Let's Get Laser Focused! Introductory Laser Course Hands-on Workshop

Lynn Atkinson, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: F22 Cost: $175/$200 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday

CE Credits: 3 Hour Participation |  Subject: Laser Dentistry |  Recommended for: Hygienists | Prerequisite: AM lecture highly recommended | Participants bring: Loupes | Notes: Limited to 28 attendees

This course is designed to give the attendee a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate the use of lasers for several procedures. Laser Bacterial Reduction, Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Hemostasis, desensitizing, and treatment of oral lesions will be performed on typodonts and porcine jaws. Mechanisms, tissue interactions, laser safety, tips, and protocols will be reviewed. Videos and case studies will support the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Operate the laser device understanding basic biologic interactions.
  • Demonstrate competency in using the laser with hygiene procedures.
  • Understand the difference in the procedures of Laser Bacterial Reduction and Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy.
  • Utilize and understand the laser safety protocols.
  • Understand the laser device, tips, and settings.

About the Speaker:

Lynn Atkinson, RDH, has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for more than 30 years. Her passion for utilizing technology while delivering the highest quality of patient care keeps her practicing four days a week as the Clinical Hygiene Director for a high-performing, patient-oriented dental practice in Mission Viejo, California. Lynn lectures and provides clinical, hands-on training to dental professionals on successfully incorporating lasers and other adjunctive therapies into their protocols. For the past several years, Lynn has been a speaker at numerous conferences across the nation, speaking on a variety of topics. She lectures locally in addition to her hands-on courses, has authored several published articles and has been a guest speaker on industry audio media platforms, enjoyed nationwide. Lynn is an active member and participant of multiple dental associations and organizations. Lynn is a key opinion leader for several dental manufacturers and companies including Biolase, Biogaia, and EMS. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Laser Dentistry as Auxiliary Chair, a member of the ALD Speakers Bureau, Education, Conference, and Testing Committees. Lynn is the honored recipient of the ALD 2022 Leon Goldman Clinical Excellence Award. Financial Relationship – Other financial support or material support: lasers & supplies Biolase; speaker, KOL.

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