Fellowship Course, September 2nd-3rd-4th-5th 2013
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 € 2420 (VAT 21% included).


Course fees per delegate shall be € 2,420. VAT 21% included
This fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks each day of the course. Hotel rates (incl. breakfast) are approximately € 206-223 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 2nd September 2013)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration

• 08.00-10.45
Speakers (#3)
  08.30–09.15
Dr. Steven Parker: Laser photonic energy. Historical aspects of laser development.
  09.15-10.00
Dr. Wayne Selting: 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

• 11.15-12.45
Speakers (#2)
  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. Alex Mathews: Clinical case presentation.

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

• 14.00-15.15
Speakers (#2)
  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

• 15.45-18.00
Speakers (#2)
  15.45-17.30
Practical Session - Aspects of laser safety and laser machine operating parameters.
  17.30-18.00
Group discussion


Module II. (Tuesday 3rd September 2013)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration

• 08.30-10.45
Speakers (#3)
  08.30-09.15
Dr. Steven Parker: 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
Prof. Stefano Benedicenti: Laser interaction with dental caries, enamel, dentine, cementum.

• 10.45–11.15
Coffee Break

• 11.15-12.45
Speakers (#2)
  11.15-12.15
Prof. Stefano Benedicenti, Doē Dr. Tosun Tosun: Laser use in endodontics – orthograde
                    and retrograde applications.

  12.15-12.45
Doē Dr. Tosun Tosun: Laser interaction with alveolar bone.

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

• 14.00-15.00
Speakers (#1)
  14.00-15.00
Doē Dr. Tosun Tosun: Laser use in implantology.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-18.00
Speakers (#2)
  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 4th September 2013)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration

• 08.30-10.45
Speakers (#3)
  08.30-09.15
Dr. Alex Mathews: Laser use in oral soft tissue management.
  09.15-10.00
Dr. Wayne Selting: 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

• 11.15-12.45
Speakers (#2)
  11.15-12.00
Dr. Alex Mathews: Laser use in the management of non-keratinised or “loose” soft tissue
                    structures-lining mucosa, frenula, ventral tongue.

  12.00-12.45
Doē Dr. Tosun Tosun: 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
Speakers (#1)
  14.00-15.00
Prof. Alberico Benedicenti: Aspects of Photobiomodulation using a Flat-top hand-piece.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-18.00
Speakers (#2)
  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 5th September 2013)

• 07.30-08.00
Registration

• 08.30-10.30
Speakers (#2)
  08.30-09.30
Dr. Steven Parker: Integration of lasers into dental practice – clinical, marketing and further
                    educational aspects.

  09.30-10.30
Dr. Jihad Habli: Bleaching.

• 10.30-11.00
Coffee Break

• 11.00-12.30
Speakers (#1)
  11.00-12.30
Prof. Stefano Benedicenti: Laser in fixed prosthesis.

• 12.30-14.00
Lunch Break (Lunch provided by hotel)

• 14.00-15.00
Speakers (#1)
  14.00-15.00
Free-choice Practical Sessions in laser use.

• 15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

• 15.30-18.00
Speakers (#2)
  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.

International Congress in Laser Dentistry
“Laser Dentistry - From Science to the Clinic!”
Organizing & Scientific Committee
Vista Palace Hotel, Monaco - September, 6th, 7th 2013
Stefano Benedicenti, Steven Parker, Wayne Selting,
Rolando Crippa, Giuseppe Iaria, Giovanni Olivi,
Ercole Romagnoli, Tosun Tosun, Jihad Habli
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