The University of Excellence RWTH Aachen, in collaboration with the AALZ, has been offering the accredited postgraduate "Lasers in Dentistry" Master course since 2004. It is aimed at dentists who want keep pace with their patients´ wishes for innovative and gentle treatment methods.
In standard academic studies in dentistry, dentists have never learned about dental laser technology and treatment concepts. Building on a university degree in dentistry, the necessary professional knowledge for laser applications in dental practice is taught at the highest academic level in theoretical and practical modules during this two-year extra-occupational Master course. All important theories and application options pertaining to laser use in dentistry are taught. Participants obtain sound theoretical knowledge in lectures and seminars led by renowned, competent and experienced international scientists and practitioners.
During the ten modules, students remain in steady contact with the RWTH Aachen University and the lecturers between attendance days via the e-learning system. This kind of segmentation allows established dentists to remain active in their surgeries while getting their Master degree. For every module a participant passes, he or she receives a certificate. Each student completes the Master course by turning in a Master thesis and presenting ten clinical cases. On graduation, RWTH Aachen University confers the Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree. Moreover, graduates receive the European Master Degree "Master of Oral Laser Applications" and a Diploma Supplement from RWTH Aachen University.