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The 11th International Congress of the Italian Dental Association (AIO), scheduled to be held in Chia, Sardinia Italy from Thursday, June 9th to Saturday, June 11th, will host for the first time a training course entirely dedicated to lasers. The lessons will unfold on Thursday June 9th beginning with a full day practical course and will continue into the next morning, Friday, June 10th, with a session that will host both Italian and international speakers.

The laser certification course that will be held on Thursday 9, “Dental Laser Standard Level Course: Diode Wavelength 445 – 470 – 810 – 940 – 980 nm”, is a prerequisite for the use of any laser. The course will provide basic training, including device-specific instruction and will be taught by Walid Altayeb (Algeria) who received his degree from Damascus, Syria and is current president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) Gulf Chapter as well as founder of the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry’s Diploma in Advanced Laser Dentistry.

Friday, June 10th, during the Laser Session held from 9:00-13:30, Altayeb will discuss both surgical and non-surgical Periodontal Laser Therapy together with Nasim Chiniforush (University of Medical Sciences of Teheran, Iran and  trained in Genoa , Italy in Laser Dentistry),  Aleksandra Krizaj Dumic, Slovenia, Master of Science in LASER DENTISTRY at Catholic University of Sacred Hearth of Rome and Norberto Berna (Coordinator of the Masters Program in Laser Dentistry at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome). The session will be moderated by Claudia Cotca (Washington Institute for Laser surgery) and Giovanni Olivi (Member of the Italian Society of Endodontics and the Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry).

From 9:00-10:00 Chiniforush will compare the effectiveness of two photosensitizing methods in reducing the bacteria involved in periodontitis and peri-implantitis: a photodynamic (PDT) therapy and photobiomodulation (PBMT), based on the application of laser or LED light. Following, Altayeb will outline the determinants of excessive gingival exposure, including altered passive eruption (APE) as well as mucogingival surgery methods aimed at obtaining more harmonious and symmetrical smiles. Krizaj Dumic  (11.15 – 12.30) will focus on the  laser post-extraction procedure. Finally, Bern will highlight the progress achieved in 20 years of follow-up of patients treated with drill-free laser implantology starting from the first cases made with Er, Cr: YSGG lasers up to the last, made with the most performing Er: YAG laser equipped with scanner.

This year, the theme of the AIO International Congress is dedicated to the topic of Gender Shift, exploring the increasing contribution of the women in dentistry and balancing the presence of male and female speakers in each of the sessions. Registration for the congress is at

Official Language and Certificates of Participation

The official language of the meeting will be English. For those lectures not held in English simultaneous translation will be provided. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all those attending. The AIO is honored to have earned recognition as an international American Dental Association CERP Recognized Provider that provides both ADA members and the international dental community with a mechanism to select quality continuing dental education (CE). The AIO is proud to offer participants of the congress ADA CERP CE credit hours to those making request.

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