28th ALD Annual Conference
Year of Global Collaboration


Deadline extended to December 14, 2020



Dentistry’s Laser Meeting

Arun Darbar

"This year we are all faced with many uncertain challenges and together, thinking globally, we can share the light and let the future blossom.”  said Dr. Arun Darbar, ALD’s Conference Chair, during a recent planning session.


We invite you to submit an abstract that share solutions to improving your delivery of dental treatment for your patients.






ALD will accept abstracts until December 14, 2020. The call for abstracts is designed to fill in clinical and scientific presentations on all aspects of laser use in dentistry and novel emerging technologies. 


The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to December 14, 2020.



  • Submission deadline: December 14, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: January 2021
  • Speaker confirmations due: January 2021
  • Annual Conference: April 8-10, 2021


ALD is seeking presentations in the following areas:ALD Annual Conference

  • Laser Dentistry (Hygiene, Pediatrics, General, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, etc.)
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM)
  • Facial Aesthetics (Botox, Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Digital Dentistry (CBCT, Scanning Technology)
  • Innovations in Implant Dentistry
  • Hot Topics (COVID-19, Teledentistry, Virtual Marketing)

The Process

The submitted abstracts are thoroughly reviewed by the ALD’s conference team. Abstracts are then graded by a committee of dental professionals from all aspects of the dental industry. The abstracts that grade out at the top are selected and scheduled as workshops and oral presentations. Notifications of acceptance will be early December after grading is complete and the schedule is organized. 


The Academy of Laser Dentistry is fully accredited by ADA CERP.  All of the guidelines governing continuing dental education activities will be followed. Refer to the Abstract Submission Guidelines for further guidance. Below are quick tips on the submission process.  


  • Titles should be descriptive - The title should be engaging and to the point. If the abstract is selected the title will be used to publicly promote the course.
  • Session formats and duration – General Session is 1-2 hours, clinical lectures are 30-60 minutes, research is 15-30 minutes, workshops are 3-6 hours, and posters 10 minutes. 
  • Ability level – All courses are indicated for novice or advanced applications.
  • Educational objectives – Abstracts should have 3-4 behavioral objectives. Objectives should be 500 characters or less.
  • Abstract description – The description should be a summary of the course’s purpose. It should clearly expand upon and support the educational objectives. The description should be 2,000 characters or less.
  • Grammar and spelling – Please note that both grammar and spelling are very important. The submissions are not edited prior to grading.
    • After grading, selected abstracts are edited prior to being posted online or run in any promotional materials.
  • Submitter and/or presenter information – Full contact information and a biography (not a C.V.) is required. The biography is part of the grading process. The ADA CERP guidelines mandate that a presenter be fully qualified to present educational materials.
  • Full compliance with the ADA CERP guidelines for continuing dental education activities will be followed. Please note this includes commercialism, bias, and image authenticity.

2021 Conference Committee

Conference Committee Chair

Dr. Arun Darbar, United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]

General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Walid Altayeb, Qatar

Email: [email protected]

General & Scientific Sessions Co-Chair

Dr. Grace Sun, Los Angeles, CA

Email: [email protected]



Contact Gail Siminovsky at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.



ALD Organization Disclosure - Disclaimer on Protocols and Opinions


The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during a presentation represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The Academy of Laser Dentistry assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by individual speakers pertaining to protocols for laser treatment. Any suggested protocols for treatment may be based upon the speakers' own clinical experience and should not be construed as Academy of Laser Dentistry recommended protocols.

Note: These presentations discuss investigational devices that may not yet have received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications, or describes off-label uses.





The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is a not-for-profit organization qualifying under Section 501c(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.The Academy of Laser Dentistry is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients through the proper use of laser technology. The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, research, and education and to the exchange of information relative to the art and science of the use of lasers in dentistry.  Abstracts, presenter biographies, disclosure information, and product descriptions are published for educational purposes as submitted by the respective presenters and exhibitors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. ALD is not responsible for the opinions expressed by the presenters, exhibitors, and advertisers.  Written permission must be obtained by the Academy to audiotape, videotape, duplicate, and/or distribute any portion of the conference program or proceedings.  The ALD Conference presents opportunities that may discuss investigational devices that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications or describes off-label uses. Practitioners are advised to investigate and consider which medical devices and materials are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and efficacy and which are considered experimental, and which procedures are within the applicable scope of their license, competence, skills, and abilities, as established by their education, training, and experience. Clinicians are advised to review the specific indications for use of their devices and to review their operator manuals for guidance on operating parameters before attempting similar techniques on their patients.


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