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Laser Certification Course


2017 Laser Certification Course
UNLV School of Dental Medicine
NDA Members: $895.00 Non Members $1095.00
Presented by the Nevada Dental Association and Robert
Convissar, DDS

Please click to download the registration form: 2017 Laser Certification Course 

Members and. Non Members please
call 702-255-4211 to register over the phone. Candidates who
successfully complete this course and its prerequisites* will receive a
Certificate of Standard Proficiency in Dental Lasers recognized by the
Academy of Laser Dentistry, an international organization with more
than 1200 members in over 25 countries.
Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry
been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration has approved the use of SEVEN different
wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a
world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in
the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in
everyday general practice will be highlighted. The first day will detail
laser use in the following subject matters:

1) Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy
2) Surgical and Restorative Implantology
3) Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
4) Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
5) Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
6) Endodontics
7) Pedodontics/Orthodontics
8) Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
9) Practice Management/Marketing
The second day workshop will give each participant hands-on
experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical
procedures on in-vitro models. Real time videos of routine laser
procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific
instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.
At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with
the various wavelengths used in dentistry today, their effects on
oraltissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies
found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this
knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is
most appropriate for their practice, and be able to incorporate hard
and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow
*Standard Proficiency Certification will be awarded upon successfully
completing an online examination administered by the Academy of
Laser Dentistry. The candidate must own a laser or have access to a
laser, and have taken a previous introductory laser course. The
candidate must become a member of the Academy of Laser
Dentistry. A free introductory course on lasers is available on the
Academy of Laser Dentistry Website at:
For more information on the Certification process, please visit

Presented by Robert Convissar, DDS
Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser
dentistry. One of the first dentists to incorporate
lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has
over 21 years experience with CO2, Nd.YAG,
Diode and Erbium wavelengths. The author of over
15 peer reviewed papers and author/coauthor of 4
textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented
over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents. He
practices cosmetic,restorative, and laser dentistry
in New York City, where he also serves as Director
of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens.
His latest textbook Principles and Practice of Laser
Dentistry was published in September of 2010.