Aligners and Orthodontia: Improving Patient Outcomes Using Photobiomodulation Therapy

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CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 370 Orthodontics

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded Lecture 2.2.2022 | Expires 12.31.2022

SPEAKER(S): Dr. Gerry Ross | Dr. Mel Burchman | Dr. Arun Darbar. (Speaker Bios below)

CE SUPPORTER: GMA Laser Education

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS: Register for this course. A confirmation email will be sent to you from "no-reply@clickmeeting.com" Upon completion of this live webinar, you will logout and be redirected to instructions and page to complete a quiz and course evaluation. You will also receive an email with instructions and link to quiz and course evaluation from "no-reply@clickmeeting.com" the same sender as the confirmation email. 

DOWNLOAD COURSE FOLDER HERE: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zMk5PGPduTmgmR_ux1DathT36CaATHJe?usp=sharing

COURSE SUMMARY: There are many treatment protocols in orthodontia that can be improved by incorporating Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) that include:  heal of soft tissue lesions produced by appliances, reduce or eliminate pain due to orthodontic adjustments. You will learn how to safely move teeth faster, improve patient overall satisfaction and build a winning aligner/orthodontia practice by incorporating Photobiomodulation Therapy. This course is for the general dentist as well as specialists.

Based on our recent course surveys, 87% had little to zero knowledge of photobiomodulation therapy.

Join GMA Laser Education as they discuss Photobiomodulation Therapy, and how you can implement this technology in your dental practice immediately using cost effective, LED dedicated, FDA approved devices to help you improve patient outcomes. 


Upon completion of this course the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the cause of pain in orthodontic movement.

  2. Describe Photobiomodulation protocols used to manage soft tissue appliance trauma.

  3. Evaluate the effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy pre-conditioning in orthodontic treatment.

  4. Describe how to implement Photobiomodulation Therapy in cases of delayed tooth eruption.

  5. Illustrate how Photobiomodulation can help rescue difficult orthodontic cases.


GMA Laser Education Co-Founders, Dr. Gerry Ross, Dr. Mel Burchman, and Dr. Arun Darbar are three of the top PBMT practitioners worldwide. They will  share a combined 80 years of clinical photobiomodulation expertise with you.  They lecture extensively on photobiomodulation across the globe as well as other laser therapies. GMA Laser Education is an Academy of Laser Dentistry Certified Trainer. 

Dr. Mel Burchman is 2019 Past President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (2019), Dr. Arun Darbar is the current 2021 President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and Dr. Gerry Ross is Past President of NAALT, the North American Society of Photobiomodulation, and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKERS: This course is supported by GMA Laser Education. The speaker(s) Dr. Gerry Ross, Dr. Mel Burchman, and Dr. Arun Darbar are co-founders of GMA Laser Education. They declare a financial relationship with GMA Laser Education. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker(s) and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company Virtual Dontics®.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.