Module 8

Lasers in Periodontal Therapy

Content of the module

Lecturers of this module

The Lasers in Periodontal Therapy module focuses on the application of various lasers in periodontal therapy. The physical basics of lasers are taught as well as the correct application of the different systems. Laser-based therapy approaches range from diagnostics, calculus and concrement removal, bacterial disinfection to soft tissue surgery. Theoretical contents will be taught, clinical indications discussed and practical application demonstrated.

Dr. med. dent. Johannes-Simon Wenzler
Dr. med. dent. Johannes-Simon Wenzler
Prof. Dr. med. dent. Norbert Gutknecht
Prof. Dr. med. dent. Norbert Gutknecht

What lecturers say about their module

The Lasers in Periodontal Therapy module focuses on the application of various lasers in periodontal therapy. The physical basics of lasers are taught as well as the correct application of the different systems. Laser-based therapy approaches range from diagnostics, calculus and concrement removal, bacterial disinfection to soft tissue surgery. Theoretical contents will be taught, clinical indications discussed and practical application demonstrated.

In the field of diagnostics, as well as in the field of therapy, conventional therapeutic measures are often limited. Depending on the area of application, lasers can represent a real extension of these therapeutic options. The students will get a good insight and overview of the most common laser systems, as well as new techniques and treatment protocols and will be able to implement them on the patient afterwards.

Laser dentistry offers many innovative approaches, also in periodontology. This module will strengthen the Master’s course, since in the field of periodontology this area can only be taught properly by a few specialized lecturers. This should also be seen as a positive differentiation from other M.Sc. courses and trains our students to become well-trained users / experts in this field.