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American Board of Laser Surgery
Certification Program

American Board of Laser Surgery Certification
Robert Convissar DDS, FAGD
A Hands-on Participation Program

May 17 & 18
, 2024
8:30 am to 4:30pm

Vancouver Airport Marriott
7571 Westminster Highway
Vancouver, BC


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Course Description

Has the excitement surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of TWELVE different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted. 


The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters:

  1. Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative Periodontal Therapy

  2. Surgical and Restorative Implantology

  3. Fixed and Removable Prosthetics

  4. Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology 

  5. Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry 

  6. Endodontics 

  7. Pedodontics/Orthodontics 

  8. Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry 

  9. Practice Management/Marketing 


The second day workshop will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models (animal mandibles). Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.  



Attendees are expected to perform the following procedures on the models: 

  1. Gingivectomy 

  2. Biopsy 

  3. Frenectomy 

  4. Crown Lengthening 

  5. Initial Periodontal Pocket therapy 

  6. Aphthous Ulcer Treatment 

  7. Flap Procedure 

  8. De-epithelialization 

  9. And more….. innovative treatments for airway/snoring and facial aesthetics


At the conclusion of the course, the participant;

  • Will be familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today  

  • Will understand their effects on oral tissues 

  • Will understand their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice.  

  • Will be able to incorporate this knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for their practice 

  • Will be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow morning. 

About Dr. Convissar

Dr. Robert Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists in the world to incorporate lasers into general practice he has over 32 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG wavelengths. He has authored over fifteen peer reviewed papers and 7 laser textbooks. 

An international lecturer from New York to London to Sydney to Tokyo to Dubai, and everywhere in between, he has delivered close to 400 Laser Certification and Laser Tongue Tie Certification courses worldwide. He practices laser assisted dentistry in New York City. 

He is the only dentist in the world to have the triad of awards: : Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery , Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry 

As well as being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, his seminal textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, now in its second edition, has been the standard textbook on laser dentistry for over a decade translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese, with more editions pending. He is the co-author of Color Atlas of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Laser Frenectomy – the first textbook in the world on the subject.  

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Payment & Cancellation Policy

Registration fee must be paid in full prior to attending the course. Full refund for cancellation 14 days or more prior to course start date .No refund for cancellation less than 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the course


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