Lasers in Dentistry:
A Two-Day Certification Course

Christopher Walinski, DDS

April 12-13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (14 CE Credits)
The Fawcett Center (OSU Campus)


Hands-on: Limited Seating 

The use of hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dental practice continues to evolve and improve. What began as a simple excisional device has transformed into a technology which can be used in every dental specialty. This informative and interactive experience will take you into the world of laser dentistry beyond gingivectomy and fibroma removal. Presentation topics will include techniques to enhance periodontal surgery, ailing and failing implants and predictable pain relief using various wavelengths.

This is a two-day course which will include hands-on exercises on extracted teeth and pig jaws. Attendees should bring magnification loupes and exam kits.  (Participants should also bring 2-3 extracted teeth for Saturday.)

Successful completion of this course will provide laser certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Day one will discuss Laser Physics, Laser Safety and Laser/Tissue Interaction for all laser wavelengths.  The remainder of the clinical presentation and hands-on exercises will focus solely on diode laser use.  Participants will demonstrate a competency in using diode lasers to desensitize teeth, provide tissue retraction for impressions, perform simple excisional procedures and as an adjunct to conventional scaling and root planing.  An optional written exam may be taken at the end of Day One which will provide a Certification in Diode Laser use through the World Clinical Laser Institute.


Day two will move from diode lasers to other popular wavelengths used in dentistry.  Participants will explore the benefits of lasers in restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and oral implantology. Restorative Dentistry topics include cavity preparations, improving access to carious lesions and using lasers to remove veneers and zirconia crowns.  In endodontics, attendees will learn how lasers are far more than simple bactericidal instruments with a discussion on PIPS (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming).  Discover the possibilities of lasers in the fields of pocket therapy, osseous regeneration and in the treatment of peri-implantitis.  

fees and registration options

Lasers for this course will be provided by BIOLASE.  Additional supplies are provided by the College of Dentistry.


  • When

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • The Fawcett Center
    2400 Olentangy River Rd.
    Columbus, Ohio 43210

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