The Southern Maryland Dental Society Presents

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The Southern Maryland Dental Society Presents:

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Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers: A Standard Proficiency Course

In this combination lecture and hands-on course, attendees will be introduced to the many applications of lasers in dentistry including: removal of caries and preparation of teeth to receive restorations, laser frenectomies, endodontic and periodontal indications, and the use of photobiomodulation lasers in preventive dentistry. Attendees will receive an overview of the theory behind lasers and best practices regarding the use of lasers in dentistry. They will also participate in a hands-on workshop on how to perform soft tissue surgery, and how to remove tongue-ties through the use of soft-tissue lasers. The following procedures will be discussed:

- Frenectomy/Gingivectomy/Tooth exposure/Pericoronitis

- Drug induced hyperplasia treatment (Phenytoin, Cyclosporine, etc.)

- Biopsy

- Aphthous ulcer – herpes labialis – herpetic gingivostomatitis and other dermatopathologies

- Pulpotomies/Pulp capping

- Laser-created analgesia

- Operative Dentistry

- Wound healing/Trauma treatment

- Laser physics

- …and much more

The lecture will be supplemented by real-time video of procedures. Many of the procedures will be performed on pig mandibles.

About the Speaker: Dr. Robert Convissar

 Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry.  One of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, Dr. Convissar has over 24 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths.  The author of over 15 peer reviewed papers translated into 8 languages and author/coauthor of 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents from Florence to Sydney to Hong Kong to London and everywhere in between.  He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.  Dr. Convissar has the distinction of being named to Dentistry Today’s Top Leaders in Continuing Education a record ten times.   Dr. Convissar is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, where he holds Advanced Proficiency in lasers.

The cost is $495 for all SMDS members and staff. The cost for non-members and staff is $595.00
Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

14 CE credits
Southern Maryland Dental Society R. John Mechak, D.D.S. Educational Facility
4920 Niagara Road * Suite 300, College Park, Maryland

Breakfast and Lunch are included
Space is limited to the first 25 people. Please call (301)345-4196 to confirm availability.



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