Photobiomodulation is a concept gaining attention in our dental world. From treating herpetic ulcers to reducing or eliminating the need for local anesthetic, the benefits of laser light go beyond tissue excision and microbial decontamination. This brief introduction will review the mechanism of action of photobiomodulation, procedures and predictions for future treatments.
Explain the mechanism of action for photobiomodulation
Identify common wavelengths utilized for photobiomodulation
Explore current procedures and future potential for this technology
Relate how photobiomodulation may enhance the dental hygiene process of care
Nicole Fortune RDH MBA
Nicole is a registered dental hygienist who has extensive experience in periodontics, providing non-surgical and preventative care. She is a recognized expert in training dental hygienists in areas of periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser assisted hygiene care and dental implants. She is a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Vermont Dental Hygiene Association, The Academy of Laser Dentistry, The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and the Patient Treatment Coordinator’s Association. Nicole has been an integral part of the Implant Care Practitioner training program through RDH Innovations. She was awarded Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017 in Vermont. Nicole earned her hygiene degree and her BA from the University of Vermont. She also holds an MBA from Champlain College.