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POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATION COURSE

 

 

MASTERSHIP

LASERS IN DENTISTRY


 

Career-accompanying 1-year clinical specialisation course in selected wavelengths for laser-supported dentistry. 

 

 


DENMARK


STARTING MARCH 2022



MODULE DATES

12-15 March 2022 (Module I & II)

11-14 June 2022 (Module III)

12-14 Dec 2022 (Module IV Exam & Graduation)

Location: Vejle, Denmark [Modules I-III]

Location: Aachen, Germany [Module IV]

 

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS


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Dr Ane Boe-Hansen | Denmark
[Mastership Graduate]


 

MASTERSHIP DENMARK SET TO ROCK with celebrated Endodontist, Dr Miguel Martins (The Netherlands) and Physicist, Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. medic. Rene Franzen (Germany).

 

Endodontist, researcher, Aachen Laser Center academic co-worker and an absolute class act in this field - Dr Miguel Martins (DDS,MSc, PhD) will create laser addicts as the clinical and skills lecturer at the first Mastership in Denmark 

 

"MIGUEL IS OUTSTANDING!" say many of his students, peers and patients. He also comes with the nod of approval of his long-time 'laser-father' and legend, Prof. Dr. med. dent. Norbert Gutknecht who founded this prestigious Master Program. 


Physicist and Associate Professor, Dr René Franzen will lead the Physics and Safety Modules, and will certainly expand your thinking. The Mastership Course is in fact a double certification course which includes the Laser Safety Officer exam and certification from RWTH Aachen University International Academy, the post-graduate education wing of the university.







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Aachen Laser Center [AALZ]






MASTERSHIP OVERVIEW



This course is geared towards dentists who would like to specialise in certain wavelengths and keep pace with the most innovative and gentle treatment methods sought after by patients. Over the course of one year, participants are taught fundamental physical and technical knowledge and how to recognise primary, secondary, and tertiary indications on ten attendance days split into 4 modules held over 3 educational blocks (see dates below).

 

The program concludes with an official certificate of RWTH Aachen University and is offered in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen International Academy, the post-graduate education wing of the university.

 

Dental laser technology and treatment concerns are typically not taught in standard academic studies in dentistry. Therefore, this program teaches the necessary professional knowledge for laser applications in dental practice at the highest academic level in theoretical lectures and practical hands-on teaching for two selected wavelength areas – dental diode lasers (different wavelengths and types) and dental erbium lasers (Er:YAG, Er,Cr:YSGG). Relevant theories and application options pertaining to laser use in dentistry are taught for those wavelengths.

 

Participants obtain sound theoretical knowledge in lectures and seminars led by renowned, competent and experienced international scientists and practitioners. Skills-training sessions, exercises, practical applications, and hands-on practical along modules, guide participants towards using lasers successfully and professionally in their own treatments.

 

Lasers have been used in dentistry for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for almost 40 years, and are an indispensable instrument in any modern dental surgery. They enable new treatment methods and meaningfully supplement traditional therapies.




LASERS IN DENTISTRY


Lasers have been used in dentistry for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for more than 30 years, and are an indispensable instrument in any modern dental surgery. The use of lasers enables new treatment methods to be employed and lasers can meaningfully supplement more traditional therapies.

The use of lasers is associated with minimal contact, reduced vibration and pain, as well as a reduction in bleeding, leading to a more comfortable overall experience for the patient and a cleaner, meticulous technique for the dental practitioner.

Lasers are highly versatile tools that can be successfully used in a wide range of applications in the treatment of mucous membranes, hard tooth structures and bones.

Additionally, the specific properties of lasers allow the development of radically new treatments, surgical techniques, and improvements in treatment success rates have been observed when lasers are applied.

Modern facilities and increased customer satisfaction help ensure the long-term financial success of any dental practice and, for these reasons, you should not miss the opportunity to expand and improve your range of treatments.


