Diploma in
Laser Dentistry 

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INTRODUCTION

 

This program is meant for practising dentists anywhere in the world, searching for a complete training in Laser Dentistry. 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

This program is meant for practising dentists anywhere in the world, searching for a complete course in all aspects of laser Dentistry . 

Duration:  One Year

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Title  obtained:  Diploma in Laser Dentistry 

ELIGIBILITY 

Bachelors Degree in Dentistry  from any University

TEACHING STAFF

Dr.Robert A. Convissar

Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. He has over 30 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Erbium and Diode wavelengths. The author of 16 papers and 6 textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented over 300 seminars on 5 continents from London to Florence to Dubai to Tokyo to Sydney and everywhere in between. He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City His textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry has been the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world for over a decade. He is the only dentist in the world that has achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Laser Surgery, Fellowship in the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry as well as Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry

 

Dr Premila Suganthan

Dr. Premila Suganthan, has graduated from RMDC & H, Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1994. She has over 25 years of private practice in Mumbai and Chennai. Her specialization includes Cosmetic, Implant and Laser Dentistry. She has a Masters in Laser Dentistry (MSc) from the University of Genova, 2013-2014 She is on the panel of the Peer review board for LASER IN MEDICAL SCIENCE and also on the National editorial board for the International Journal of Laser Dentistry, an official publication of IALD and also the Associate Editor for the international journal of laser dentistry. She has several ongoing research projects currently and several papers due for publication specializing in the usage of hard tissue lasers.

Dr Mallika Sethi

Dr Mallika Sethi M.D.S. (Periodontology & Oral Implantology), Professor, Dept. of Periodontics, I.T.S-Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Ghaziabad. Mastership & Diploma in Lasers, School of Dentistry, University of Vienna. Fellow, Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI). Editorial support team Journal of Dental Specialities. Course Faculty of Comprehensive Implantology Programme at I.T.S- Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Ghaziabad. PhD

 

METHODOLOGY

The course will be carried out through 256  hours of theoretical and practical training. Submission of  Minimum 3 Finished cases with complete documentation is required for receiving the Diploma. Candidates can opt for an additional number of cases with the faculty if desired.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES :

 

  • To provide students with the confidence and ability to enhance their current clinical practice by incorporating the latest advances in technology and research in the use of lasers in dentistry.

 

  • To provide an innovative program that enhances current knowledge and clinical skills in laser use in dentistry.

 

  • To present sound academic theory and high-quality practical training by mentors.

 

  • To deliver learning using the latest technology enabling students to access the course, while maintaining their commitment to their clinical practice.

 

Through lessons on theory and hands-on participation activities, the Diploma course aims to help the student acquire specific proficiency and clinical experience in laser wavelengths principally used in dentistry. The clinical experience activities will be held in the centre in India,  with live operations on patients performed by participants under the guidance and supervision of teachers.

 

The courses will be conducted in  English.

SYLLABUS  OVERVIEW

 

  • The syllabus will be enhanced knowledge and understanding of laser physics and laser-tissue interaction.

 

  • Additional core areas shall explore the phenomena of ablative and non-ablative uses and the application of laser photonic energy.

 

  • With such basics, the wider applications of laser use in dentistry shall be considered.

 

  • At all times, the application of laser photonic energy shall be based on evidence-based research and considerable emphasis shall be placed on the review of selected literature.

 

  • Students shall be expected to demonstrate clinical skills commensurate with the appropriate level for fellowship study.  Clinical case presentations shall form a core example of these skills.

 

 

 Unit  1.  Fundamentals  of Lasers physics  in  Dentistry

 

Aim:    This unit will provide a basis of theoretical knowledge of photonics, the electromagnetic spectrum and the relationship between photon  energy,   wavelength    and   frequency.     This development  of theory  into  the  production  of machines  capable  of producing   coherent  laser photonic energy,  together with examples  of current laser use in dentistry will be demonstrated.

 

  • Light propagation  and interaction  in  nature.  Electromagnetic spectrum.

  • Light physics. Consideration of electromagnetic spectrum.  Historical  perspectives. "'    Physics foundations of laser photonics.  Laser photonic energy propagation

  • History of laser development.  Photo-electric effect,  MASER,  LASER. Integration of lasers  into  dentistry.

  • Basic principles  of laser light production.  Population inversion  phenomena. Examples of laser units.

 

Unit  2.  Laser tissue interaction

 

Aim:    This  unit  covers  all  aspects  of interaction  between  a  chosen  laser  wavelength  and  a target  tissue  element.  The  influence  of  emission  modes  and  power  density factors,  together with  parameters governing  thermal change  within the tissue will  be demonstrated.  Additional clinical examples  will demonstrate the benefits  and complications of laser-tissue interaction.

 

  • Theoretical aspects of light interaction with target tissue elements.  Absorption  phenomena. Calculation  of absorption coefficient,  ablation threshold.

 

  • Photoablation  phenomena  - photovaporolysis,  photoplasmolysis.

 

  • Laser emission  modes. Laser ablation of soft tissue.  Laser ablation  of hard tissue. Theoretical concepts.

