The Magic of Lasers in Implant Dentistry

Course Overview:

This hands-on CPD course is designed for clinical dental professionals who want to gain a sound knowledge of laser assisted dentistry. This one day course focuses specifically on implant dentistry, enhancing your understanding and surgical skills using dental lasers.

Main Session Objectives:

By the end of this course you should:

– understand how different laser wavelengths interact with various target tissues to deliver optimal outcomes (with specific application to implant dentistry)

– understand the advantages of laser applications in implant dentistry

– understand the different types of lasers available for use and application in implant dentistry

– understand the health and safety regulations for using lasers in your daily practice


This fulfils the requirements of the GDC for learning objectives A & C

This course is 7 hours verifiable CPD

Course Program:


8.00 – 8.30: Registration

8:30 – 9:30:  Course overview: Robin Horton – An Introduction to Lasers

9:30 – 11:00:  How do lasers work? The science behind lasers

11:00 – 12:00: Computer Guided Implant Placement Technology

12:00 – 13:00: How Lasers help with soft Tissue management (including laser sculpting, laser as a scalpel, laser as a peritome, laser for sterilisation and healing).

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch


14:00 – 17:00:

Hands on practical:

– Laser as a peritome

– Laser as a scalpel – flap reflection and sculpting

– Laser Bandage

Course Leader:  Robin Horton

About Robin Horton:

Robin is the owner of and principal dentist at Wayside Dental Practice. He qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1990 and went straight into general practice. For the first few years after qualification, he also worked at Bedford Hospital as an SHO in its oral surgery department where he learnt many of the surgical skills he still uses today.

Robin has always been interested in technological advances in dentistry and he was one of the first dentists in the UK to practice laser dentistry. Always endeavouring to be on the cutting edge, he has a Diode and an Erbium laser and uses these daily and always in implant surgery. Keen to teach his knowledge and skills to others, he is on the Education Committee of the Academy for Laser Dentistry and is again speaking at their annual conference.

Robin started placing implants over 10 years ago and has placed around 2000. He started doing guided surgery for some cases about 2 years ago, but now uses guided surgery for almost all his cases. He has placed over 250 using guided surgery.

Robin is a keen sportsman. He rowed for a very successful Royal London crew, competed in Triathlon but now prefers just the road biking part. He also loves watching cricket and Arsenal FC.


16th March 2019


£390 + VAT


Wayside Dental Practice, 2 Douglas Rd, Harpenden AL5 2EW


To book online, please visit our Eventbrite site by clicking here

Alternative booking arrangements:

Please email or call Lyndsay Beaumont 01943 604400


Whether you’re simply interested, or want to confirm your attendance; our Facebook event page provides a great opportunity to connect with other attendees and receive further updates about the course. Click here to register your interest!