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Mastertrack Presents: Laser by Dr. Convissar

April 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

0.00$ - 1075$

This course is closed ~ please contact Maureen Kugel @ 847-821-7222

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Presented by

  Dr. Robert Convissar

Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Robert Convissar

Dr. Robert Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry. One of the first dentists in the world to incorporate lasers into general practice he has over 32 years of experience with CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd.YAG wavelengths.
He has authored over fifteen peer-reviewed papers and 7 laser textbooks. An international lecturer from New York to London to Sydney to Tokyo to Dubai to Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and everywhere in between, he has delivered close to 400 Laser Certification and Laser Tongue Tie Certification courses worldwide. He practices laser-assisted dentistry in New York City. He is the only dentist in the world to have the triad of awards:
• Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery
• Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry
As well as being a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

His seminal textbook Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, now in its 2nd edition, has been the standard textbook on laser dentistry for over a decade – translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese, with more editions pending. He is the co-author of Color Atlas of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Laser Frenectomy – the first textbook in the world on the subject. He practices laser dentistry in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Queens.

Course Description and Objectives:



Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate in Laser Dentistry recognized by the American Board of Laser Surgery, the only Medical Certifying Board in the world dedicated to Lasers and Light Energy in Medicine and Dentistry.


Has the excitement 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 TWELVE 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

7) Endodontics

8) Pedodontics/Orthodontics

9) Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry

10) 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 (animal 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.


Attendees are expected to perform the following procedures on the models:




Crown Lengthening

Initial Periodontal Pocket therapy

Aphthous Ulcer Treatment

Flap Procedure


And more…..


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



For more information on the American Board of Laser Surgery, please go to:


Who Should Attend?

These hands-on programs were designed originally for AGD Fellows striving to be AGD Masters. We have discovered that these programs can be valuable to all dentists from new graduates to the most experienced clinicians.

CE Credit:

16 hours of participation credit for those who attend the 2 days of lecture and hands-on. 34 total hours of participation credit to those who attend the 2 days of lecture and hands-on, complete the assigned protocol in their office, and return to document the protocol assignment.


Friday April 7,  2023
8:00AM – 12:00PM Lecture
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 5:00PM Lecture & Hands-on exercises
Saturday, April 8, 2023
8:00AM – 12:00PM Lecture & Hands-on exercises
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 5:00PM Lecture & Hands-on exercises

Program Site:

GC America Inc

3737 W 127th St,

Alsip, IL 60803 708-371-7300


The total tuition for Premasters for this course, which includes the reporting session is $975.00. MAGD’s receive a $100.00 discount and pay $875.00. Non-AGD member is $1075.00. Tuition includes continental breakfast and lunch Friday & Saturday, and a banquet on Friday evening at 5:30PM. Please indicate on your registration whether you will be attending the banquet. Thank you. Friday night dinner is at Zachary’s Grill at 5:45pm. It is located in: Westgate Valley Commons Address: 13415 S Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Time: 5:30pm A shuttle can be arranged to Zachary’s Grill if needed with notice.

 Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Alsip Address: 5000 W 127th St, Alsip, IL 60803 Phone: 800-222-8733 Rate: $121 + Tax

Hotel Shuttle from Midway Airport to the Hotel; 10 miles approximately 30 minutes. Reservations can be made online at www.ChicagoAlsip.DoubleTree.com, or by calling 800-222-8733, and referencing AG1 to obtain the discounted rate of $121 plus tax per room per night. Guests must make reservations by the cutoff date of  Monday, March 6, 2023.  (When you go to the website-put in your dates and then click on Special Rates and put in AG1 and it will go right to your room with the correct rate of $121. If you have Hilton points be sure to login in first.) If guest will be making the reservation after the cutoff date for each block indicated above, then they must click on this link and the corporate code of 0560081829 should automatically populate the discounted rate assuming the hotel has rooms available to book. *Guestroom reservations must be cancelled 48 hrs. prior to arrival or your credit card will be billed. The hotel provides shuttle service from Midway Airport only. If you need the shuttle from Midway airport please call the hotel at  (708) 371-7300 to reserve the shuttle by  Thursday, March 30, 2023

**Maureen can arrange a Shuttle for the doctors from the Hotel to GC America at 7:15 am Friday and 7:30 am Saturday. A shuttle can be arranged to take people back to the hotel as well and to dinner on Friday.  Please email Maureen at [email protected] if you will require Shuttle service

GC America is 1.7 miles and approximately 8 minutes from the DoubleTree Hotel.

 Protocols-Note Protocols will be on Zoom until further notice.

Protocols will be Thursday, April 6th at 5:00pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Maureen  by Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to present protocol reports on Thursday, April 6, 2023 and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

NEW DENTISTS!!! Three (3) full Scholarships will be made available at each program to AGD member dentists who have graduated less than 3 years ago! For more information contact: Dr. Gibbs at [email protected] or Maureen at  847-821-7222 or [email protected].


April 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am
April 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
0.00$ - 1075$
Event Category:


GC America
3737 West 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60803 United States
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Dr. Jessica Gibbs


Type of Event
Lecture & Participation


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