Outcomes of the Course

  1. Practice Implementation: Promoting laser technology to patients
  2. Laser-Tissue Interaction, Safety and Regulations
  3. Complete Laser System Overview: Diode control panel; Tip Preparation for Cutting Applications; Trouble Shooting
  4. Fundamental Procedures include: Soft Tissue Biopsy; Gingivectomy and Gingival Recontouring; Removal of Pigmented Lesions on Gingiva; Frenectomy (Lingual and Labial); Soft tissue Crown Lengthening ; Endodontic Disinfection ; Troughing for C&B Impressions in lieu of packing cord; Other soft tissue applications; Laser teeth whitening; Low level light therapy for reduced healing time: Photobiomodulation

Objectives

To inform on the various applications of the diode laser in dentistry. The practical use will be demonstrated in detail as well as LLLT. Background: The dentistry of today has scientifically advanced in the last 50 years. New technologies have made treatments easier and more predictable. With the vast offer of new devices for dental applications, it is overwhelming and a difficult decision to choose which is the correct apparatus to purchase.

Methods: A literature review is conducted in order to perform this presentation. Implications: The addition of lasers in dental practice results in an advantageous acquisition that practitioners should consider. If it is cost-effective and moreover, serves to complement several procedures efficaciously making them easier to perform, saving time and under safe conditions even more so. Conclusion: When using diode laser to complement daily dental practice, clinically they produce: bactericidal effect, less swelling, less pain and faster tissue healing.

Bio

General Dental Practitioner graduated from the University of Oslo, Norway in 1997. A member of the Spanish Society of Laser Oral Application (SELO) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Dr Trelles is currently undertaking a PhD in Laser Dentistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She has completed a Master in Oral Laser Applications at the University of Barcelona, Spain, a Master in Implantology at the University of Warwick, UK and a graduate of Kois Centre, Seattle, USA.

Dr Kathrin Trelles is currently undergoing accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She has been practicing in Dubai since 1999.

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