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Standard Level Certification Course - Diode Laser Practical Applications Workshop (2 parts)
Friday, July 19, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Lecture & Hands-On

Standard Level Certification Course - Diode Laser Practical Applications Workshop (Part 1 and 2)

Date: July 19, 2024

Speaker: John Graeber, DMD, MAGD, MALD, FICD
Location: AGD 2024 Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

Times: Part 1 (8am - 11am), Part 2 (1pm - 4pm)

AGD Subject Code: 135: Laser Therapy/Electrosurgery
Course Type: Participation
Bundle Fee: $675

This program is designed both as a review of basic laser science, safety and laser-tissue interaction as well as a hands-on experience that translates to Monday-morning application. Participants will learn how a diode laser can replace the use of a scalpel in routine soft-tissue procedures, especially those in conjunction with dental restorations. Use of a diode laser also enhances the results of presurgical and surgical periodontal procedures. Emphasis will be placed on laser-tissue interaction, widely accepted techniques of gingival alteration, hemostasis, troughing for impressions and other periodontal procedures. The diode laser is most useful used as a soft-tissue handpiece when preparing the gingival environment for restorative dentistry. New techniques of diode lasers as therapeutic tools for many mouth conditions will be explained. The use of microscopic videos of actual procedures will be extensively used. The practical experience will involve procedures using animal and vegetable models. Participants are encouraged to bring their own diode lasers, personal magnification and safety glasses, if available, to the afternoon session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how a diode laser should be used properly and safely for soft-tissue surgery and modification for dental restorations.
  • Learn how a diode laser can replace a scalpel and curette.
  • Learn how a diode laser has become a must-have in controlling bacterial infection.
  • Practice actual soft-tissue procedures under the guidance of a clinical expert

To register, please go to: https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting.