ALD Virtual Learning

The ALD offers virtual learning options to help you continue expanding your knowledge of lasers during this pandemic time. Earn 1 CE for each 1-hour session you attend. Below are the topics to be presented and more to be added as we continue to confirm presenters. Keep checking back as we continue to add new sessions. Those who participate in a live session will receive a CE letter upon completion of the evaluation form.

 

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Sessions to resume after the PBM Symposium taking place on Wednesdays in October



PAST WEBINARS

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Laura Braswell

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

 

Bone Regeneration Using a Diode Laser 

Laura Braswell, DDS, Buckhead Periodontics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

Research has shown that the Nd:YAG laser is effective for bone regeneration. The diode laser can also be used for bone regeneration around implants and natural teeth. A technique will be presented for treating periodontitis and per-implantitis with the ultimate goal of new bone for both tooth and/or implant retention. This step-bystep protocol will explain the purpose and science behind the process showing clinical and radiographic success. Problem cases will also be shown with theoretical concepts of what could have gone wrong. By reviewing our successes and our complications we can all improve our clinical outcomes.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Summarize a clinical case of bone regeneration using a diode laser.
  • Discuss a clinical technique for treating periodontitis and peri-implantitis with a diode laser.
  • Provide a platform to stimulate future investigation into hard tissue regeneration using lasers.

Note: This presentation discusses investigational devices that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications, or describes off-label uses.

 

Category: Peri-implantitis

 

AUGUST 19, 2020 | 7:00 PM ET - 8:00 PM ET


Future Role of Lasers in Treatment of Peri-Implantitis

Edward Kusek, DDS Private Practice, Sioux Falls, SD, USAAbstracts of Current Sessions

This program incorporates a didactic presentation of specific treatments for peri-implantitis that have been successful for clinicians. Laser devices and techniques to be discussed include a 9300-nm carbon dioxide laser (Solea, Convergent Dental, Needham, Mass., USA); 2780- nm Er,Cr:YSGG laser (Waterlase iPlus, Biolase, Irvine, Calif., USA); and photobiomodulation with an 810 and 980-nm diode laser (Gemini, Ultradent, South Jordan, Utah, USA). Included is a discussion of adjuncts used for the treatment, including certain biologics, as well as an explanation of a 2017 consensus report on treating peri-implantitis. 

 

Educational Objectives
  • Discuss the use of laser to disinfect an implant surface.
  • Examine the use of biologic materials to aid in the success of peri-implantitis treatment.
  • Explain the use of photobiomodulation in postoperative care.
  • Summarize the consensus report on peri-implantitis treatment from the 2017 ALD meeting.

Watch the video here.

 

Category: Peri-implantitis

 

 

AUGUST 5, 2020 

Micro-Invasive Dentistry: The Paradigm Shift in Caries Management
John J. Graeber, DMD, MALD, MAGD, FiCD, Private Practice, Morristown, New Jersey

The clinical appearance of caries has changed since the widespread use of fluoride in most populations. Diagnostic instrumentation and treatment protocols have not kept pace.

Technology developed in the past 30 years has made evidence-based diagnosis simple and objective. The advent of Adhesive Dentistry requires traditional technique changes.

Caries management and treatment need an overhaul to make early diagnosis and Micro-Invasive treatment a reality.

The contents of this webinar will challenge and enlighten Dental Professionals to many of these new developments which preserve Dental tissues to the maximum extent possible.

Educational Objectives:

  • Attendees will review Caries management systems
  • Attendees will learn of new advances in caries diagnostic equipment
  • Attendees will see Micro-Invasive techniques in use
  • Attendees will learn of advances in caries microbiology which challenge traditional teaching

Watch the video here.

 

Category: General Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2020

Shedding ‘Light' on Dental Hygiene Laser Procedures:  Q and A with ALD’s Laser Ladies
Jeanette, Miranda, RDH, Mary Lynn Smith, RDH, Angie Wallace, RDH, Lynn Atkinson, RDH

The Hygiene Forum will bring together a panel of hygiene experts who will discuss the most popular questions asked during laser training for the dental hygienist.  Various laser devices, protocols, treatment expectations and State Regulatory issues will be discussed. All four panelists are clinical hygienists and laser educators with a passion for laser dentistry.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the most frequently asked questions for laser training.
  • Relate regulatory issues facing hygienist use of laser devices.
  • Summerize protocols for laser-assisted periodontal therapies.
  • Review photobiomodulation for the dental hygienist.

 Category: Hygiene

 

 

April 14, 2020

Laser-Assisted Endodontics – Disinfection and a Whole Lot More
Justin Kolnick, DDS

While root canal cleaning and disinfection are the primary focus of laser-assisted endodontics, there are other significant applications for lasers in conventional endodontic therapy. The challenges presented, and complications encountered while negotiating complex and anatomically challenging root canal systems are numerous, often frustrating to overcome, time-intensive, and add significant stress to both the dentist and patient. This webinar will highlight the role of lasers in overcoming these obstacles and will introduce new laser concepts such as Laser Patency, Laser Recapitulation as well as Laser Drainage and Decompression. 

The impact of these laser concepts on single-visit endodontic procedures will be presented within the context of endodontic emergency management during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the broader role of lasers in conventional endodontics.
  • Learn new laser concepts that will improve their expertise and competence in the management of commonly encountered complications in endodontics.
  • Understand the application of these concepts to single-visit endodontics and the management of endodontic emergencies during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Category: Endodontics

 

 

James Carroll

April 16, 2020

COVID-19: Speculation on Possible Effects of Photobiomodulation (PBM)
James Carroll, AMInstP, FRSM

No research has been published to-date with PBM on COVID-19 patients, and none is in progress that we are aware of. However, hypothetically there could be some benefits from PBM treatment of symptoms and conceivably improved innate anti-viral immunity. PBM is well known to be immunomodulatory in cell and animal studies though no work has been published specifically on anti-viral immunity in humans or animals. There is encouraging data that PBM reduces the painful symptoms of a herpes zoster infection and herpes simplex eruption, which while interesting these are not respiratory coronavirus infections. What may be more relevant are the anti-inflammatory effects. PBM is a potent antioxidant. It seems to reduce the underlying cause of inflammatory cytokines (including IL-6 a leading player in the cytokine storm), triggering the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), the leading cause of death from COVID-19. Evidence from in vivo models of LPS induced ARDS shows that PBM significantly reduces pulmonary and extrapulmonary inflammation. The research shows there are changes in mRNA levels in the genes involved in the apoptotic process and the DNA fragmentation of inflammatory and alveolar cells.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand how PBM may improve innate immunity
  • Understand how PBM reduces inflammation
  • Understand how to apply PBM to achieve these effects
Category:Photobiomodulationn

 

 

April 21, 2020

Marketing Your Practice in Pediatric Dentistry
Lawrence Kotlow, DDS

Today more than ever the practice of dentistry has and is changed forever. This presentation will go over recommendations on how to attract new infants and mothers. How to use the media to your benefit as well as understand how the internet can be your best friend or worst enemy. Using your laser safely especially in today’s new norm.

Educational Objectives

  • How to use the media and internet to your benefit.
  • Play it safe: examine the infant safely, educating your office and parents.
  • How to properly revise TOTs.
  • Create patient interviews and use your website to your advantage.
Category: Pediatrics, TOTs, Frenectomy

 

 

April 23, 2020

Using Lasers to Safely Treat the Medically Compromised Patient
Mel A. Burchman, DDS, MALD

Treating the medically compromised patient is my passion and my love. It is the best thing I have done in 45 years of practice. My hope is that many medical/dental professionals will watch this presentation and become stimulated to join with many laser practitioners to the benefit of our mutual patients. We are finally becoming more educated and aware of the link between the oral and systemic health of our patients.

 

In today’s modern dental practice we come into contact with patients that have very complex and compromised medical histories. Lasers have allowed me to treat many of these patients in my office while keeping them on their daily medications and eliminating the need for additional hospitalizations. All of these cases have been in conjunction with the patient’s medical doctors.

 

My cases will demonstrate laser techniques that you can incorporate into your practice. You will learn my technique for preventing and decreasing the symptoms of oral mucositis. How to use lasers to treat emergency patients that are currently undergoing chemo/radiation therapy. You will learn my pre and post-op regime for extractions and root canals I will show how to treat patients with many varied medical conditions. Some of the conditions these patients had are: Cancer, Secondary Myleodplastic Anemia, and other Blood Disorders, Pulmonary Embolisms, Heart Surgery, Severe Lymphedema, Cicatricial Pemphigoid, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, and Neuro-disorders. Unfortunately, most of these patients had many diseases. 

 

These techniques decrease patient post-op pain and allow for better and faster healing with far fewer post-op complications. Please watch this presentation to make our lives and our patient’s lives better!! 

 

Educational Objectives

  • Acupuncture by Photobiomodulation
  • How to proactively treat cancer patients to prevent Oral Mucositis and to decrease the severity of those that already have it.
  • Demonstrating the proper technique for Laser Hemostasis with Diode and Nd: YAG lasers.
  • Demonstrating pre- and post-op extraction and root canal photobiomodulation techniques with Low-Level Laser
  • Demonstrating how to control severe tremors in Parkinson’s and motor disorder patients with Low-Level Laser.
Category: Photobiomodulation

 

 

April 28, 2020, Tuesday at 3:00 pm ET

Optimal Timing of Release: Identifying Comorbidities in Babies Needing Tethered Oral Tissue Release
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L

Identification of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) is an important step in addressing feeding problems in pre-crawling babies, however, identification is not the indicator for release. Signs and symptoms of neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities present themselves in posture, oral, airway, facial, and gastrointestinal problems. Preparing babies and families for release through astute assessment and treatment is a necessary component for optimal outcomes. This presentation will address these concepts so that attendees will learn ways to incorporate them into their laser dental practice.

Educational Objectives

  • Specify 3 comorbidities with tethered oral tissues.
  • Identify 2 aspects of optimal timing of release of TOTs.
Category: Pediatrics, TOTs, Frenectomy

 

 

April 30, 2020

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Integral Role on the TOTs Team
Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA CCC-SLP COM

Many professionals see TOTs in the pediatric population as a feeding issue in infants or a speech production/feeding disorder in older children. It also has the potential to contribute to a myriad of health implications. A speech-language pathologist will retrain a child to use muscles that the child may have never had (or had limited) access to prior to a frenectomy. Post-frenectomy therapy will assist with integration of the new motor patterns into safe and efficient eating and clearer speech production. A speech-language pathologist’s role in pre- and post-frenectomy care is essential for neuromuscular reeducation. The benefits are many, including reaching optimal results for improvement in a child’s feeding and speech, as well as enhancing other health benefits.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the role of a speech-language pathologist in pre- and post-frenectomy care.
  • Describe the need for proper neuromuscular reeducation post frenectomy.
  • Summarize the impacts of TOTs on speech production and feeding.
Category: Pediatrics, TOTs, Frenectomy

 

 

May 5, 2020

CBCT and Computer-Guided Implant Placement
Robin Horton, BDS

Clinicians now have access to relatively low-cost CBCT machines, intraoral scanners are commonplace, and labs now have model scanners. If we merge this data and superimpose the proposed final restorations over the three-dimensional computer model, we have the opportunity to use very minimal surgery with very low risk to the patient. These technologies are ideal for laser users, as minimal intervention is required, and tissue sculpting with a laser improves both the aesthetic outcome and healing of the surgical site.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the importance of CBCT in implant planning.
  • Describe how to use software and scanning technology for designing guided implant surgery.
  • See how lasers fit into a computer-guided surgery protocol for implant placement and restoration delivery.
Category: Digital Technology

 

 

Alfred Wyatt

May 7, 2020

Understanding the Clinical Application of Laser Math
Alfred Wyatt, DMD

Understanding the operation and optimal use of any laser requires an appreciation of the many scientific figures, terms, and calculations that come into play. The primary objective of this course is to familiarize the new laser user and strengthen others in the understanding of these components and how they relate to the clinical practice of laser in dentistry. This session is highly recommended if you are pursuing Advanced Proficiency certification.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Learn terms used with laser devices and what they mean.
  • Determine calculations associated with these terms.
  • Use these terms and calculations to obtain the best clinical performance of the laser device you have.

Watch the video here.

 

Category: General Applications

 

 

May 14, 2020

Combining Lasers, Regenerative PRF, and Ozone Therapy in Endodontics Using EndOzLase: New Biological Regenerative Strategies for the Endo Patient
Valerie Kanter, DMD, MS, BCN, IBDM

Regenerative Endodontics is defined as biologically based procedures designed to replace damaged structures of the pulp-dentin complex. Depending on the state of pulpal inflammation, a variety of treatment options exist that range from direct pulp capping to complete revascularization of the root canal system.   An accurate pre-operative diagnosis is critical for case selection and successful outcomes.  In this webinar we will review clinical guidelines for treatment planning vital pulp therapy cases and learn about new research in the field of molecular diagnostics, to establish a true understanding of the dynamic role of the host response in pulpal and systemic inflammation.  In order for vital pulp therapy to be successful, biological regenerative strategies are recommended to mitigate inflammatory triggers and support mineralization pathways. 

