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Soft-Tissue Lasers in Dental Hygiene / Edition 1

Soft-Tissue Lasers in Dental Hygiene / Edition 1

by Jessica Blayden, Angie Mott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470958544
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/09/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jessica Blayden, RDH, has been a hygienist for 11 yearspracticing in San Diego CA, and now in Utah.  She is a memberof the Academy of Laser Dentistry and on the Auxillary Board; inaddition she also has her Standard Proficiency and is working onthe third part of the Advanced Proficiency with the Academy ofLaser Dentistry.  She has completed Mastership status in theWorld Clinical Laser Institute in the area of diode lasers. Jessica speaks and conducts hygiene Soft Tissue Diode CertificationCourses for Perio Laser Institute and provides Continuing Educationas a PACE provider all throughout the country and Canada. She alsospeaks for a variety of other laser manufacturers, hygienecompanies and conducts in-office training for private dentalpractices.

Angie Mott, RDH, has been a clinical hygienist for more than20 years and has been working with lasers since 2000. She is amember of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), where she obtainedher Advanced level proficiency, her Educator Status and receivedher ALD Recognized Course Provider in 2007 and her Mastership withALD in 2008.  She currently serves as Auxiliary Chair for theALD Board of Directors and serves on the Regulatory Affairs,Education, Membership, Advertising and the Scientific SessionsCommittees.  Angie is a past presenter for the ALD, OklahomaDental Association, Arkansas State Dental Board, Kentucky DentalAssociation, RDH Under one Roof, as well as several others. Angieteaches in-office laser certification courses for private officesthroughout the United States and Canada, as well as for Las Vegasinstitute (LVI) in Las Vegas, NV.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Laser history 3

2 Laser physics 9

3 Laser components 19

4 Lasers available in dentistry 27

5 Periodontal therapy 47

6 What can be achieved with lasers: possible guided-tissue regeneration 61

7 Laser applications for the dental hygienist 75

8 How to implement lasers in dental hygiene 79

9 Communication skills for the dental hygienist 97

10 Insurance codes: how is laser paid for? 107

11 Laser cases 115

Appendix: further educational options for laser dental hygienists 219

Index 223

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