Bordin-Aykroyd Sonia

Dr. Sonia Bordin-Aykroyd has 37 year’s international experience with lasers and biophotonics.

She is ALD Standard Certified, earned her DDS from UMC, Brazil in 1985, her master’s from Eastman Dental Institute, London, in 1989, and is currently on a Ph.D. in photomedicine at De Montfort University, UK.

 Dr. Sonia pioneered the field of photobiomodulation in dentistry in the UK in 1990.

She lectures internationally about all aspects of lasers and biophotonics, has several publications in the field, and is highly involved with the education and promotion of the use of this technology. She has also obtained many certifications in the use of lasers for facial esthetics in the USA and is on the editorial board of many peer-review laser journals.

Dr. Sonia is an active leader and a member of many international laser working groups: She is the president and founder of the Lasers and bio-photonics scientific group of the International Association for Dental Research- IADR; she is on the American Dental Association – ADA – committee working group for the development of ANSI/ISO Standards for Dental Lasers and was involved in the IADR Taskforce committee, whilst President-elect of the IADR Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics scientific group in 2021/22.

Dr. Sonia is a Fellow of the IADFE (International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics) and a Member of the: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS); WFLD (World Federation for Laser Dentistry) Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD); and La Société Francaise d’Optique; the European Optical Society (EOS).

She is a visiting researcher at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil & former visiting researcher at the Universities of Nevada, USA, and University Camilo Castelo Branco, Brazil.

Lecture title: Photobiomodulation in Wound Healing – An Alternative Therapeutic Approach

Objectives: To enable the development of novel potential therapeutic treatments we need to extend our current knowledge of wound healing and therapeutic approaches.

Methods: We review the mechanisms of healing and discuss photobiomodulation as an alternative wound-healing therapeutic modality.

Results: Chronic wounds and scarring are pathologies of wound healing. Chronic wounds do not follow the standard time course of cellular and molecular events that lead to the healing of a healthy acute wound. In chronic ulcer wounds, fibroblasts appear senescent, have diminished migratory capacity, and appear unresponsive to growth factor signals, which is reflected in dramatically reduced levels of TGF-b receptors and downstream signaling cascade components. From acute wound management to reduction of scar formation, clinicians seek to optimize wound care to promote healing in a faster and more painless manner as possible. An overview of the research supporting the clinical efficacy of tissue healing using Photobiomodulation or “low-level laser therapy” (LLLT) will be presented.