A Hygienist's Guide to Understanding Proper Use of the Diode Laser

Understanding the science and what can and cannot be achieved with diode lasers and photobiomodulation (PBM)

Hygienists can use the diode laser in a variety of ways depending on licensure and state/country laws. The diode laser can be used to actively remove inflamed tissue or just as a disinfection tool to kill bacteria. It can also be used therapeutically in a variety of ways to assist in the healing of various problems.

Join us as we review key principles and share a variety of pearls that will allow you to practice safely and efficiently.

Dr. Ron Kaminer will cover :

  • Understanding some basic science as it relates to diode lasers;
  • Periodontal Therapy: The realities of what can and cannot be achieved with diode lasers;
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM): - Does it really work?

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Dr. Ron Kaminer
Dr. Ron Kaminer

Dr. Ron Kaminer graduated in 1990 from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, NY, USA. He maintains two practices, one in Hewlett, NY and one is Oceanside, NY. He also has an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of Pacific School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kaminer is an international expert in the field of dental lasers and has lectured on lasers and minimally invasive dentistry both nationally and internationally. He is the director of the Masters of Laser training program in New York and is a clinical instructor with the International College of Laser Education. He evaluates new dental materials for the Catapult Group and sits on their advisory boards. He is also a clinical consultant for numerous dental manufacturers. He has authored numerous articles on dental lasers and minimally invasive dentistry, is a frequent contributor to Mentor magazine and is an associate editor for Dental Product Shopper. He is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. He lives in Hewlett, NY with his wife and three children.

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