CE #3 Feb 22, 2024

Topic: “Advancing Dentistry with High-Performance Lasers”

This lecture is sponsored by NDI – National Dental Innovations Win door prize at the event!

Speaker: Dr. Scott Benjamin

VENUE: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC

6:00 p.m. (Registration)
6:30 p.m. (Dinner)
7:30 p.m. (Lecture)

Fee: Free (Members) $175 (Non-Members)


Embark on a scientific journey into the forefront of dental innovation with our lecture, “Advancing Dentistry with High-Performance Lasers.” Discover the transformative power of a dual-wavelength Er:YAG laser, seamlessly performing anesthetic-free restorative tooth preparations across multiple quadrants in a single appointment. Explore the revolutionary Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photoacoustic Streaming (SWEEPSTM) of the Er:YAG laser, expeditiously disinfecting root canal systems and elevating laser-activated irrigation in endodontics, surgery, implantology, and periodontics. Delve into the synergy of the Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths for soft tissue and periodontal procedures, unlocking unparalleled treatment possibilities. This program presents the scientific foundations

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the intricate dynamics of laser energy and its interaction with biological tissue
  • Explore the transformative impact of proper laser selection on treatment efficiency and outcomes
  • Familiarize yourself with advanced laser procedures and their benefits for patients
  • Recognize how appropriate laser technology enhances oral healthcare for practitioners and patients
  • Appreciate the diversity within laser technologies, acknowledging their nuanced applications in dentistry

The Clinician:

Dr. Scott Benjamin is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and has been in full-time private practice in rural upstate New York for over 40 years. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University, Colleges of Dental Medicine in Arizona and Illinois, and a Faculty Expert at the Laser and Health Academy. In the past Scott was an Associate Professor at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. He has been an internationally recognized leader in dental lasers and computerized dental technology since its infancy. Scott is actively leading the development of the laser curriculum for the American National Standard for Laser Education for both continuing dental education for the ADA and ANSI and dental and hygiene schools with American Dental Educators Association’s Laser in Dentistry-Special Interest Group (LiD-SIG) and is a Past-Chair. In 2014 he was honored by the ADA as the Volunteer of Year for his outstanding work in the development of American National Standards on behalf of the ADA and ANSI, especially in the areas of lasers and imaging. In 2018 Scott was the recipient of the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s John Sulewski Award for his devotion and commitment for advancing the use of lasers and light-based technologies in oral healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Benjamin is an internationally recognized authority and lecturer on Oral Cancer and its early detection and diagnosis. He was a participant at the World Health Organizations (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Cancer and Precancer Closed Session Working Group on “Potentially Malignant Oral Mucosal Lesions and Conditions Terminology; Classification; Diagnosis and Prognosis”. His interest continues today on a much broader scale with his involvement in the development of dental lasers, clinical screening, diagnostic, and treatment modalities and incorporating the appropriate utilization of advanced technologies into the everyday clinical dental practice. Dr. Benjamin is a consultant and advisor for many dental practices and several dental technology companies utilizing his expertise in clinical dentistry and oral health, oral cancer, lasers, digital radiography, imaging, practice management, dental computerization, diagnostics, ergonomics, and workflow.

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