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Dental Lasers; Applications in Hygiene Practice/ Toy Mountain

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration at 6:30   Speaker  Dr. Marina Polonsky

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the basics about soft tissue lasers, products available on the market and how to decide which laser best suits your practice.
  • Laser sulcular decontamination
  • Laser-Assisted Periodontal Pocket Therapy
  • What is Photo-dynamic Therapy (PDT) and how it’s used as adjunctive treatment to scaling and root planing?
  • Laser-Activated in-office bleaching
  • Photo-Biomodulation (PBM) and its applications in cold sore/chancre sore therapy, TMJD therapy and hypersensitivity treatment.

Course Expectations: This course introduces different concepts and possible treatments which could be performed by RDH within the scope of their practice using soft tissue lasers. It is NOT a certification course required to enable RDH to perform laser procedures described. A full day certification training course with 2 hour hands-on component is required to be able to perform laser procedures in the office.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Marina Polonsky graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999, with the Dean’s Gold Medal of Achievement, and is a member of Omega Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Since 1999, Dr. Polonsky maintains a private general practice in Ottawa, Canada, with focus on multi-disciplinary treatment utilizing lasers of different wavelengths. She is the owner of the Alta Vista Laser Dental Center in Ottawa, Canada since 2006.

Dr. Polonsky holds a Mastership with WCLI (World Clinical Laser and Imaging) Institute, Mastership in Diode and Erbium lasers from AALZ (Aachen Dental Laser Center), Master of Science in Lasers in Dentistry degree from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, Advanced Proficiency Certificate and Mastership with ALD (Academy of Laser Dentistry). She is a founder of the Canadian Dental Laser Institute (CDLI), an organization dedicated to providing quality continuing education in Laser Dentistry in Canada. CDLI is the only ALD affiliated international study club in Canada.

Dr. Polonsky is actively involved in the educational aspect of dental laser technology by teaching laser safety courses, Diode and Erbium certification courses, as well as lecturing world-wide on laser-assisted dentistry. She is a key opinion leader (KOL) and a Clinical Mentor for Biolase Technologies Inc. and has been involved in the development of the newest all-tissue laser system, Waterlase Express. Dr. Polonsky is the author of multiple scientific papers, reviews and case reports on the use of lasers in dentistry, she serves on the editorial advisory boards for JLAD (Journal of Laser-Assisted Dentistry) and LIDS (Lasers in Dental Science) by Springer. Since 2017, Dr. Polonsky has become the Chief Editor of Laser Dentistry issue of the Oral Health Journal and is a member of the Executive Committee of Oral Health.


For over 20 years ODHS members have traditionally brought a new unwrapped toy to out November lecture.  Kathleen Feres Patry logs these toys and delivers them to Toy Mountain.   Please continue this tradition for a chance to win a token of appreciation for participating.



November 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr.
Ottawa, ON ON K1H 7X7 Canada
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