Surgery in Dental Practices: Lasers vs. Scalpels with Dr. Robert Convissar (Hands-On)



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Presenters: Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD, DABLS, MALD
Date Selection: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
CE Credits: 9
AGD Code: 490
Subject: Periodontal; Lasers; Oral Surgery
Sponsor: Diamond Dental
*Boxed lunch included

Course Description:

Scalpels and electrosurgery have been wonderful devices for surgical procedures for many years; however it’s time that the surgical sciences entered the 21st Century.  For virtually any procedure where a scalpel or an electrosurgical device has been used in the past, lasers can do the same job much more quickly and efficiently.

The advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques are well known: Less bleeding; less need for analgesia; faster healing; less postoperative discomfort; less need for suturing; less need for antibiotics/analgesics, etc.

Hands-On Portion:

This course will discuss the advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques.  Attendees will perform the following procedures on pig mandibles with tongues:

  • Gingivectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Frenectomy
  • Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
  • Initial Periodontal Pocket therapy
  • Aphthous Ulcer Treatment
  • Flap Procedure
  • Coagulation/Cauterization of wounds/sockets
  • De-epithelialization
  • And more…

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand:

  • How to perform many surgical techniques with lasers rather than scalpels/electrosurgery
  • The advantages of lasers over more conventional techniques
  • Which laser(s) are best for which procedures
  • How to incorporate lasers into their armamentarium first thing Monday morning

About the Speaker

Robert Convissar, DDS, FAGD, DABLS, MALD

Dr. Robert Convissar

Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. He has over 30 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Erbium and Diode wavelengths. The author of 16 papers and 6 textbooks on laser dentistry, he has presented over 300 seminars on 5 continents from London to Florence to Dubai to Tokyo to Sydney and everywhere in between. He practices cosmetic, restorative, and laser dentistry in New York City. His latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry has been the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world for 9 years. ​


"Very informative. The enthusiasm for better dentistry is contagious! He makes you want to keep learning."

- Dr. Hope Thomas-Glavin, Wilmington, DE

"Excellent review of laser use in the clinical practice of perio"

- Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"Comprehensive overview of lasers"

- Dr. Diane Bonanni, Stoneham, MA


Dentist: $745

*limited class size

Additional information

Date Selection:

January 27, 2023, Friday, June 10, 2022


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