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ALD Board of Directors Meet in Miami for first time in 3 years

By Gail Siminovsky, CAE, ALD Executive Director
The ALD Board of Directors met for the first time in 3 years in Miami, Florida at the Doubletree by Hilton Grand Biscayne Bay on July 29-30. Board members traveled from as far as Qatar, the United Kingdom, California, and Nantucket to plan ALD's strategic direction for 2023.


Key takeaways include:
  • ALD's 30th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition on April 21-22, 2023 in Dallas
  • Membership value for both practitioners and industry
  • The publication of a highly sought after Laser Safety Course to be launched digitally in the next quarter
  • 3 new international initiatives; ALD is expanding internationally with a first Chapter in the United Kingdom in affiliation with the British Academy of Implants and Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD), a Southeast Asian ALD Chapter by merging several study clubs in this region, plus a new opportunity for laser education in Taiwan


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ALD Senior Student Achievement Award 2022

The Academy of Laser Dentistry is proud to announce the recipients of the Student Achievement Award in the use of lasers to three outstanding senior dental students at accredited Dental Schools across the USA. These students have demonstrated greatest interest, knowledge, and aptitude in the field of laser dentistry.


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UTHealth Advancing Laser Technology

ALD members, Dr. Juliana Barros and Dr. Shelly Patel of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry , are advancing laser education through the Laser Learning Society. “We’re one of the few dental schools in the U.S. that teaches a full program in laser dentistry to our students,” said Barros. Find out more about their efforts in this article.


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Meet the ALD Staff

You've probably interacted with ALD staff through email, social media, or by phone. If you missed the Member Orientation last month, where ALD staff introduced themselves, get to know them here.


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Dr. Gabi Kesler – A Man of Integrity and Love

Dr. Gabi Kesler passed on July 9, 2021, at his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, surrounded by his family.

Gabi Kesler, DMD, was installed as the 24th Academy of Laser Dentistry President (2016-2017) in Orlando, Florida, April 16, 2016. There have been many ALD leaders with steadfast dedication and energy for the Academy of Laser Dentistry, yet Gabi’s uniqueness was more evident than many leaders.  He loved the Academy and what ALD stands for. Gabi was soft spoken, of exceptional intelligence, and had a quiet way of leading. Gabi traveled from Tel Aviv to the US 3 or 4 times a year for ALD leadership meetings, spent hours on an airplane and away from his family for years and years, at his own expense.  His steadfast dedication to dentistry and to the ALD is remarkable, almost as remarkable as his dedication to his family, of which he spoke often. 

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