 

EndOzLase is a combination therapy using Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers, ozone therapy, and regenerative platelet rich fibrin. We will discuss the application of EndOzLase in vital pulp therapy cases, with the intention of maintaining pulp vitality, which is essential for dental homeostasis and optimal function and survival of teeth.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Review clinical and molecular markers of pulpal inflammation in order to maximize success for vital pulp therapy by proper case selection. 
  • Discuss the benefits of lasers in deep decay removal and proper management of pulp exposures. 
  • Introduce EndOzLase and the biological strategies, techniques and materials recommended for successful vital pulp therapy. 

 Category: Endodontics

 

 

 

 

Basic Principles of Photobiomodulation (PBM) in Oral Health - 3-Part Series

Juliana A. Barros, DDS, MS; Shalizeh A. Patel, DDS, MEd; Charles F. Streckfus, DDS, MA

 

May 19, 2020, Tuesday at 3:00 pm ET

Module 1 - A brief overview of the history, basic scientific, and clinical information of PBM.

 

May 21, 2020, Thursday at 3:00 pm ET
Module 2 - Photobiomodulation Therapy for Clinical Management of Xerostomia

 

May 28, 2020, Tuesday, at 3:00 pm ET
Module 3
- Photobiomodulation Therapy and Adjunctive Non-Opioid Approaches for Clinical Management of Sensory Alterations

 

This series of presentations will give a brief overview of the history, basic scientific and clinical information on photobiomodulation (PBM). The audience will receive insight into PBM’s biostimulatory, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects through both scientific research and clinical case presentations. 

The presenters will introduce clinical cases of patients exhibiting xerostomia, burning mouth syndrome, idiopathic facial pain,  and other types of sensory alterations. A step-by-step clinical protocols including examination, subjective and objective measurements and diagnosis will be discussed.  Additionally, the presenters will describe appropriate treatments based on clinical findings and report on outcomes including the patient's quality of life.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Explain the mechanism of photobiomodulation and its clinical effects
  • Recognize the use of photobiomodulation for inflammation and pain management
  • Recognize the use of photobiomodulation and its effect on a patient’s quality of life

Category: Photobiomodulation

 

 

May 26, 2020, Tuesday at 3:00 pm ET

Current Trends in the Treatment of Bacteria Related Periimplantitis

Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS

 

The presentation will focus on diagnosis and definition of peri-implantitis according to the recent classification. Furthermore, different current clinical protocols will be presented, including the use of different decontaminating agents together with different laser wavelengths. Several clinical scenarios will be showcased.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize clinical signs of periimplantitis and how to assess the Clinical condition
  • Review different treatment modalities for the management of Periimplantitis.
  • Incorporate the use off lasers for the treatment of periimplantitis

Category: Peri-implantitis

 

 

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June 3, Wednesday at 7:00 pm ET

Cross-Coding: Incorporating Medical Billing for Laser Dentistry

Rose Nierman, RDH, Nierman Practice Management, Tequesta, FL, USA

 

As dentistry continues to shift toward oral-systemic wellness, more dental procedures are being recognized as medically necessary and being covered under major health insurance plans and policies. Dental practices are recognizing the significant benefits to offering medical insurance reimbursement such as increased case acceptance, expanded referral networks, and increased revenue. Cross-coding practices that utilize the patient’s medical insurance are maximizing the patients’ benefits and giving them easier access to much-needed care. In this lecture, attendees will learn how to incorporate cross-coding and medical billing into their office. The discussion will include the services that can potentially be covered by medical insurance, including laser procedures such as frenectomies and treatment of mucositis and pain conditions. Also covered will be the requirements for receiving reimbursement and a step-by-step guide for how to get started.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Discover which laser dental procedures can be covered under medical insurance.
  • Understand what is needed to bill medical insurance for laser dentistry services.
  • Determine how to get started with billing medical insurance in dentistry.

 

 

 

 

 

HYGIENE SERIES

Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 am ET - 2:00 pm ET

Navigating the Roadblocks for Your Hygiene Practice Post-COVID 19
Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH; Mary Lynn Smith, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH

Free to ALD Members. Non-members $45.
Earn 3 CEUs for this 3-hour session.

