The Academy provides a certified postgraduate educational program for dentists. Laser users will be trained in a 6 Modules program in all fields of laser dentistry. This a six module intensive laser dentistry course which meets the Curriculum guidelines and standards for dental laser education to gain accredited Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours by the British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry upon finishing the course academic and clinical requirements in addition to the course certificate by the British Academy upon passing the course written exam.
It is BAIRD target to offer a funded education, based on the “Evidence Based” in Laser dentistry, getting the interested colleagues acquainted to the latest research findings and trends in this most innovative field of dentistry.
This unique course in clinical & evidence based laser dentistry is a clinical, multi-wavelengths, dental laser course which will enable the delegates to make informed evidence based decisions in their day to day laser dentistry practice. The essential connection between theory and practise will be established by hands-on training, work shadowing, and practical trainings at laser centres.
Application Requirements for Laser program
Applicant must be a licensed dentist, wishing to attain Advanced Proficiency recognition.
This one academic year course is structured in 12 intensive days, 5 academic modules on monthly basis in addition to one exam module.
The curriculum of the laser program was created by the BAIRD Laser Council in co-operation with the university’s faculty members and experienced practitioners.
The program consists of a basic curriculum, clinical seminars that cover all fields of laser dentistry (Endodontology, Periodontology, Conservative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention, Low Level Laser Therapy, laser assisted Plastic Surgery, Pain Control therapy)
* Seminars presented by prominent dental laser speakers.
* Dental laser hands-on training on models and animal heads.
* Surgical and restorative clinical practicing experiences on patients with the various laser wavelengths.
Assessments consist of written test post each module (20%), clinical simulation exam (30%), and written exam (50%). The total examination passing mark is 70%.
The Clinical Simulation exam is administered in person during module 4 to test the advanced clinical proficiency using of the dental laser of participant choosing. Candidates should be able to address all the points on the Clinical Simulation Exam grade sheet within a 30 minute time frame.
Summative assessment will be carried out via a multiple-choice questionnaire at the end of the course. 150 multiple-choice questions are set on any aspect of the Curriculum Guidelines. The exam carries a two‐hour time limit. This part is administered in a proctored setting at the last day of the program. There is no limit on the number of times a candidate may apply to sit the exams he/she complies with all parts of the regulations and pay the examination fee at each time.
Course delegates will be awarded 96 CPD hours upon successfully completing the
course five modules. Upon successfully passing the theory and clinical exams, delegates will be awarded “Professional Diploma in Advanced Laser Dentistry by the British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry”.
Dr. Manaf Taher Agha & Dr. Walid Altayeb
Course administrative and finance coordinator
Mrs Solange Sfeir – Aswad ( BAIRD Marketing & Administration Director) who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
- As a courtesy to the individual study required for success, each participant will receive 3 cutting-edge laser dentistry books:
- Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, Robert A. Convissar 2015
- Lasers in Restorative Dentistry, A Practical Guide, Giovanni Olivi 2015
- Lasers in Endodontics, Scientific Background and Clinical Applications, Giovanni Olivi 2016
Smile Dental Journal
THE BRITISH ACADEMY OF IMPLANT & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
BAIRD Laser Dentistry Council
Walid Altayeb (Chair of Gulf Laser Chapter, Qatar)
Manaf Taher Agha (Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE)
Georgios E. Romanos (Stony Brook University, NY, USA)
Robert Convissar (New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, NY, USA)
John J . Graeber (Immediate Past President of ALD, NJ, USA)
Shigeyuki Nagai (General Secretary of the WFLD JAPAN, Tokyo, Japan)
Arun Darbar ( Chair of ALD International relations, UK)
Raminta Mastis (Vice-President of ALD, MI, USA)
Giovanni Olivi (Professore at University of Parma, Rome, Italy)
James Carroll (chair of Biomedical Optics Society conference, UK)