dr. Arun Darbar, United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]

General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Walid Altayeb, Qatar

Email: [email protected]

General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Grace Sun, Los Angeles, CA

Email: [email protected]






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ALD Organization Disclosure - Disclaimer on Protocols and Opinions


The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during a presentation represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speakers 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 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.

Note: These presentations discuss investigational devices that may not yet have received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications, or describes off-label uses.





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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