Lasers are primarily used in the following fields:

  • Diagnosis: Caries detection
  • Cariology: Caries removal, cavity preparation
  • Endodontics: Reduction of germs in root canal dentine
  • Implantology: Implant exposure, peri-implantitis therapy
  • Surgery: Soft tissue and bone surgery
  • Periodontology: Cleaning of the hard tissue surface and periodontal pockets
  • Cosmetic treatments: Bleaching
  • Photobiomulation & Pain Therapy: Low Level Laser Therapy






MASTERSHIP WAVELENGTHS

The following wavelengths are taught:

  • Er,Cr:YSGG and Er:YAG Lasers
  • Diode Lasers and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)



COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is divided into four modules requiring 10-12 days of attendance over approximately a one-year period. [3 In-Person Meeting Points]




MASTERSHIP DK 2022 MODULES & DATES


Vejle, Denmark

Sat 12 Mar - Tue 15 Mar 2022


MODULE I

  • Laser Physics & Laser Safety 
  • Laser Safety Officer certification (in addition to the Mastership Certificate/Diploma)
  • Laser structure, function and handling: hands-on laser-tissue interactions


MODULE II

Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG Lasers

  • Theoretical background, clinical indications, skill training and demo treatments
  • Biophysical background (absorption and transmission in various types of tissue)
  • Clinically important for e.g. periodontics, implantology, endodontics, hard and soft-tissue surgery, cavity preparation and cariology




Vejle, Denmark

 Sat 11 June - Tue 14 June 2022


MODULE III

Diode Lasers and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

  • Theoretical background, clinical indications, skill training and demo treatments
  • Communication and application of suitable indications
  • Clinically important for e.g. periodontics, implantology, endodontics and soft-tissue
    surgery




RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Mon 12 Dec - Wed 14 Dec 2022


MODULE IV
Written examination
Presentation of five clinical treatment cases


GRADUATION CEREMONY

After successful completion of the course, participants receive a Mastership Certificate/Diploma from RWTH Aachen University identifying them as a dental laser specialist, as well as an additional Laser Safety Officer certificate.





LECTURERS 


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.




(Former) Course 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.
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FURTHER STUDIES

 

Completion of the Mastership course may be credited towards modules three (Erbium Lasers) and five (Diode Lasers,Photodynamic Therapy) of the Masters (M.Sc.) Degree programme, internationally recognised, accredited in Germany and the European Union, as well all countries that are signatories of the "Washington Accord". View Course Brochure 






ADDITIONAL NOTES


  • Participants will also be connected to the AALZ e-learning network between modules and integrated into hands-on training
  • Total of 390 hours workload and 96 presence hours
  • Course is divided into three educational blocks [4 modules]
  • The exam module includes the presentation of 5 clinical cases and a written multiple-choice test
  • Participants in the Copenhagen vicinity without access to dental lasers, may reach out to course hosts, SciVision, to possibly assist with loan unit/s with the guidance of a trainer for the performance of the clinical cases.  Enquire at nordic@scivisionmedical.com
  • The course is applicable to qualified dental practitioners with or without laser experience. Laser experience is advantageous.
  • Lectures take place during the day, 9:00am-5:00pm daily, unless specified otherwise
  • A detailed lecture schedule of each day as well as some optional social activities will be available prior to course. Spouses / partners are welcome to join social occasions.
  • Course language is English.
  • Course concludes with module IV at Aachen University in Germany (Dec 2022).
  • Successful completion of the Mastership course can be combined with the full MSc. Degree in Aachen, Germany.
  • Full course/curriculum details can also be found at www.aalz.de




COURSE FEES

 

2022 Mastership Fees 

  • Total € 6 000 (+ vat if applicable)


Deposit:

  • A Deposit of € 1000 (+ vat if applicable) is required to confirm your registration for this course - space is limited. 
  • Balance is payable in one of the below options


Balance Payment Options:

  • 3 Installments payable prior to each module
    • € 2 000 (+ vat if applicable) by 12 February 2022
    • € 2 000 (+ vat if applicable) by 14 May 2022
    • € 1 000 (+ vat if applicable) by 1 November 2022

OR

  • Balance of Full Payment by 12 February 2022 or sooner


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OTHER MASTERSHIP OPTIONS



SOUTH AFRICA 2021

Location: Centurion 

[All Modules with option to complete Module IV & Graduation at Aachen 12-14 Dec 2022]


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

[3 Nov 2021 - Optional Hands-On Day]

5-8 Feb 2022 (Module III)

 [9 Feb 2021 - Optional Hands-On Day]

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

> This final exam module may also be concluded at RWTH Aachen University in Germany on 12-14 December 2022, or see www.aalz.de.


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Contacts:

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DENMARK 2021

Location: Vejle, Denmark [Modules I-III]

Location: Aachen, Germany [Module IV]


12-15 March 2022 (Module I & II)

11-14 June 2022 (Module III)

12-14 Dec 2022 (Module IV Exam & Graduation)


APPLY FOR DENMARK MASTERSHIP


Contacts:

Nolene nordic@scivisionmedical.com







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UPCOMING COURSE

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