The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry                                         ...
                            by Dr. Peter Rechmann

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Meet your ALD Candidates for Board Service 2009
   The Academy of Laser Dentistry Nominations Committee is pleased to pres...
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                      IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Peter Rechmann,               ...
ALD Announces 2009 Student Scholarship Award Recipients
      By Dr. Ana Triliouris, Student Scholarship Chair

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Morale... What It Is and How Can We Improve It
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  1. 1. TM The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry April 2009 Edition 2009 CONFERENCE... The Academy of Laser Dentistry’s16th Annual Conference and Exhibition A Safe Bet: Incorporating Laser Technology into Dental Practice Sneak iew Highlights – What to expect in Las Vegas Speaker Who’s Exhibiting? Here’s a snapshot view of the ALD 2009 dynamic educational program…. Prev Shop, browse, compare and interact with various vendors. As of March 15, 2009, twenty-eight (28) exhibiting companies include Biolase Thursday Technology, Cadent, Camsight, Carifree, Cetylite Industries, Discus Dr. Glenn van As: General Session – Lasers in Dentistry: Past, Lasers and Dental, Elexxion, Fujiryoki/Dr. Fuji, Global Surgical, Great Plains Present and Future Microscopes in Technologies, Henry Schein, Hoya Conbio, Innovative Optics, Joyco, Restorative Kavo, Lares Research, Laser Light Canada, McKenzie Management, Parallel Sessions Dentistry Soft Tissue and Periodontology Oroscoptic - Kerr, Professional Arts Pharmacy, RGP Dental, Sirona, Practice Management for the Entire Team Surgitel General Scientific, Techology4Medicine, Velscope LED Dental, Afternoon 2-hour Seminars and Hands On Yodol, and ZAP Lasers. More register every day as space allows. Dr. Gene Antenucci: Courses Lasers and Laser Certification – Why ALD Why Now? CAD/CAM Friday Dentistry – The Educational objectives of this multi level program, 1. Introduction Parallel Sessions Perfect Marriage to Lasers, 2. Standard Proficiency, and 3. Advanced Proficiency Clinical Applications in Daily Practice of Advanced certification, provide candidates with a complete overview of the scientific Technology Practice Management for the Entire Team fundamentals of lasers, the instruments themselves, safety issues and – Laser Safety and Hygiene clinical guidelines in accordance with the Curriculum Guidelines and Photobiomodulation Standards for Dental Laser Education. Advanced Hygiene Clinics Sally McKenzie: Where? Past Presidents Panel Luncheon Practice Management The Academy of Laser Dentistry and Green Valley Ranch Resort Advanced and Beginner Hygiene Workshops Dentistry & Spa will treat you to an experience that is truly close to the action, but and Forums a world apart. Only minutes away from the Las Vegas strip, GVR is a Afternoon 2-hour Participation Courses AAA Four Diamond Award winning escape that combines exciting Saturday casino action and the hottest nightlife with the pampering relaxation of a Parellel Sessions luxury resort and spa. Cosmetic Dentistry and the Integration Kathleen Maiman: This magnificent resort attends to its guests with unspoken special of Technology The Laser Man: A touches and an impeccable service philosophy. They have combined Tribute to Science & Research TH Maiman these standards with the grandeur of their grounds and facilities. Their Oral Surgery elegant decor and accommodations, world-class cuisine and lively Endodontics entertainment create an exciting experience for the senses. Diagnostics Many More Featuring Hands-On Continuing Education Credit Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholarship Workshops, Seminars, Approximately 25 CEU’s are offered throughout the meeting. The Presentations Discussions Academy of Laser Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Afternoon 2-hour Participation Courses and an AGD Accepted National Sponsor (FAGD/MAGD Credit). ALD reports on track registrations for 2009. It’s not too late to join us. Visit Make ALD’s o ebsite t Conference & ALD’s w Your Exhibition Reserve ine YOUR NEXT nl Room O CE EVENT Register Today at (954) 346-3776 • Toll Free 877-LASERS6 (527-3776)
  2. 2. FROM THE PRESIDENT A FAREWELL MESSAGE FROM PETER by Dr. Peter Rechmann Most times the final message from a president is self-congratulatory, recounting the progress of face to someone allows us to observe his body language, the tone of his organization during his time on duty. And it would be voice and the content of his sentences - a three-dimensional experience. fitting and proper if I did that since we have made Talking on the phone is already reduced to a two-dimensional event and significant advances in our relationships with the dental when we only have writing we reduce it further. We don’t appreciate the Peter Rechmann, one dimensional nature of this form of communication, nor the way that DDS PhD, community—The American Dental Association and Prof. Dr. med. dent. The Academy of General Dentistry in particular, as our email will be received. When I say received I mean 1- read, 2-understood well as broad inroads into Dental Schools. Furthermore and 3-experienced emotionally. As a scientist and researcher, I would like at the American Dental Education Association during the first Special Interest to bring you back to the necessity to respect the thermal relaxation time of Group - Lasers in Dentistry meeting Academicians from eight different human beings, especially in communication. We need time to relax, to Universities discussed integration of Lasers in Dentistry in their teaching think, to consider and to properly compose both our thoughts and language curricula. and then finally to fully imagine how what we say will be received. This The credit for the success should be assigned to the Board, Committee takes time, relaxation time if you will … Chairs and ALD members, as well as the tireless work of Gail and her I will close with some thoughts you perhaps might want to print and post staff. Functioning tirelessly as a team is what made all of these things on your computer screen. happen. Having said all of that, I could go on and on, but now I want to devote my final thoughts on science, particularly the concept of thermal NEVER SEND A MESSAGE IN ANGER, NEVER, EVER relaxation time. What’s this, you might be thinking, science belongs on the other pages, Instead: specifically in the Journal of Laser Dentistry (JLD). But I think there is a READ... lot more to learn from laser science than simply how to use our technology more skillfully. We all know that when we use lasers, we have to pay READ TWICE... special attention to thermal relaxation time if we want to achieve the desired WRITE whatever you think is the best message or answer, and best treatment results without causing collateral damage. BUT DO NOT HIT SEND UNTIL YOU AT LEAST I have observed, and at this point I invite you to imagine that the SLEEP ONE NIGHT. Internet and particularly the ability to communicate with email, is a laser— powerful for sure, but dangerous and easily abused. The abuse that I would Next day, READ YOUR MESSAGE AGAIN — like you to think about, happens when we do not pay sufficient attention, Is it still valid? Can it be misinterpreted? Can it hurt someone? frequently we do not pay