Prof. Donald J. Coluzzi, DDS, a 1970 graduate of the USC School of Dentistry, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University Of California San Francisco School Of Dentistry. He retired from general practice after 35 years and is a life member of both the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He has served as a past president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, received its Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence and is a past editor of the Journal of Laser Dentistry. He has used dental lasers since early 1991. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. He serves as a reviewer for several journals, and is a founding associate of Laser Education International. He recently received the outstanding faculty member award from the American College of Dentists. Dr. Coluzzi has presented about lasers worldwide, co-authored three text books, and published several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in dental books.
Disclosure: Dr. Coluzzi is not an employee of, or an investor in, any laser company. He receives honoraria for his presentations.
On-line: Lasers in Dentistry: simple procedures, excellent care
This presentation will summarize how dental lasers can be utilized for several common procedures. Numerous clinical cases, including minor oral surgery, soft tissue management, caries removal, osseous procedures, and periodontal/peri-implant therapy, will be shown along with the different available wavelengths employed. The benefits will clearly demonstrate how excellent dental care can be provided with lasers as part of your armamentarium.