Short courses


Fellowship in Laser Dentistry for Dental Hygienists and Therapists

  • 18 hours
  • 2 days plus online materials


This blended-learning two-day CPD course is designed for dental hygienists and therapists who want to understand and gain experience in using laser therapy in their daily practice. 

It will give you a sound knowledge of, and experience with, 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 for your daily practice. It will also help you refine your practical skills.

You'll earn 13 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development). 

Before you attend the two face-to-face modules, you'll need to spend approximately 5 hours accessing the online introductory course

If you're unsure whether laser dentistry is for you, you are welcome to sign up to the 5 hour online introductory course for £150. You'll receive a refund of £150 if you decide to then book this face-to-face course.

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

Course content

The two modules cover the following areas.

Module one: Laser core knowledge and health and safety

  • Theory covered

  • Core knowledge and International Electrotechnical Commission Guidelines: satisfying CQC (England), HIW (Wales) and RQIA (Northern Ireland). This is taught by a Laser Protection Advisor (LPA). A certificate of attendance is provided which fulfills CQC requirements
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy: mechanism of action and clinical applications
  • Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT)

Module two: Laser use in oral hard tissue and aesthetics

Theory covered

  • Laser use in periodontology (part 1)
  • Laser-assisted restorative therapy and aesthetic dentistry

Practical session

  • Training on various wavelengths related to module two theory:
    • Er:YAG
    • Blue laser
    • Nd:YAG
    • Diodes (810nm, 660nm, 808nm)

Who this course is for

This course is perfect for dental hygienists and therapists who are keen to optimise their skills in using laser therapy to benefit patients' experiences and outcomes.

This course is structured to benefit hygienists and therapists without laser experience in the field of periodontology and implantology.

Some experience of using lasers is desirable. However, this isn't necessary in order for you to benefit from this enhanced level of education.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should:

  • have improved your evidence-based core knowledge of laser use in dentistry and refined your practical skills
  • have a clear clinical understanding in using lasers safely in your daily work
  • be familiar with the clinical applications of different wavelengths related to periodontology, peri-implantitis and restorative dentistry.

Structure, teaching and assessment

The course consists of two modules over two consecutive days (running from approximately 9:30am to 5pm each day).

Course content will be delivered through modular didactic and practical sessions.

There will be clinical case presentations for participants who are already laser users.


The standard fee is £1,145. 

The cost includes access to the online introduction course.

If you have already purchased the online course, contact edi.cpd@ucl.ac.uk for a £150 refund once you have booked this face-to-face course.

CPD points and certificate

You'll earn 13 hours of verifiable CPD when you complete the 2 face-to-face modules. You'll earn an additional 5 hours of verifiable CPD for completing the online introductory course (if you've not already done this). 

An additional certificate confirming core knowledge, and health and safety will be issued by a certified laser safety officer. This fulfils the CQC requirements for laser users.

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.

Course team

The course team is from the University of Genoa

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.

Teaching on this course, from the Centre, will be Professor Stefano Benedicenti (Course Director), Dr Reem Hanna (Course Leader), Dr Claudio Pasquale, and Dr Francesco Condomitti.

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 16:01