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Posted by Member on 05/09/2019 in Workshops
Cape Town: Diode Lasers in Dentistry Clinical Workshop, 1 Day

Cape Town: Diode Lasers in Dentistry Clinical Workshop, 1 Day

Dental Laser Training Centre
5 Ashstead Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa

Start Time
23/11/2019 08:30 am
End Time
23/11/2019 5:30 pm
R2500, 7+1 Ethical CPD Point

  • Have a Diode Laser?
  • Thinking of introducing laser-supported dentistry to your daily procedures? 
  • This workshop is highly recommended to advance your current level, to get you to hit the ground running as a new user, or if you're wondering "Why Lasers?"

Open to all diode laser users, all wavelengths, or non-users.

This workshop can be taken in part, the diode day or the erbium all-tissue day, or we recommend you complete both days together for the big picture of all-tissue dual wavelength laser dentistry which is ideal (and includes a cost saving).


Limited to a Small Group for one-on-one hands-on time


There's always more you can do with the technology at hand, and with such a sophisticated tool, you want to be able to drive it well and provide more high standard minimally invasive procedures that patients increasingly seek and expect in modern dentistry.

The charm of soft tissue lasers in dentistry ranges from treatment of oral ulcers and gum diseases to removal of tongue ties; depigmentation of gums to smile designing; reduction of gummy smiles, to powerful laser disinfection of root canals and perio pockets. This laser also has the ability to seal blood vessels to achieve haemostasis, where the dentist can work in a cleaner, bloodless space, as it seals lymphatic vessels and therefore without the need for stitches. This all-round minimally invasive laser dentistry decreases post-surgical swelling and speeds up recovery.  It simplifies many once lengthy or challenging surgeries.

Good laser-supported dentistry decreases post-surgical swelling and speeds up recovery.  It drastically simplifies many previously lengthy surgeries while also allowing you to do procedures you may never have before.

These three Master Trainers will guide you with best practices and the scientific approach to trust your laser and to achieve results you never knew were possible!


  • A detailed, focused and interactive laser training workshop covering the various fields of laser-supported dentistry for diode and / or erbium lasers or ideally both together for the full scope of laser dentistry.
  • Lectures and Case Discussions supported by scientific information on a foundation of laser science
  • A 'Hands-On' component on each procedure guided one-on-one by trainer
  • Each delegate to perform the laser procedure / technique on 'Sheep's Heads' to ensure hard- and soft-tissue experience using an All-Tissue Laser (Er,Cr:YSGG 2,780nm) and Soft Tissue Laser (Diode 940nm)

Understanding different laser wavelengths, their Biophysical Interactions, Absorption into different tissue types, their Wattage, Pulses, Joules/cm2 Dose, and so on, is all critical to the results that will be achieved, and extremely important to the success of clinical procedures and outcomes.

With this advanced training, you will understand and be able to apply the benefits of lasers in every-day dental procedures with results that are sure to generate a new reaction from your patients, a “Wow, that was it?” response that patients love to talk about, after which they are not able to consider traditional dentistry again.

Laser experience is not compulsory for this advanced workshop, whilst laser experienced dental practitioners are also highly encouraged to attend to take laser applications and understanding to the next level, expand clinical repertoire and maximise the immense benefits of lasers.

Modern lasers are designed to be user-friendly with many pre-sets that make it “easy” to operate, however, you will leave this workshop knowing how to correctly adjust settings / pre-sets according to different tissues, pigments and situations for even more optimal results.



Number of attendees are limited to ensure focused and attentive individual training opportunity with each.



08h00-08h30   Registration & Coffee

08h30-10h00   Applied Physics – Why/how does my laser do this?

10h00-10h30   Laser Safety

10h30-10h45   Quick Coffee Break

10h45-11h30   Frenectomies – A saving grace for many patients

11h30-12h00   Practical: Soft-tissue cutting & frenectomies with guidance from trainers

12h00-12h45   Lunch Break

12h45-13h45   Laser-supported Endo

13h45-14h45   Laser-supported Perio

14h45-15h00   Coffee & Cake

15h00-16h00   Procedures Hands-on including dual wavelength     

16h00-16h30   Financial Viability, Codes & Charging

16h30-17:30    Photobiomodulation – Magic or Science



08h00-08h30   Coffee

08h30-10h00   Hard-Tissue – What can laser bring to the party?

10h00-11h00   Hard-Tissue Hands-On – Be one of the elected few to remove enamel with laser

11h00-11h15   Coffee Break

11h15-12h30   Crown Lengthening & Perio Bonus (Peri-Implantitis)

12h30-13h15   Lunch

13h15-15h15   Hands-On: Crown Lengthening; Soft-Tissue; Pathology; Depigmentation; Gingivectomy

15h15-15h45   Laser Safety (If not presented during Diode Day)

15h45-16h00   Return on Investment – How to pay for such cool tech!

16h00- 16h30  Tying the Knot – Revision & Questions


Trainers are experienced users and qualified at post-graduate level in Lasers in Dentistry. (Mastership & MSc. Genoa & Aachen)

Dr Nico Verloop: Qualified (MSc.) Master of Science Laser Dentist (Genoa 2016), Trainer and Educator with a busy private dental practice in Pretoria, with a focus on pedodontics and orthodontics.

Dr Jacques Ferreira: Qualified Mastership Laser Dentist (AALZ 2017), currently completing the MSc. 3rd year at Aachen; an experienced Clinical Laser Dentist and Trainer in full-time practice in the small town of Standerton, South Africa.

Dr Bryan Sher: Qualified Mastership Laser Dentist (AALZ), currently completing MSc. 3rd year at Aachen, as well as enjoying full-time private practice in Cape Town and Laser Trainer with much passion.


"The course elevated the total experience of dentistry for me. Even learning the basics again - now with lasers. Loved it!"

"Dr Sher has a way of making complicated topics simple. I loved the comparisons he used to get us to understand. I really enjoy that he thinks of new and fun ways to do boring things."

"Dr Ferreira came across as a brilliant academic. I appreciated his patience and efforts to include me in all the practical work. Would love to visit his practice one day, he shows a lot of love and genuine care for his career. Thank you!" 

"Really enjoyed Dr Nico Verloop's lecture and lessons from all his experience and success  - definitely a lateral thinker. Thank you!"


South Africa

  • Diode Day Only - Dentists R2500 incl. vat per delegate (7 CPD Points; 1 Ethical)
  • All-Tissue Day Only - R2500 incl. vat per delegate (7 CPD Points; 1 Ethical)
  • (Recommended) Diode & Erbium 2-Days Full Power - R 3500 incl. vat per delegate (14 CPD Points; 1 Ethical)
  • Hygienist / Dental Therapist? R2500 per 1-day course / R3500 per 2-day course

*1 Ethical Point Applies to this Full Workshop for Laser Safety Lecture.


* Open to Dental Specialists, Dentists, Therapists, Oral Hygienists & Assistants


Email lindi@scivisionmedical.com 

Call +27 84 405 8025 (Lindi) 

Call +27 12 665 3541 / 1803  (Office)

Alternatively, contact the course organisers, The Dental Laser Institute on 021 434 4521 / 29 or by email bryan@mydentist.co.za

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