Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients

Robert Levine, DDS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients
Speaker: Robert Levine, DDS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD
Category: Laser Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
The definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, prevalence and differential diagnosis of two types of mucocele are covered. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities are outlined. A case ...more
  • Released: 9/1/2016
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 135.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

The definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, prevalence and differential diagnosis of two types of mucocele are covered. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities are outlined. A case study illustrates the CO2 laser excision of a mucocele in a pediatric patient, emphasizing highly efficient soft-tissue vaporization, hemostasis and healing with minimized damage to surrounding tissues, reduced edema and risk of complications.

Description of Speaker:
Robert Levine, DDS, was in private practice in New York from 1981 to 2006, and then became director of laser dentistry at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he continues to teach a predoctoral, curriculumbased program. Levine also was clinical director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry postgraduate program from 2010 to 2013. He is the president of Global Laser Oral Health, a specialty online laser dentistry program, and president of Levine Consulting.

Peter Vitruk, PhD, earned his doctorate in physics in the late 1980s in the former USSR, and since then he has held a variety of research and development positions around the globe. Vitruk cofounded and operates LightScalpel, a laser service, technology development and manufacturing company near Seattle. He is a member of the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom; a diplomate of and a director with the American Board of Laser Surgery; a member of the Science and Research Committee at the Academy of Laser Dentistry; and a faculty member at GLOH and the California Implant Institute.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Learn the defi nition, etiology, clinical manifestations, prevalence and differential diagnosis of two types of mucocele.
  • Learn various treatment modalities for mucocele removal, both surgical and nonsurgical.
  • Learn through a case study the specifi cs of pre- and postoperative care for CO2 laser treatment of the mucocele in a pediatric patient.
  • Learn the laser tissue interaction differences as far as wavelength impact on absorption, cutting efficiency, coagulation and hemostasis depth.
  • Learn about the post-CO2 laser surgery scar-free healing by second intention with minimized production of myofi broblasts, minimized damage to surrounding tissues, reduced postoperative swelling and edema, and lowered risk of complications.

The speakers declare that neither they nor any member of their families have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speakers disclose that they have a financial interests in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that they are lecturing on.

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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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