any attention at all, to the consequences of our In doubt? PICK UP THE PHONE. messages and responses. If we think about communication talking face-to- EDITOR’S MESSAGE Put Your Whole Self into Your Treatment Plan Presentations by Dr. Ana Triliouris, Communications Chair In my practice we Wow! I was impressed with her remarks and I everybody wants a Hollywood smile. But unless you have two-hour staff thanked her, but most importantly, she got me thinking. put yourself in their shoes, show them your human side meetings every week. At There is so much written about treatment plan and make them believe you have their best interest in those meetings, we each presentation. Each of the gurus has his or her answer mind, it will not work. Ana Triliouris, DDS bring up the things that we to successful treatment plan presentation and What do I mean by being there? It is exactly Editor feel have affected the acceptance. But I think you just have to be there, fully that “touchy feely” thing that most dentists have practice both positively and negatively during the and with your heart in your hand to show you care. difficulty with. You know that your patients don’t week. At last week’s meeting, my patient Of course, you have to be prepared. You have to know you really care until you tell them and show coordinator, who is present during all my treatment talk in language that is clear to somebody that is not a them with your actions as they get to know you and plan presentations, contributed that “a positive must dentist. You should have pictures of the patient’s oral you get to know them. That is the way you develop go to Dr. Triliouris for the way she is doing all condition to show them what you see. You should have long standing relationships and how you make treatment plan presentations. They convey her caring pictures or models of what you are recommending so treatment plan presentations that are successful and nature and she puts her whole self into them so much the patient can see what you are talking about. You that are accepted by the patient. This is what we so that there is just no way the patient will not follow should be able to offer financing so that they can afford must all do to keep us all working in these difficult her recommended treatment.” the treatment. You need to listen to what they want, not economic times. 2 LIGHTWAVES
  3. 3. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE We Welcome Your Comments! The Gift of Your Voice – An Invitation to You Let us know your thoughts on this newsletter or anything contained within. First Ever ALD Member Think Tank Feel free to submit articles of interest to you in Gail Siminovsky, CAE your practice of dentistry. We reserve the right of refusal and to edit for space and content. Your main focus is patient care, providing the best clinical dentistry that you can. Can you even fathom having any time for the ‘soft stuff’, for Send letters and articles to: Gail Siminovsky, CAE communicating directly and pointedly with your colleagues and your patients ALD Newsletter Lightwaves Executive Director about the work that you do? You are not alone. Social media, communications, Attn: Heather Meiselman, LCSW networking, blogging, linked-in, facebook, baby boomers, GenX’ers and Gen 3300 University Drive, Suite 704 Y’ers, skype, telephone, text messaging, sky-writing, direct mail, Coral Springs, FL 33065 e-mail, luncheons, breakfast meetings, story-telling, writers, shapers, thinkers, dentists, patients…..what’s all the buzz? And ALD Member Think Tank Email: how are people networking and communicating these days? — On Communication! Phone 954-346-3776 x204 For the first time ALD invites you to participate in our member think tank. In Las Vegas at our upcoming conference Say What? and exhibition, I will lead a one-hour interactive discussion Gail Siminovsky, CAE session to learn from one another’s personal and professional L I G H T W A V E S Green Valley Ranch Resort - experiences relating to lasers in dentistry. How has laser dentistry Editor, Chairman of Communications Del Sol Ana Triliouris, DDS impacted your practice? your patients? your staff? and most of Friday, April 24, 2009 all you? What are your stories? By participating in ALD’s first Chairman of Membership think tank you will give your peers the gift of your voice. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mitchell Lomke, DDS Together we will experience the power of communication. Membership and Communications Coordinator Heather Meiselman, LCSW Through sharing of stories about the impact of laser dentistry on your patient care, you will be able to identify communication techniques to build your Lightwaves is the official newsletter publication of the Academy of Laser Dentistry for member practice. I will help you to see how important your information. It is published in the Fall, Winter and existing patients are to your future success. In turn you Summer. Send all correspondence regarding the will be helping me lead the Academy of Laser Dentistry newsletter to: as a resource for you. Join me for the soft stuff – it will ALD 3300 University Drive, Suite 704 raise your game clinically. Coral Springs, FL 33065 ALD is an organization of people with at least 3 things in common: Together we will experience the power of 954-346-3776 networking and communicating in today’s world. Please notify ALD and your postmaster of address 1. immeasurable intellectual changes noting old and new addresses and effective property See you in Las Vegas! date. Allow 6-8 weeks for an address change. 2. passion Events and articles offered in this newsletter are 3. willingness to share Sincerely, by members or staff. The editors and the communications committee reserve the right of We invite your expertise and refusal and to edit. involvement in leading Permission Policy Written permission must be obtained to duplicate dentistry into the future. and/or distribute any portion of Lightwaves. Reprints Gail Siminovsky, CAE may be obtained directly from ALD provided that any necessary fee is paid. The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is an WELCOME NEW MEMBERS international organization devoted to laser dentistry and includes clinicians, academicians and ALD is pleased to welcome the following new members to the Academy who joined researchers in all laser wavelengths. The Academy between November 15, 2008 and February 15, 2009. If you joined the academy is devoted to clinical education, research, and the development of standards and guidelines for the recently and your name does not appear, it will be listed in the next newsletter. safe and effective use of dental laser technology. ALD was founded in 1993, with the merging of the Jeffrey Apfel, DDS Don Curia, DDS Bart Ford, DDS International Academy of Laser Dentistry, the North Juliana Barrows, DDS Tuong-Anh Dang, DDS Scott Forsmark, DDS American Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Tim Belnap, DDS Beverly Dorrance, Thomas Frank, DDS American Academy of Laser Dentistry. Carlo Biasucci, DDS DMD Joi Freemont, DDS Publication Member of the Jennifer Bonds, RDH John Dovorany, DDS Xhoana Gjelaj, DMD American Association of Dental Editors. © Copyright 2008 Academy of Laser Dentistry. All rights reserved unless Lawrence Chong, DDS Arthur Dunec, DDS Bulent Gökce, 2009 other ownership is indicated. If any omission or infringement of copyright has occurred through oversight, upon notification amendment will be made in a Duncan Copp, BDS Taha Elmadboly, DMD Student Scholar future issue. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means including reproduction by mechanical, photographic C. Graf Cornish, DDS Felix Feldchtein, PhD Brad Greenfield, DDS or electronic means, without permission from the copyright holder. © Copyright 2009 Continued on page 7 The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry 3