 

  • Factors affecting  laser-tissue interaction.  Power density  phenomena.  Contact I non-contact applications.  Physical  parameters of laser applications-  beam angle,  adjunctive cooling factors. Tissue thermal  relaxation  concepts and applications.

 

  • Benefits of laser tissue  interaction.  Complications - wavelength,  power, anatomy.

 

  • Literature Review A selective  literature review of theoretical  and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit 3. Laser safety

 

Aim:    This unit provides a comprehensive review  of regulatory and practical aspects of laser safety,  reflecting  ANSI(USA)  regulations.

 

  • Factors contributing to the need for laser safety

 

  • Regulatory framework defining  laser safety.  IEC, ANSI  Regulations.

 

  • Review of computation  of MPE, NOHD for differing  laser wavelengths

 

  • Factors that affect safety within the controlled  area

 

  • Defining  a "best  practice" approach to laser safety.  Local Rules

 

  • Literature  Review. A selective  literature  review of theoretical and clinical articles will   be studied and assessed.

 

Unit 4.         Low level  laser  use

 

Aim:    This unit provides  knowledge  of sub-ablative (non-surgical) laser photonic energy and its interaction  with  target  tissue  elements.   The  concept  of  photobiomodulation  is  explored  and clinical use of low-level laser devices is demonstrated. Additionally, the use of non-ablative laser radiation  in diagnostics  is described,  together with  laser use in  photodynamic therapy.

 

  • History of low level  photonic energy use. Photobiomodulation

 

  • Overview  of differing  uses of low-level  photonic energy

 

  • Intra-cellular aspects of low-level  laser radiation

 

  • Extra-cellular aspects of low-level  laser radiation.  Pain control,  Aspects of inflammatory response modulation

  • Photo-dynamic therapy. Development , applications, theory

 

  • Clinical aspects of PDT. Anti-bacterial  aspects. Clinical techniques.

 

  • Photodiagnosis. Theory.  Applications.  Caries detection.  OCT techniques.

 

  • Literature  Review.  A selective  literature  review of theoretical and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit  5.         Laser  use with  soft tissue

 

Aim:     A  comprehensive   exploration   of   all   laser   wavelengths   with   target   oral   soft   tissue elements.   Emphasis  to  be  placed  on  the  benefits  and  drawbacks  of  laser  use  verses  other surgical   treatment   modalities.   Examples   throughout   of  clinical   techniques,   comparisons   of wavelengths and expected    outcomes    of    surgical     procedures    on   fixed ketartinised soft tissue  structures  and non-dental,  non-keratinised  soft tissue structures  in  the oral  cavity.

 

  • Overview  of absorption  phenomena  relative to wavelength, Anatomical  considerations

  • Laser use with  non-keratinised, non-attached oral soft tissue

  • Laser use with  keratinised,  attached soft tissue.

  • Clinical techniques.  Comparison  of wavelengths and surgical  procedure.

  • Literature  Review.  A selective  literature  review of theoretical and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit  6.         Laser  use  in  periodontology

 

Aim:    Overview  of pathogenesis  of periodontal  disease.  The  use of surgical  and  non-surgical lasers   in the treatment of periodontal  pathologies.  Emphasis to  be placed on the adjunctive role of lasers within accepted treatment modalities.

 

  • Consideration  of pathogenesis  of periodontal  disease. Overview  of current theory.

  • Role of laser radiation  in treatment of prime aspects of periodontal  disease.

  • Laser use in gingival  curettage. Techniques,  benefits,  drawbacks,  comparisons  with conventional techniques.

  • Laser use in  bacterial  decontamination.  Techniques,  benefits,  drawbacks.  Comparison  with conventional treatment modalities.

  • Laser use in calculus removal.  Techniques,  benefits,  drawbacks.  Comparison  with conventional techniques.

  • Laser use in  reconstructive surgery.  Infra-bony pocket treatment.  GBR techniques.

  • Use  of Low-level  lasers  in  periodontal treatment.  PACT techniques.

  • Literature review.  A selective  literature review  of theoretical  and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit  7.         Laser  use with  hard  tissue

 

Aim:    A comprehensive exploration of all laser wavelengths with target dental hard tissue and alveolar  bone  elements.   Emphasis to  be  placed  on  the  benefits  and  drawbacks  of  laser  use verses   other   surgical   treatment   modalities.   Examples   throughout   of  clinical   techniques, comparisons   of  wavelengths  and  expected   outcomes  of  surgical  procedures.  Exploration  of integration  of  current  restorative  materials  technology  with   adjunctive  laser  use  in  cavity preparation  and restoration.

 

  • Overview  of absorption  phenomena  relative to wavelength

 

  • Consideration  of thermal phenomena  relative to pulse delivery  and hard tissue ablation.

 

  • Anatomical  considerations.  Cavity  design considerations. Micro-retention composite technology relative to cavity  preparation  using laser photonic energy.

 

  • Laser tissue interaction with enamel.  Prime chromophore interaction.  Spallation.

 

  • Laser tissue interaction  with  dentine.  Prime chromophore  interaction.  Removal  of caries.

