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Photobiomodulation Therapy and Implications to Treat Oral Manifestations of COVID19

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Dr. Mel Burchman presenting on June 11, 2 - 4 p.m. PDT/ 5 - 7 p.m. EDT during the virtual Antimicrobial Technology Symposium hosted by Dental CE Academy.

He will present "Photobiomodulation Therapy and Implications to Treat Manifestations of COVID19.

2 CEU | No Charge | AGD PACE ***REPLAY will be made to registrants.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.dentalceacademy.com/mel-burchman-covid19-photobiomodulation




CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 2 credits

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 260 Laser Dentistry, 35 Oral Medicine, 754 Dentistry for Medically Compromised/Special Patient Care

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar.

SPEAKER: Mel Burchman, DDS, MALD

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google *Updated* Chrome Browser

COURSE SUMMARY: Dental clinicians are beginning to see and understand how the oral cavity plays an integral role in the infection process of COVID19, as well as how the oral cavity responds to SARS CoV-2. Common oral symptoms are; loss of taste, xerostomia, “COVID Tongue”, lesions, oral inflammation & edema. This webinar will demonstrate the proper PBMT technique for treating these symptoms. Also, please keep in mind that these same techniques can be applied to every patient that is in your practice that suffer from these conditions no matter their COVID positive status.


  • Describe the “Cytokine/chemokine Storm,” the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome “ARDS,” and the pathogenesis of COVID-19 in the oral cavity and respiratory tract.

  • Discuss the oral manifestations of SARS-CoV-2.

  • Understand basic mechanisms, fundamentals and many benefits of Photobiomodulation “PBMT.”

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of several useful acupuncture points to incorporate in their dental practice.

  • Apply basic PBMT techniques to treat the oral manifestations of COVID19 and the appearance of these symptoms in the everyday patient

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Mel Burchman, DDS, MALD: 2019 President, Academy of Laser Dentistry, Laser Expert, and Co-Founder of GMA Laser Education. Dr. Burchman has maintained a general dentistry practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, since 1976. He began using lasers in 1999 and now has eight lasers in his practice. In 2001 he received Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG laser from the ALD. In November 2003 he received the “The Science Behind the Clinic of Laser Dentistry” award for his presentation on “Nd:YAG and Diode Laser Therapy in the Medically Compromised Patient.” Also in 2003 his office was written up in Men’s Health magazine in an article titled “The Drill Is Gone.” In 2005 he became a Certified Laser Educator from the ALD and received its Certificate of Mastership in 2008. Dr. Burchman has been published twice in the Academy of Laser Dentistry Journal, "Wavelengths" on the use of lasers in the care of medically compromised patients. Dr. Burchman calls this his passion and has presented on this topic over 50 times. He was awarded the Academy of Laser Dentistry's Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012. In 2016 he was the Co-Program Chair of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery conference. In 2016 he received his Recognized Course Provider certification.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: This course is sponsored by Kerber USA. Dr. Mel Burchman is a paid speaker on behalf of Kerber USA.

Dental CE Academy Disclaimer: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speaker's own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry. Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

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