University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Laser Applications for the Dental Hygienist

Saturday, March 12, 2022

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 3/11/2022 11:59 PM


Following Registration and Payment:

Please Read the instructions in your Confirmation email.

It will include a link to a brief Zoom webinar registration form that must be completed PRIOR to the course.

Please click on that link and complete the form at your earliest convenience.

After completion, you will receive an email from PittDentalCE that includes a link to join the course on the scheduled date/time.

For more information on how to participate in our Zoom webinars: Zoom Participation Guide.

Course Description

Course Description:

This course will discuss laser applications performed by a dental hygienist in a general practice setting. The use of various diode lasers (Sirona SIROlaser, Gemini, and Picasso) will be discussed including the proper dosage parameters for clinical applications.

Laser procedures and treatment parameters for Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT with proper laser techniques, patient management terminology, CDT codes and fees, documentation, tissue healing assessment & management of complications. Additional procedures include: Photobiomodulation, treatment of herpetic lesions /aphthous ulcers, TMD, dentinal hypersensitivity, oral mucositis, xerostomia, bruxism, and orthodontic protocols will be discussed.

Participants will be introduced to basic laser safety, responsibilities of a Laser Safety Officer (LSO), how to set up and maintain a Laser Safety Manual and a dental operatory for laser use.

NOTE: This is NOT a certified laser safety course.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify clinical applications for the Sirona SIROlaser, Gemina, and Picasso lasers used by a certified dental hygienist.
  2. Describe the basics of laser safety to ensure patient and personnel safety when utilizing dental lasers.
  3. List the steps to set up a Laser Safety Manual and dental operatory for laser use.
  4. Describe Photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment applications for the dental hygienist.


This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)


This course is hosted by: Midwestern university College of Dental Medicine - Arizona


Nancy Fitzgerald, D.M.D.


Dr. Fitzgerald received her Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985. After practicing for over twenty years as a dental hygienist, she returned to the University of Minnesota and attained her B.S. in Dental Hygiene Education in 2005. Dr. Fitzgerald earned her D.M.D. degree from Midwestern College of Dental Medicine - Glendale, AZ in 2012. She has practiced dentistry in Arizona and Florida. In 2013 she served as a part-time Pre-Clinical Adjunct Faculty for Midwestern University then transitioned to full-time Pre-Clinical Assistant Professor in 2014. Dr. Fitzgerald holds certifications in Laser Dentistry, Oral Sedation Dentistry, Comprehensive Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics, Epigenetic Orthodontics, and is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.  She is an active member of The Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Education Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the International Association for Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research (IADR/AADR).


Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $69

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2
Course #: 67522W
AGD Code: 135



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 2

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

About Us

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.