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The courses below are a combination of both online (lecture) and live, in-person (hands-on training and testing).

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Columbia, SC: Diode Laser Training and Certification

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South Carolina State Board Laser Rules

  • no curettage
  • RDH CAN use laser, direct supervision, needs 12-hour course prior to using laser. All ADH courses are 12-hours and approved in South Carolina for “laser certification”. Both online and live courses are accepted for laser certification in SC.
  • ADH is an approved program provider through the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD PACE).
  • Updated May 28, 2021
  • 39-9. Use of Lasers in a Dental Setting.
  • The requirements contained herein do not apply to the use of non-adjustable laser units used for the purposes of diagnosis and curing.
  • Only a dentist may employ a laser capable of the removal of hard and/or soft tissue in the treatment of a dental patient.
  • A dental hygienist may only use a laser under the direct supervision of a dentist, and the hygienist’s use of the laser must be limited to pocket disinfection at settings that preclude hard and soft tissue removal, except for incidental gingival curettage.
  • Use of a laser:
  • (1) Prior to utilizing a laser, a licensee must first successfully complete training that covers, at a minimum, laser physics, safety, and appropriate use of the laser. A licensee must also complete an interactive training that addresses operation of the specific laser(s) utilized in the practice. The initial training must include a minimum of 12 hours of instruction and must be obtained through a course provided or recognized by any of the following organizations (or a successor organization):
  • (a) The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA);
  • (b) The American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP);
  • (c) The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE); or
  • (d) The American Medical Association (AMA).
  • A dental licensee who has more than three (3) years of experience using lasers is exempt from the training requirements set forth in Reg. 39-9 provided that the three (3) years of experience is obtained prior to January 1, 2021.
  • (2) A licensee utilizing a laser, other than what is described in Section A, must maintain evidence of training as required herein and submit such evidence to the Board upon request.
  • (3) All lasers must be used in accordance with accepted safety guidelines
  • When utilizing a laser pursuant to this Section, the licensee must document the following information, at a minimum, in the patient’s record:
  • (1) the type of laser utilized, to include the wavelength of the laser;
  • (2) the settings used, such as pulse or continuous wave, and the power setting;
  • (3) local anesthesia used, if any; and
  • (4) the procedure attempted/performed, including details as to whether hard or soft tissue was removed.

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