  4. 4. Meet your ALD Candidates for Board Service 2009 The Academy of Laser Dentistry Nominations Committee is pleased to present the 2009 nominations for officers and members of the Board of Directors. The following is a short biography of each of these leaders: PRESIDENT ELECT: Dr. Steven Burman is in private committee chairman, Editorial reviewer and business manager of the GHDS practice of general dentistry in Manalapan, New Jersey. He holds Journal, a TDA delegate, as well as program director, social chairman, Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths as administrative chairman and general chairman of the “Star of the South” dental well as Educator status. He is presently the Vice President of the meeting. He currently serves ALD as a member of the General and Scientific ALD, and has served as Chair of the subcommittee on Information Sessions Committee and Membership Committee. Dr. Hoopingarner may be Systems. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Master of the reached at Academy of Laser Dentistry and has presented lectures on laser use and trainings throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Burman may be reached by email at Angie Mott, RDH, practices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is the current chair of the Auxiliary committee. She also serves on the Scientific Sessions, Membership, and Regulatory Affairs VICE PRESIDENT: Dr. Ana Maria Triliouris is a general committees. She holds Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG as well dentist in private practice in Merrick, New York, and is a charter as Educator Status, and is an ALD Recognized Course Provider. member of the ALD. She currently serves as the Academy’s She has presented at ALD Conferences and at the Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Treasurer. She is among the very few dentists that started using Association meetings. Angie is an invited speaker at RDH Under One Roof 2009 lasers in 1990 and has volunteered for the ALD in different in Las Vegas. This is Angie’s second term of board service as the Auxiliary positions since then. She was the first Editor of the ALD first publication Representative to the ALD Board. She may be reached by email at “Wavelengths”. She is an active member of the ADA and its components as well as the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Association of Women Dentists. She is also the chair of the Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholarship Dr. Peter Pang has been in full time private practice in Committee and the Editor of the newsletter, “Lightwaves” at the ALD. Dr. Triliouris Sonoma, CA for over 20 years. He has been awarded Fellowship may be reached by email at status with the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry and LVI Global. With ALD he has also achieved both Advanced & Educator levels. A frequently invited speaker on the TREASURER: Dr. Arthur Levy maintains a private topic of Cosmetic Dentistry and Lasers in Dentistry, he has been published in practice in Chester, New Jersey, and is a charter member of the several journals. Dr. Pang is ALD’s Chairman of Science and Research; he is ALD. He holds Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG. He has been currently completing his second year of board service and is nominated to serve active in numerous committees and on the Board of Directors since his first full 3-year term 2009-2012. Dr. Pang may be reached by emal at the beginning of the Academy in 1993, and he currently serves as Secretary. Dr. Levy may be reached by email at SECRETARY: Dr. Glenda Payas practices general Dr. Steve Parrett is in the private practice of general dentistry dentistry in Tulsa Oklahoma. She is a charter member of the ALD, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where he is currently chairman and holds Advanced Proficiency in CO2 and Er:YAG wavelengths. of the Department of Dentistry at Chambersburg Hospital. He holds Dr. Payas currently serves on the Board of Directors and is standard proficiency in Er:YAG, Diode and CO2 wavelengths. He completing her first 3 year term of service in 2009. She was one has served on the membership committee of ALD, is a member of of the first dentists in the United States to use a laser, starting in 1991. She holds a the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland dental school and has served on Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Laser the House of delegates of the ADA and PDA. He has achieved Fellowship status Dentistry and is a Clinical Instructor for Dr. John Kois at the Kois Center, Seattle, in the Academy of General Dentistry and has served many years as a clinical Washington. Dr. Payas can be contacted at evaluator for Dr. Gordon Christenson’s CRA independent research organization. Dr. Parrett currently serves on ALD’s Membership committee and has served on the ALD Communications committee in the past. Dr. Parrett may be reached at NOMINATED BOARD MEMBERS for 2009-2012 Dr. Charles Hoopingarner is in prívate practice in Houston Texas since 1973. Having achieved both Standard and Advanced The offices of President and Immediate Past President are automatically Proficiency certification in Er:YAG and Diode from the Academy filled, and are not part of the voting process. These two officers are: of Laser Dentistry, Dr. Hoopingarner has used dental lasers as an integral part of his patient care delivery system for the last twelve PRESIDENT: Dr. Tony Hewlett is in private practice of years. Dr. Hoopingarner was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department general dentistry in Stanwood, Washington. He currently serves of Anatomical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as the ALD President-Elect. He received the Academy’s Dental Branch for 11 years and is currently serving as a clinical adjunct in the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 for his outstanding department of restorative dentistry, lecturing in cosmetics and reconstructive commitment and contributions. He has served on the Executive dentistry. While serving as a co-director of the Temporomandibular Disorders Committee for four years, on the ALD Board of Directors for six years prior to section of the General Practice Residency program, Dr. Hoopingarner helped executive service and as chair of the Membership committee for eight years. Dr. establish the University wide craniofacial pain team. Dr. Hoopingarner has been a Hewlett may be reached by email at member of the ADA, TDA, and GHDS since 1973. He has been membership Continued on page 6 4 LIGHTWAVES
