ISDAM Congress 2019 – Glasgow

Course Overview

The ISDAM Congress will be held in Glasgow on the 22nd and 23rd August 2019. Topics will include Intravenous Sedation (Roy Bennett), Inhalation Sedation (Richard Charon), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Alexander Keir-Rawlings), NLP (Barry Oulton), Hypnosis (Mike Gow), Pain management (Donald Sloss), and Dental Lasers (Gabor Filo). The Congress will include plenary lectures, as well as breakout sessions with lectures, workshops and case presentations.

Join Dr Gabor Filo for a plenary lecture at the main ISDAM congress, followed by a hands-on post congress workshop at The Berkeley Clinic.

Speaker Biography

Dr Filo graduated from University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1984. Since then he has been an ardent and passionate proponent of dental hypnosis. During the last two decades, he has proselytized to fellow dentists at many of the major North American dental conferences.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hypnosis in Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and an Honorary member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Ontario Division and the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis.

He has belonged to the major hypnosis societies, participating organizationally and as faculty, both nationally and internationally. He has authored articles, chapters and a DVD on Rapid Hypnosis. His private practice emphasizes the non-pharmacological treatment of dental anxiety and phobia. To that end Dr. Filo has been a 15+ year user of all tissue dental laser. He advocates for dental laser use and has lectured on their use.

Subjects Covered:

ISDAM Plenary Lecture at RCPSG by Dr Gabor Filo

ABSTRACT: Lasers in dentistry have been around for a long time but have made only limited inroads into clinical use. The object of this presentation is to offer an overview of dental lasers from diagnostics to hard tissue applications. At the end of the lecture the clinician should have an elementary understanding of laser applications, history, physics, and the differences between hard and soft tissue lasers. Patient benefits-especially for the dentally fearful will become evident. For those considering a laser for their own clinics the rationale and day-to-day realities of owning one will be covered.

ISDAM Post Congress Laser Workshop at The Berkeley Clinic with Dr Gabor Filo

ABSTRACT: Lasers in dentistry are a substantial investment both financially and intellectually. The learning curve is vastly different compared to conventional dentistry. The only way to know if a laser is a good fit, is to either purchase one or attend a course where the opportunity to actually use one is offered.

This workshop will offer the opportunity to have a guided hand -on experience coupled with didactic information. At the end of the day the participating clinician should have an inherent understanding of hard and soft tissue applications, as well as whether pursuing lasers as a patient modality is in their futures.

Dates, Location & Booking Details

Dates:  22nd and 23rd August 2019

Location: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

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