Objectives:

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  • The Intense Fellowship Course of the University of Genoa, Italy shall represent didactic education, practical clinical simulation and examination in the use of lasers as an adjunct to clinical dental surgery and medicine. The course shall be conducted during two, four-day meetings in Warsaw, Poland with a one-day meeting in Genoa, Italy. The official language is English.
  • The course is designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills. Emphasis is placed on the integration of this course into the on-going practice of dentistry for each participant and their dental patients.
  • The teaching faculty shall be members of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Genoa.
  • Clinical Case presentation by each course attendee shall be assessed by the teaching faculty between December 2018 and February 2019.
  • In February 2019, each course attendee shall be required to sit a multiple-choice examination, comprising 75 questions. The pass mark shall be 70%.
  • Successful completion of the course and examination shall be recognised by the presentation of a certificate. This shall define a level of competence that is consistent with an experienced laser user.

Teaching Faculty:

Prof. Stefano Benedicenti, Dr Steven Parker, Dr Riccardo Poli, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc, Prof. dr Francesco Maria Manconi


MODULE I

Location: DSI - Dental Skills Institute, ul. Piaskowa 4 lok. U3, Warszawa
Data: 7th-10th October 2018

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Sunday – 7th October 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc, Prof. Stefano Benedicenti

Training content:

  • Laser photonic energy. History. Laser wavelengths in use in dentistry. Production of laser photonic energy by solid-state, gas and semi-conductor-based laser machines. Emission modes.
  • Oral soft tissue. Laser-tissue interaction.
  • Laser use in oral soft tissue management. Optimal Laser wavelengths and power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral soft tissue. Clinical evidence.
  • Photobiomodulation in dentistry. Overview
  • Photobiomodulation clinical aspects of therapy. Dosimetry.

Monday – 8th October 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc

Training content:

  • Laser use in periodontology – surgical and non-surgical applications. An overview.
  • Laser use in periodontology – surgical and non-surgical applications. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy.
  • Laser use in surgical periodontics. Gingival de-pigmentation. Aesthetic considerations.
  • Overview of laser use in implantology. Soft tissue considerations.
  • Overview of laser use in implantology. PBM considerations.

Tuesday – 9th October 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc

Training content:

  • Overview of laser use in Peri-implantitis.
  • Laser use in peri-implantitis. Literature review and clinical aspects.
  • Laser use in Orthodontics.
  • Practical Session to demonstrate laser-tissue interaction with target oral soft tissue. Minor oral surgery and periodontics. 5 common procedures.

Wednesday – 10th October 2018

Lecturer: Dr Steven Parker

Training content:

  • Laser diagnostics in soft and hard tissue.
  • MCQ / Clinical Case Preparation.
  • Laser Safety Regulations and Classification.
  • Laser Safety. Clinical Aspects and Local Rules.

MODULE II

Location: DSI - Dental Skills Institute, ul. Piaskowa 4 lok. U3, Warszawa
Data: 28th November – 1st December 2018

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Wednesday – 28th November 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Dr Riccardo Poli

Training content:

  • Overview of laser–hard tissue interaction.
  • Laser use in oral hard tissue management. Optimal laser wavelengths and power parameters relative to absorption phenomena in oral hard tissue.
  • Laser-assisted restorative therapy. Clinical evidence.
  • Minimally invasive dentistry in restorative and pediatric dentistry. Concepts of pain control using laser-assisted restorative techniques.
  • What if it goes wrong?

Thursday – 29th November 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Dr Riccardo Poli

Training content:

  • Laser interaction with alveolar bone.
  • Laser-assisted osseous surgery – practical aspects and PBM influence.
  • 3.0 µm laser-assisted osteotomy Cause for concern?
  • Practical Session to demonstrate laser-tissue interaction with target oral hard tissue. Cavity preparation and bone surgery.

Friday – 30th November 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Prof. dr Francesco Maria Manconi

Training content:

  • Laser use in endodontics – overview and historical aspects.
  • Laser use in endodontics – optimal wavelengths and power parameters. Overcoming the dangers.
  • Laser use in endodontics. Clinical aspects #1
  • Laser use in endodontics. aspects #2
  • Laser-assisted surgical endodontics.

Sunday– 1st December 2018

Lecturers: Dr Steven Parker, Prof. dr Francesco Maria Manconi

Training content:

  • Laser-assisted advanced restorative dentistry. The challenges.
  • Laser use in advanced restorative dentistry / fixed prosthodontics #1.
  • Laser use in advanced restorative dentistry / fixed prosthodontics #2.
  • Laser use in bleaching.
  • Practical session. Laser use in endodontics.

