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The ABLS™ was founded to promote the safe and efficacious
use of lasers and light in medicine and surgery by establishing
standards of acceptable levels of knowledge and competence
through certifying examinations for medical professionals.

 

ABLS Certification in Laser Dentistry ABLS Laser Dentistry Position Statement (PDF)

ABLS Partnership with Full Spectrum Seminars (FSS)

Full Spectrum SeminarsFull Spectrum Seminars is the first and only US-based dental laser training organization to be able to offer a Certificate of Dental Laser Proficiency in conjunction with the American Board of Laser Surgery. This certification exceeds the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education adopted by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and has been endorsed by more than 75 dental and health organizations, universities and manufacturers worldwide.

The Certificate of Dental Laser Proficiency will be available for all seminar attendees who pass an online Course Examination specific to laser dentistry provided as part of Full Spectrum Seminars.

The certification earned will also be a first step towards achieving full Diplomate status with the ABLS for any attendees who optionally choose to proceed to the next level, and at a significantly discounted fee rate. Information is available from the Board at lasers1060@gmail.com.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERING FOR A FSS COURSE, PLEASE ALSO REGISTER HERE FOR THE — FSS-ABLS COURSE PROFIENCY EXAM.

About Full Spectrum Seminars

Full Spectrum Seminars was established to assist dental practitioners with the successful use and integration of lasers into their everyday clinical practice, whether purchasing a new laser or learning how to achieve the best results with a current system. Lasers have an important role to play in general dentistry, and FFS provides an independent source of didactic and hands-on training.

Dr. Bob Convissar is the founder of Full Spectrum Seminars and has been a pioneer in laser dentistry. He was one of the very first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice, and has written numerous text books and peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He currently has authored and edited the number one selling book worldwide on laser dentistry: Principles and Practices in Laser Dentistry. Dr. Convissar has over two decades of experience with CO2, Nd:YAG, Diode, and Erbium wavelengths. He has presented over 300 seminars on five continents. He currently practices cosmetic, restorative and laser dentistry in New York City where he serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at NY Hospital Queens.

When it comes to training and certification, Dr. Convissar recognizes that knowledge and proper training will build the acumen and skill required to incorporate lasers effectively into a dental practice and use them to their fullest capability. Click here for a course outline for Full Spectrum Seminars’ two-day course:
http://fullspectrumseminars.com/course-outline/

Why the Training and Certification Is Important

Despite what dental laser manufacturers may say, lasers are not plug-and-play devices. Look around any modern dental treatment room at all of the modern devices used/procedures performed and note all of the training dentists complete in order to master their use. Dentists don’t just buy a vial of Botox and start injecting patients — they take hours of live courses. Cad-Cam crown manufacturing devices, like Cerec and others aren’t installed in dental offices until the dentist takes many hours of training courses. Even digital radiography is installed with some basic training. Like all hi-tech devices, users need to be thoroughly trained before performing laser surgery on their patients.

Unfortunately, laser dentistry training is, for the most part, lacking. No laser manufacturer requires training before purchasing a device. Many manufacturers believe the only training necessary is a webinar or a DVD with procedures. Nothing could be further from the truth.

To deliver the best possible 21st Century Laser Dentistry care and get the greatest return on their investment in this technology, dentists must be thoroughly trained in all aspects of laser dentistry. Laser procedures and the basic physics behind these remarkable devices — and, of course, laser-tissue interaction — must be part of any dental laser course curriculum.

What the Seminar Covers

The partnership between Full Spectrum Seminars and the American Board of Laser Surgery fulfills this task. This training is comprehensive, live, hands-on training that completely trains all participants in laser dentistry — and it can also lead up to becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. The laser dentistry training course curriculum includes:

  • Non-Surgical, Surgical, and Regenerative Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry – including Neonatal Dentistry/Tongue-Tie Release
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine
  • Removable Prosthetics and Pre-Prosthetic Care
  • Fixed Prosthetics
  • Surgical and Restorative Implantology
  • Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry/Erbium and Isotopic CO2 Procedures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Practice Management
  • Laser Physics and Laser-Tissue Interaction

For a complete list of courses, please visit: www.fullspectrumseminars.com. Click on Seminar Registration.

