Academy of Laser Dentistry
Telephone: (954) 346-3776
History/About The Academy
The Academy was officially incorporated in 1993, following the merger of the American Academy of Laser Dentistry, the International Academy of Laser Dentistry and the North American Academy of Laser Dentistry. The largest international organization devoted to laser dentistry, the Academy includes among its members top clinicians, academicians and researchers in all laser wavelengths. The Academy has regional chapters in Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom and Study Clubs in Italy and Kazakhstan.
Our membership also includes many commercial manufacturers of lasers, laser accessories and high-tech products.
The Academy is devoted to clinical education, research and the development of standards and guidelines for the safe and effective use of laser technology worldwide.
Curriculum Guidelines & Standards for Dental Laser Education
The Academy of Laser Dentistry formally endorsed the Revised Curriculum Guidelines and Standard for Dental Laser Education at its Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California, February 4, 1999. The original Curriculum Guildelines were drafted at a workshop held at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry in July 1992 and were adopted by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 1993. They were subsequently endorsed by more than 75 dental and health organizations, universities and manufacturers worldwide. These guidelines are the internationally recognized standard for dental laser use. They establish standards of education in the use of lasers in dentistry and define standards for the demonstration of competency in the safe and effective use of lasers by dental professionals.
Academy Mission Statement
- The Academy of Laser Dentistry is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well being of patients through the proper use of laser technology.
- The Academy actively supports education and research through its certification programs, publications, meetings and additional activities.
- The Academy fosters dialogue and seeks to build community among its members and dental organizations, educational institutions, researchers, industry representatives and others who share this mission.