The World Clinical Laser and Imaging Institute proudly supports the education of all dental professionals. This year our Laser Hygiene track is bigger and better than ever.
Earn up to 16.0 hours of AGD PACE Continuing Education credits, including step-by-step hands-on. This is our first year ever having an entire track dedicated to hygiene. With the opportunity to learn from two of the most advanced laser hygienists in the world, Heidi Christopher and Peggy Blackburn, what more could you ask for?
By the end of the 2.5-day program, course participants will have accomplished:
The ability to integrate lasers into the typical hygiene appointment
With hands-on step-by-step instruction, the most common soft tissue laser procedures will be mastered
Performing full-mouth whitening treatment in 20 minutes
Knowledge to talk about the benefits of a dentist using lasers for extensive hard and soft tissue procedures
Expertise on laser treatment planning
Peggy Blackburn has worked as a Dental Hygiene Consultant & Dental Coach for seventeen years. After many years as a Senior Consultant for JP Consultants, she then served as Co-Director of Comprehensive Hygiene with LVI Global. In addition to practicing dental hygiene in her local community for over twenty years, Peggy continues to consult, coach, and provide technology training through her own company, Dental Team Development. Peggy also serves as Co-Director of Dental Team Advancement. Seventeen years of her 20 year hygiene career Peggy has been using lasers. She has coached and consulted with 100’s of dental practices nationwide, as well as provided Laser Certification and Micro Ultrasonic hands on training. Peggy is a national speaker, a published author and an associate instructor and lecturer for the International Center for Laser Education (ICLE) and the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI).
Heidi Christopher currently practices as a clinical hygienist, as well as owns a staffing service, TDH Employment Referrals, which specializes in job placement of dental hygienists with advanced skills. Through her company, Heidi is a Continuing Education Provider for the California Dental Board. Heidi serves as director of education services at Dental Team Advancement, an education and consulting firm, is an associate instructor and lecturer for the International Center for Laser Education (ICLE) and the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI). Heidi has been working with and researching soft tissue lasers for eight years. She is a published author and lectures throughout the country. Heidi has been a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, the California Dental Hygiene Association, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Northern California Laser Study Club.
Dr. Christina Do is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Her perseverance of mastering dental laser technology gives her the opportunity to lecture worldwide to other dentists on the applications of laser dentistry.
Dr. Do has been featured in the California Dental Association newsletter for her animated children’s educational DVD. Her “Toothtales” DVD has received numerous accolades including 1st place for “People’s Choice”. Her “Toothtales” dental series now has 3 episodes in counting. Dr. Do has been featured numerous times on the Emmy award winning show “The Doctors” performing various dental procedures. Currently, she has three dental commercials on air and hopes to continue to reach out to the community through various media aspects. Also, she has published various journal articles and has been featured in multiple dental magazines. Currently, she serves as a senior delegate for the Orange County dental society and as secretary to the Orange County Children’s Dental Health Foundation. Dr. Do is an active member of the ADA, CDA, OCDS, WCLI, and the AAPD.
Arrive Thursday afternoon and get settled in. We will be hosting a “Sip Around the World” welcome reception that you won’t want to miss! Mingle with world- renowned laser and imaging dental experts while trying out beers from around the globe.
Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am followed by special keynote addresses by leading experts in field of laser dentistry. Topics Include:
Cutting Edge Laser Dental Principles: An Evidence Based Approach
You’ll Put Your Eye Out! Safety Issues You Never Thought of
The Top Nine Things Every Laser Dentist Must Know
Day one of hygiene classes then kicks off starting with an intro to Laser Hygiene and hands-on with diode lasers. Next you’ll tackle Periodontal Clinical Exercises!
That evening you will be free to explore the town of Huntington Beach. Before you head out though, you will want to team up to conquer the Mission In-flossible Photo Challenge! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to capture photos with a provided camera in various places on Main St. There will be two winners announced at Saturday evening’s party for the teams can solve the puzzles to various locations while taking the most unique photos. Stay-tuned for more details!
Classes start bright and early, right after breakfast. Some course topics include:
Laser teeth whitening
Explaining the benefits of laser dentistry to patients
Perio maintenance and treatment planning
Codes, fees and insurance considerations
The day does not end there, however, it continues on with a Hollywood themed party! You will be able to pose down the red carpet in your best cocktail attire and enjoy a night of dinner and dancing with fellow attendees.
Only a half day, but we save some of the best content for last! Dr. Chris Kammer will be giving an address entitled “Laser Marketing on Steroids: From the Mind of the Singing Dentist.” The end of the Sunday will consist of the hygiene Associate Fellowship Exam and Review so be sure to stay until the end!
Register Today and Save*!
*Registration Tuition will increase to $1295 March 1, 2013.
*Course topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
Contact Hyatt Regency:
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California