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Practical Applications of Lasers in Dental Practice

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Dental Lasers are versatile instruments that can be used in every discipline of dentistry. Many laser dentists have minimized their use of rotary instrumentation and rarely, if ever use a scalpel. Clinical use of these modern instruments can make the dentist’s work easier and result in improved outcomes for their patients. The course will cover creative applications using Er: YAG and Nd: YAG in every day dental practice

Learning objectives:


  1. Understand basic laser physics and biological interactions of laser light
  2. Understand the clinical significance of free running pulsed lasers.
  3. Develop an appreciation for the use of free running pulsed lasers in the following disciplines:
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral Medicine and Diagnosis
  • Pediatric Dentistry

Release date: Tue, January 29, 2013

Speaker: Steven R. Pohlhaus, DDS, FAGD

steven-r-pohlhaus-dds-fagdDr. Steven Pohlhaus has been practicing dentistry for over twenty years and laser dentistry since 2004. He has devoted his career to introducing his patients and colleagues to the benefits of lasers. Dr. Pohlhaus has been lecturing on the topic of dental lasers since 2005 and is a trainer for Tecnology4Medicine’s “Laser Essentials” course for new owners of the Lightwalker Laser. He is also on the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences.

Dr. Pohlhaus devotes his spare time to providing dental care to the under-served. He is the Director of the Dominican Republic Dental Project, and also works with the Anne Arundel County Gray Area program and Donated Dental Service.


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