  5. 5. Meet your ALD Candidates cont. from page 5 IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Peter Rechmann, Dr. Mitchell Lomke is in private practice of General Dentistry Prof. Dr. med. dent., was originally a medical staff member in in Olney, Maryland. He has Advanced Proficiency in Er:YAG the Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at Heinrich- and diode wavelengths, has Educator status, and is a Recognized Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 2001, he has been Standard Course provider. He is chair of the ALD Membership at the University of California at San Francisco, Department of committee and has served on the Certification committee. He is a Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, where he is currently a Professor in member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has the division of Prosthodontics as well as the Director of the Clinical Sciences presented at several ALD Conferences. His term will continue until 2011. Research Group. Dr. Rechmann currently serves as ALD President; he holds Advanced Proficiency in CO2 and Er:YAG. He was presented with the T.H. Maiman Dr. Constanza Martinez is in private practice in Bogota, Award for research by the ALD. Dr. Rechmann may be reached by email at Columbia. She has Advanced Proficiency in diode, has Educator status since 2005 and has been an active member of our Academy since 1998. She has served as an examiner for several years and CONTINUING DIRECTORS has attended ALD’s annual meetings steadily since 1998. She directs a group of specialty dentists that assist her in the complete management of Dr. John Graeber has maintained a comprehensive full her patients’ routine and specialty care. She is also an active member of the time general practice in East Hanover, New Jersey. He has Academy of Osseointegration. Her term will continue until 2011. been awarded Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, has Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG as well as Dr. Michael Swick is a general dentist and has offices in Educator status and is a Recognized Course Provider. He has Allison Park and Conneaut Lake Pennsylvania. He holds been teaching the Standard Proficiency course since 1996 and has taught Advanced Proficiency in the diode and Er:YAG wavelengths, dentists all over North America how to use their new lasers. His term will has Educator status, and is a Recognized Course Provider. He continue until 2010. has served on the Science and Research, Scientific Sessions, and Nominating committees; and he has chaired the Education committee. He has Dr. Gabi Kesler is a lecturer in the department of Oral presented clinical and scientific papers for the ALD, ESOLA/DGL, ISLD, and Rehabilitation at the school of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv SPIE; and conducted more than three hundred dental laser courses. His term will University, Israel and the coordinator of the graduate and continue until 2010. postgraduate Dental laser program. He has Advanced Proficiency in CO2 and Er:YAG, is a Recognized Course Provider and has Dr. Alfred Wyatt has a general private practice in College Educator status. He has also received the Leon Goldman Award for clinical Park, Georgia. He is an associate professor of Oral Rehabilitation excellence. He established the Israeli Chapter of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, at the Medical College of Georgia. He has Advanced Proficiency served as its first president in 2005 and currently serves as ALD’s Chairman of in the Er:YAG wavelength as well as Educator status. His term International Relations. His term will continue until 2011. will continue until 2010. The Academy of Laser Dentistry ALD Committees Education Committee leadership welcomes YOU, our Please contact any chair person via email or call the Steven Parker, BDS, LDS,RCS, MFGDP ALD office to volunteer or for more information. members, to share your expertise Auxiliary Committee Ethics Committee in dentistry with others. Angie Mott, RDH, Donald Patthoff, DDS, Feel free to contact us. Awards Committee Finance Committee Executive Board Steven Burman, DMD, Ana Triliouris, DDS, President, Peter Rechmann, Prof Dr. med. dent., Certification Committee International Relations Committee Frank Yung, DDS, Gabi Kesler, DMD, President Elect, Tony Hewlett, DDS, Examination & Testing Subcommittee Laser Safety Vice President, Steven Burman, DMD, Don Coluzzi, DDS, Caroline Sweeney, MBA, MA Treasurer, Ana Triliouris, DDS, Communications Committee Secretary, Art Levy, DMD, Ana Triliouris, DDS, Membership Committee Immediate Past President, Craig Gimbel, DDS, Information Systems Subcommittee Mitch Lomke DDS, Steven Burman, DMD, Executive Director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, Corporate Member Sub-Committee Journal of Laser Dentistry (JLD) Tony Hewlett, DDS, Don Coluzzi, DDS, Journal Editor, Don Coluzzi, DDS, Past President’s Advisory Conference Committee Craig Gimbel, DDS, Board of Directors Tony Hewlett, DDS, Arun Darbar, BDS, Regulatory Affairs Committee John J. Graeber, DMD, General & Scientific Sessions Sub-Committee Stu Coleton DDS, Joel M. White, DDS, MS, Gabi Kesler, DMD, Science & Research Committee Mitch Lomke, DDS, Hosts & Monitors Peter Pang, DDS, Steven Burman, DMD, Constanza Martinez, DDS, Strategic Planning Committee Angie Mott, RDH, Auxiliary Representative, Guest Programs Craig Gimbel, DDS, Heather Meiselman, LCSW, ALD Staff University Relations & Academia Development Peter Pang, DDS, Future Site Selection Sub-Committee Alan Goldstein, DMD, Glenda Payas, DDS, Steven Burman, DMD, Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholarship Sub-Committee Michael Swick, DMD, Constitution & By-Laws Committee Ana Triliouris, DDS, Alfred Wyatt, DDS, Art Levy, DMD, The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry 5
  6. 6. ALD Announces 2009 Student Scholarship Award Recipients By Dr. Ana Triliouris, Student Scholarship Chair The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is proud to announce three compared to bur-treated surfaces, and which conditioner - the conventional recipients for the Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship Recognition for etch and rinse conditioner or a non-rinse, self-etch conditioner is more 2009. Each clinician will give an oral presentation as part of the Scientific & effective?” General Sessions of the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s 16th Annual Conference, Ms. Huma Hamid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from April 22-25, 2009 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas, NV. the University of Houston, Texas. She worked at Baylor college of Medicine Each applicant’s eligibility is demonstrated academic achievement in the as a Research Technician before coming to the University of Texas Dental study of lasers in dentistry. The selection is based on an abstract of laser Branch-Houston, where she is currently a third year student. Ms. Hamid is research submitted for presentation. The Scholarship funds cover one year of a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), American ALD membership, full conference registration to participate in ALD 2009, Student Dental Association (ASDA) and International Association for Dental Standard Proficiency Certification participation, air transportation, and hotel Research (IADR). While attending school, she also participates in various accommodations at the Green Valley Ranch Resort. research projects related to dental health. The following summarizes the work that will be presented on Saturday, Mr. Stephen M. Tapp holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry April 25, 2009. from the University of Chicago. He is a registered nurse in the State of Texas and has experience in clinical pharmaceutical research. He is currently a Bond Strengths of All Ceramics: Acid vs. third-year DDS student at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Laser Etching Mr. Tapp is a member of American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Bulent