College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

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Course Description: Diodes are the most commonly used lasers in the dentistry. One of the main factors is that they very cost effective. Unfortunately most Doctors and Hygienists do not know or understand the science behind the technology and cannot get the results they desire. The Diode Laser course will provide you with basic laser science fundamentals, spatial tissue dynamics as well as the understanding of how to control the temperature gradient necessary to provide optimal treatment.Laser application for basic soft tissue surgery and laser assisted periodontal therapy will be provide in module 2 of the course. Safety protocols and office administration responsibilities are also covered.

Author: Dr. Robert Levine

CE Units: 6

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

Module Goals:

Module 1 – Introduction to Diode Laser Science

Provide fundamentals for 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 – Diode Soft Tissue Laser Applications

  • Provide  Basic Parameters for Soft Tissue Surgical Applications in Dentistry
  • Coagulation Principles
  • Application of Laser Energy and Temperature Dynamics
  • Spatial Soft Tissue Principles
  • Surgical  Techniques with Case Presentations
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Applications

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 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 Introduction to Diode Laser 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.