Continuing Education Courses

Current Hygiene Terms and Techniques
Description: This presentation discusses the information and misinformation surrounding Laser Bacterial Reduction, or LBR. The segment will provide research to support LBR and anecdotal experience with successful LBR treatment. Technique will be reviewed and the distinction between Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) and Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) will be examined.
Cost: $20 (2CEU)

The History of Lasers and Physics
Description: This module was meant to provide the learner with an overview of information about the historical events that lead to the invention of the first ruby laser and the physics by which lasers operate.
Cost: FREE (2CEU)

Innovative Technologies: A Review of Current Lasers
Description: Dental practices across the country, and their patients, are enjoying the advantages inherent to laser technology. From early cavity detection to cosmetic treatments, dental lasers are a versatile tool that saves time, lessens discomfort, and dramatically improves the patient experience. If a dentist is considering investing in a laser for the dental practice, an understanding of the different devices on the market and the use of each one is important.
Cost: $20 (2CEU)

Laser Parts and Components
Description: The following module will review the different components found within the laser that is involved in creating amplified light.
Cost: FREE (2CEU)

Laser Power and Density
Description: This module will discuss laser power, density, and how that applies to patient care.
Cost: FREE (2CEU)

Light Dynamics
Description: This module was created by Dedicated Dental Hygiene for the purpose of self-study. Objectives: At the end of this module the clinician will have an understanding of ; laser light vs ordinary light, become familiar with the electromagnetic spectrum, and be made aware of the different wavelengths available in laser dentistry.
Cost: FREE (2CEU)

Laser Safety
Description: The human body is vulnerable to the output of certain lasers, and under certain circumstances, exposure can result in damage to the eye and skin. Research relating to injury thresholds of the eye and skin has been carried out in order to understand the biological hazards of laser radiation. It is now widely accepted that the human eye is almost always more vulnerable to injury than human skin. The cornea (the clear, outer front surface of the eye's optics), unlike the skin, does not have an external layer of dead cells to protect it from the environment. In the far-ultraviolet and far-infrared regions of the optical spectrum, the cornea absorbs the laser energy and may be damaged.

This section will review specific safety measures that come alone with the use of laser technology.
Cost: $20 (2CEU)

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