MODULE III

Location: University of Genoa
Data: 22th-23th February 2019

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Friday – 22th February 2019

Lecturers: Prof. Stefano Benedicenti, Dr Steven Parker, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc, Prof. dr Francesco Maria Manconi

Training content:

  • Presentation of student clinical cases.

Sunday – 23th February 2019

Lecturers: Prof. Stefano Benedicenti, Dr Steven Parker, Dr Mark Cronshaw BSc (Hons), BDS, LDS RCS (Eng), MSc, Prof. dr Francesco Maria Manconi

Training content:

  • MCQ exam.
  • Group MCQ marking.
  • Closing remarks. Certificate presentation. Photographs.
  • Close.

CERTIFICATION

After successful completion of an examination at Genoa University in Italy, participants will receive a Certificate, recognising them as a specialist in laser therapy in dentistry and the certificate of completion of the Program issued by the Dental Skills Institute”.

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GENOA UNIVERSITY

The University of Genoa is one of the most valuable cultural and scientific heritage of the Mediterranean and the Italian north-western area and one of the largest universities in Italy. It is deeply interconnected with the city of Genoa and its economic framework. The original university was founded in 1481. The University of Genoa takes part in national and international programmes, it selects funding channels and promotes many relations with local and regional authorities and companies and plays a leading role in the fields of research, innovation and technology transfer in an increasingly competitive environment at national and international level. Today the university has a student population of around 40,000, including both undergraduate and graduate students. In 2004 there were about 1,710 professors and scientific employees and about 2000 non-scientific employees working for University of Genoa.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFIT?

  • By using innovative therapeutic methods you will be able to provide your patients with significant benefits compared to more traditional dental practices and increase satisfaction levels amongst your patients.
  • Furthermore, you will be able to create new economic potential for your practice.
  • Lecturers: You will be studying with the world leading lecturers from Genoa University and partner institutions.
  • Qualification: Graduates are recognized as specialists in the field of laser therapy in dentistry.
  • Certification: The awarding body is Genoa University.
  • Successful participants receive credit points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
  • Prestige!

INFORMATION:

  • The lecture language is English (translation into polish).
  • Each participant should be equipped with safety glasses to work with lasers. We recommend having your own glasses that are tailored to the specific person.
  • Each participant will be asked to bring teeth after a recent extraction to one of the modules.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Teaching materials.
  • Translation into polish (during the modules conducted in Poland).
  • Lunches, snacks and coffee breaks during trainings taking place in Poland.
  • Certificate issued by Genoa University and the certificate of completion of the Program issued by the Dental Skills Institute.

MASTERSHIP CURRICULUM „LASER THERAPY IN DENTISTRY”

This offer is geared towards dentists who would like to specialize in certain wavelengths. Over the course of one year, participants are taught fundamental physical and technical knowledge, and how to recognize primary, secondary, and tertiary indications on 12 attendance days split into 3 modules held over 3 educational blocks.

This program concludes with an official certificate of RWTH Aachen University, and is offered in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen International Academy, the post-graduate education wing of the University.

The postgraduate mastership program „Lasers in Dentistry“ is aimed at dentists who want keep pace with their patients´ wishes for innovative and gentle treatment methods.

In standard academic studies in dentistry, dentists have never learned about dental laser technology and treatment concepts. Building on a university degree in dentistry, the necessary professional knowledge for laser applications in dental practice is taught at the highest academic level in theoretical lectures and practical teaching for two selected wavelength areas - dental diode lasers and dental Erbium lasers. Relevant theories and application options pertaining to laser use in dentistry are taught for those wavelengths. Participants obtain sound theoretical knowledge in lectures and seminars led by renowned, competent and experienced international scientists and practitioners. Skill training sessions, exercises, practical applications, guide participants towards using lasers successfully and professionally in their own treatments. The modules of this mastership program are a subset of the RWTH Aachen University 2- years Master of Science program „Lasers in Dentistry“ and qualify for an upgrade into that program if the participants so decides after successful completion.

