Friday, November 1, 2019 from 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Water's Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

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11/1/2019 - Dental Lasers: Minimally Invasive Tools for Every Discipline 

Dr. Steven Pohlhaus


Important Notes & Announcements:

PRINTED HANDOUTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM DUE TO THE CONTENT OF THE PPT.  Please print or downloand from the link below if you would like a copy of the presentation.

November 1, 2020 - Materials

  • This will be a 1/2 day course earning 4.0 ADA credits.
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to CHEP's cancellation policy.  Please review in detail prior to registering. 
  • Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure

Course Description:

Lasers have been a part of the dental armamentarium for over a quarter of a century.  The important question facing the modern dentist is... "are dental lasers worth the hype or are they just expensive tools that do what I already do with handpiece and scalpel?"  This course will show the advantages of lasers for both the practitioner and the patient.  It will give the dentist the information needed to make a financially and clinically sound decision regarding implementing lasers into their practice.  All major dental laser wavelengths will be presented and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed.  Clinical cases will be presented to show the role of lasers in every discipline of dentistry. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the different laser wavelengths and their uses and limitations in dentistry.
2. Understand the biology of lasers and how it impacts the tissues we manage as dentists.
3. Understand laser applications in various dental disciplines.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Steve Pohlhaus is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School.  He completed his general practice residency at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs hospital in 1990.  Dr. Pohlhaus has had a private practice in Linthicum, Maryland for 25 years and he also taught part time in Oral Diagnosis at the University of Maryland from 1992-2012.  He has been using lasers in his practice for 15 years and has experience in multiple laser wavelengths.  Dr. Pohlhaus has been teaching about lasers in dentistry for many years and has trained dentists for three different companies.  His dental practice is focused on laser dentistry where he uses lasers to benefit his patients across all disciplines. 

Disclosure: Dr. Steven Pohlhaus discloses that he is a paid trainer for Fotona, LLC and providers training to new owners of Fotonal Dental Lasers. The Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose.  There will be no discussion of off label products. 

Continuing Education:

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  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. 

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this activity for 4.0 ADA continuing education credits. 

Education Methods Used: Lecture and PowerPoint Presentation

Target audience: dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, staff

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, and 30 minutes after the start of the program.  Attendees are expected to stay until the conclusion of the day in order to receive the access code to complete their evaluation and receive the credits for the day.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the day in order to complete the evaluation.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Dentist - Community Provider: $165 prior to 10/18/2019; $175 starting 10/18/2019
Hygienist - Community Provider: $129 prior to 10/18/2019; $139 starting 10/18/2019
Assistant/Staff - Community Provider: $115 prior to 10/18/2019; $125 starting 10/18/2019
VA VISN 5 Employee (with ID): $35 prior to 10/18/2019; $45 starting 10/18/2019

Prices increase two weeks prior to the program date as indicated above.  Registration will close at the end of the day on October 29th; however, we do accept onsite registration as long as space allows.  

Registration includes a full breakfast buffet starting at 7:30am. Lunch will not be provided as this is a half day program.

If you are registering as a VA VISN 5 Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID Badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program unless you pay the regular community rate.