Gökce, DDS, PhD is a scholar from Ege and, American Association of Dental Research (AADR). His current interests University School of Dentistry in Izmar, Turkey. include clinical application of lasers in Restorative Dentistry, Surgery and The purpose of this paper indicates that for Tissue Regeneration. surface modification of the inner surfaces of For this award, Scholars Hamid and Tapp are mentored by Assistant ceramic restorations, the etching pattern obtained Professor, Cynthia Trajtenberg, DDS, MS, Department of Restorative by dental lasers could be an alternative to Dentistry and Biomaterials. conventional acid etching. Mr. Tapp may be reached by email at; Dr. Gökce is a full-time resident and an Assistant Professor at the Ms. Hamid may be reached at Department of Prosthodontics of Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics and clinical instructor of third year dental school A Quantitative Assessment of the Effect of Various Antimicrobial students. His PhD thesis is on comparison of bond strength to dental substrates with different surface treatments. His current interests include research of Therapies on Porphymonas Gingivalis Contamination on the Implant dental lasers, dental materials and mechanical testing, all-ceramic materials Surface: A SEM Study and zirconia restorations, dental implants, dental adhesives and clinical Mr. Brian Sang is a scholar from West Virginia University School of applications. He is a member of International Team for Implantology, the Dentistry, Morgantown, West Virginia. Turkish Prosthodontic and Implantology Association, the International Previous studies have discussed treatment methods for ailing implants, Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. For but none have compared methods for efficacy. The educational objective this award, Dr. Gökce is mentored by Professor Birgul Ozpinar, PhD, of this study is to determine if a laser is the pre-eminent treatment method Prosthodontics Department Chairman. for the elimination of P. gingivalis from the HA coated titanium surface. Dr. Gökce may be reached by e-mail: or Brian E. Sang is a fourth year dental student at the West Virginia University School of Glass Ionomer Bond Dentistry in Morgantown West Virginia. He Strength to Teeth attended undergraduate college at Marshall Prepared with an University in Huntington West Virginia majoring Erbium:YAG Laser in Biological Sciences and performing research Ms. Huma Hamid and in the field of paleontology. After graduation Mr. Stephen M. Tapp are Brian plans to pursue a career in Oral and scholars from the University Maxillofacial Surgery. He is proud to say he is of Texas-Dental Branch at an Eagle Scout, member of Delta Sigma Delta West Virginia Graduate Houston, Houston –Texas. Chapter Dental Fraternity, and member of Alpha Chi Sigma Professional The objectives of this Chemistry Fraternity. Brian is also a musician and plays the guitar, piano, study are to provide original knowledge on the interfacial bond strength of and drums. For this award Scholar Sang is mentored by Harold H. Reed, glass ionomer to laser-treated tooth structure by answering the question DDS, MS, Clinical Professor of Periodontics. Mr. Sang may be reached “How is the bond strength of a glass ionomer to the laser treated tooth as by email at 6 LIGHTWAVES
  7. 7. Morale... What It Is and How Can We Improve It by Dr. Alan Goldstein The American Heritage dictionary defines Let me introduce the notion of character as it was recently used by James morale: As the state of mind of a person or group as Flaherty in his February 2009 Coaches Reunion Workshop in Washington exhibited by confidence, cheerfulness, and discipline. DC. He is a leader in the Coaching profession and the head of New Ventures I will discuss how we can improve morale in a typical West, a coach training institute. According to him, character can be defined…as Alan J. Goldstein, DMD dental office. I’m inclined to add the notion that this the observable and automatic ways we act, react, express, think and feel that New York, NY is a more difficult task in a period when so many of brings forth reactions from others and the world. Here is the point: our character our patients are feeling the effects of the economic is the major determinant of the morale of those with whom we work. If you downturn. The mood or emotional tone that we often encounter is related to want to look for the key to the morale of your office, look to your own character. anxiety, frustration and resignation. I’m not so sure that the current economic Look to the way that your staff reacts to you, look to the gifts you offer; the climate is a major determinant of morale in our offices, but it would be silly to praise, gratitude, and appreciation and see if they have been received. Then declare that morale exists independent of circumstance. look too, to the criticism and see how that is received and the effect that this has Can we control something as subjective as morale? Sure we can say to on morale. If we consistently make positive offerings to our staff and make the our staff, “Leave your personal issues at the door, it is Showtime!” but in the necessary adjustments to insure that they are received, then the morale of your real world can any of us truly do that? A sick child, babysitting issues, an aging staff, the morale of your patients and pretty much the morale of everyone you parent in whose care we are entrusted and a myriad of personal issues all can touch will be positive. If this sounds a bit too pie-in-the-sky for you, imagine and do weigh us down. Who knows, I mean really knows, what goes on in the the inverse – how a surly, short and hypercritical character torpedoes morale hearts and minds of our staff. We are not mind readers. Sometimes it is hard faster than Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. enough to get in touch with our own state of mind. Morale is a function of small things—a look, a tone, an empathic nod or Creating community is one important way we can stay positive and upbeat, just an openness that says I am listening. We can never know with certainty even in the trying world we live in. To create this sense of community we start what life has in store for us. If you, as the leader of your office, stay awake to every single day with a morning meeting, commonly called a huddle in dental the incredible impact that your character has on the morale of everyone around practice parlance. In addition to the most common agenda items for the huddle; you, this positive aliveness that you engender can’t help but be infectious. the procedures that are planned and the finances associated with them, our morning meeting becomes the place where we can briefly unpack, as is To recap: appropriate, what is weighing us down. Brevity is essential; this is not a therapy • Create a sense of community every morning by extending the huddle in a session. Team members should be listeners, not amateur psychologists. This way that gives everyone an opportunity to respond to the implied question, activity helps create and maintain a loving and empathic office. It is not easy “How are you doing this morning?” but it is essential. It does require a high level of emotional intelligence on the • Pay attention to finances but don’t be seduced into thinking that the dollar is part of the office leader. Sorry, I knew you were looking for some trick or the answer to everything. Maybe the secret is staff morale. magic formula to get everyone radiating joy. There is no silver