COMPREHENSIVE WORLD CLASS LASER EDUCATION
TOP LASER EDUCATORS

 

Laser Dentistry taught by leading international experts.

Over 75 combined years of clinical photobiomodulation (PBM) experience.  Academy of Laser Dentistry Recognized Trainers. Learn More

ABOUT G.M.A. LASER EDUCATION

Dr. Gerry Ross, Dr. Mel Burchman, and Dr. Arun Darbar are the Founders of G.M.A. Laser Education, and Recognized Trainers for the Academy of Laser Dentistry. They offer comprehensive laser training and the world's first  Photobiomodulation Certification Program. 

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THREE OF THE TOP LASER EDUCATORS WORLDWIDE
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Dr. Mel Burchman
Immediate Past President
Academy of Laser Dentistry
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Dr. Arun Darbar
Incoming 2021 President
Academy of Laser Dentistry
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Dr. Gerry Ross
Past President North American Society of Photobiomodulation
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VIRTUAL COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING IN LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY
(also known as COLD LASER OR PHOTOBIOMODULATION)

A Comprehensive One Day  Course in Low Level Laser Therapy/Cold Laser [Photobiomodulation (PBM)]. Virtually hosted by 3 of the Top Laser Dentists in the field. Saturday, May 8, 2021. Immediately integrate what you learn within your dental practice.  

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LEARN THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY/COLD LASER IN YOUR PRACTICE
Bi-weekly Continuing Education Webinars

Join GMA Laser Education for "Ask the Experts" an ongoing live discussion on Photobiomodulation with a different focus in application that may be applied to your dental practice.  Receive 1 CEU | AGD PACE | No charge to attend!  All sessions are recorded. Tap on the button below to attend the live session or play the recorded sessions:

Register for Dental Training in Photobiomodulation Ask the Experts Series with GMALaserEducation.com
Comprehensive Training in Photobiomodulation PBMT, Low Level Laser Training LLLT, Cold Laser, Red Light Therapy
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ACADEMY OF LASER DENTISTRY
STANDARD LEVEL CERTIFICATION

Join GMA Laser Education for its ongoing discussion on March 31 at 5 - 7 p.m. PDT/ 8 - 9 p.m. EDT

Receive 1 CEU | AGD PACE | No charge to attend! All sessions are recorded. Tap on Register below to attend the live session or play the recorded sessions:

The Academy of Laser Dentistry is the premier, unbiased laser educational organization in the world. This is the first ever opportunity for those that are interested in obtaining the prestigious Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Level Certification in Photobiomodulation. LEARN MORE

 

BONUS OFFER: Note there is a separate fee to become certified. The Academy of Laser Dentistry now offers a Special Incentive to Achieve Your Certification. At a reduced rate of $275, you can complete Module One and the Online Test, Plus A One Year Membership to the Academy of Laser Dentistry. LEARN MORE

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is PBMT and what are the benefits to my patients?


Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM or PBMT. The many benefits of PBMT to your patients will help to improve patient satisfaction, practice efficiency (less post-op appointments), and improve your practice ROI. PBMT is a practice builder in the practice, it will increase new patient referrals. PBMT is used by dentists worldwide for:

  • Treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis, traumatic ulcers
  • Reduce occurence or prevent oral mucositis in cancer patients
  • Reduce oral edema.
  • Post-operative analgesia following periodontic, oral surgery, and endodontic procedures.
  • Treatment of recurrent intraoral and labial herpes.
  • Management of inflammatory conditions such as erosive lichen planus.
  • Reduce pain of orthodontics and hasten tooth movement
  • Management of TMJ/TMD




Is PBMT painful for my patients?


No. There is no pain associated with PBMT and in fact PBMT delivers analgesia.




Are there any contraindications for PBM?


There are no real contraindications, but caution should be used near a pre-cancerous or cancerous lesion. It should be aimed away from the thyroid gland. It is safe to use in the oral cavity with pregnant woman.




Can PBMT be used on pregnant women?


Yes. It is safe to use in the oral cavity for your pregnant patients.




How do you use PBMT to treat ……?


There are so many benefits of PBMT that allow you to use it for a multitude of procedures. With any laser/LED you must become proficient in the appropriate technique.




Can my existing surgical laser be used for PBMT ?


Many surgical lasers can be adapted to perform PBMT. It is important to know the mathematical equations for the proper power conversion to make sure the patient is getting the appropriate doses. The vast majority of lasers can be set to deliver PBMT. This is something you will be taught during our upcoming PBM trainings.




What is the difference between a laser giving PBMT and my surgical laser?


A soft tissue laser cuts by heating the tissues and the laser PBMT is a biological process raising tissue temperature <1 degree.




Can PBMT only be done with a laser?


No many PBMT procedures are completed with LED units. Once the light hits the cell it does not matter whether the light comes from; a laser or LED, the cellular response is identical




What laser should I purchase??


That depends upon the type of practice you have and the procedures you plan on using the laser for. Certain lasers are for hard tissue procedures only. Some are for soft tissue only and others can be used for both. I always recommend purchasing a dedicated PBMT unit if you plan on performing many PBMT procedures. They can be fairly inexpensive and well worth the cost and ease of use.




Will there be an ROI if I incorporate PBMT into my practice?


Yes and it will be in several ways. First some procedures are directly covered depending upon where you practice. Second, it will cut down on many post op problems so you will not be using chair time without reimbursement to cover post op problems. Lastly PBMT is a practice builder so it will increase new patient referrals.




Can dental hygienists perform PBMT?


Yes they can as these devices are not surgical lasers. The PBM devices range from Class 1 to Class 3 and are considered therapy lasers. They do not cut tissue. GMA Laser Education advises any licensed clinician to check with their state board of dental examiners to verify scope of practice.