SMCDS Study Club

  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022 | 6:30 PM - Thu, Aug 18, 2022 | 8:30 PM
  • Location: SMCDS Seminar Room
  • Address: 939 Laurel Street, San Carlos
  • Directions



Shedding Some Light on Lasers In Dentistry

Stephen R. John, DDS

2 CE Unit (Core)


Dr. Stephen John will be providing us with a comprehensive understanding of lasers in dentistry and addressing many laser misconceptions.  Dr. John will be going over basic laser physics and reviewing the different laser options available in dentistry.  He will be showing some procedures that the laser is capable of performing.

  • What is a laser
  • How does it work?
  • Wavelengths and target tissue
  • Pick the laser for the procedure that you want to do
  • Diode
  • Nd:YAG/Periolase
  • Erbium Lasers
  • CO2 lasers
  • Procedure videos

Dr. Stephen John is a practicing Periodontist in San Mateo County for over 35 years. He completed a Post doctorate Periodontal Program at The University of California at San Francisco in 1986. Dr. John is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry and several other associations. Dr. John is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, World Clinical Laser Institute and The Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. John implemented Laser Therapy in his office about ten years ago and appreciates the advantages of the use of Laser Therapy in the treatment and outcome of his patients.