Laser Dentistry: An Introduction

  • 5 hours
  • Work at your own pace


This online CPD course is designed for clinical dental professionals who want to gain sound knowledge of laser-tissue interaction.

You'll learn to use laser therapy to benefit your patients’ experiences and outcomes.

The course aims to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry. 

This online course takes approximately five hours, after which you will be eligible to register for the Fellowship in Laser Dentistry six-day face-to-face course in London.

You'll earn 5 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development) on completion of the online course.

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London in collaboration with the University of Genoa.

Course content

  • Laser terminology
  • Historical aspects of laser development
  • Laser safety and operating parameters
  • Integration of lasers into dental practice - clinical and marketing aspects

Who this course is for

You must be a registered dental practitioner or dental care professional to take this course.

You'll need to hold an approved dental qualification.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should:

  • have an understanding on how lasers work, laser physics, and laser–tissue (hard and soft tissues) interaction
  • be familiar with the laser operating parameters and emission modes
  • have acquired a thorough knowledge of laser delivery systems and power settings
  • be familiar with different types of laser used in dentistry
  • understand how to integrate laser service into you dental practice
  • have an understanding of the health and safety regulations in using laser in your daily practice

Structure, teaching and assessment

The course consists of five hours of online materials, including videos, readings, and a short quiz at the end.


You'll be able to access the online module from February 2019.

The face-to-face module dates will be announced in July 2019 and will run in early 2020.



The fee for the online course is £550 for dentists. For this price you'll receive:

  • access to five hours of introductory materials and a CPD certificate stating the same
  • a £550 discount if you decide to register for the face-to-face course for dentists in London.

Dental hygienists and therapists

The fee for the online course is £350 for dental hygienists and therapists. For this price you'll receive:

  • access to five hours of introductory materials and a CPD certificate stating the same
  • a £350 discount if you decide to register for the face-to-face course for hygienists in London.

CPD points and certificate

On successful completion of the online course, you will receive a certificate of attendance for 5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Quality controls

All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You’ll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

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Course team

The course team is from the University of Genoa

The Centre for Laser Surgery and Laser Therapy, University of Genoa, was established in 1998. Directed by Professor Stefano Benedicenti, it's an academic department dedicated exclusively to laser technologies, their theoretical and practical uses, and tissue regeneration.

Dr Reem Hanna
BDS, MSc Oral Surgery (UCL/London), MSc laser den6stry (UNIGE),
PGDipSed (KCL/London) PGCAP (KCL/London), PGDipAC (KCL/London) FAHE.
Specialist oral surgeon.

Dr Reem Hanna presents this online module. She has been Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at King’s College Hospital since 2007, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. She was appointed as Professor a.c at the Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, University of Genoa, Italy
in 2015 and is an honorary senior lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

Course information last modified: 16 Apr 2019, 13:00