 

There are mental and physical roadblocks that will need to be worked through in order to bring our practices up to speed.  We want to work but we have concerns about what it will look like, how to make the environment safe and when to make adjustments in our practice.  In the webinar, PowerHouse Hygiene will help you know what to anticipate in your restart and discuss some of the unexpected experiences, as well as offer solutions to make it easier.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Outline possible obstacles that will be encountered throughout the day
  • Understand concerns many other hygienists are working through
  • Determine solutions that are most effective for your personal practice

Methodology

This live, one-hour webinar will be 30 minutes of lecture with slide presentation followed by 30 minutes of live questions and answers.

 

Products and Technology to Restart your Practice
Mary Lynn Smith, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH (Moderator)

Now, more than ever, we are challenged to make every minute count in each hygiene appointment. What have you been missing in the past and what new things would you like to add to up the value? This webinar offers products and technology to help you restart your hygiene practice safely, efficiently, and productively.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Choose products and technology that support or expand productive hygiene services
  • List criteria for choosing a product or technology
  • Learn sources for more information or ordering mentioned products and technology

Methodology This live, one-hour presentation will consist of 45 minutes of lecture and slides followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers.

 

Why is Laser Safety so Important?
Angie Wallace, RDH

 

This course is designed to introduce the novice laser user or experienced laser user to the safety concerns that go with laser utilization, it is intended to give the participant a basic understanding of the principles necessary to assure safe use of lasers. Learn to understand how it is important to understand these concepts before just picking up your laser and using it.Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the different wavelengths and how to find the proper laser safety glasses

  • Evaluate your Laser eyewear and determine if they are in good working condition

  • Understand what the responsibilities are of the Laser Safety Officer

MethodologyThis live, one-hour presentation will consist of 45 minutes of lecture and slides followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers.

 

Saturday, June 20 from 11:00 am ET - 2:00 pm ET

Effective Communication in Your Dental Practice
Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH (Moderator)

Free to ALD Members. Non-members $45.
Earn 3 CEUs for this 3-hour session.

 

Communication and education have always been an integral part in the dental settings between all team members as well as our patients. This course will offer essential communication with new concerns and questions. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn key words to improve your team’s communication in the patient relationship 
  • Identify new concerns that may arise as we return to the dental office
  • 3Learn what to say to reassure and educate your patients and team members about the new protocols in practice

Methodology

This Live one-hour webinar will be 45 minutes of lecture with slide presentation and 15 minutes of live question and answer.

 

Four Ways to Achieve Success with Dental Hygiene Laser Procedures

Jeanette Miranda, RDH

 

This course is designed to compare 4 different approaches for dental hygiene laser procedures.  It is intended to give the participant basic parameters for the effective use of lasers in the dental hygiene practice.  Come learn how to successfully incorporate lasers into nearly every patient visit.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Understand laser procedures for the dental hygienist
  • Identify which dental procedures are suited to different laser wavelengths
  • Review four different protocols for dental hygiene laser procedures
  • View and review videos and case studies for dental hygiene laser procedures

Methodology

The one-hour live on-line course will be divided into fifty minutes of lecture and ten minutes of a live question and answer session.  Along with the lecture, videos and case studies will highlight the different dental hygiene laser procedures.

 

That’s a Wrap, Final Edition

Lynn Atkinson, RDH; Jeanette K Miranda, RDH, BSDH; Mary Lynn Smith, RDH; Angie Wallace, RDH

 

PowerHouse Hygiene will bring together a panel of hygiene experts who will discuss the most popular questions asked during these webinars. We welcome other laser questions and get the answers to you for what you are looking for.  All four panelists are clinical hygienists and laser educators with a passion for laser dentistry.

 

Educational Objectives

  • Answer your questions that we may not have been able to get to at the previous webinars
  • Understand the importance of what Lasers can do for your practice, your patients and for you as a Hygienist
  • Help you gain the confidence that will help you be a wonderful laser hygienist knowing that you have a support team you can lean on

Methodology

This live, one-hour Q & A will consist of four Hygienists, known as PowerHouse Hygiene, that have over 80 years of total laser experience to answer your questions candidly and professionally

 

Category: Hygiene

 

 

June 17, Wednesday at 7:00 pm ET

Essential Legal Strategies for Reducing Taxes, Avoiding Lawsuits & Protecting Your License

Natalyn Lewis, Legally Mine, N. Orem, UT, USA

 

Dental and medical professionals have unfortunately become all-too-easy targets for MANY trial attorneys! Learning how to use legal entities is vital to protect everything they have worked hard to achieve. Setting up C-Corps, S-Corps, and LLCs is only part of the answer to this rapidly growing issue. This course will instruct attendees on how to protect one of their most important assets, their dental or medical license. Even if they aren’t sued for a larger amount than what their malpractice insurance covers, all dental and medical professionals will encounter being investigated and possibly sanctioned for issues UNRELATED to the reported lawsuit. Utilizing these legal tools, in many cases, can decrease malpractice insurance costs and drastically reduce their income taxes – all while keeping their name and license from being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).

