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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2022

12mar10:00 am12:00 pmLaser Applications for the Dental Hygienist


Event Details

ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health and the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Provider Live Webinar Series

Laser Applications for the Dental Hygienist

Date & Time:        Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 11:00 AM (EST), 10:00 AM (CST), 8:00 AM (PST)

Location:               Zoom Webinar

Audience:              Dental Hygienists

Format:                 Lecture

CE Credit:              2.0

Tuition:                  $69

 Course Description:

This course will discuss laser applications performed by a dental hygienist in a general practice setting. The use of various diode lasers (Sirona SIROlaser, Gemini, and Picasso) will be discussed including the proper dosage parameters for clinical applications.

Laser procedures and treatment parameters for Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT with proper laser techniques, patient management terminology, CDT codes and fees, documentation, tissue healing assessment & management of complications. Additional procedures include: Photobiomodulation, treatment of herpetic lesions /aphthous ulcers, TMD, dentinal hypersensitivity, oral mucositis, xerostomia, bruxism, and orthodontic protocols will be discussed.

Participants will be introduced to basic laser safety, responsibilities of a Laser Safety Officer (LSO), how to set up and maintain a Laser Safety Manual and a dental operatory for laser use.

NOTE: This is NOT a certified laser safety course.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify clinical applications for the Sirona SIROlaser, Gemina, and Picasso lasers used by a certified dental hygienist.
  2. Describe the basics of laser safety to ensure patient and personnel safety when utilizing dental lasers.
  3. List the steps to set up a Laser Safety Manual and dental operatory for laser use.
  4. Describe Photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment applications for the dental hygienist.

Meet the Speaker: Nancy Fitzgerald, D.M.D.

Dr. Fitzgerald received her Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985. After practicing for over twenty years as a dental hygienist, she returned to the University of Minnesota and attained her B.S. in Dental Hygiene Education in 2005. Dr. Fitzgerald earned her D.M.D. degree from Midwestern College of Dental Medicine – Glendale, AZ in 2012. She has practiced dentistry in Arizona and Florida. In 2013 she served as a part-time Pre-Clinical Adjunct Faculty for Midwestern University then transitioned to full-time Pre-Clinical Assistant Professor in 2014. Dr. Fitzgerald holds certifications in Laser Dentistry, Oral Sedation Dentistry, Comprehensive Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics, Epigenetic Orthodontics, and is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.  She is an active member of The Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Education Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the International Association for Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research (IADR/AADR).





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.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Nationally Approved PACE Program

Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by

Any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

5/1/2020 to 4/30/2022.

Provider ID# 397632


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST



Link emailed prior to start of course.


Continuing Dental Education - MOPatricia Pou at (314) 685-3557or 1500 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

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