APRIL 8-10, 2021 


Dentistry’s Laser Meeting | 24+ CEUs | Stay at Home | Live & On-Demand Access





Business of Dentistry

Controversies in Dentistry

Esthetic Dentistry

Demonstration Course

General Dentistry



New Techniques & Technology



Photobiomodulation (PBM)

Live Panel Discussion Moderators

Seidner Laser Research




Business of Dentistry

Walid Altayeb

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MSc, PhD

Ideal Clinical Laser Dentistry Using Multiple Diode Laser Wavelengths (450, 650, & 980 nm)

*Sponsored by Wuhan Pioon Technology Co., Ltd

Kelly Blodgett, DMD, NMD, IBDM
Predictable Periodontal Payoffs!  (A PPP We Can All Support):  Combining Lasers and Rx Periodontal Trays for Optimal Clinical Outcomes
*Sponsored by Perio Protect

Ron Kaminer, DDS, FAGD
Technology-Driven Restorative Dentistry
*Sponsored by SHOFU


Edward R. Kusek, DDS

Clinical Photography with Use of the Shofu EyeSpecial C-III

*Sponsored by SHOFU

V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
Dental Aerosols:  Air Safety in Dental Offices
*Sponsored by CariFree

Rose Nierman, RDH
Cross-Coding: Incorporating Medical Billing for Laser Dentistry
*Sponsored by Nierman Practice Management

Hans Kristian Skjorshammer, BSc
Win-Win Business Model from Oral IQ, LLC

*Sponsored by Oral IQ






Controversies in Dentistry

Diode Lasers for Therapy of Peri-implantitis

Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS


Edward R. Kusek, DDS

Sam Low

Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd



Demonstration Course - Laser Applications



Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd

A “How to” Live Demonstration for the 5 Most Frequent Laser Uses





Esthetic Dentistry


Manaf T. Agha, DDS, MD, PhD
Laser Treatment for Oral Melanin Hyperpigmentation

Keith Brewster, DDS
Overview of CBCT, CT, MRI, and PET Scan Technologies


Islam Kassem, BDS, MSc, FDS RCS
Seven Secrets in Successful Facial Esthetics



Kenneth Luk, BDS, DGDP (UK), MGD (CDSHK), MSc (Hong Kong)
Use of a 445-nm Blue Laser in Clinical Dentistry

Marta Maciak, DMD, PhD
A Concept of Using Various Laser Wavelengths in Effective, Noninvasive Esthetic Medicine


Hanaa Nassar, DDS, MSc, PhD
The Esthetic Blend Factors: Combining Ultraconservative Veneer Rehabilitation and Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy




General Dentistry

John J. Graeber, DMD, MAGD, MALD, FICD
Finding Virgin Caries


Charles Hoopingarner, DDS, FAGD, MALD
Lasers and Labs: Your Best Friends in Esthetic Dentistry

Sara Kassem, MSc, PhD
An In Vitro Comparative Scanning Electron Microscope Analysis of Desensitizing Toothpaste and Diode Laser, Alone or Coupled, for Evaluation of Efficacy of Dentinal Tubule Occlusion





Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction

Camille Luke, RDH, MSDH
You Are Not Alone!

Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, BSDH
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction


Kristin Pristavec-Hunter, RDH, BS
Innovative Technology: A Review of Current Lasers

Mary Lynn Smith

Mary Lynn Smith, RDH

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction

Angie Wallace

Angie Wallace, RDH

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR): Fact vs. Fiction







Robin D. Horton, BDS
How Digital Technology Enables Safer and More Accurate Implant Planning and Computer-Guided Surgery
*Sponsored by Nobel Biocare UK

Samuel Low, DDS, MS, Med
The New Standard of Care in Managing Peri-Implant Disease


Robert Miller, MA, DDS, FACD
Treatment of Peri-Implantitis Using UVC Lasers





New Techniques & Technology


Jeffrey Harrison, DDS
Dental Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

(Sleep Disorder / Breathing)

Lawrence Kotlow, DDS
A Retrospective Synopsis of ALD's 2021 Winter Pediatric Health Symposium


Giovanni Olivi, MD, DDS
Innovative Endodontics Using SWEEPS: An Update








Akira Aoki, DDS, PhD
Er:YAG Laser-Assisted Comprehensive Periodontal Pocket Therapy (Er-LCPT)





Photobiomodulation (PBM)


Joseph Arnabat-Dominguez, MD, DDS, PhD
Effect of Photobiomodulation on Long-Standing Neurosensory Alterations of the Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerves

Mel A. Burchman, DDS
Using Dental Lasers to Treat the Chemotherapy Patient

Arun A. Darbar, BDS DGDP
Prevention and Management of Orofacial Muscle Fatigue

Maite Moreno, DDS, MS

State of the Art and Future of Laser-Assisted Oral Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Application in Dental and Medical Conditions for Tissue Engineering

Jason Pang, BSc, BDS, MSc
1064-nm Nd:YAG as a Novel Wavelength for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis



Gerald Ross, DDS
Photobiomodulation in the Treatment of Facial Pain / TMD 

PBMT at Home 

Christopher Walinski, DDS
What I Did on My COVID Break





Live Panel Discussions: Question-and-Answer Sessions

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MScD, PhD

TopicsImplantology, Periodontology, Digital Dentistry

James Carroll, AMInstP, FRSM

Topic: Photobiomodulation

Rishita Jaju, DMD

Topic: New Techniques and Technology

Angie Wallace, RDH

Topic: Hygiene




Seidner Laser Research

Wenbin Feng, BS - In Vitro Comparison of Traditional vs. Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Techniques for Interproximal Reduction in Orthodontics

Marcos Garcia, DDS - Clinical Outcomes of Adjunctive Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in the Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease


Sayaka Katagiri, DDS, PhD - Photobiomodulatory Suppressive Effect of a 910-nm Diode Laser on Periodontal Disease Progression in Mice



Yujin Ohsugi, DDS, PhD

Novel Bone Regenerative Therapy:  Sequential Microarray Analysis of Er:YAG Laser-Ablated Bone Tissue and the Modification of Gene Expression in Osteocytes and Osteoblasts


Edmond Rexha, DDS - Peri-Implant Defect Morphology and Temperature Changes During Er,Cr:YSGG-Laser Decontamination

























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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]






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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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