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ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Course - Dallas, TX
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 8:00 AM EST
Category: Lecture & Hands-On

ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Course

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Dallas, TX at ALD 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel
*Conference attendance is not required to take the Standard Level Course
Instructors: Dr. Juliana Barros, Dr. Shelly Patel, Angie Wallace, RDH


ALD certification is a professional certificate program that ALD offers to individuals who demonstrate proficiency in standard and advanced aspects of lasers in dentistry.  These programs allow individuals to demonstrate that ALD recognizes them as a skilled professional in laser dentistry. Completing an ALD certification course can help you differentiate yourself from your competitors, attract new patients, and improve patient and team satisfaction. Currently, the ALD recognizes 3 levels of dental laser certification: Standard, Fellowship and Mastership Certification (Fellowship & Mastership announcement coming soon!).


Be prepared to learn and understand through online learning, lecture, discussion, and hands-on participation. 


ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Course - A Certificate Program

This program is a peer-reviewed, hands-on training, comprehensive laser certificate course for the entire dental team.  This program provides candidates with a strong foundational understanding of laser physics, laser tissue interaction, characteristics of various laser wavelengths, clinical case studies, laser safety, regulatory information and a live hands-on portion. 

Educational Objectives - These 12 CEU hours include:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of laser physics and laser-tissue interaction.
  • How variations in the laser’s wavelength, power, and temporal modes can be used to alter desired clinical outcomes.
  • An understanding of laser operation and safety features in a hands-on learning assessment exercise.
  • Practical hands-on exercises in laser-assisted clinical procedures on porcine tissue under controlled supervision.
  • Fulfillment of the Dental Laser Licensure Requirements.


  • Part 1 - Foundations in Laser Dentistry - Self-paced Online Digital Learning Program (6 CEU's) - Pre-Course Work
  • Chapter: 1 Fundamentals of Light
  • Chapter: 2 Production of Light
  • Chapter: 3 Laser-Tissue and Laser-Material Interactions
  • Chapter: 4 Clinical Applications in Laser Dentistry
  • Chapter: 5 Laser Safety in Dentistry
  • Part 2 - Hands-on Clinical Simulation & Training (in person) - Provided by an approved ALD Trainer at ALD 2023 in Dallas, TX
    Includes a minimum of 6 hours of didactic device-specific or wavelength(s)-specific training, more than 3 hours of which are devoted to supervised hands-on activities which includes a comprehensive clinical simulation examination. Also included is a 1-hour review of the Part 1 key concepts and a course evaluation. (6 CEU's from trainer or venue).
    PLEASE NOTE: Parts 1 and 2 must be successfully completed prior to taking the Standard Level Online Exam (Part 3).

  • Part 3 - ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Online Exam - Timed 1-hour exam with 75 question multiple-choice questions. This is a CLOSED book exam. The online exam is administered by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (1 CE from ALD).

The Standard Level Course also forms the base credential for progressing to the Fellowship and Mastership Certification Programs. Successful candidates of the Standard Level Course, can immediately apply for the Fellowship Program.


Successful Standard Level Course Completion

In order to successfully complete the ALD Dental Laser Standard Level Course in its entirety, you must successfully complete all 3 Parts (as described above) within 90 days of your Part 2 Hands-on course date. After the 90 days have passed, the course will be closed, and anyone who has successfully completed the course will receive their continuing education record of completion and Standard Level Course certificate within 6-8 weeks from that close date.  


Registration Information
Register HERE.  Then, click Register Now. You can chose to register for only this Standard Level Certification Course or you can also attend the conference. Please review the registration rates prior to registration. If you have any questions, please call our office at 954.346.3776. 

Important Note: Registration for the Standard Level Course also includes 1-year ALD Complimentary Membership.