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Central ILAGD Presents: Laser Dentistry from A to Z

Friday, March 18 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, March 19 @ 5:00 pm


Laser Dentistry from A to Z

Dr. Robert Convissar


Day 1 of the seminar will detail non-surgical, surgical and regenerative periodontal therapy, surgical and restorative implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, oral medicine/oral surgery, oral pathology, pediatric and adolescent operative dentistry, endodontics, pedodontics/orthodontics, esthetic/cosmetic dentistry and practice management/marketing.

Day 2 of the seminar will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths performing surgical procedures on in Vitro models (Pig Mandibles). 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..

Speaker Bio:

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 27 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium and 7 ND.YAG lasers. He is the author of over 15 peer review papers on lasers, has served as a contributing editor of 5 laser dentistry textbooks and delivered over 300 Laser Dentistry Certification courses worldwide.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar, participants will:
1. Understand the various wavelengths used in dentistry today,
2. Understand the basics of laser tissue interaction,
3. Understand the use of lasers for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in daily practice,
4. Become knowledgeable in determining which laser is best for his or her practice,
5. Become competent to practice laser dentistry.
Supplies for hands-on: magnification eye wear.

CE Credits:

(towards AGD Fellowship or Mastership)
8 hours of operative or periodontics or oral surgery lecture credit for those who attend the 3/18/22 lecture only; 16 hours of operative or periodontics or oral surgery participation credit for those who attend 3/18/22 lecture and 3/19/22 hands-on. (36 hours for those who complete an in-office protocol assignment and report).
Email: [email protected] for information

When & Where:

March 18 – 19, 2022

Southern Illinois University
School of Dental Medicine
Hoag Hall is new and very capable of social distancing as well as the Simulation Lab.

FRIDAY, March 18, 2022
7:45 am Registration
8:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture in Hoag Hall Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break and Discuss
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Learn with the students
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture in Hoag Hall Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break and Discuss
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture in Hoag Hall Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
7:30 pm – Dinner with seminar attendees & instructor

SATURDAY, March 19, 2022
7:45 am Registration
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Hands-on in Simulation Lab (Bldg. 283)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch & Discuss
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hands-on in Simulation Lab (Bldg. 283)

Hotel Reservations based on availability. Identify yourself as attending the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine AGD Programs.
Best Western Premier Hotel
3559 College Avenue
Alton, Illinois 62002
(618) 462-1220
Directions: Take 55 North or South to the Alton Exit #30, Route 140. (140 becomes College Avenue)

Return the completed registration form to:
Dr. Susan Bishop
7314 N. Edgewild Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

March 14, 2022
May register for lecture only. 3/19/22 hands-on participation Limited space

For information call:
Dr. Susan Bishop
(309) 692-1796 or e-mail at
[email protected]

Course Schedule:

Protocol Reporting Session
Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Virtual Session via Zoom
Call 309-692-1796 or Email
[email protected]

Presenting a program of this nature is a group effort and would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals and companies. A complete listing of contributing companies will be available at the program site.



                                                                    AGD/ADA/Public Health      NON-AGD/ADA

Please wear a mask in the building! PUBLIC
Dentist: 2 day participation course               $695                                      $795
(limit 25 participants on 3/19/22)
Dentist 3/18/22 Lecture only                         $285                                      $335
Staff (non-dentist) per day                             $50                                         $75
(must be accompanied by dentist)
SIU Instructors/Students 3/18/22                   N/C                                     $10*
Lecture only and 3/19/22 observation only.
Must be registered for seminar.
(Observation will be permitted at participation course (includes faculty/students) if course limit is
reached, but costs and attendee numbers must be approved by the course master.)
Lunch is included in all day seminar cost.
*Includes 1 year AGD student membership
Non-Members: Join AGD and receive seminar at AGD member cost.


Return by 3/14/22 (Limited attendance for second day on 3/19/22)other fine program brought to you by the CIAGD


Friday, March 18 @ 8:00 am
Saturday, March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Dr. Susan Bishop


Type of Event
Lecture & Participation

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