About the Academy of Laser Dentistry

Welcome to ALD

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is a global organization devoted to laser dentistry. Its members include general dentists, pediatric dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, hygienists, and others interested in the field of laser dentistry. Our membership also includes industry manufacturers of lasers, laser accessories, high-tech products and services.


The 2020 Impact Report shows ALD in action.


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 Mission Statement:  The ALD supports the safe and effective adoption of lasers in oral systemic health for patient well-being. 

ALD is devoted to clinical education, research and the development of standards and guidelines for the safe and effective use of laser technology. Through our educational offerings and credentialing program, we provide valuable expertise in the field of lasers in dentistry - expertise that ultimately benefits the patients that dentists serve. We are improving patient health and well being, every day. This is our mission; it's simple.


If you are a patient interested in dental lasers, I encourage you to visit our Find a Dentist section.


As ALD embarks on our 29th year there has never been a more disruptive yet opportunistic time in dentistry. The advances in technology and techniques that have occurred in the recent 10 years, and those we are currently exploring, are making dentistry more sophisticated and successful, bringing lasers to the forefront of the dental field. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, plus global political challenges create opportunities for everyone to do things differently.  Through this website, you can learn more about lasers and the services provided by the Academy of Laser Dentistry to improve the our patient care.


Should you have any questions, feel free to contact our Headquarters office.  As we begin to pivot and re-chart the course for ALD during COVID-19 and after, we are grateful to our members for 29 years of membership support and dedication to the ALD mission.


Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Executive Director