bullet, only this • Be seen as a rainmaker by your staff. Create excitement by always having piece of team building work each and every morning. initiatives on the burner that will expand the practice. For example: a smile Our profession includes many Dental Consultants who will tell us what sale for Valentine’s Day, a well advertised discount on whitening and marketing plan to use, or how to script conversations for improved case porcelain veneers, an appreciation initiative for Thanksgiving, perhaps acceptance, or even teach us how to reduce our overhead. These are all important enhanced hygiene services that include a discount on electric toothbrushes things for our practices. The assumption is that if we improve our production to clean off all the turkey and stuffing that is left on your teeth after the feast collection and net profit and then share the wealth via bonuses, the morale of and all the other possibilities that you and your creative staff can imagine. the office will improve. I maintain that prosperity does not ensure a high esprit de corps. Relationships among our staff and with our patients have a greater • Stay awake! Realize that your character is the biggest single determinant of impact on morale than the finances. the morale of your staff. Be a nurturer for every one of them. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS continued from page 3 Amalia Griego, DDS Charles Michalak, DDS Marc Russell, DDS John Yae, DDS Dan Haas, DDS Todd Morton, DMD Brian Sang, 2009 Debora Zivari, DDS Huma Hamid, 2009 Brian Motz, DDS Student Scholar ALD is also pleased to welcome Student Scholar Blane Nasveschuk, DMD Leny Sferlazza, DDS New Corporate Members for 2009. Lashonda Harris, RDH James Neff, DDS Khalad Sharaf, MSc, DDS Robert Hays, DDS Van O’Dell, DDS Earl Simmons, DMD Cadent Brad Hester, DMD Karen Oga, DDS Jeff Skinner, DDS Denny Homer, DMD Anthony Olivieri, DDS Laurie Strand, DDS Cetylite Industries, Inc. Kevin Jones, DDS Kalee Olmstead, RDH Stephen Tapp, 2009 Sherif Keriakes, DDS Andriana Pares Perfetti, Dr. Student Scholar Christine Le, DDS Shalizeh Patel, DDS Roger Vander Beek, DDS Oral BioTech Bruce Lee, DDS Charles Wright, DMD David Remington, DDS The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry 7
  8. 8. ALD 2009: LASERS IN DENTISTRY SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Schedule subject to change without notice Grand Ballroom Registration 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Registration Desk OPEN Grand Ballroom Foyer 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM • Continental Breakfast 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Laser Proficiency Certification Courses (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch) Del Fuego Full Schedule - Introduction to Lasers Del Fuego Details on Daily - Standard Proficiency La Luna, La Estrella Schedule for - Advanced Proficiency Clinical Simulation (Part 2) Certification Program - Advanced Clinical Case Studies (Part 3) La Estrella 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Speaker Preview Meeting - MANDATORY for ALL Thursday Speakers La Cascada 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM • Making the Most of the 16th Annual Conference and Exhibition: A Practical Orientation for Attendees (Mr. John Sulewski, Dr. Tony Hewlett, Conference Chair) La Sirena 7:30 PM • Welcome Reception and Exhibition Previews THURSDAY, APRIL 23 Grand Ballroom Registration 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM • Registration Desk OPEN Grand Ballroom 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM • Speaker Preview Meeting - MANDATORY for ALL Thursday Speakers Grand Ballroom Foyer 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM • Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM • ALD Tour of “Jubilee” - continental breakfast included 7:45 AM - 10:15 AM ALD 2009 A SAFE BET: LASER TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICE INTEGRATION GENERAL SESSION 7:45 AM • Dr. Peter Rechmann, President Welcoming Remarks • Dr. Tony Hewlett, Conference Chair Welcoming Remarks 7:50 AM The Laser Man - The Laser Story, A Tribute to Dr. Theodore H. Maiman Grand Ballroom (Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Maiman) II, III, IV 8:30 AM • A Global Look at Laser Dentistry: Past and Present (Dr. Terry Myers) 8:50 AM • Clearing the FDA Hurdle, from Initial Device Application through Regulatory Approval to the Clinical Operatory: An Update on Dental Laser Marketing Clearances (John Sulewski, MA) 9:10 AM • Lasers from 1964 to 2009 and Beyond - A Personal Perspective (William Brown, BSEE) 9:30 AM The Er:YAG Laser in Restorative Dentistry: A Microscopic Examination (Invited Speaker: Dr. Glenn van As) La Sirena 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EXHIBITS OPEN 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM SOFT TISSUE & PERIO 10:45 AM • Lasers for Soft Tissue Surgery: What Do We Know, What Do We Do, What Have We Learned? (Dr. Don Coluzzi) 11:10 AM • To Pulse or Not to Pulse? That is the Question (Dr. Michael Swick) PA R A L L E L S E S S I O N S 11:30 AM • Laser Assisted Periodontal Management; Identification, Treatment and Maintenance Grand Ballroom II (Dr. Art Levy) 11:45 AM • The Bactericidal Effect of Blue Lights (486-nm Argon Laser and 492-nm Halogen) on a Periodontal Pathogen (Dr. Akira Aoki) 12:00 PM • The Latest Research and Its Application in Treating Periodontal Disease with the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser (Dr. Stewart Rosenberg) 12:15 PM • Effects of Nd:YAG Laser Treatment on Periodontal Pockets in Patients with Moderate Chronic Periodontitis (Dr. Adriana Pares) 12:30 PM • The Importance of Tissue Biotype in the Selection of Correct Parameters for Laser Surgery (Dr. Robert Convissar) 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM 10:45 AM The 5 Ms of a Successful Practice (Invited Speaker: Sally McKenzie) 11:15 AM • Perfecting the Practice Management of Laser Dentistry (Dr. Mitch Lomke) 11:30 AM • Thank You Very Much, Doctor, How Much Do I Owe You? (Dr. Stuart Coleton) 11:45 AM • Are We Selling Lasers to Our Patients or are We Providing Needed Care in a Better Way When Using Grand Ballroom I Our Lasers? (Dr. Larry Kotlow) 12:15 PM • Communication... What Do Our Patients Hear? (Angie Mott, RDH) La Sirena 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM STANDARD PROFICIENCY CLINICAL SIMULATION EXAMINATIONS - DEL MAR 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINARS AND PARTICIPATION COURSES Grand Ballroom III • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR: Soft Tissue Surgery Using an Er:YAG Laser (Dr. Larry Kotlow) Grand Ballroom IV • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SEMINAR: Periodontal Surgery: Soft and Hard Tissue Considerations Using Various Laser Wavelengths (Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, CO2) (Dr. Doug Gilio) Del Sol • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Laser Biopsy Techniques (Dr. Robert Convissar) Attendance limited to 32 Grand Ballroom I • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR: Lost Patients - How Dentists Lose Patients Every Day (Sally McKenzie) The Backyard • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM NEW MEMBER WELCOME RECEPTION - By Invitation Only 8 LIGHTWAVES
