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Lasers in Dental Practice: Frontiers of Current Clinical Applications

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This one day course summarises the state of the art in several major areas of investigation for laser use in clinical practice, providing an evidence-based approach for contemporary laser dentistry. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Implant applications including enhanced integration, and biofilm removal from implant surfaces with complex surface textures.
  • Periodontal applications including detection of calculus and determination of endpoints for periodontal debridement, as well as root surface debridement.
  • Endodontic applications including detection of treatment endpoints and rapid debridement of the root canal system using laser agitated fluids.
  • Aesthetic applications of lasers including treatment of severe forms of developmental and acquired discolouration of teeth, and altering soft and hard tissue profiles to improve the aesthetics of teeth.
  • Orthodontic applications including bracket removal, and exposure of unerupted teeth.
  • Restorative applications including selective removal of infected dentine during cavity preparation.
  • Non-thermal applications of lasers including using lasers to achieve analgesia and block transmission of painful stimuli, and relax muscle spasms.


August 20
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Professor Laurie Walsh
About Presenter
Professor Laurie Walsh has been using multiple laser types in clinical practice for over 25 years, and has been the research group leader for lasers and other advanced technologies at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry for the past 20 years. He has published extensively on lasers in dentistry, and led a range of clinical trials into novel laser applications.


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143 Colin Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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