MODULE I: LASER SAFETY, LASER DEVICES AND DIODE LASERS

Lecturers: Dr Dimitris Strakas, PhD, MSc, Dr Miguel Martins, PhD, MSc
Location: DSI - Dental Skills Institute, ul. Piaskowa 4 lok. U3, Warszawa
Duration: 4 days

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Training content:

  • Laser Safety Officer course
  • e-learning
  • Diode lasers, application and indications for treatment. Show, discuss and practice the use of diode lasers in various clinical cases Laser technique (diode lasers)
  • High power Diode lasers
  • Scientific background and clinical indications
  • Skill Training
  • Patient treatments (film demos)

You will practice, among others such procedures as:

  • Contact / non-contact mode
  • Depigmentation
  • Franektomy
  • Granuloma
  • Fibroma removal
  • Crown lenghtening
  • Endodontic procedures

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 Knowledge

  • The students know the specific absorption behavior of diode laser radiation on hard and soft tissue as well as specific tissue formation.
  • The students will know all relevant clinical indications and whether they are adjunct laser treatments or independent laser treatments.
  • The students know the different treatment protocols for adjunct laser treatments and as well as independent laser treatments.
  • The students know how to apply an diode laser in an adequate way to a patient knowing all the specific power settings for the treatment protocol.

Skills

  • The students shall be able to demonstrate that she or he is able to handle a dental diode laser and its accessories in a responsible way.
  • The students will study how to handle a dental diode laser and its accessories on ifferent kind of tissue surfaces in order to understand the biophysical interactions.
  • The students will study how to handle a dental diode laser and its accessories on models and specifically prepared organic samples to practice the clinical treatments protocols for specific indications.
  • The students will train in skill training under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.

MODULE II: ERBIUM LASERS

Lecturer: Prof. dr Norbert Gutknecht, DDS, PhD
Location: DSI - Dental Skills Institute, ul. Piaskowa 4 lok. U3, Warszawa
Duration: 4 days

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Training content:

Technical and practical use of erbium lasers, introduction to Er: YAG and Er, CR: YSGG lasers. Erbium laser light-tissue interactions will be discussed. All relevant clinical indications for Erbium lasers will be presented and the applications demonstrated.
Finally, participants will have to train the therapy in skill training with these respective wavelengths.
Dinner with Prof. Dr. N. Gutknecht.

You will practice, among others, such procedures as:

  • Preparation in enamel
  • Preparation in dentin
  • Generation of a retentive surface
  • Apisectomy
  • Soft-tissue cut with short pulses, describe the would margins
  • Soft-tissue cut with long pulses.Especially: how does the cut change,describe the wound margins
  • Open curettage
  • Endodontics: rinsing of the main canal with endo-tips
  • Crown lengthening, bone preparation

OVERALL GOAL

To understand the use of Erbium lasers in all relevant clinical indications. To be able to handle Erbium lasers appropriately on hard and soft tissue after completing a specified skill course. To understand the standardized treatment protocols for the various indications and finally to train with an Erbium laser according to these protocols.

Knowledge

  • The students know the specific absorption behavior of Erbium laser radiation on hard and soft tissue as well as specific tissue formation.
  • The students will know all relevant clinical indications and whether they are adjunct laser treatments or independent laser treatments.
  • The students know the different treatment protocols for adjunct laser treatments and as well as independent laser treatments.
  • The students know how to apply an Erbium laser in an adequate way to a patient knowing all the specific power settings for the treatment protocol.

Skills

  • The students shall be able to demonstrate that she or he is able to handle a dental Erbium laser and its accessories in a responsible way.
  • The students will study how to handle a dental Erbium laser and its accessories on different kind of tissue surfaces in order to understand the biophysical interactions.
  • The students will study how to handle a dental Erbium laser and its accessories on models and specifically prepared organic samples to practice the clinical treatments protocols for specific indications.

MODULE III: EXAMINATION

Location: AACHEN, RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
Duration: 3 days

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Content:

  • Lecture: “Laser therapy concepts with the use of 2 different wavelengths”.
  • Examination:
    1. Written multiple-choice exam
    2. Oral Exam (presentation of 5 patient treatments cases with diode or Erbium lasers)
  • Graduation Ceremony, after successful completion of an examination at RWTH Aachen University.

OVERALL GOAL:

The students will be able to document their clinical treatments. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to treat patients according to solid clinical indications of various dental laser systems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Knowledge

  • Guidelines for clinical case documentations as outlined in the document “Assessment and assessment criteria for clinical case documentations” available in the e-learning system.

Skills

  • The students will exercise to collect and to arrange all relevant clinical data, all clinical findings (pre-treatment, in treatment, post-treatment), photo documentations, x-ray findings and lab findings in a document.
  • The students will be able to demonstrate that they have documented a safe and ethical use of dental lasers in their patient treatments conducted in the previous modules.
  • Documentations are done on a professional level.

