Curs Online sobre Aplicacions de Làser i Factors de Creixement en Odontologia

Type of programme
Specialization courses
Duration
between 21-03-2021 and 23-03-2021
Credits
2 ECTS
Price
€495.00 / ECTS x 2 = €990.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2020-2021 academic year.
Schedule
From 8.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m.
Language
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Over recent years, various technologies have been introduced into the dentistry market aimed at improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of dental implants and other tissues in the oral cavity. One of these tools is laser technology. There are currently research studies being undertaken in different areas of dentistry and protocols of use standardised by expert professionals that demonstrate the effectiveness of using laser. Therefore, it is necessary for dentists who wish to offer this technology in their daily practice to be aware of the basic concepts of lasers, the rules governing their safe use, the indications for each wavelength and the protocols that apply to their use in each type of treatment.

Other cutting-edge technologies within the dental sphere are the use of magnification through the use of magnifying lenses and also the use of centrifuges to obtain plasma rich in platelets and leukocytes. The combination of these new technologies provides added value to dental treatments.

Competences to be acquired by students

The course is designed to provide basic scientific evidence based knowledge on the use of these technologies in dentistry and to improve practical skills through each of them.

  • Learn what a laser is and what the clinical benefits are of using this technology (diode, erbium, neodymium and CO2 lasers )
  • Learn the basic operating rules for laser units and the safety regulations that apply to patients and surgeons.
  • Learn the treatment indications of the lasers most frequently used in Dentistry: diode and erbium. Laser of choice in each dental discipline and its protocols.
  • Improve skills in using these technologies across all dentistry specialisms.

Course objectives

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction and update for professionals on the use of lasers as a diagnostic tool and for treatment across various dental specialities, as well as knowledge about new technoscientific improvements using other technologies such as PRGF (Endoret ®), and L-PRF (Intralock®).

Prospective students

Dentists and stomatologists, and 5th year dentistry students who want to learn about using lasers in dentistry and other cutting-edge technologies such as the use of growth factors via magnification and centrifuges.

 

 

Course coordinators

  • Dra. Vanessa Ruiz
  • Dra. Isabel Sáez
  • Dra. Patricia Bargiela

Course programmes

1. Introduction, history, the basics, laser classification and safety standards:

  • History and development of laser technology
  • Basic physics:
  • Nature, properties and sources of light.
  • Stimulated and spontaneous emission.
  • Generation of laser light (basic outline of a laser).
  • Features of laser light.
  • Laser transmission.
  • Types of emission.
  • Parametres.
  • Classification of lasers according to their action mechanism.
  • Safety rules for laser use. 

2. Neodymium and CO2 and their clinical potential:

  • Neodymium and CO2 in everyday practice: Introduction and overview of its clinical potential.
  • Indications and applications in dentistry.

3. Using erbium and diode lasers in periodontology (2 hours). 

  • Introduction to photodynamic therapy.
  • Treatment of radicular hyperesthesia.

4. The diode laser in soft tissue surgery:

  • Using lasers to deal with keratinised soft tissue structures: oral mucosa labial and lingual frenula, hemangiomas, minor salivary gland tumours. 
  • Using lasers to deal with keratinised soft tissue structures: epulis, gingivectomy, papillomas and fibromas.
  • Using a diode laser for vestibuloplasty.
  • Using a KTP or 532nm laser in surgery.

5. Orthodontic laser therapy: photobiomodulation during orthodontic movement.

Use of laser technology before, during and in the finishing (bleaching) of orthodontic cases.

Before: Corticotomies

During: Photobiomodulation during movement to facilitate dental movement and decrease the pain.

6. Laser use in dental aesthetics and after orthodontic treatment:

Gingival depigmentation

7. Dental bleaching and endodontics 

8. The erbium laser in dental conservation: laser interaction with enamel, dentin and cement.

Treatment of dental caries.

9. Laser periimplantitis treatment using lasers

10. The use of magnification in dentistry.

Use of L-PRF (plasma rich in platelets and leukocytes) and PRGF (plasma rich in growth factors). 

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Curs Online sobre Aplicacions de Làser i Factors de Creixement en Odontologia Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Dra. Vanessa Ruiz, Dra. Isabel Sáez, Dra. Patricia Bargiela, Dra. Lidia Barreiro. 

 

Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites and admissions

To be a stomatologist, dentist or 5th year dentistry student.