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Course Description: Although doctors and hygienists are trained in laser use and safety, their staff is usually left out in the dark. The Introduction to Laser Safety program has been designed for all office personnel and is a must have for all offices providing treatment with lasers. There will be an introduction to laser science which will enable your staff members to get a greater appreciation of the treatment that you are providing for your patients. All regulations and safety dynamic will go in great depth and explain the need for a Laser Safety Officer (LSO). After completion of this program, you will have a staff member that can oversee all of the laser operations in your office.

Author: Dr. Robert Levine

CE Units: 2

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

Learning Objectives:

Module 1 – Introduction to Laser Safety and Potential Hazards

Provide fundamentals for an understanding of:
  • Introduction to basic laser physics
  • Laser Safety Officer (LSO)
  • Laser Safety Standards (ANSI)
  • Laser Classifications
  • Laser Hazards
    • Eye
    • Skin
    • Non-Beam

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 Laser Safety course presentation before attempting this assessment. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 70{3c78dfe6a33fadfaffee2c5681513229179b62dae5fc303f14dd4f1e2aa64a4f} 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.