E-LEARNING

During the program, each participant receives free access to a dedicated E-learning (ILIAS), where he / she will find various materials and all presentations. The program includes homework assignments that will require work between modules Participants receive access to materials that cover a total of 350 hours of study.


CERTIFICATION

After successful completion of an examination at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, participants will receive a mastership certificate, recognising them as a specialist in laser therapy in dentistry and the certificate of completion of the Mastership Program issued by the Dental Skills Institute.
This RWTH Aachen University certificate may be credited towards the corresponding modules of the MSc “Lasers in Dentistry” programme.

Example Mastership Certificate

 

Schedule and the cost of participation

MASTERSHIP CURRICULUM „LASER THERAPY IN DENTISTRY”

Training Data Location
MODULE I: LASER SAFETY, LASER DEVICES AND DIODE LASERS Wed 18 - Sat 21 april 2018 DSI - Dental Skills Institute, 4 Piaskowa str., Warsaw (click here for a map)
MODULE II: ERBIUM LASERS Tue 22 - Fri 25 may 2018 DSI - Dental Skills Institute, 4 Piaskowa str., Warsaw (click here for a map)
MODULE III: EXAMINATION Mon 3 - Wed 5 december 2018 Aachen, RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY (click here for a map)

Total cost of training when purchasing the whole program: 20 900 PLN

It is possible to pay in shifts.

  • For doctor who prefer to buy the Mastership Program and a Biolase Laser we offer a special price – please contact for details.
  • It is possible to pay in shifts.
  • The number of places is limited.
  • The price of the training includes didactic materials as well as lunches and coffee breaks.
  • The cost does not include accommodation and commuting.

RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s elite universities and one of the most highly recognized technical universities in Europe. With 260 institutes within nine faculties, it is one of Europe’s leading institutions for science and engineering research. With innumerable industrial cooperation partners, the education that students receive at RWTH Aachen University is firmly rooted in real-world applications. As a result, RWTH graduates are highly sought after by business and industry. One in five board members of German corporation alumnus of RWTH Aachen University.

WALED

WALED, the World Academy for Laser Education & Research in Dentistry, is the Aachen Dental Laser Center’s alumni club. Membership of this academy is exclusive to students, graduates and alumni of the Mastership/Fellowship and Master of Science (MSc) in Lasers in Dentistry programmes run by the AALZ in conjunction with RWTH Aachen University. This academic and educational network was established to create an international academy of excellence for postgraduate education and research in laser dentistry. WALED hosts international symposia, as well as social meetings, and promotes collaboration amongst its members in the field of preclinical and clinical research and encourages the publication of clinical cases in scientific journals.

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WHAT IS YOUR PROFIT?

  • By using innovative therapeutic methods you will be able to provide your patients with significant benefits compared to more traditional dental practices and increase satisfaction levels amongst your patients.
  • Furthermore, you will be able to create new economic potential for your practice.
  • Lecturers: You will be studying with the world leading lecturers from RWTH Aachen University and partner institutions.
  • Qualification: Graduates are recognized as specialists in the field of laser therapy in dentistry.
  • Certicication: The awarding body is RWTH Aachen University. Graduates also receive their Master diploma in both English and in German. The programme received the Bronze award for lifelong learning from the European Commission.
  • Successful participants receive credit points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
  • Network: Course participants have access to scientific staff who are world-class experts in their specialised fields. Furthermore, the course attracts dentists from around the globe and participants are encouraged to network with their fellow students during numerous social events held throughout the course.
  • Additional networking opportunities at international scientific conferences and through the alumni network, WALED, are also provided.
  • E-Learning: ILIAS which includes 350 hours of learning.
  • Prestige!

INFORMATION:

  • The lecture language is English.
  • Each participant should be equipped with safety glasses to work with lasers. We recommend having your own glasses that are tailored to the specific person.
  • Each participant will be asked to bring teeth after a recent extraction to one of the modules.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Teaching materials.
  • Lunches, snacks and coffee breaks during trainings taking place in Poland.
  • Mastership Certificate issued by Aachen University and the certificate of completion of the Mastership Program issued by the Dental Skills Institute.
  • Membership in WALED.
  • Unlimited free access to the E-learning area.
  • Dinner with Professor Gutknecht in Warsaw and a gala ceremony in Aachen.