 

Educational Objectives

  • Maintain the focus on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense.
  • Improve overall professional success by structuring assets for lawsuit protection and prevention.
  • Apply risk management techniques that improve and enhance fiscal efficiency.
  • Acquire an understanding of basic dental and medical-legal tools that are available to help decrease unnecessary loss of revenue.

Category: Business Administration, Marketing & Leadership

 


July 1, Wednesday from 7:00 pm ET - 8:00 pm ET

Laser Therapy in Orofacial Pain

Daiane Thais Meneguzzo, DDS, MSc, PhD

 

Orofacial pain is a very common complaint in the dental office, in particular Trigeminal Neuralgia. Pharmacological treatment has been the only option available for a long time. The side effects of prescription drugs are numerous, especially for patients with chronic pain. Temporomandibular dysfunction is another complaint that requires adequate clinical diagnosis and often the use of pharmacological drugs.

 

The use of Laser Therapy has been shown to be effective in resolving and managing pain by accelerating the resolution of the inflammatory process, modulating inflammatory mediators, and avoiding or decreasing the use of drugs as well as reducing treatment time. This presentation will show the mechanisms of action of phototherapy in orofacial pain, the benefits of lasers as an adjunct in the treatment of orofacial pain, and the clinical management of the use of class 4 lasers. 

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Managing neuralgia with Laser Therapy
  • Managing TMD with Laser Therapy
  • Reducing the use of opioids in chronic pain with Laser Therapy

Category:Photobiomodulation

 

 

 

July 15, Wednesday from 7:00 pm ET - 8:00 pm ET

Managing Inflammation (during a Pandemic!)

Tanya Dunlap, PhD

 

Treatment for periodontal disease has always been a little like a carousel ride, and now add all of the complications of a pandemic. Laser therapy is an excellent way to treat gingival infections without aerosols, but what do you offer patients between office visits? The biofilm just grows back. In a Covid-19 world, a healthy immune system takes on new significance and any chronic inflammation taxing the immune system needs attention.

 

Non-aerosol prescription tray therapy delivers hydrogen peroxide gel deep into periodontal pockets to fight gingival infections and to decrease inflammation, bleeding, and pocket depths. It’s a great adjunct to laser therapy and it solves a few problems. You can prescribe trays for patients with delayed care (you just need someone to take an impression) and offer a proven therapy until they can get an appointment. Because hydrogen peroxide kills coronaviruses, this peroxide-based therapy can be implemented to reduce the risk of oral transmission of the virus via saliva.

 

Come to the course to learn how to integrate Rx tray therapy into your periodontal protocols and how to add an extra layer of protection for your team and your patients.  

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits and limitations of hydrogen peroxide for biofilm control and what we know about peroxide and coronavirus.
  • Summarize how and why antimicrobials with oxidative and oxygenating reactions more effectively manage biofilms.   
  • Differentiate the two protocols for Rx tray therapy and good patient candidates for each.                 

Tanya Dunlap, PhD is the Managing Director at Perio Protect, where she has worked since 2005. For several years she served as the research liaison for the company, working with researchers and investigators who were testing Perio Tray® therapy in controlled clinical trials and microbiological studies. Her expertise on this adjunctive periodontal therapy is grounded in the data, explaining how the prescription trays work and which patient candidates can benefit from them.  

Perio Protect LLC  markets the prescription Perio Tray® and provides CE on minimally invasive periodontal treatment with adjunctive Perio Tray therapy.  Results from Perio Tray delivery include reductions in inflammation and bleeding, decreases in pocket depths, whiter teeth and fresher breath. More than 20,000 dental professionals have attended Perio Protect courses and hundreds of thousands of patients have received prescription Perio Trays since the company’s founding in 2005.

 

Category: Periodontology

 

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 Education Committee of the Academy of Laser Dentistry may review content only as it relates to topics within the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education. 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.

 

 ADA CERP

These programs are intended to provide 1 ADA CERP credit of continuing education for dentists or other dental professionals.

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