In this first module an overview of the course is provided and the E-Learning system ILIAS is introduced. The fundamentals of optics are taught and successful participants qualify as dental laser safety officers.
Modules & Curriculum
The principles of fluorescence based caries diagnostics and dosimetry calculation are taught. The key subjects of laser technology are introduced and the foundations for the scientific master thesis ae laid.
An introduction to the physical and technical properties of Er:YAG and Er, Cr: YSGG lasers and their application is provided. Laser-tissue interactions for these wavelengths are also discussed. Skill training on models and patients is held.
The technical-physical principles of low-level diode lasers are conveyed and skill training is conducted on models and patients. Medical statistics for the interpretation of preclinical and clinical results are introduced.
Participants learn the technical-physical principles of diode lasers and their application. The clinical indications of diode lasers are introduced and demonstrations as well as skill training and patient treatment are performed.
Participants are familiarized with the principles of Nd:YAG lasers and their interaction with tissue is discussed. All relevant clinical indications of Nd:YAG lasers are introduced and applied in skill training on both models and patients.
The application of CO2 lasers is presented. All relevant clinical indications of CO2 lasers are introduced, demonstrated and then practiced. In Medical Statistics II the ability to assess preclinical and clinical results is extended.
A profound understanding of communication techniques appropriate for dental practice is provided, including patient acquisition through effective communication and marketing strategies.
Preparation and compilation of a master thesis on a laser dental topic, within a defined time frame, is required. Scientific and clinical results must be correctly incorporated.
Applying the principles learnt and training received in modules three to eight, patients are treated using approved treatment protocols in the participant´s own practice.