Fellowship Course, September 10th-11th-12th-13th 2012
International Congress in Laser Dentistry
“la Luce, la Scienza, il Sole!”
(Light, Science, Sun!)
Rapallo - September, 14th-15th 2012
Organizing & Scientific Committee
Stefano Benedicenti, Steven Parker,
Rolando Crippa, Giuseppe Iaria, Giovanni Olivi
Ercole Romagnoli, Tosun Tosun,
Wayne Selting, Jihad Habli
Objectives

• The Fellowship Diploma of the University of Genoa, Italy shall represent a course of didactic education, practical clinical simulation and examination in the use of lasers as an adjunct to clinical dental surgery and medicine. The course shall be conducted during a four-day meeting. The official language shall be English.
• The course is designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills. Emphasis is placed on the integration of this course into the on-going practice of dentistry for each participant and their dental patients.
• The teaching faculty shall be members of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Genoa and accredited International specialists in laser dentistry.
• Each course attendee shall be required to sit a multiple-choice examination, comprising 75 questions. The pass mark shall be 70%.
• Successful completion of the course and examination shall be recognised by the presentation of a certificate: “Fellowship in Laser Dentistry”. This shall define a level of competence that is consistent with an experienced laser user.



Course fees per delegate shall be € 2400 (VAT 21% included).


Course fees per delegate shall be € 2,400. VAT 21% included
This fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks each day of the course.Hotel rates (incl. breakfast) are approximately € 160 VAT 10% included per person per night.



Course Structure

The course shall comprise of four modules. Subjects to be covered shall be taken from the syllabus in laser use in dentistry, University of Genoa.



Module I.
(Monday 10th September 2012)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration
• 08.30–09.15
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser photonic energy. Historical aspects of laser development.
• 09.15-10.00
Dr. Ercole Romagnoli: Relationship of laser emission to “ordinary” light.
• 10.00-10.45
Dr. Wayne Selting: Production of laser photonic energy by solid- state, gas and
                     semi-conductor-based laser machines. Emission modes.


• 10.45 – 11.15
Coffee Break

• 11.15-12.00
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser wavelengths in use in dentistry and an overview of their
                     application. Laser-tissue interaction.

• 12.00-12.45
Dr. Ercole Romagnoli: Low-level laser energy use in dentistry.

12.45-14.00
Lunch Break (Lunch provided by hotel)

• 14.00-14.30
Dr. Wayne Selting: Clinical case design.
• 14.30-15.15
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser Safety.

• 15.15-15.45
Coffee Break

• 15.45-17.30
Practical Session - aspects of laser safety and laser machine operating parameters.
• 17.30-18.00
Group discussion


Module II. (Tuesday 11th September 2012)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration
• 08.30-09.15
Dr. Giuseppe Iaria: Laser use in oral hard tissue management.
• 09.15-10.00
Dr. Wayne Selting: Optimal Laser wave- lengths and power parameters relative
                     to absorption phenomena in oral hard tissue.

• 10.00-10.45
Dr. Giovanni Olivi: Laser interaction with dental caries, enamel, dentine, cementum.

• 10.45–11.15
Coffee Break

• 11.15-12.15
Prof. Stefano Benedicenti-Dr. Rolando Crippa-Prof. Norberto Berna: Laser use in
                     endodontics – orthograde and retrograde applications.

• 12.15-12.45
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser interaction with alveolar bone.

• 12.45-14.00
Lunch Break (Lunch provided by hotel)

• 14.00-15.00
Dr. Tosun Tosun: Laser use in implantology.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-17.30
Practical Sessions to demonstrate laser-tissue interaction with target oral hard tissue.
                     Cavity preparation techniques. Alveolar surgery osseous tissue management – surgical
                     extraction, apicoectomy.

• 17.30-18.00
Group discussion


Module III. (Wednestay 12th September 2012)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration
• 08.30-09.15
Dr. Wayne Selting: Laser use in oral soft tissue management.
• 09.15-10.00
Dr. Ercole Romagnoli: Laser wavelengths and consideration of optimal power parameters
                     relative to absorption phenomena in oral soft tissue.

• 10.00-10.45
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser use in periodontology – surgical and non-surgical applications.
                     An overview.


• 10.45–11.15
Coffee Break

• 11.15-12.00
Dr. Francesca Angiero: Laser use in the management of non- keratinised or “loose” soft
                     tissue structures – lining mucosa, frenula, ventral tongue.

• 12.00-12.45
Dr. Rolando Crippa: Laser use in the management of keratinised or “fixed” soft tissue –
                     gingiva, dorsal tongue.


• 12.45-14.00
Lunch Break (Lunch provided by hotel)

• 14.00-15.00
Prof. Alberico Benedicenti: Aspects of Photobiomodulation using a Flat-top hand-piece.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-17.30
Practical Session to explore the use of laser photonic energy in simulated oral soft tissue
                     surgical management procedures.

• 17.30-18.00
Group discussion


Module IV.
(Thuesday 13th September 2012)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration
• 08.30-09.30
Dr. Steven Parker: Integration of lasers into dental practice – clinical, marketing and
                     further educational aspects.

• 09.30-10.00
Dr. Jihad Habli: “A Good Mistake” - Testimonial from a new laser user.

• 10.00-10.30
Coffee Break

• 10.30-12.45
In definition.

• 12.45-14.00
Lunch Break (Lunch provided by hotel)

• 14.00-15.00
Free-choice Practical Sessions in laser use.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-17.30
Multiple-choice examination and grading.
• 17.30-18.00
Closing ceremony and presentation of certificates.



Notes

• Each course shall be limited to a maximum of 40 participants. Payment of course fees shall be payable before the commencement of the course and shall be non-refundable.
• Course participants shall be dental practitioners holding a current licence to practice dentistry, conferred by a recognised National Dental Body.
• The course is designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills. Course participants shall have access to (or own and use) at least one dental laser and have (limited) experience of laser use on dental patients.
• Each participant shall receive a hard-copy course manual “Lasers in Dentistry – a Fellowship Course” written by Dr Steven Parker, Professor a.c. University of Genoa and course co-director.
• Successful completion of the Fellowship Diploma shall confer mediated entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree in Laser Dentistry, University of Genoa, Italy.

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