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 of 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.
It is therefore necessary that dentists who wish to offer this technology as part of their daily practice should be aware of the basic concepts of laser, the rules governing its safe use, the indications for each wavelength and the protocols that apply to its use for each type of treatment.
Competences and learning outcomes the students will acquire
- Learn what a laser is and what the clinical benefits are of using this technology (diode laser, the erbium family, neodymium and CO2.)
- Learn the basic operating rules for laser units and the safety regulations that apply to patients and operators.
- Learn treatment guidelines for the most frequently used lasers in dentistry: diode and erbium; which laser to choose for each dentistry discipline and its protocols.
- Improve skills in using these technologies across all dentistry specialities.