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Innovations in Laser Dentistry
Practical Indications for Use With the Most Versatile Devices

Innovations in Laser Dentistry
Lasers & Sleep Disorder Dentistry & Beyond

Dr. Scott Parker - Utah 
Hands-on Participation Program

Calgary, AB - June 14 & 15, 2024
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Daily 

Delta Hotel
2001 Airport Road NE
Calgary, AB


Course Description

Keynote Address; Non-Invasive Fractional Laser Treatments for Snoring. Airway disorders in adults and children have become an increasingly important area of interest for general dentistry and an opportunity exists for dentists to play an integral role working together with clinicians to diagnose and treat a variety of airway disorders. The subject matter of this educational program will address the role of laser technology in the treatment of breathing disorders affecting pediatric and adult patients including snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).   One of the main factors driving this growth opportunity in dental care appears to be increased awareness of the of the long term effects of obstructive sleep apnea, including links to other diseases (cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and cognitive impairments) as well as alternative technologies (appliances), procedures and treatment options. 

Tens of millions of patients suffer from the side effects of snoring and sleep apnea.  Learn about the role of lasers for the treatment of snoring including case selection, limitations and co-therapies. Understand the essential role dentists can play in the treatment of snoring and improvement in their patients quality of life addressing restless sleep, anxiety, cognitive abilities and depression.  The keynote address will cover diagnosis, case selection, limitations of treatment, practice integration and technology including the minimally invasive laser treatment protocol and the value of imaging and photography associated with diagnosis and treatment. Finally,  review of the science including alternative technologies (by wavelength) and technique will demonstrate the role lasers can play in performing office based minimally invasive treatments for snoring and other symptoms of breathing disorders in adults and children.

Additional clinical procedures which can be performed with some of the lasers capable of performing sleep disorder treatments will also be presented include but not limited to; virtually bloodless soft tissue procedures, periodontal therapy and surgery, and lasers for use in implantology including the treatment of periimplantitis.  Learn what you need to know to make an informed decision regarding the most versatile devices for dentistry!

  • minimally invasive soft tissue surgeries for general operative dentistry

  • periodontal therapy (hygiene) and surgery 

  • lasers and implants, periimplantitis & perimucositis treatments 

  • infant tongue ties release, and

Facial aesthetics as a compliment to cosmetic dental procedures.  Learn how to further harness the precision and clinical efficacy of fractional C02 laser energy, the gold standard in facial aesthetics, to profitably grow revenues with minimally invasive facial aesthetics! 

The hands-on segment of the program will give participants an opportunity to experience the functionality of lasers performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models. Live demonstration and video guiding the clinical simulation will incorporate the relevance of settings and technique for optimized clinical outcomes.  This interactive experience will also facilitate an open dialogue between participants and one on one with the instructor, comprising clinical & practical considerations for the successful implementation of dental laser technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform various clinical procedures, including;

  1. Different Techniques; for incision/excision, coagulation, disinfection & healing

  2. Techniques for minimally invasive office based snoring treatments

  3. Operative Dentistry Including; tissue troughing, fibroma/biopsy, gingivectomy, frenectomy, vestibuloplasty, aphthous ulcers, periodontal therapy, surgical flap procedures, de-epithelialization & more!

  4. Laser safety considerations, settings, care, sterilization protocols & system maintenance

Course Objectives

  • an understanding of the fundamental science including absorption characteristics and corresponding tissue interactions of different laser wavelengths

  • learn the role and importance of working together with clinicians in identifying sleep disorders, recognizing their symptoms, co-morbidities, educating patients, case selection, diagnosis, treatment limitations and working with co-therapies,

  • an understanding of how and which dental laser technologies can be incorporated to treat airway  disorders including snoring and other symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

  • become familiar with the various sleep studies, sleep disorder evaluation systems and protocols to evaluate clinical outcomes

  • an understanding of clinical indications for use, case selection and patient management

  • learn about additional procedures which can be performed using the same laser(s) used for airway disorder procedures including; general dentistry, perio therapy and surgery, surgical implantology, periimplantitis treatments and facial aesthetic procedures.

  • an understanding of the benefits of laser technology and how to successfully implement lasers into the practice to the benefit of the clinician, staff and patients, including patient education and marketing initiatives and return on investment considerations

About Dr. Parker

Since 1998, Dr. Parker has educated thousands of clinicians across the US and internationally. In that time, he has advocated for increased standards in aesthetic and restorative procedures, minimally invasive techniques, and dental technology. He is a member of the Education Committee of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has over 15 years of experience using dental lasers in general practice.  He is a member of  the ADA, American Society for Dental Aesthetics (accredited), and The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is actively engaged as a leader in research associated with lasers and sleep disorder dentistry.

He is a pioneer in the field of dental sleep medicine associated with the implementation of laser technology. He is engaged with multiple clinical studies on the subject matter and works with subject matter experts and key opinion leaders  implementing co-therapies to demonstrate the role lasers can play as a compliment in treatment of airway disorders and dental sleep medicine.


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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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