ALD BLOG

Libya is the Newest ALD Study Club

The Chair of the new ALD Study Club in Libya, Dr. Ali Elmalih shares his experience and enthusiasm in holding the first ALD hands-on-training course for the club. Over the last year I worked with Dr. Walid Altayeb to make this happen. Last March we organized the first ALD course in Libya. By the way, it was the first professional laser course in the field of laser dentistry in the country! I’m very happy and proud that we have an ALD study club in Libya now.

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Intraoral Fire Due to Lasers

ALD Member Spotlight: Dr. Robin Horton

The Member Spotlight this month is on Dr. Robin Horton. Dr. Horton is a dentist based in Harpenden, United Kingdom where he runs a very busy practice, Wayside Dental Practice. In this member spotlight we find out how his enthusiasm for lasers started and why it continues, how lasers have benefitted his practice and his patients. Although not mentioned in the article, Dr. Horton is also an avid cyclist and will be taking on Mount Ventoux in Southern France in June! Photos shared below. Keep reading to get to know Dr. Horton. 

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Photobiomulation and the Opioid Crisis

In November 2019, as a member of the editorial board of Photobiomodulation,Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, I was asked to write an editorial on the topic of Photobiomodulation Treatment (PBMT) as a possible answer to the opioid crisis. (1) I started using PBMT in my small-town dental practice in 1993 and have eliminated using post-operative opioid prescriptions ever since.  

 

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ALD IMPACT REPORT

A litmus test of a great organization is the ability to change while staying the same. In other words, being able to adapt to a changing environment while maintaining its core values and principles. That is exactly what the ALD is doing as we streamline our governance structure to operate more efficiently and maximize resources – paving the way to success in 2022 and beyond.

 

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The Benefit of Membership

Through ALD members have access to comprehensive world-class clinical education, research and practice guidance for the safe and effective use of laser technology that ensures both your patients’ and your practice’s well-being, every day. ALD Membership helps you improve laser skills, elevate your patient care, increase patient satisfaction. Successful laser practice integration provides greater profitability and insights into new laser opportunities.

 

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What is ALD's Laser Certification Program?

The Academy of Laser Dentistry's Certification Program is a structured educational mechanism for dental practitioners wishing to demonstrate high standards and clinical proficiency in laser dentistry. Becoming an Academy of Laser Dentistry certified professional can help you differentiate yourself from your competitors, attract and win new patients, build loyalty and improve patient and team satisfaction.

 

 

 

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