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ATSU Continuing Education

november, 2019

02nov8:00 am4:30 pmLaser: An Emerging Scientific Technology Workshop


Event Details

Laser: An Emerging Scientific Technology Workshop


Date:             November 2, 2019 – Saturday

Time:            8:00am – 4:30pm – 1 hr lunch break on your own

Location:     5850 E. Still Circle, Cougar classroom, 3rd Fl.

Audience:    Dentist, Dental Hygienist

Format:        Lecture, Hands-On

CE Credit:    7 credits

Tuition:        $385


Course Description:

Laser is changing the way dentistry is viewed and practiced. Join us as we explore the value of laser assisted hygiene and its relationship to tissue healing as well as discuss the patient’s perception and expectations of lasers. In this comprehensive, hands-on clinical workshop participants will learn the adjunctive use of laser as a component of periodontal therapy and as a tool for risk management. Working with simulation exercises, detailed instrumentation photography and video, this course will allow practitioners to build clinical skills, confidence, and an understanding of periodontal treatment protocols using soft tissue dental lasers.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the science of laser wavelengths and their absorption characteristics.
  • Discuss the adjunctive use of laser in periodontal therapy and recall risk management.
  • Apply clinical techniques and methods associated with laser disinfection and laser sulcular debridement.
  • Identify the variables of laser energy protocols as they apply to the treatment of gingivitis, chronic, and aggressive periodontitis.
  • Interpret tissue interaction when exposed to “warm” and “hot” laser settings and describe techniques to obtain optimum clinical results.
  • Describe the specifics of initiated and bare fiber tip applications.
  • Determine clinical decisions and laser treatment protocols.

This course includes lecture and hands-on components and is in compliance with Arizona Administrative Code R4-11-601-H. Licensed participants will be eligible to use soft tissue lasers in Arizona clinical practice upon course completion.


Meet the Instructor:

Janet Press, RDH has practiced in general and periodontal dentistry since 1975. Ms. Press received her soft tissue laser training through the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and holds an ALD Fellowship. As a faculty member at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Janet was Co-Director of the Dynamic Team and Laser Certification programs. Internationally recognized as an expert in the field of dental hygiene laser education, she provides laser training in the academic environment as well as the private sector. Janet has been named a “Distinguished Dental Professional” by Dentsply International, is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and is the owner of 21st Century Dentistry, LLC specializing in dental team communication and clinical education. Ms. Press has not declared any conflicts of interest related to this course.


Register early – seats are limited!


A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


A.T. Still University

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa AZ 85206

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