LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2011) – The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD), a nationally recognized organization dedicated to research, practice and teaching of advanced laser dentistry, is proud to offer a new course to train registered dental hygienists in use of the PerioLase® MVP-7TM digital dental laser-a 6 watt free-running (FR) pulsed Nd:YAG laser, and the only laser approved for use in the unique bone-building gum disease treatment-the LANAP® protocol. "Standard Proficiency Certification for Hygienists on the PerioLase® MVP-7TM for Laser Pocket DisinfectionTM" is offered for CE credit in conjunction with Advanced Laser Training, Inc. The program is an adaptation of the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education as adopted by the IALD.
"This special training course is an excellent opportunity for hygienists to advance their skill sets, while gaining valuable knowledge that will enable them to more fully support patients and the LANAP®-trained clinicians they serve," says Dawn M. Bloore, DDS, vice president and training director for the IALD, who will co-instruct the course along with Chris L. Owens, DDS, founder and owner of Advanced Laser Training, Inc. "Hygienists are critical to the success of the LANAP® protocol, and through this training, they will help increase positive outcomes for patients’ periodontal health."
The full-day training course will offer IALD Standard Proficiency Certification on the PerioLase® MVP-7TM including instruction in Hygiene Laser Pocket DisinfectionTM (LPD); laser physics and safety; PerioLase® MVP-7TM device review; perio applications including LPD; and other applications including treatment of herpetic lesions, apthous ulcers, biostimulation, and desensitizing teeth; probing technique; case presentation skills; LANAP® protocol overview; occlusion and its role in periodontitis; and hands-on learning in the FiberFlexTM fiber and TrueFlexTM hand-pieces, sterilization techniques and LPD simulation.
Clinicians who are scheduled or have completed LANAP® training on the PerioLase® MVP-7TM can enhance their offerings by sending hygienists to the IALD training course to learn new ways to both support the success of the LANAP® protocol as well as perform other important procedures using the PerioLase® MVP-7TM.
Non-LANAP dentists who have delayed investing in the PerioLase Protocol Package can now consider the added benefit of training additional staff members in the laser dental technology.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, participants will earn eight ADA-CERP / AGD-PACE approved CE credit hours, IALD Standard Proficiency Certification on the PerioLase® MVP-7 for Hygiene Laser Pocket DisinfectionTM, and Associate Fellowship Certification in the IALD. In addition to the live training, on-line review is available for course participants.
The first training session will be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 9. Following courses will be held on June 18 in Chicago; August 5 in Dallas; and November 12 in Orlando, and also available online. Registration is $895, for more information visit http://www.advancedlasertraining.com/IALD or call 877-LASER66.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LASER DENTISTRY (IALD): The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry is a non-profit educational and research center dedicated to providing evidence-based clinical training in advanced laser dentistry therapies. Formed in 1999 by dentists Robert H. Gregg II and Delwin K. McCarthy, the IALD is both ADA CERP and AGD PACE accredited, and is nationally recognized for its continuing education (CE) programs. With more than 20 certified instructors who train dental professionals in laser dentistry techniques including the LANAP® protocol, the IALD aims to reach more underserved patients with gum disease who have avoided therapy out of fear. To that end, the organization provides free treatment to qualified patients who can benefit from the no-cut, no-sew, no-fear LANAP® protocol-providing about $750,000 in free dental services each year. The IALD’s ultimate goal is for the percentage of patients seeking treatment for periodontitis to reach the percentage of patients seeking general dental care. For more information, please visit www.theiald.com.