Thursday, September 27, 2018
1:15pm-4:15pm (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: Scott Benjamin, DDS ’78
Alumni Speaker Series
This course is recommended for everyone.
Class is limited to 30 participants
It is recommended that each participant bring the following:
Magnification eyewear (loupes)
Any corresponding laser filters that they have for their convenience
In this hands-on workshop participants will have the opportunity to look at, touch, feel, use, and compare a wide range of lasers and light-based technologies. It is designed to give attendees experience using many of these devices to perform various simulated everyday dental procedures as well as observing the interaction and functionality of the different types of lasers and light-based technologies being used by practitioners in today’s oral health care. Attendees will have the opportunity during the program to perform several simulated dental procedures on porcine and other materials enabling the observation of the science and interaction light energy has on these materials.
- Experience the ergonomics and functionality of several of today’s lasers and light-based devices
- Performing several simulated dental procedures on porcine and other materials to observe the science and interaction light energy on these materials.
- The knowledge to understand the potential benefits laser and light-based technologies bring to oral healthcare and their practice.
Scott D. Benjamin, DDS ‘78 is in private practice in Sidney, NY, and utilizes over a dozen different wavelengths of lasers and light-based technologies on a daily basis. He is the Working Group Chairman of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Lasers and is a member of the ANSI Standards Committee on Laser Safety. Dr. Benjamin is a Past-President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and is an internationally recognized authority on lasers and advanced dental technologies. He has faculty appointments at Midwestern University CODM and Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester. Dr. Benjamin is also the Technology Editor for The Compendium and is on the editorial board of several prestigious publications and has published over 300 articles, Technical Reports, and text book chapters.
Dr. Benjamin, (or an immediate family member) has a significant relationship with the following commercial organizations whose products he will refer to in this presentation: Academy of Laser Dentistry, Advanced Integration & Mentoring, Inc. (AIM), Dentsply-Sirona Dental Inc., National Dental Inc., Lexi-Comp, Inc., and LED-Medical Diagnostics, Inc.