Myths, Hype, and Other Tall Tales About Laser Dentistry:

Lasers have been promoted to cure practically every dental malady known to man. From totally anesthesia-free operative dentistry to drastically reducing periodontal pockets (and more), some laser companies have engaged in promoting plenty of exaggerations, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods about what lasers can actually perform. The purpose of this course is to delve through the peer-reviewed literature to demonstrate what lasers can and cannot do - and to help you select the best laser for your practice. The hands-on part of this course will give the attendee experience using lasers to perform many procedures on pig mandibles.

Learning Objectives:
- what treatment lasers are capable of performing
- what lasers cannot yet perform
- which laser might be the best fit for your practice

Robert Convissar

Robert Convissar, DDS

Dr. Robert Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists to use lasers in general practice, he has over 29 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG lasers. The author of over fifteen peer-reviewed papers on lasers, he has served as contributing editor of 6 laser dentistry textbooks. His last textbook, now in its second edition “Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry” is the number one selling laser dentistry textbook in the world. An internationally acclaimed lecturer from New York to London to Rome to Beijing, and everywhere in between, Dr. Convissar has delivered over 300 Laser Dentistry Certification courses worldwide. Dr. Convissar practices restorative and laser dentistry in New York City and serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Presbyterian Hospital Queens. Honors awarded Dr. Convissar include Fellowship in the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Courses by Robert Convissar