The goals of Angie's program include:
Understanding the nature of laser physics and safety
Discussing the uses for lasers in dentistry and dental hygiene
Discussing case studies demonstrating the uses of lasers
Recognizing laser care, delivery, and set–up
Discussing a typical laser appointment and fee scheduling
Recognizing key words and phrases to use with patients and other stakeholders involved in laser dentistry
Participating in a mock exam to prepare participants for the online Standard Proficiency Exam of the Academy of Laser Dentistry
Angie's program is in PowerPoint that is supplemented by a guide which participants can use to study for the standard proficiency exam. The exam is both an online 75 multiple–choice exam and a simulated clinical exam.
Immediately following submission of the post-test for all courses, tests are scored and successful participants are immediately provided a CE certificate. A minimum test score of 75% is required for successful completion of all courses.
Angie is available to speak at Dental meetings as well as provide in-office Laser Certification courses which are available to all Dental Hygienists. The rest of the team may attend and receive credit towards Introduction to Lasers.
You can also contact Angie for a listing of upcoming continuing education offerings. If you have specific questions about the continuing education requirements in your state, or to find out if specific courses will be accepted, please consult your state dental board - CE Requirements by State for more details.
Laser article for Hygienists new to using Lasers
Cosmetic Tatooing and Laser Treatment Angie Mott article
Dr.Bicuspid.com Link has several articles regarding lasers
www.rdhmag.com March 2006 Nd:YAG Laser Assisted Treatment by:
Lasers continue to make waves in periodontology
Lasers treat gum disease with positive results
Low Lasers reduce pain, promote healing
Periodontal therapy may lower heart disease risk
Study finds link between sleep apnea
Study finds lack of research to support perio laser therapy *read entire article*
The journal of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2005 Volume 13, Issue 2 Article by Angie Mott