 

  • Adhesion to laser-treated tissues.  Micro  leakage and bond strength.  Clinical procedures

 

  • Temperature rise in  pulp chamber during  cavity  preparation.  Deep dentin treatment and decontamination

 

  • Use  of laser radiation  in  bone surgery.  Anatomical  surgical considerations.

 

  • Literature Review A selective literature  review of theoretical  and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit 8. Laser  use  in  endodontics

 

Aim:    An overview  of the pathogenesis  of dentine hypersensitivity,  pulpal  pathology  and  peri• apical  infection  associated  with  the  consequences  of  pulp  death.  The  use  of  lasers  in  pulp flowmetry.  The  use  of  laser  photonic  energy  in  the  physical  preparation  of the  root  canal, elimination  of bacterial  contamination  and obturation  techniques  in  endodontics.  Emphasis to be given to  the  adjunctive  use of laser  radiation  within  accepted  therapeutic  protocols.  The use of lasers in the treatment of apical  pathology  and open-flap peri-apical surgery.

 

Consideration  of pathogenesis  of pulpal inflammation infection.  Overview  of current theory of endodontic treatment of deciduous and permanent teeth.

 

Overview  of absorption  phenomena  relative to wavelength

 

Consideration  of procedures.  Laser pulpal flowmetry.  Pulp capping,  laser-assisted canal preparation,  laser-assisted  bacterial  reduction.

 

Additional  clinical applications.  Laser-assisted  canal obturation.  Laser-assisted apical  surgery, Dentine hypersensitivity.

 

Literature Review A selective literature review of theoretical  and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

Unit  9.         Laser  use  in  implantology

 

Aim:    An overview  to be provided  on the  development  and  practical protocols  associated  with the   placement  of  root-form  osseointegrated  dental  implants.   Consideration  given  as   adjunctive  use of  lasers  in  the  preparation  of  the  osteotomy  site  and  exposure  of  2nd-Stage  implant  recovery  techniques.  Pathogenesis  of  peri-implantitis  and  the  possible  use of  surgical and    low-level    laser    radiation    in    treatment    modalities.    Additional    adjunctive    use photosensitisers  in   low-level   photodynamic  anti-bacterial   chemotherapy   in  the  treatment peri-implantitis.

 

  • Overview  of current theory and application  of osseointegration  in  relation to implantology.

 

  • Risk analysis of laser radiation  in  implantology.  Review of wavelength and temporal emission modes and effects on implant surface.

 

  • Laser-assisted  procedures  in  relation to implantology.  Osteotomy preparation,  2nd  -  Stage recovery  of implants.

 

  • Pathogenesis of peri-implantology.  Consideration  of current treatment protocols.  Use of laser radiation  in the adjunctive treatment of peri-implantology.

 

  • Literature  Review A selective  literature review of theoretical  and clinical articles will be studied and assessed.

 

 

Unit  10.      Peri oral Esthetics  in  dentistry

 

Aim: This topic will cover laser procedures in Peri oral esthetic

Modem concept of face beauty

 

  • Overview  of current application of pulsed light { IPL) and laser light for hair removal,  skin rejuvenation-biostimulation, smoothening  of wrinkles,  skin resurfacing,  acne and scar reduction improving texture and laxity.

  • Modem concepts of smile design and esthetic  dentistry

  • Tooth  Bleaching

  • Impression/gingival sulcular preparation

  • Gingival  re-contouring

  • CAD-CAM impression

 

Unit  11. Case  Studies

 

Aim:    The  outreach  of the  degree  is  determined  as a  qualified   level  of competence  in  both theoretical  and  practical  aspects  of laser dentistry.  The  submission   of clinical  cases shall  be deemed  as evidence  of adjunctive laser use in the delivery  of primary  dental  care. The  Diploma certification level shall  be  the  submission   of  a minimum of 3  case  studies  in  a  chosen  laser wavelength or combined  laser wavelengths. A formatted template shall  enable  a standardized approach  to clinical  case submission.   Additional  to this  unit shall  be a guide  to photographic techniques and  MS  PowerPoint  techniques  {Mac equivalent).  Submission  of  clinical  cases shall be in  hard  copy and digitized formats.

 

  • Detailed  guidelines  for case presentation and photography will be provided.

  • Photographic documentation and written descriptions of clinical cases will be submitted online, using a pre-formatted template file for assessment purposes.

  • Minimum requirements - images will include before,  after and significant steps during the treatment to provide the use of the chosen laser wavelength and technique.

 

Assessment: There will be assessment Exams that are conducted online after every Unit of theory session and a final assessment at the end of the course completion.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

THE COURSE FEES:

With University Diploma: -USD 3800/AED 13955/Euro 3280 / INR 283885

Or 

With AIOI Fellowship: -USD 3050/AED 11200 /Euro 2650 / INR 227850

PAYMENT MODE

 

Initial payment : USD 1000 / AED  3700 / Euro 900  / INR 77000

Balance in 6 Equal Monthly instalments 

 

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

 

  • Scanned pages of  1st and last pages of Passport.

  • Head Shot  Photograph soft copy.

  • Scanned copy of Dental Degree Certificate 

  • Scanned copy of Dental Council Registration 

  • Payment receipt

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