This Year's ADA Annual Session in San Francisco Features Laser Dentistry Education

san francisco pain free dentistrySAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – The American Dental Association just announced an increase in laser dentistry education at the 2012 Annual Session this October.

Dr. Greg Larson is interested in the session for its focus on continuing education in laser dentistry and its proximity to his San Francisco practice.

This year’s session will be held Oct. 18-21 in San Francisco. Dentistry professionals can browse the World Marketplace Exhibition for newly released products and fresh technologies in the dental world.

Close to 300 continuing education courses offered at the conference will keep dentists on the cusp of dental technology and research. The ADA will offer lectures, workshops and courses for introductory and advanced participants. The ADA will partner with the Academy of Laser Dentistry to offer a dozen courses in laser dentistry education – one will even feature a live patient. The two organizations have offered education classes at the Annual Session since 2008. Dentists can also attend a two-day ALD certification course at the session.

ADA member dentists can register for $75, and ADA member dental students and graduates students can attend for free. Hygienists and dental assistants will receive discounted registration rates. Dentists traveling to San Francisco for the session can book rooms at one of the ADA official hotels. Dental professionals who wish to attend continuing education courses must register for the course ahead of time and pay the course fee.

You may wonder how dentists incorporate lasers into your treatment. Dental lasers facilitate a variety of procedures. Dr. Larson uses laser therapy for his advanced restorative,
power teeth whitening and periodontal therapy procedures.

“With laser surgery, there is a reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort,” according to the ALD.

The Annual Session will include lectures and workshops in many other areas of dentistry as well. Hands-on cadaver courses include Cadaver Dissection of the TMJ and Associated Structures, Crown Lengthening Workshop, Biopsy Techniques for the General Practitioner, and Anatomy of the Masticatory System. Participants of Dr. Donald Coluzzi’s workshop will practice common laser procedures on pig jaws.

In San Francisco, Invisalign patients receive expert care at Larson Dentistry while invisible braces gently shift teeth into their optimum position. We offer patients many special services, including dental implants, migraine relief, sedation dentistry, teeth grinding relief and San Rafael veneers. Contact our office to schedule a routine exam or to inquire about specific dental procedures.

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