ALD Issues Call for Abstracts

Dentistry Today


The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) has issued a call for abstracts for ALD 2020, scheduled for April 2 through April 4, 2020, at the Paradise Resort in San Diego. The submission deadline is June 10, 2019. 

“Our meeting will feature a wide range of captivating lectures, discussions, hands-on participation, and networking opportunities with experts, researchers, and leaders in the fields of dental lasers and digital dentistry,” said ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky. 

“We invite researchers, academicians, dentists, and dental professionals from around the world to submit abstracts for presentations on topics that support our overall theme this coming year,” said Siminovsky.

With the theme of “The Future is NOW: Integrating Technology into Your Practice,” suggested topics include but are not limited to: 

  • The healing power of PBM/pain relief without opioids
  • The benefits of digital technology and the digital workflow
  • Pediatric dentistry and tethered oral tissues
  • Laser-powered hygiene
  • Peri-implantitis: past, present, and future treatments
  • Achieving maximum return on investment for your laser investment
  • Accurate insurance coding/coding for medical necessity
  • Practice marketing and social media
  • Clinical photography for case acceptance and insurance documentation
  • Using lasers to treat medically compromised and geriatric patients
  • The next generation: 10-minute poster presentation for students

“As a presented, you’ll have a positive influence on the use of lasers and other types of advanced technology in dentistry,” said Siminovsky. “Last but not least, you’ll be supporting the ALD’s mission of improving oral health with laser technology.”

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed in a blind review process. Acceptance will be based on abstract content, available space, and overall program balance. All abstracts must be submitted through the online form.

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