Lasers in Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Boston, MA • February 10, 2018, 8:00 AM - February 11, 2018, 12:00 PM

Over the last 40 years, lasers have become an important tool in both dentistry and medicine. It's not hard to see why when one considers the advantages of using lasers, such as improved healing, precision in surgery, and a generally bloodless field. However, to use a laser as a surgical tool, it is imperative that the surgeon understand how to choose the correct wavelength, power, time, and beam spot size to achieve the desired results with the least amount of collateral damage to the tissue. 

On Day One, Drs. Strauss and Rosenlicht will discuss the most popular laser wavelengths, physics of laser surgery, means of controlling a laser's effect on tissue, and the potential uses of lasers in intraoral, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. All this will be backed up on Day Two by a variety of real-life cases that will illustrate the potential of this exciting technology and an opportunity for participants to practice with the lasers!

The course will conclude with a workshop session, which will include opportunities to practice on pig jaws and inorganic models.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information
Robert A. Strauss, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral and Facial Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Joel L. Rosenlicht, D.M.D. Founder, Connecticut Dental Implant Institute; Past President, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Past President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry; Private Practice, Manchester, CT

Credit Information
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 12 continuing education credits.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date12/15-11/19. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.


Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.
11 CEU's for $695/Dentist; $295/Staff
Learning Objectives

· Understand the basics of laser physics as they relate to dentistry and oral & maxillofacial surgery

· Learn how to choose the right wavelength for various operations

· Become knowledgeable about the three basic laser surgical techniques

· Gain familiarity with the many clinical indications for laser use

· Learn safety principles associated with laser use

Target Audiences
Dentists and Staff