  9. 9. FRIDAY, APRIL 24 Grand Ballroom Registration 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM • Registration Desk OPEN Grand Ballroom 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM • Speaker Preview Meeting - MANDATORY for ALL Friday Speakers Grand Ballroom Foyer 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM • Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM • ALD Tour “Grand Canal Shopping” (includes continental breakfast) 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN DAILY PRACTICE 8:30 AM The 810-nm Diode Laser and CAD/CAM Dentistry - The Perfect Marriage of Advanced Technologies (Invited Speaker: Dr. Eugene Antenucci) 9:15 AM • Minimally-Invasive, Full Mouth Rehabilitation Using an Er,Cr:YSGG Laser and CAD/CAM Grand Ballroom II Technology (Dr. Mark Colonna) 9:45 AM • Shear Bond Strength of Composite Bonded to Chemically Prepared and Er: YAG Laser-Prepared Enamel and Dentin Surfaces (Dr. Frank Yung) 10:00 AM • The Magic of Er,Cr:YSGG Laser-Assisted Cosmetic Dentistry (Dr. Hugh Flax) 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM - SAFETY & HYGIENE 8:30 AM • Laser Safety for Dentistry, An Update (Caroline Sweeney, MBA BSc) 8:50 AM • Use of a 980-nm Diode Laser in Phase One, Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy: 1-Year Evaluation of Two Cases (Teri Gutierrez, RDH) Grand Ballroom I 9:10 AM • Can a Hygienist Remove a Venous Lake/Hemangioma with an 810-nm Diode Laser? You Bet! (Angie Mott, RDH) 9:30 AM • Fiber Management and the Perfect Cleave: Does This Effect Our Work? (Jeanne Godett, RDH) 9:50 AM • The Pending Zone: Managing the Compromised Periodontal Patient (Mary Lynn Smith, RDH) 10:10 AM • Seven Steps to Catapulting Your Laser Business (Tricia Ceresa, RDH) PA R A L L E L S E S S I O N S La Sirena 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EXHIBITS OPEN 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN DAILY PRACTICE 11:15 AM • Lasers in Dentistry: My Typical Workday (Dr. Giovanni Olivi) 11:30 AM • The Use of High Tech in Clinical Practice: Lasers and More (Dr. Giuseppe Iaria) Grand Ballroom II 11:45 AM • Pitfalls in Laser Dentistry (Dr. Shigiyuki Nagai) 12:00 PM • Clinical Applications of CO2 and Er:YAG Lasers in Frenectomy, Vestibuloplasty and Removal of Mandibular Bony Protuberances (Dr. Glenda Payas) 12:15 PM • Er:YAG Lasers for Hard or Soft Tissue Procedures: Versatile Lasers for a General Practice (Dr. Peter Pang) 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM PHOTOBIOMODULATION (LLLT) 11:15 AM • An Overview of Photodynamic Therapy in Dentistry (Dr. Steven Parker) 11:45 AM • Low-Level Laser Therapy: An Invaluable Tool for Every Dental Specialty (Dr. Gerry Ross) Grand Ballroom I 12:00 PM • Using Photobiostimulation in Dental Care (Dr. Larry Kotlow) 12:15 PM • Clinical Applications in Sinus Augmentation of Bone Density Increase with High-Intensity, 805-nm Diode Cold Lasers (Dr. Robert Gougaloff ) 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM ADVANCED HYGIENE CLINIC Grand Ballroom IV 11:15 AM • How to Implement A Soft Tissue Laser Program in Your Hygiene Department (Angie Mott, RDH) La Sirena 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PRESIDENTS’ PANEL La Cascada 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PAST PRESIDENTS PANEL DISCUSSION - Light and Lively Discussion about the Role and Impact of Lasers 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINARS AND PARTICIPATION COURSES Del Sol 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: ALD Member Think Tank – on Communication! Say What? (Gail Siminovsky, CAE) Grand Ballroom III 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Digital Micro Photo Documentation of Laser Procedures (Dr. Michael Swick) Grand Ballroom IV 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR: Advanced Laser Clinic – What Does Your Pulse Look Like? You are the “Gate Keeper” for Relaxation Time, Use it Wisely (Dr. Don Coluzzi, Dr. David Roshkind) Del Mar 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Hygiene Hands-On Workshop (Angie Mott, RDH, et. al.) Del Fuego 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR: Does My Insurance Cover That? (Dr. Scott Benjamin) La Sirena 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PEERS AND BEERS IN EXHIBITION HALL EVENING ON YOUR OWN TO ENJOY LAS VEGAS! Schedule subject to change without notice The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry 9
  10. 10. SATURDAY, APRIL 25 Grand Ballroom Registration 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Registration Desk OPEN Grand Ballroom 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM • Speaker Preview Meeting - MANDATORY for ALL Saturday Speakers Grand Ballroom Foyer 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM • Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM • ALD Tour “Red Rock Canyon & Springs Preserve” (includes continental breakfast) 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM SCIENCE & RESEARCH 8:00 AM • T.H. Maiman Award Lecture 2009: Early Caries Detection and Removal Using Near-Infrared Light and Lasers (Dr. Daniel Fried) 8:15 AM • Caries Inhibition with a 9.6-μm CO2 Laser: Results from the First In Vivo Study and Basics of Caries Grand Ballroom II Inhibition (Dr. Peter Rechmann) 8:30 AM • Effect of Water Flow Rate and Tip-To-Tissue Distance on Er:YAG Laser Ablation Efficiency (Dr. Wayne Selting) 8:45 AM • In Vitro Study of the Effects of Short-Pulsed 10.6-μm CO2 Laser Parameters on Soft Tissue Excision and Sulcular Debridement (Dr. Ram Mohan Vaderhobli) 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ENDODONTICS 8:00 AM • Endodontic Laser Success / 14 Years / 2200 Teeth / 40 Seconds per Canal (Dr. Ronald Porth) • Treatment Outcome of Laser-Assisted Pulp Capping with 980-nm Diode, Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, and CO2 8:15 AM Lasers (Dr. Carmen Todea) Grand Ballroom I • Evaluation of an Ultrasonic Technique to Remove Fiber Posts and 808-nm Laser Decontamination of 8:30 AM the Root Canal (Dr. Stefano Benedicenti) • Cleaning and Debriding Efficacy of New Radial and Striped Tips of an Er,Cr:YSGG Laser on Human 8:45 AM Root Canal Dentin Walls: In Vitro SEM Study (Dr. Enrico DiVito) S E S S I O N S GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM) - Grand Ballroom II 9:35 AM - 10:35 AM DR. EUGENE SEIDNER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS 9:35 AM • Welcome Remarks (Dr. Ana Triliouris) 9:40 AM • A Quantitative Assessment of the Effect of Various Antimicrobial Therapies on Porphymonas Gingivalis Contamination on the Implant Surface: A SEM Study (Brian Sang, Student Scholar, Grand Ballroom II West Virginia University) 9:55 AM • Glass Ionomer Bond Strength to Teeth Prepared with an Er:YAG Laser (Mr. Stephen M. Tapp & Ms. Huma Hamid, Student Scholars, University of Texas – Dental Branch at Houston, Houston, Texas) 10:10 AM • Bond Strengths of all Ceramics: Acid vs. Er:YAG Laser Etching (Dr. Bulent Gokce, Student Scholar, Ege University School of Dentistry, Izmar, Turkey) 10:25 AM • Student Panel Discussion PA R A L L E L 9:35 AM - 10:35 AM DIAGNOSTICS 9:35 AM • Dental Caries: A Biofilm Update (Dr. Kim Kutsch) 10:00 AM • Understanding the Role and Use of Fluorescence and Other Diagnostic Technologies in the Enhanced Oral Examination (Dr. Scott Benjamin) Grand Ballroom I 10:25 AM • Panel Discussion 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBITION HALL 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM • Exhibits Open 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM COSMETIC DENTISTRY & THE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY 11:30 AM • Laser Smile Design: Everyday Predictability Using 810-nm Diode and Er:YAG