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About The Presenter

Robert Convisarr, DDS is an Academy of Laser Dentistry approved and recognized course provider. Dr. Convissar lectures nationally and internationally. He has published 14 peer-reviewed papers translated into 6 languages, and he is the author of the textbooks Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry (October 2000), Lasers in Clinical Dentistry (October 2004) and Clinical Atlas of Laser Dentistry (August 2005).

Dr. Convissar practices laser cosmetic and restorative dentistry in New York City.

Participation Course in Laser Dentistry

A Standard Proficiency Certification Course

  • Friday & Saturday, May 13-14
  • 8:00am - 6:00pm Friday
  • 8:00am - 2:00pm Saturday
  • Location: Memphis
  • CE credit: 12 Hours
  • Course Presenters: Robert Convissar, DDS & Ms. Mary Lynn Smith

The Dental School would like to thank DEKA Laser Technologies for their educational grant in support of this course.

Cost and Location Specifics

$725 per dentist; $425 per auxiliary ($275 per auxiliary if two or more attend from one office)

Pre-registration is required. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided Friday & Saturday.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Description

Candidates who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites* will receive a Certificate of Standard Proficiency in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry, an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries.

Has the hoopla 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 SEVEN 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. 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.

At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for their practice, and be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow morning.

*Standard Proficiency Certification will be awarded upon successfully completing an online examination administered by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The candidate must own a laser or have access to a laser, and have taken a previous introductory laser course. A free introductory course on lasers is available on the Academy of Laser Dentistry Website at:

For more information on the Certification process, please visit LaserDentistry.org.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and DEKA Laser Technologies

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 12 hours continuing education credits.