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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
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)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Panel Question and Answer Session

Implantology, Periodontology, Digital Dentistry


Moderator - Walid Altayeb, DDS:

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

Panel Q&A
1:15 PM-3:00 PM Break  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS; Sam Low, DDS, MS; Ed 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
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
Aesthetic Dentistry
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Hanaa Nassar, DDS, MSc, PhD
The Aesthetic Blend Factors: Combining Ultraconservative Veneer Rehabilitation and Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy
Aesthetic 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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6:45 PM


6:55 PM

Seidner Laser Research Oral Presentations

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, DDS - Clinical Outcomes of Adjunctive Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease
Edmond Rexha, DDS - Peri-Implant Defect Morphology and Temperature Changes During Er,Cr:YSGG-Laser Decontamination
Wenbin Feng - 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 Aesthetic Dentistry
General Dentistry


Friday, April 9, 2021
Time Title Track/Topic
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Conference Daily Opening & Welcome  
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS
Innovative Endodontics Using SWEEPS: An Update
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Lawrence Kotlow, DDS
A Synopsis of the ALD Pediatric Symposium
11:00 AM-11:45 AM Jeffrey Harrison, BA, DDS
Dental Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorder/Breathing
12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Panel Question and Answer Session

New Techniques and Technology

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

12:45 AM-1:30 PM V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
Dental Aerosols:  Air Safety in Dental Offices
Sponsored by CariFree
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
Vendor Showcase / Business of Dentistry
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Break  
4:00 PM-4:45 PM Annual Meeting & Awards  
5:00 PM-5:45 PM Manaf T. Agha, DDS, MD, PhD
Laser Treatment for Oral Melanin Hyperpigmentation
Aesthetic Dentistry
5:00 PM-5:45 PM Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, BSDH
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction
5:45 PM-6:30 PM Islam Kassem, BDS, MSc, FDS RCS
Seven Secrets in Successful Facial Aesthetics
Aesthetic 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 Aesthetic Medicine
Aesthetic Dentistry
6:30 PM-7:15 PM Camille Luke, RDH, MSDH
You Are Not Alone!
7:15 PM-8:00 PM

Panel Question and Answer Session


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






Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time Title Track/Topic
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Conference Daily Opening & Welcome   
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Joseph Arnabat-Dominguez, MD, DDS, PhD
Effect of Photobiomodulation on Long-Standing Neurosensory Alterations of the Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerve
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-12:00 PM Photography Demonstration: How to take great photos
*Sponsored by SHOFU
Business of Dentistry 
12:00 PM-12:30 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
Win-Win Business Model from Oral IQ, LLC Sponsored by Oral IQ
Business of Dentistry 
12:00 PM-12:30 PM Arun A. Darbar, BDS DGDP; Marta Maciak, DMD, PhD
New Wavelength‚ New Possibilities
12:30 PM-1:00 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-3:45 PM

Panel Question and Answer Session


Moderator - James Carroll, FRSM
Panelists - Joseph Arnabat-Dominguez, MD, DDS, PhD; Mel A. Burchman, DDS; Marta Maciak, DMD, PhD; Maite Moreno, DDS, MS; Jason Pang, BSc, BDS, MSc; Gerald Ross, DDS; Grace Sun, DDS, MALD, MAGD, MICOI, FAACD; Christopher Walinski, DDS; 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

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General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Walid Altayeb, Qatar

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General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Grace Sun, Los Angeles, CA

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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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