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ALD 2020 Cancellation - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
ALD is looking into delivering laser education digitally. Plans include webinars and virtual discussion sessions, plus our 2020 Speakers are encouraged to present in 2021 in Alexandria, VA April 8-10. Watch email for more information as we reorganize. Be safe and stay healthy.

Workshops, Certification, PBM, Pediatrics, Networking, and so much more!

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Download the preliminary Program Schedule

Thursday, April 2
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:10 am Keynote Presenter
Opioid Dilemma - Mel Burchman
9:10 am - 9:30  am Morning Break
Full-Day Tracks
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:20 am Track - Technology: Diode Lasers
10:30 am - 11:20 am Track - Technology - Laser Math
Track - The Business of Dentistry
Track – Technology CBCT
Track - Technology - Non-Invasive Dentistry
Track - New Trends
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:40 pm - 4:30 pm Track - The Business of Dentistry
Track - Medically Compromised Patients
Track - CBCT Scanning Technology Symposium (session info coming soon!)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Break - Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Track - Hygiene and Periodontitis
Track - Medically Compromised Patients
Track - PBM, Pain Management & Healing
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm New Member Special Welcome Meetup with ALD Leaders
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, April 3
6:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 9:00 am Keynote Presenter
Healthcare Under Fire – Samer Attar, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am ALD General Membership Meeting
Election and Installation
Full-Day Tracks
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall
Poster Presentations
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Track - PBM, Pain Management & Healing
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Break - Exhibit Hall
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Sponsor Perio Protect Presentation
5:00 pm - - 5:30 pm ADEA Lasers in Dentistry LID SIG Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ALD Board of Directors Meeting
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm President's Awards Ceremony
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm President's Party
Saturday, April 4
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:20 am

Keynote Presenter
Consumer Trends and How They Inform the Future of Dentistry - Michael Cataldo, CEO, Convergent Dental

Track - The Business of Dentistry

9:20 am - 9:50 am Break - Exhibit Hall
9:50 am - 10:20 am Dr. Seidner Student Scholarship Presentations
Dr. Seidner Research Grants

10:20 am - 11:20 am
10:20 am - 10:50 am

Track - The Business of Dentistry
Track - Hygiene

Full-Day Tracks
10:20 am - 5:00 pm
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Laser Safety Officer Training


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The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is a not-for-profit organization qualifying under Section 501c(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.  The Academy of Laser Dentistry is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients through the proper use of laser technology.  The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, research, and education and to the exchange of information relative to the art and science of the use of lasers in dentistry.  The Academy endorses the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education.

Abstracts, presenter biographies, disclosure information, and product descriptions are published for educational purposes as submitted by the respective presenters and exhibitors.  They do not necessarily represent the views of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.  ALD is not responsible for the opinions expressed by the presenters, exhibitors, and advertisers.  Written permission must be obtained by the Academy to audiotape, videotape, duplicate, and/or distribute any portion of the conference program or proceedings.

Practitioners are advised to investigate and consider which medical devices and materials are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and efficacy and which are considered experimental, and which procedures are within the applicable scope of their license, competence, skills, and abilities, as established by their education, training, and experience.  Clinicians are advised to review the specific indications for use of their devices and to review their operator manuals for guidance on operating parameters before attempting similar techniques on their patients.

The ALD Conference presents opportunities that may discuss investigational devices that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications or describes off-label uses.

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