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Lasers: Periodontal & Oral Surgery for the GP in the 21st Century with Dr. Robert Convissar

January 22, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Date:
January 22, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Presenters: Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD, DABLS, MALD
Date Selection: January 22nd, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 490
Subject: Periodontal; Lasers; Oral Surgery
Sponsor: Diamond Dental
*Boxed lunch included for in-person courses

Tuition

Dentist: $545

*limited class size

Course Description:

Scalpels and electrosurgery have been wonderful devices for surgical procedures for many years; however it’s time that the surgical sciences entered the 21st Century.  For virtually any procedure where a scalpel or an electrosurgical device has been used in the past, lasers can do the same job much more quickly and efficiently.

The advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques are well known: Less bleeding; less need for analgesia; faster healing; less postoperative discomfort; less need for suturing; less need for antibiotics/analgesics, etc.

Hands-On Portion:

This course will discuss the advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques.  Attendees will perform the following procedures on pig mandibles with tongues:

  • Gingivectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Frenectomy
  • Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
  • Initial Periodontal Pocket therapy
  • Aphthous Ulcer Treatment
  • Flap Procedure
  • Coagulation/Cauterization of wounds/sockets
  • De-epithelialization
  • And more…

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand:

  • How to perform many surgical techniques with lasers rather than scalpels/electrosurgery
  • The advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques
  • Which laser(s) are best for which procedures
  • How to incorporate lasers into their armamentarium first thing Monday morning

About the Speaker

Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD, DABLS, MALD

Dr. Robert Convissar

Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. He has over 30 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Erbium and Diode wavelengths. The author of 16 papers and 6 textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented over 300 seminars on 5 continents from London to Florence to Dubai to Tokyo to Sydney and everywhere in between. He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry has been the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world for 9 years. ​