Lasers (Dr. Charles Hoopingarner) 12:00 PM • Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, and CO2 Laser-Assisted Smile Design (Dr. Grace Sun) Grand Ballroom I 12:20 PM • Laser Tooth Whitening with 3 Different Wavelengths (532, 810, 940 nm), Compared to Home Bleaching and In-Office Bleaching Without Laser Activation (Dr. Eugenia Anagnostaki) 12:35 PM • Laser-Assisted Porcelain Veneer Preparations: A Clinical Study Using an Er:YAG Laser (Dr. Ayman El-Zohairy) 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM ORAL SURGERY 11:30 AM • The Use of the Er:YAG in a Laser-Assisted Implant Therapy. How Much Can We Push the Envelope? (Dr. Avi Reyhanian) 12:00 PM • The Use of 810-nm Diode Laser-Assisted Blood Coagulation for Promotion of Soft Tissue Coverage Grand Ballroom II on a Failed Tooth Extraction Wound Following Socket Preservation with Bone Graft (Dr. Ken Luk) 12:15 PM • A Comparative Clinical and Histological Study of CW and Gated 810-nm GaAlAs Diode Lasers (Dr. Claus Neckel) 12:30 PM • Tissue Punch Technique in Areas of Non-Attached Tissue to Gain Attached Tissue Using an Er,Cr:YSGG Laser (Dr. Edward Kusek) La Sirena 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL continued on next page... Schedule subject to change without notice 10 LIGHTWAVES
  11. 11. SATURDAY, APRIL 25 continued 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM SEMINAR AND PARTICIPATION COURSES Del Sol 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SEMINAR: Periodontal Plastic Surgery: Pontics and Papillae with an 810-nm Diode Laser (Dr. John Graeber) S E S S I O N S Del Mar/Del Fuego 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Which is the Best Soft Tissue Laser? A Hands-On Course (Dr. Don Coluzzi) Grand Ballroom III 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Advanced Laser Clinic: Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Intraoral Lesions (Drs. Michael Swick, Scott Benjamin & Alfred Wyatt) La Cascada 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PARTICIPATION COURSE: Poster Presentation Discussion Session 2:05 PM • Comparison of Bond Strengths to Dental Substrates with Different Surface Treatments: Acid Etching and/or Er:YAG Laser (Dr. Bulent Gokce Student Scholar) 2:15 PM • Glass Ionomer Bond Strength to Teeth Prepared with an Er:YAG Laser (Stephen M. Tapp & Huma Hamid, Student Scholars, University of Texas – Dental Branch at Houston 2:25 PM • Selective Removal of Caries Using Laser Absorption Properties of 805-nm, Er:YAG, and CO2 Lasers with Experimental Caries-Detecting Dye Solutions (Dr. Kazushi Yoshikawa) 2:35 PM • CO2 Laser Surgery as a Treatment Modality for Oral Precancer: Special Consideration to Resection Margins (Dr. Omar Hamadah) 2:45 PM • M2 and Fractional Ablation: New Concepts for Hard Tissue Treatment with 2.81-μm and 2.94-μm PA R A L L E L Erbium Laser (Dr. Gregory Altshuler) 2:55 PM • Dental Soft Tissue Laser Surgery with Programmable Coagulation - Numerical Simulation and Experimental Evaluation Using 980-nm Diode and 2660-, 2880-, and 2940-nm Erbium Lasers (Dr. Felix Feldchtein) 3:05 PM • New Method for Intrinsic Whitening of Vital Teeth Using Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Microperforation: First In Vivo Cases (Dr. Feldchtein presenting for Dr. Andrei Belikov) 3:15 PM • Mechanical and Chemical Alteration to Improve Bond Strength of Composite to Er,Cr:YSGG Laser-Prepared Enamel and Dentin (Dr. Ali Obeidi) 3:25 PM • Panel Discussion La Luna 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 2009 ALD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING The Backyard 6:30 PM - MIDNIGHT PRESIDENT'S DINNER DANCE & AWARDS RECOGNITION – A REAL FUN TIME – PLAN TO COME! Schedule subject to change without notice SHORT PULSES Academy of Laser Dentistry to Hold Annual Membership Meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 25, 2009 The Academy of Laser Dentistry will conduct its general membership Notice of Academy of Laser Dentistry Board of business meeting during the Annual Conference. Gail Siminovsky, Executive Directors Meetings Director, will present a “State of the Academy Address”; Dr. Tony Hewlett, The Board of Directors of the Academy of Laser Dentistry will meet Nominations Chair and President-Elect 09, will explain the selection process according to the following schedule. Board meetings are open for all members for ALD directors and officers. Members present will vote on the proposed of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. For further details contact Gail Siminovsky, 2009 Officers and Directors. Executive Director, via email or call (954) 346- 3776 ext. 202. Please notify Gail Siminovsky if you plan to attend. Italy Study Club to Hold 1st International Conference Monday, April 20, 2009, Executive Committee June 5-6, 2009 in Brescia, Italy Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada Dr. Giuseppe Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Board of Directors Iaria, Dr. Steven Parker Green Valley Ranch Resort 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Past President ALD), Saturday, April 25, 2009, Board of Directors Gabi Kesler (Chair Green Valley Ranch Resort 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm International Relations Friday, July 17, 2009, Executive Committee ALD) have teamed together to plan the 1st European Meeting for Academy downtown Chicago of Laser Dentistry Italian Study Club members and others in Brescia, Italy. Saturday, July 18, 2009, Board of Directors It will be held on Saturday June 6, 2009 preceeded by an Introductory Hands- downtown Chicago on Course on Friday, June 5, 2009. The purpose of this meeting will be to Friday, October 2, 2009, Executive Committee exchange ideas and to create a network in Europe for the advancement of downtown Chicago, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm laser in dentistry. English is the official language of the Congress and Saturday, October 3, 2009, Board of Directors simultaneous translation will be available on advance request. For more downtown Chicago information and to register contact Dr. Iaria Monday, April 12, 2010, Board of Directors Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida ALD CONFERENCE DATES 2009-2011 Saturday, April 17, 2010, Board of Directors 2009 Wed. Apr. 22 - Sat. Apr. 25, 2009, Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 2010 Wed. Apr. 14 - Sat. Apr. 17, 2010, Miami, Doral Golf Resort and Spa Saturday, July 24, 2010, Board of Directors 2011 Wed. Mar. 2 - Sat. Mar. 5, 2011, San Diego, Loews Coronado Bay Resort Gaylord Opryland Nashville, Tennessee 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Official Newsletter for the Academy of Laser Dentistry 11
  12. 12. P. O. B o x 8 6 6 7 , C o r a l S p r i n g s , F L 3 3 0 7 5 Te l e p h o n e 9 5 4 - 3 4 6 - 3 7 7 6 To l l Fr e e 8 7 7 - 5 2 7 - 3 7 7 6 Fax 954-757-2598 h t t p : / / w w w. l a s e r d e n t i s t r y. o r g E - m a i l : m e m b e r s e r v i c e s @ l a s e r d e n t i s t r y. o r g 2009 CONFERENCE... A Safe Bet: Incorporating Laser Technology into Dental Practice The Academy of SPECIAL RATES FOR UNIVERSITY FACULTY Laser Dentistry The Academy of Laser Dentistry invite University 16th Annual Conference Faculty to attend ALD 2009 at a discount for FIRST TIME and Exhibition ATTENDING FACULTY from University Dental Schools Registration is $455….a savings of over $700. Register Today at or contact the Academy for conference details (954) 346-3776 • Toll Free 877-LASERS6 (527-3776 12 LIGHTWAVES