BASIC LASER TRAINING - DIODE LASERS
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.COURSE OUTLINE:
The content of this course is as follows:
1. Introduction and laser regulatory frameworks
2. Laser types and the generation of laser light
3. Unique properties of laser light
4. Soft tissue interactions
5. Laser safety
Candidates undertake a written examination (10 questions)
which is returned to ADAQ for marking by Professor Walsh.
Candidates can refer to the PDF coursenotes when preparing the examination answers.
All materials issued by ADAQ CPD are subject to copyright and are for the use of the student only.
Professor Laurie Walsh AO
BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP(RCPA), FIADFE, FICD, FADI, FPFA
Laurence Walsh has been Professor of Dental Science at UQ since 1999, where he leads the research
group in advanced technologies and materials. Laurie is Australia’s foremost authority on lasers in dentistry.
He has been using multiple laser types in clinical patient care for over 30 years, and has over authored 100 publications on laser
dentistry topics. Laurie has been teaching laser safety and laser clinical applications since 1992. He has used all available diode laser
wavelengths, and has trained clinicians in using diode lasers across the Asia-Pacific region.