ABLS & FSS Dental Laser Certificate of Standard Proficiency

Full Spectrum Seminars has formally adopted the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education, initially developed in July 1992 and revised in 1998, through a consensus process with members from dental academia, industry and private practice. These guidelines establish standards of education for the demonstration of safe and effective use of lasers by dental professionals. Full Spectrum Seminars has taken those educational guidelines one step further – by emphasizing more laser safety, more laser-tissue interaction, and a discussion of virtually every procedure that can be performed with a dental laser.

Candidates who successfully complete the 2-day FSS course, as well as the Course Examination, will be awarded a Certificate of Dental Laser Proficiency, recognized by the ABLS. The Course Examination is not mandatory but is highly recommended, costs just $100, and can be taken conveniently online within 30 days of attending the FSS 2-day program.

For More Information and Enrollment

Please visit Full Spectrum Seminars at www.fullspectrumseminars.com.

Please email us at lasers1060@gmail.com for more information about Certification for Laser Dentistry in the USA.

ALSC logoFor U.S.-based laser dentists: Please check out the American Laser Study Club (ALSC) which provides a valuable resource for candidates who are preparing for the Board’s Written Examinations.
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ABLS Sponsored 3-Session International Laser Dentistry Course (ILDC) for Middle East-based Practitioners

laser dentistryThe ILDC courses are in partnership with Dr. Mohammed Saleem, BDS, MSc, and ABLS International Director of Development in Laser Dentistry, and Certified by the Saudi Commission on Health Specialties; and Dr. Jihad Zeitouni, M.D. and MSc in Laser Dentistry, Advanced Course in Dental Implantology, Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). Drs. Saleem and Zeitouni have many years of combined experience in laser dentistry at both hospital and private practice.

Notable international speakers present at the courses, including Dr. Kirpa Johar, author of Fundamentals in Laser Dentistry, Drs. Josep Arnabat, Saleh Alghabban, Islam Kassem, and Ahmed El Gamal.

The first 3-session course began in Cyrpus in June, 2015 and concluded May, 2016. Additional 3-session courses since have been held in Cyprus, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. One-day courses have also been provided in Egypt and Saudi Arabia through the Middle East Dental Society (MEDS).

The focus of the 3-session courses is on laser biophysics of hard and soft dental tissue, how to best use dental lasers by type of procedure relative to equipment, wavelengths and operating parameters, including medical team and patient safety. Courses include ABLS didactic study materials and hand-on sessions; and Written and Oral Examinations. The outcome of the 3-session courses is both a Certificate of Course Completion, and Diplomate Certification by the ABLS in Laser Dentistry.

For Additional Information and Enrollment

Please visit www.laserdentistrycourse.org or email Dr. Mohammed Saleem at dentosemo@yahoo.com.

 

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Dr. Joharia Azhar Saadat: about the ABLS Written Exams

“I found the exam to be extremely helpful in enhancing my knowledge. Despite having a fellowship in laser dentistry, there were many things that were unclear in my mind. The exam was a practical demonstration of the phrase ‘assessment drives learning’, if I ever saw one. I congratulate you all for establishing and maintaining this standard. I am so glad to have been given a chance to join the ranks of such learned people in the field of laser dentistry.”

Dr. Joharia Azhar, BDS, MSC (London), MPhill (NUST), Fellowship in Laser Dentistry (Germany), FICD (USA), MHPE.
Associate Professor and Consultant Oral Pathologist,
Division of Oral Pathology and Oral Diagnosis,
Vice Chair PBL Unit, PNU.
Deputy Reagent Section XX Region 24, ICD.
International tutor and director fellowship in laser dentistry (Pakistan)
AALZ, Aachen University, Germany.
Councilor from Pakistan ASOMP (Asian society of Oral and
Maxilofacial Pathology)
Vice Chairperson Healthnet, CEO Pathodont,
Founding President Pakistan Association of Women Dentists, PAWD,
President Federal council, Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxilofacial Pathology, PSOMP

February 21, 2018

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