This course is for persons who wish to obtain a licence to use laser apparatus for hard and soft tissue laser dental procedures, and/or a radiation safety officer certificate for radiation practices involving the use of laser apparatus for hard and soft tissue laser dental procedures. This course is approved by Radiation Health Queensland.
The course covers:
- Introduction and laser regulatory frameworks
- Laser types and the generation of laser light
- Unique properties of laser light
- Soft tissue interactions
- Laser safety
On completion of the course, candidates undertake a written examination (10 questions) which is marked by Professor Walsh. Candidates can refer to the PDF course notes when preparing the examination answers.
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Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh AO
BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP(RCPA), FIADFE, FICD, FADI, FPFA
Laurence Walsh was Professor of Dental Science at UQ from 2000-2020. He now contributes to UQ as an emeritus professor to research in advanced technologies and materials. Laurie is the current president of the Australian Association for Laser Dentistry. He is also the lead adviser to ADA Inc on dental bleaching. He has undertaken clinical and laboratory trials for a wide range of lasers and bleaching systems, and he has published extensively on these topics in the national and international literature. Laurence has over 30 years clinical experience with conventional and laser-based systems for treating more difficult cases including tetracycline staining using lasers. He has presented over 200 hands-on courses on lasers and on tooth bleaching systems and technologies across the Asia-Pacific region and in North America.
|ADA Member/ADAQ Member Clinical Staff*
|Non-Member/Non-Member Clinical Staff*
*Clinical staff include Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.
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