College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

Western University of Health Sciences
Price: $295

TriCounty Membership Price: $206.50

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Course Description: This course will focus on the specific wavelength (The CO2 10.6). Basic laser science will be provided as well as the unique differences that CO2 has compared to the other laser wavelengths. You will also be provided with safety protocols for laser use.Laser technology will allow you to do many more surgical procedures efficiently and safely. Patient cases studies will be available and explained in depth along with live videos upon program completion.

Author: Dr. Robert Levine

CE Units: 6

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

Module Goals

Module 1:

Provide fundamentals for an understanding of:
  • Laser history
  • Definitions- Laser light specifics
  • Units and measurement used with lasers
  • Basic laser physics → Laser tissue interaction
  • Assembly of laser
  • Differences between lasers
    • Gas Phase
    • Solid state
    • Semi-Conductor
  • Lasers used in dentistry
  • Laser Safety

Module 2:

To teach specific soft tissue applications
  • Capabilities and limitations of technologies
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each laser wavelength
  • Surgical Cases Presentations
  • Basic Laser Assisted Periodontal Application.
  •  Photothermal Effects on Bacteria
  • Temperature Dynamics For Soft Tissue
  • Surgical Parameters
    • Power settings
    • Ranges
    • Preferred parameters

 

Assessment:

To successfully complete this course, you will need to study the material presented in the course presentation. This is a self-paced course that can be paused and returned to at a later time. Once you have reviewed the course presentation in its entirety, you will need to complete the final assessment below. Lastly, please make sure to submit the required course evaluation.If you have any course-related questions please contact virtualu@westernu.edu. Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate content expert and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

You must pass the final assessment with a score of 70% to receive CE credit. After the assessment has been submitted you will have the opportunity to review your incorrect answers.

Practice Assessment

Grading for this quiz does not count towards the final quiz grade. Multiple attempts to this assessment can be made.

Final Assessment

Be sure to complete the CO2 Laser Technology course presentations before attempting this assessment. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 70%or higher in order to receive course credit. Multiple attempts of this assessment can be made.

 

Course Evaluation:

In order to receive CE credit, you must also complete the course evaluation survey.

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