Lasers in Periodontology for Hygienists

Lasers in Periodontology Course is planned for hygienists who

• want to have a general information about lasers in an evidence based perspective

• want to learn details of periodontal treatment options with lasers

• want to integrate laser treatments to their portfolio

You will be able to have information about;

• Laser safety, 

• Laser wavelengths - Tissue interactions,

• Indications where lasers can be used alone, 

• Advantages of laser supported periodontal treatments in specific indications

Hands-on Session

You will have a chance to use different laser brands during hands-on session.


• What exactly a laser is

• Short history of lasers

• Types of Lasers

• Types of laser used for periodontal treatment

  1. Er:YAG: (Erbium doped yttrium aluminum garnet)
  2. Nd:YAG: (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet)
  3. Diode laser

• Lasers’s effects on periodontal healing like

  1. bactericidal effect,
  2. removal of biofilm and calculus,
  3. removal of endotoxins and cementum,
  4. new attachment

• How bleeding on probing scores, pocket depth and clinical attachment level changes; what kind of attachment occurs

• Risks and Benefits

• Evidence based dentistry; literature review

• Protocol for laser supported dentistry

• Deep disinfection in periodontal treatments

• Antimicrobial Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

• Biomodulation - Low Level Laser Therapy - LLLT


Use of lasers for teeth whitening


Dr Ilay Maden DMD MSc PhD

*Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) certificate will be given to participants addition to CPD points. To be able to get this certificate participants need to be successful on an exam which will be held immediately after the courses. 

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