Academy of Laser Dentistry Laser Safety Course - A Primer


ALD Laser Safety Course




Authors: Lynn Atkinson, RDH and Angie Wallace, RDH

Audience: Dentists, Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Office Managers

CE Hours: 1.75 CEU

Cost: $150

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Course Includes: Unlimited access to video recording, digital glossary, DIY Guide to Creating a Laser Safety Office Manual


Course Format: Digital Delivery Video with CE Evaluation Questions Required



Course Requirements: Watch the video, complete the quiz - there are multiple attempts possible, submit the quiz and the evaluation. Receive a CE letter of successful completion.




Laser safety is important in all aspects of patient care and setting office protocols. It is recommended that every dental office appoint a laser safety officer. This course is designed as a quick learning reference for laser safety so that you can better understand the requirements. It is developed for the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) members as an introduction and guide to preparing office policies and procedures on the safe use of lasers and laser systems in dental applications. These guidelines are designed to protect the health and safety of patients, team members, and the environment. This course provides a general overview of laser safety and describes what is important to include in an office safety protocol manual, what the role of a laser safety officer is, and how much further education is needed. The completion of the course will provide a basic overall understanding of the importance of laser safety in the dental office. This is a primer for any person working in the dental environment. No previous laser experience is necessary.


An appendix containing a glossary of terms is included in the course fee. It is recommended that course participants purchase the ANSI Z136.3-2018 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care from the Laser Institute of America.


Laser Safety Course Learning Objectives

  • Assess your own initial understanding of laser safety.
  • Define terminology used with lasers.
  • Better understand the overall laser safety objectives in any dental setting.
  • Reflect on today’s laser safety standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Determine which wavelength-specific glasses to use.
  • Determine the correct information for documentation in a Dental Office Standard Operating Procedures Guide for Laser Safety.

This presentation is based on standards and regulations applicable to the United States.