2014: Lasers in Periodontics, Dec. 10


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course

 Dental Lasers: What wavelengths are right for your practice?

Complete course details  to follow shortly.

Inquiries: T: 212-305-7124; email: dentalce@columbia.edu

Afternoon session provides opportunity to experience the latest laser technology

Date & Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


Columbia University CDM designates this activity:

CE Credit Hours - 7


Course Director

James B. Fine, DMD

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral programs, Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine; Private Practice in Periodontics, NYC & NJ


Location This course is held on the main campus:

Columbia University Morningside Campus

Alfred Lerner Hall - Jed D. Satow Room, 5th Floor

2920 Broadway at 115th Street

New York, NY 10027


Subway: #1 train to 116th St. (at Broadway)


Registration Fee $345 

Includes mid-morning refreshment break and sandwich lunch.

Reminder - Discounts apply for Columbia University CDM Alumni (10%), Recent Alumni '10-'14 (20%), Faculty and Staff (50%).


Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Periodontics; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine;

Private Practice in Laser Periodontal SurgeryDental Implants, and Bone Regeneration, NYC & NJ


Additional speaker names to follow



The most common dental laser wavelengths will be discussed in detail. Original clinical cases will be presented to show how laser therapy can be utilized for the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantits. Dr. Linden will also show what the laser tissue interaction looks like with the various wavelengths and the target tissues. Understanding the basic physics and what makes a laser "work" will be reviewed. Applying these scientific concepts to clinical treatment will be emphasized. You can't change the physics. However, you can learn the critical concepts. Understanding these concepts will enhance your confidence in choosing whether or not you would use a laser or perhaps which laser(s) to pick for your practice. 

The ND/YAG wavelength will be discussed in more detail and clinical results shown to all participants.


This course will provide an comprehensive overview of the functions, use, maintenance and research involved in laser therapy.
It will include a demonstration and comparison of various laser systems used in periodontal and implant therapy.  
At the conclusion of the course you will understand how selection of the most appropriate and effective laser will lead to the best clinical outcome. 

Afternoon session - demonstration with different lasers


REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit to your CE account. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. For Implantology Continuum and other extended or internatinoal sessions, please refer to the dedicated course webpage for specific cancellation details for those courses. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty.


CE CREDIT   Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2009-12/2013. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Columbia University CDM is also a Dental Board of California registered provider #3954.

Columbia University is a member of the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) - the organization of Continuing Education providers associated with dental schools in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.