Laser Course: Laser In Daily Dental Practice
| Manaf Taher Agha, DDS, MD – UAE Head of the Laser Research Unit Faculty of Dentistry , Ajman University Date: 14 February 2015 Time: 09:00 to 18:00 ( 1 day course )
Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai Meeting Room (Above Sheikh Maktoum Hall) Dubai Meeting Room ERegistration Fee: US$ 495 / AED 1,830
(Teaching Method: Participation)
|In the past decades the theoretical concept of ‘Laser applications in Dentistry’ has been established. This concept implies several changes to the widely adopted ‘cut and suture’ and ‘radical’ strategies when managing the caries and gingival procedures in deep cavities. In the past ten years the indication for using lasers on tooth surfaces and mucosal tissues including gingiva, has been extended. New generations of Er,Cr:YSGG and 940 nm Diode lasers have been introduced to best dental clinics of world with very high success and patient acceptance rates. Cavity preparation techniques and gingival or oral surgeries using these lasers have been scientifically evaluated in more depth and last but not least many FDA clearances have been achieved for different dental procedures. Thus, there is a need to re-think decision making for either non-, micro- or minimum-invasive treatment options at various tooth and oral mucosa sites to reduce the side effects of old fashion dental strategies like suturing for any small oral or gingival surgery and excavating healthy enamel and dentin with blind and hard burs!|
|Demonstration and workshop:|
Part A: Modern concepts of Laser-Tissue Interactions
A proper understanding of Laser-Tissue interactions is a prerequisite for the selection of an appropriate therapy. When using a laser, any dentist needs to know how this high-tech device is removing the caries and/or soft tissue so smoothly. This basic knowledge will give safety instructions to users as well. By knowing the laser physics briefly and effects of Er,Cr:YSGG and 940 nm Diode lasers on different types of tissue, the reason that eyes should be protected will be well understood as well. This part is not only necessary for dentists but also for all assistants and nurses who are in laser working area as well. In this hands-on workshop the scientific basis of these important principals will be practiced using animal jaws and extracted teeth.
Part B: Caries removal close to pulp and beside gingival tissues
In most of deep class 2 cavities, dentists are having problems with gingival bleeding and in many cases it is too hard to decide if the tooth needs root canal treatment as well or we can do direct or indirect pulp cap.
Er,Cr:YSGG and 940 nm lasers will remove the gingival from cavity or surrounding borders bloodless that will lead to a better vision. Also, dentist could work with lower amount of energy densities close to pulp chamber or horns to remove caries without exposing the pulp.
The most important effect is that all area will be decontaminated and direct or indirect pulp cap and immediate filling of cavity will be more successful in such sterile condition. Lasers will reduce amount of microorganisms up to 99% at surface. This new approach to dentistry will help to save more teeth vital that leads to saving crown structure and reducing the risk of later crown fractures as well. If lasers were used instead of drills in all dental clinics correctly, in last years the numbers of edentulous patients in society in age of 45 have been significantly reduced. Therefore, we were not facing so much digestive and systematic diseases in modern societies. Modern life style needs modern treatment strategies as well. Lasers will play the most important role in next ten years to achieve a better oral and general health without any doubt. Using them today more widely will lead to a significantly more healthy society in ten years. In this course, not only all long-term studies of modern societies will be presented but also evidence based laser applications in dentistry will be introduced and practiced by hands-on part.
Who should attend?
- General Practitioners
- Dental Hygienists
17:50 – 18:00 Final Discussion
-Dr. Manaf has graduated in 1996, from the Faculty of Dentistry in Aleppo University, D.D.S degree.
-Worked in his private clinic as GP Dentist and a clinical Supervisor in the Faculty of Dentistry in Aleppo University
– 2006 he finished his laser studies and obtained his Mastership of the Laser Dentistry from Laser Academy, in Vienna University, Dental School, Austria.
– 2007 Joined Ajman university- Faculty of Dentistry as head of the laser research unit in Department of surgery and teaching of the Laser and modern technology course and still to date. -As a private Clinical practitioner, Liberty Dental clinic -Dubai 2007 to date.
-Member of many international laser societies and Academies
-Former Secretary general of the International Academy for Laser Education
|Local and International lecturer, and published many papers in laser dentistry.|