Dentistry in the Light Age – How lasers can enhance Periodontal and Peri-Implant treatment outcomes

This full day course will consist of a series of lectures, outlining practical issues to enhance treatment outcomes, demonstrated by clinical cases.  There will be an opportunity to have hands-on experience for the treatment discussed.

Introduction to lasers

  • What are Erbium and diode lasers
  • What are the benefits to the patient
  • What are the benefits to dentist
  • Clinical applications in brief

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Before and One year later: flapless laser treatment with Waterlase

Periodontal therapy

  • The aims of periodontal treatment
  • Using Waterlase to treat periodontitis
  • Using Diodes in Periodontal maintenance
  • Flapless bone regeneration in infrabony defects using dual wavelength (Al-Fa Technique)

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14mm pocket associated with an endo-perio lesion and 3mm probing depth after endodontic and perio waterlase treatment

Implant therapy

  • Socket preservation
  • Preparatory work using Waterlase and diodes
  • Implant exposure             
  • Peri-implantitis treatment with Waterlase and diodes

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Before and One week after treatment with waterlase and diode (Epic)

Crown lengthening

  • Indications and contra-indications
  • Treatment planning
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Soft and hard tissue (osseous) crown lengthening using Waterlase

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Before and Post-orthodontic flapless crown lengthening

Perio-plastic procedures 

  • Root coverage – use of lasers in connective tissue and free-gingival grafts, tunneling and pedical flaps
  • Frenectomy
  • Vestibular deepening
  • Gingival Depigmentation
  • Reverse Vestibuloplasty (Lip repositioning)