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Online Self-Study Continuing Education (CE) Course

The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil

Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

Course Presenter(s):
I. Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD


Date Added:
07/25/2012

Course Description:

Substantial controversy continues to surround the use of lasers in periodontal therapy. The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Properly applied, lasers produce less bleeding, swelling and discomfort. They treat the cause of periodontal disease rather than the effects, by specifically targeting identifiable periodontal pathogens. Regeneration of periodontal tissues is the gold standard by which we measure treatment effectiveness. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Numerous examples of exceptionally favorable clinical outcomes.
  • How lasers used to effectively treat periodontal disease.
  • What are the differences between the many lasers being used in dentistry and how they differ from each other? Are they all created equal?
  • How does laser periodontal treatment differ from traditional pocket elimination surgery.

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil.
Substantial controversy continues to surround the use of lasers in periodontal therapy. The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Properly applied, lasers produce less bleeding, swelling and discomfort. They treat the cause of periodontal disease rather than the effects, by specifically targeting identifiable periodontal pathogens. Regeneration of periodontal tissues is the gold standard by which we measure treatment effectiveness. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.
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