This is a LIVE comprehensive soft-tissue laser training and certification course WEBINAR consisting of lecture and hands-on for the entire dental team where they will learn:
- Dental Laser History & Physics
- Laser-Tissue Interaction
- Communication Skills
- Laser Laws by State
- Soft Tissue Procedures
- Value & Benefit to the Patient
- Hands-On Training
- Procedure Codes & Fees
- Current Research and Science
- Treatment Identification
- Laser Safety & Precautions
- PBM Procedures
- RDH Procedures
- DDS Procedures
- New Available Technologies
Be Prepared to Learn and Understand through lecture, discussion, videos and hands-on participation:
- Laser Physics and identify which lasers Dental Hygienists can use
- How to use the laser on your patients and feel comfortable with settings
- The different soft-tissue procedures for both Dentists and Hygienists
- PBM Procedures for Dentists, hygienists and assistants
- How to discuss the value and benefits of using laser with your patients
- Scope of practice for laser usage
- Demonstrate clinical proficiency using diode lasers
Meet Your Instructors
Joy Raskie, RDH
Instructor and Director, Advanced Dental Hygiene
As the director of Advanced Dental Hygiene, Joy believes in a more hands-on and integrative approach with her continuing education courses. She lectures, conducts laser training courses and does in-office laser consulting. For the past 15 years, she has been practicing as a clinical hygienist in and around Denver, Colorado. For over 12 years, Joy was head of the Dental Hygiene/Periodontal program, where she successfully implemented lasers into the hygiene program. Her passion for lasers has led her to obtain Fellowship Certification and 2 Associate Fellowship Certifications for the Diode laser through the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI). She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) where she obtained one of the highest degrees in laser dentistry, an Advanced Proficiency in dental lasers. She is among an elite group of 20 RDH’s who holds this certification worldwide. Joy is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Joy is deeply passionate about teaching and integrating her audience to make learning more fun. Her goal is to help everyone feel confident and ready to succeed after leaving her courses.
Joy is married with a beautiful daughter and two Akita pups. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, cycling, swimming and practicing yoga in her spare time.
Dr. John Drisdale DMD
Dr. John Drisdale is a general dentist who works in private practice 20 miles South of Austin in San Marcos, Texas. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Drisdale has an advanced laser certification and actively uses the diode and Erbium YAG laser daily. He is a published author for his TMJ research in the “International Journal of Dentistry”. Dr. Drisdale holds a permit for and practices sedation dentistry. He is very active in continuing education and averages over 120 CE hours per year. Dr. Drisdale is actively training with The Peter Dawson Academy and is giving a lecture to a group of dentists on Removable Partial Dentures later this year. He is a member of the Seattle Study Club and TAGD Master Track. Dr. Drisdale is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), and the Delta Sigma Delta Alumni (national dental fraternity).
Dr. Drisdale is married to his beautiful wife Monica and has a rescued Boston Terrier named Waffles. He loves traveling to the beach, grilling and smoking BBQ, and going out on his boat on Lake Travis (Austin, Texas).
Heather Gill, RDH
Heather has been in dentistry over 20 years and using lasers daily for the past 10 years. She currently is a full-time dental hygienist in Lakewood, Colorado. Heather joined the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in 2009 where she obtained her Standard Proficiency in Dental Lasers. In 2015 she achieved one of the highest degrees in laser dentistry, an Advanced Proficiency in the Diode Laser. Heather currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Auxiliary Chair for the ALD and has been on the hygiene discussion panel for the past 5 years. Since the introduction of the laser into daily patient care, she has noticed less need to repeat periodontal therapy. Not only does Heather specialize in treating periodontal disease with the laser but she also has taught courses and specializes in implant care utilizing the diode laser to treat Peri-implant mucositis. Heather has extensive training with Fortune Management and Hygiene Mastery. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) and an auxiliary member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Heather’s passion lies in taking the very best care of her patients through constant and never-ending improvement. She tries to accomplish this by bringing the most up-to-date technology and knowledge to her patients every day.
Heather enjoys spending time with her son, skiing, running, traveling, and some martial arts. She is also currently relearning how to play her flute.
Janessa Bock, RDH, AAS, AS
Janessa is a Registered Dental Hygienist and works full time in private practice in Katy, Texas. She graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, as well as Cottey College with an Associate of Science degree in Biology. Janessa has been trained in multiple lasers and has been using them in private practice since 2007. Janessa has a passion for her profession, which is displayed by her enthusiasm to learn and grow as a hygienist in the field.
Janessa has been a member of the ADHA since 2007. She has served in various leadership positions with her local and state component since moving to the Houston area in 2009 from Colorado. Janessa is a past president of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists Association, which grew to over 300 members when she was president. Janessa has served as TDHA Legislative Director for the past two years. Janessa is currently serving as TDHA President- Elect.
Janessa enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Breakdown of 8-12CEU Live Webinar Course
- You will receive an email after you register with a link and all the details you need for the live course
- Check in at 6:45 am MST
- Course starts at 7am
- We suggest you watch from a PC, laptop or IPAD so you can see the information and videos being presented
- You will need a webcam OR you can also login from your phone for the hands-on part
- We suggest having a good internet connection as well.
- We will give breaks throughout the day to grab food/drink/stretch/walk-around time as well as a lunch break.
- We will break out into small groups throughout the day to do hands-on training, verbalization training, treatment planning with your fellow colleagues, and finish the day with more hands-on
- This is interactive where you will be able to answer questions throughout the presentation.
- For the hands-on you can use a typodont, hotdog, or animal jaw (pig, deer, goat-anything your butcher can get which depends on the region you live)
- Dentists attending will be trained by Dr. John Drisdale for the hands-on part and by a hygiene instructor when practicing hygiene and perio procedures.
This is a very in-depth and interactive training where you will immediately be able to fully implement laser procedures your next working day. Your attendance certificate will be emailed immediately after attending the live training.
*Seating is limited due to intimate hands-on experience we provide
Select the Live Webinar Date and Register
All 8 Hour Webinar Courses: $495 RDH, $595 DDS
All 12 Hour Webinar Courses: $595 RDH, $695 DDS
Our courses are accepted in ALL states.
Our 12 CEU Laser Training courses meet the requirements in both Texas and Kentucky.
These are the only states that require a 12 CEU Laser Training Course.
Laser Course Sponsors:
Full refund 2 weeks prior to event or registration can be moved to another course date.
Advanced Dental Hygiene is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by the state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2020 to 12/31/2023. Provider ID# 381332