Mastership Lasers in Dentistry Course - South Africa

Mastership Diploma

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)


Cape Town, South Africa

Radisson Blu Waterfront

10-13 Feb 2019 - Modules I & II

14 Feb 2019 - Practical Day (Optional)

17-20 Feb 2019 Module III

Feb 2020 - Cases, Exam & Graduation


Participation Numbers are Limited

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 by  SciVision Medical for the benefit of Southern African 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 South Africa.
  • 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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Location: Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

100 Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8001

10-13 Feb 2019


Module I: 

Lasers Physics and Safety (LSO), Laser Construction, and Handling of Diode and Erbium lasers

Module II: 

Erbium Lasers

14 Feb 2019 (Optional)


Practical Day with Lasers

17-20 Feb 2019


Module III:

Diode Lasers


Module IV: 

Oral and Written Exam** (2 days) & Graduation Ceremony

*This module can be completed in Cape Town or Aachen

  • Option 1: Cape Town, South Africa

Nov 2019 (Exact Date To Be Announced)

  • Option 2: Aachen, Germany

7-9 September 2019

  • Option 3: Aachen, Germany

9-11 December 2019



Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)    

€950 ex vat Upon Acceptance

Payment 1:

€1700 ex vat by 31 Jan 2019

Payment 2:

 €1700 ex vat by 30 Apr 2019

Payment 3:

€1600 ex vat before Exam Module (Oct-Dec 2019)


€5 950 ex vat


The  Radisson Blu Hotel - Approximate Rate of R3550 Single / Double Rate of  R3838 per room. Includes Breakfast. Contact Megan Klass to book on +27 21  441 3000 /

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Event Details
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