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Cape Town, Mastership Lasers in Dentistry

Cape Town, Mastership Lasers in Dentistry

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Start Time
15/03/2020 09:00 am
End Time
24/03/2020 4:00 pm
From Euro 5950

 One-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Course

with the RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Course Director: Prof Dr Norbert Gutknecht

Executive Director of World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD)

The use of lasers in dentistry has now become a part of daily clinical practice. This Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) course is a one-year career-accompanying clinical specialisation course in laser dentistry which can be combined with the full MSc. Degree. This education program addresses practicing and approbated dental professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge, and specialise in laser-supported therapies in dentistry to keep them abreast with the latest and most advanced technology in dentistry.  The course offers dentists the opportunity to become highly qualified specialists in the area of laser therapy.

The Mastership Course will cover four modules, including the realisation of five clinical laser cases. Beside the time of presence in class, an internet-based university platform supports the participants in home-learning between modules as needed.

The certificate/diploma "Mastership Status Laser Therapy in Dentistry" is taught, examined and awarded by the university of excellence, RWTH  Aachen University, Aachen of Germany. This programme with its specialty lecturers from Germany, including world-renowned Exec. Director of the  World Federation of Laser Dentistry is brought to South Africa and Mauritius by SciVision Medical for the benefit of local dental practitioners and specialists. The course is also open to a limited number of international delegates.

The MSc. and Mastership Programs' Course Director, Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutknecht will conduct the  Mastership lectures personally in South Africa alongside Physicist, Dr. rer. medic. Rene Franzen. Together, they take participants on a  fascinating and revolutionary laser learning journey that will revolutionise their daily practice with the adjunct of lasers.

  • Completion  of the Mastership course may be credited towards modules three (Erbium  Lasers) and five (Diode Lasers, Photodynamic Therapy) of the MSc. programme.
  • After successful graduation, the participant can  apply to upgrade to the 2-year module based Master of Science course  "Lasers in Dentistry" by RWTH Aachen University. Achievements will be recognised and the fellowship fees for the recognised modules will be deducted from the total MSc. fees.
  • The program is internationally recognised, accredited in Germany and the European Union, as well all  countries that are signatories of the "Washington Accord".  View Course Brochure (Pg. 9)
  • Laser units will be available and loaned to participants needing lasers to present the five clinical cases by BIOLASE / SciVision in Mauritius, South Africa, Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Switzerland.
  • The  participants will be connected to the AALZ e-learning homework network  between the modules and integrated into hands-on training programs.
  • The final exam near year-end includes the presentation of 5 clinical cases and a written multiple choice test.
  • The course will have a total amount of 390 hours workload and 96 presence hours.
  • The course language is English.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutknecht - Scientific Director

Studied  medicine and dentistry at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and  Aachen. In 1995, following several research stays in the USA, focusing  on dental laser therapy, he was awarded the Master in Application of  Nd:YAG Lasers in Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ. In 1998 he was appointed Professor at the Department of Con-servative Dentistry, Periodontology and Preventative
Dentistry  at RWTH Aachen University. Prof. Dr. Gutknecht is Director of the  Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) and Scientific Director of the M.Sc.  in Lasers in Dentistry programme. Furthermore, he is the President of  the German Society of Laser Dentistry (DGL) and an Executive Director of  the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD).
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Dr. rer. medic. Rene Franzen - Physicist

Studied  physics at Düsseldorf University and completed his thesis in the  Department for Laser Medicine. Since 2001 he has worked for RWTH Aachen  University and the AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center and is involved in  teaching and research in the field of laser-supported dentistry. In 2003  he completed his PhD thesis for which he was awarded the RWTH prize for  outstanding interdisciplinary research. Dr. Franzen teaches optics,  laser technology, dosimetry and laser safety and is also responsible for  running the AALZ’s e-learning system.
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MASTERSHIP Mauritius 2019 (Applications close end June 2019)

13-17 Oct 2019 - Part 1

20-23 Oct 2019 - Part 2

Part 3 - One year later at a date agreed upon for Clinical Presentations, Final Exam & Graduation Ceremony

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MASTERSHIP South Africa 2020 (Aoplications close as soon as class is filled)

15-18 Mar 2020 - Part 1

22-25 Mar 2020 - Part 2

Part 3 - One year later at a date agreed upon for Clinical Presentations, Final Exam & Graduation Ceremony

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Participation Numbers are Limited to 20

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In Progress: MASTERSHIP South Africa - Class of 2019 

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