Lasers in dentistry. Start here with your laser safety education.
In dentistry lasers can be used to reduce microorganisms within a periodontal pocket, for wound healing and pain management, for root planing, aiding in the diagnosis of caries, the ablation of caries, enamel, and dentin, the performance of cavity preparations without local anesthetic, cleansing, shaping and sealing the root canal system, pulpotomy, blood flow measurements, apicoectomy, and the illumination of the endodontic orifice and for softening gutta-percha, and sulcular debridement.
There exists a duty of care to all dental health care professionals in the application of lasers in clinical practice. (1)
Do this laser safety course if you work as a dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist or other dental staff in contact with or using lasers and you need to have a general understanding of the operation and hazards of lasers. If you are planning to expand your scope of practice into facial aesthetics then this is the course that you are looking for.
This online course covers:
1. Light physics and the operation of lasers
2. Interaction of laser radiation with tissue
3. Hazards of surgical lasers
4. Laser safety and the role of the laser operator.
This laser safety course meets two hours of continuing professional development (CPD) when applied according to relevant AHPRA guidelines. Continuing professional development is the means by which members of a health profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
Who is it for? This laser safety course is for dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists or other dental staff.
Investment of time: Two hours at your own pace, in your own time and you can take as long as you like. Assessment is a one hour, online, open book exam.
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We chose Bravura’s online laser safety courses because it is really hard getting staff off the floor to attend face-to-face laser safety training and when they do it is long and boring! Katie Hinchen, Nurse Educator, Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, Tasmania
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1. Sweeney, C. et al (2009). Laser Safety in Dentistry: A Position Paper. J Laser Dent 2009;17(1):39-49