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Fellowship in Laser Dentistry

This blended-learning CPD course is designed for clinical dental professionals who want to gain a sound knowledge of, and experience with, laser-tissue interaction. You'll learn to use laser therapy to benefit your patients' experiences and outcomes. The course aims to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry as well as refining your practical skills. Emphasis is placed on integrating this course into the ongoing practice of dentistry for you and your patients. Before you attend the four face-to-face modules, you'll need to spend approximately 5 hours accessing pre-course materials online. You’ll need to book this online module separately and you’ll be able to access it immediately. You'll earn 45 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development) if you complete all modules. The course is run at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London in collaboration with the University of Genoa. Course content Pre-course module: online (approximately 5 hours, £250) Laser terminology Historical aspects of laser development Laser safety and operating parameters Integration of lasers into dental practice - clinical and marketing aspects Module one Production of laser photonic energy Relationship of laser emission to 'ordinary' light Production of laser photonic energy by solid-state, gas and semi-conductor-based laser machines Emission modes Laser wavelengths in dentistry: an overview of their applications and laser-tissue interaction Photobiomodulation (low level laser therapy): understanding the mechanism Low-level laser therapy applications in dentistry Photobiomodulation in the management of neuropathic pain Module two Laser use in hard-tissue management Optimal laser wavelengths and power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral hard tissue Laser interaction with dental caries, enamel, dentine, cementum Laser interaction with alveolar bone Laser in aesthetic dentistry Laser-assisted restorative therapy Practical session: laser-hard tissue interaction and its application on pigs heads and extracted teeth Module three Laser use in oral soft-tissue management Laser wavelengths and consideration of optimal power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral soft tissue Laser use in the management of non-keratinised or 'loose' soft tissue structures - lining mucosa, frenula, ventral tongue Laser use in the management of keratinised or 'fixed' soft tissue - gingiva, dorsal tongue Laser in implantology and role of laser-assisted therapy in the management of peri-implantitis Laser use in periodontology: an overview of surgical and non-surgical applications Applications of photodynamic therapy in dentistry Practical session: laser soft-issue hands-on Module four Laser use in endodontics - orthograde and retrograde applications The scope of laser applications in oral pathology How to assess the quality of a research study Laser applications in oral surgery: an overview Laser applications in endodontic surgery Clinical cases presentations for laser users (participants' cases) Multiple-choice examination and closing ceremony Who this course is for You must be a registered dental practitioner, dental specialist or registrar in training to attend this course. You'll need to hold an approved dental qualification. Some experience of using lasers in clinical dentistry is desirable. However, this isn't necessary in order for you to benefit from this enhanced level of university-endorsed education. Learning outcomes By the end of the course you should: have improved your evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and refined your practical skills have an understanding of laser physics, emission modes, and how different laser wavelengths interact with various target tissues in order to deliver the optimal outcome have an understating of the advantages of laser applications in dentistry in comparison to the conventional methods be familiar with the applications of different laser wavelengths in dentistry have an appreciation of the relative importance of evidence-based practice in laser dentistry have an understanding of the health and safety regulations in using laser in your daily practice Structure, teaching and assessment The course consists of one online module, then four face-to-face modules. Course content will be delivered online, and through modular didactic and practical sessions. There will be clinical case presentations for participants who are laser users. You'll need to sit a multiple-choice examination at the end, made up of 75 questions. The pass mark will be 70%. Dates You'll be able to access the online module immediately. The face-to-face module dates will be 16 to 21 March 2020.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8016 7600
Website: ucl.ac.uk/short-courses/search-courses/fellowship-laser-dentistry
Sponsor: UCL


Eastmen Dental Institute UCL
256 Grays Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8LD
Tel: 02034561092
University College Hospital
235 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BU
Tel: 020 3456 7890
University College London Hospital
235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU
Tel: 020 3456 7890