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Mastership Lasers in Dentistry [South Africa]

Mastership Lasers in Dentistry [South Africa]

SciVision Training Centre
7 Charles De Gaulle Cres, Highveld, Centurion, 0157, South Africa

Start Time
30/10/2021 09:00 am
End Time
27/08/2022 9:00 pm

 One-Year Post-Graduate Course

with the RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Live & In-Person in South Africa

You are invited to experience next level German laser dentistry education from the renowned RWTH Aachen University. The course combines exciting classes with hands-on skills training and a few fun evening social activities which spouses and family can join.

There has never been a greater time to be a Dental Practitioner!

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 program addresses practicing and approbated dental professionals 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 is brought to South Africa 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 dynamic lecturing team consisting of Physicist and Associate Professor, Dr. rer. medic. Rene Franzen and PhD. Dr Miguel Martins will host the Mastership Course live and in-person in South Africa. Together, they take participants on a  fascinating and revolutionary laser learning journey that will transform daily practice in fascinating ways 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 to participants needing lasers to present the five clinical cases by BIOLASE / SciVision in South Africa, Denmark, Norway or Sweden.
  • 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 (module IV) 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.


Associate Prof. 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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Clinical & Skills Lecturer: Dr Miguel Martins (DDS, MSc, PhD)

As a researcher and academic co-worker, Dr Martins has published various original studies in peer-reviewed journals such as Lasers in Medical Science, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery and Lasers in Dental Science.

Dr. Martins originally graduated at the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2007, then specialised in Oral Implantology at Santiago Compostela’s University in Spain (2008), graduated as a Master of Science (MSc.) in Lasers in Dentistry at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany (2010), Masters Degree in Oral Laser Applications, Doctorate (PhD) in Lasers in Endodontics from University of Porto, and actively continues by participating in various academic societies, university research and lecturing as invited/keynote speaker worldwide. Dr Martins's aim is to provide a high-standard of dental care based on evidence-based laser supported dentistry, and special interest in his private Endodontic practice and Endodontic Microsurgery. 

Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutknecht - Former Scientific Director

The Late, Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutknecht passed away in July 2021, but we acknowledge him for his immense contribution and dedication to this successful program. His life was dedicated to building good knowledge, from his pioneering works in laser dentistry as Director of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, then Director of the “Aachen Dental Laser Center," and Scientific Director of the Academic Postgraduate Master Program: “Master of Science – Lasers in Dentistry.” His teaching debunked the dubious laser claims of the early years and researched what really worked and how to use this groundbreaking technology. His final school project was in Namibia where he helped establish the dental school at the University of Namibia. View More Biographical Details


South Africa 2021

30 Oct-2 Nov 2021 (Module I & II)

[3 Nov 2021 - Optional Additional Hands-On Day]

5-8 Feb 2022 (Module III)

 [9 Feb 2021 - Optional Additional Hands-On Day]

25-27 Aug 2022 (Module IV Exam & Graduation)

*Option to complete final module at Aachen University in December 2022 is available.


* As host and laser partner of the Mastership Course in South Africa [soon in Denmark also], SciVision offers their (BIOLASE) laser clients a part-sponsorship towards participating in this course, in the interest of furthering an advanced and scientific approach to laser-supported dentistry. Limited spaces are available per class. For enquiries, contact lindi@scivisionmedical.com / +27 84 405 8025.

*If you would like to purchase a laser/s before the Mastership commencement, please contact SciVIsion for a custom-made package of the technology with the course. Contact Lindi on 084 405 8025 / Email info@scivisionmedical.com.

2021 Mastership Fees - South Africa

  • General Delegates, Local & International: € 6 450 + 15% vat
  • SciVision BIOLASE Epic Owners / Users: € 5 950 + 15% vat
  • SciVision BIOLASE Waterlase Owners / Users: € 5 450 + 15 % vat


  • A Deposit of € 950 + 15% vat is required to confirm registration for this course
  • Balance is payable in one of the below options

Balance Payment Options:

  • Upfront Payment: 5% Discount on Total Fees for full one-time payment of balance before course commencement


  • 3-4 Installments: Payable in 3 to 4 payments 


  • 12 Installments: 12 Monthly payments at 0% interest (South African delegates only)

Participation Numbers are Limited to 20



Lindi 084 405 8025 / info@scivisionmedical.com

Christelle 012 665 1803 / admin@scivisionmedical.com

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For enquiries, contact us at:
SciVision Head Office
Call: +27 12 665 3541 / +27 84 405 8025 (Lindi)
Email: info@scivisionmedical.com / lindi@scivisionmedical.com