Ride the Wave: An Introduction to Soft Tissue Laser Use in Dental Hygiene

This course will provide an overview of laser principles, application, and safety through didactic and hands-on practice. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of diode lasers, specific to dental hygiene application, on pig jaws and live patients with guided supervision. At the conclusion of this course, hygienists will have the confidence and knowledge to apply laser use in the private practice setting. In order to provide personalized instruction, class size is limited to the first 15 registrants.

This activity is approved for 5 CEs.

12/7/19

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$350 ($375 after Nov 20, 2019)

Fones School of Dental Hygiene
Health Sciences Building
Room 404 - 4th Floor
60 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604


Register

4/4/20

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$350 ($375 after Mar 18, 2020)

Fones School of Dental Hygiene
Health Sciences Building
Room 404 - 4th Floor
60 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604


Register

8/8/20

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$350 ($375 after July 22, 2020)

Fones School of Dental Hygiene
Health Sciences Building
Room 404 - 4th Floor
60 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604


Register

Course Prerequisites


  • Current dental hygiene/dental license
  • Current malpractice insurance

Course Objectives


Participants will:

  1. Explain basic laser principles
  2. Appreciate laser history and their use in dentistry
  3. Recognize laser safety
  4. Demonstrate diode soft tissue laser applications
  5. Recognize treatment planning and practice implementation
  6. Apply diode laser principles in hands-on setting on live patient

Course Presenters and Instructors


 

Karen Sue Williams

Karen Sue Williams

RDH, MS

Associate Professor, First Year Clinic Coordinator, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Jennifer Boyce

Jennifer Boyce

DMD

Clinic Dentist, Fones School of Dental Hygiene