ALD 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition


ald 30th anniverserary




April 21-22, 2023 | Dallas, TX
at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park

 Submission Deadline is July 10, 2022



  • Submission deadline: July 10, 2022

  • Acceptance notification: August 5, 2022

  • Speaker confirmations due: August 15, 2022

  • Program Schedule Announcements:  September 1, 2022

Topic Categories:

  • Laser Dentistry (Hygiene, Pediatrics, General, Perio, etc.)
  • Innovation in Implant Dentistry
  • Emerging Technologies (Sleep, Functional Growth and Development)
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM)
  • Pediatrics
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Controversies in Dentistry
  • Digital Dentistry (CBCT, Scanning Technology)
  • Practice Management, The Business of Dentistry (Holistic approach, marketing your practice, social media, website)


Presentation Formats:

  • Workshops - 1-2 hours (Hands-on participation of specific applications.)

  • Lecture - 30-60 minutes




The Abstract Process Changes for 2023 Selections


For ALD's 30th Anniversary Conference, topics and speakers are chosen by the Conference Committee based upon speaker's known abilities on topics of high interest to the dental laser community.  The committee will consider all submissions as well as those invited to participate.  Invited speakers will use the abstract process to submit their topic and speaker information. All submitted abstracts are reviewed by ALD’s conference committee for topic relevance, speaker experience and ADA CERP compliance. The abstracts that grade highest are selected and scheduled as demonstrations, workshops and oral presentations. Note the abstract submissions dates and notifications schedule.  The speakers and program schedule will be published by September 1, 2023 and registration will open at that time. 


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. Your title will be used to publicly promote the course.
  • 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 review, 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.

2023 Conference Committee


Dr. Samuel Low

Dr. James Carreiro

Dr. Walid Altayeb


Dr. Grace Sun

Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Dr. Larry Kotlow

Dr. Larry Lieberman

Dr. Marina Polonsky





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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