This event will be presented virtually. Watch at home, from your practice or join us at the DCDS office to watch the virtual presentation with your colleagues.
If you'd like to watch this virtual presentation with your colleagues at the DCDS office, choose the In Person option when registering. If you'd like to attend virtually, choose the Virtual option when registering.
Location: Webinar and DCDS Office
Address: 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, D.C.
Contact: Cheryl Michi
Phone: (202) 367-1163
Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.
Tuesday May 10, 2022
5:45pm to 6:00pm Business Meeting
6:00pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2
Please note pricing:
- Members: $0
- Non-Members Virtual: $75
- Non-Members In Person: $110
- Dental Office Staff Virtual: $45
- Dental Office Staff In Person: $75
You may register for one session or both.
Topic: “Lasers: What You Needed to Know Yesterday"
Instructors: Dr. Juliana Barros
Dr. Shalizeh Patel
This presentation will give a brief overview of the history, basic scientific and clinical information on lasers. The learners will receive an overview on clinical application of lasers through both scientific research and clinical case presentations. Our intended goal is to familiarize the participants with such emerging technology.
Learning Objectives Session 1:
- Summarize the basic principles of lasers
- Recognize laser tissue interaction and its clinical application
- Identify the types of lasers used in Dentistry
Learning Objectives Session 2:
- Recognize the indications of soft and hard tissue lasers
- List clinical applications of each laser
Continuing Education Disclaimer: The District of Columbia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his or her licensing or regulatory agency and to contact them with any questions regarding licensing. The DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
About the Speakers: Dr. Juliana Barros
Dr. Shalizeh Patel
Dr. Juliana Barros earned her DDS from the University of Uberaba, Brazil in 1995. She has postgraduate training in restorative dentistry from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. In addition, she earned a master's degree in laser dentistry from the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute and University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr. Barros lectures and conducts research in the fields of restorative dentistry, biomaterials, and hard/soft tissue laser applications. Recognizing great opportunities to advance knowledge and treatment in laser dentistry, she developed the laser dentistry curriculum at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston and is the acting director of the laser clinic. She has been awarded the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s T.H. Maiman Award for Excellence in Laser Research. She also been recognized with Dean’s Excellence Awards for Teaching (2016), and Dean's Excellence Award for Application (2020).
Dr. Barros is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of Operative Dentistry, International Association for Dental Research, and Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators. She is a member of the ALD Speaker’s Bureau and a Recognized Standard Level Certification Trainer.
Dr. Shalizeh A. “Shelly” Patel is the interim associate dean for patient care. Dr. Patel is also an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and serves as director of clinical simulation. She teaches clinical restorative dentistry to dental students and designs didactic, lab, and clinic-based teaching curriculum in operative dentistry, simulation, and laser dentistry. She is principal investigator/collaborator/mentor in several research projects in the field of caries diagnosis/management, advances in teaching and learning, laser dentistry and virtual reality in health care. These efforts have led to scholarly publications, a textbook chapter, and countless presentations at state, national and international levels.
Dr. Patel is a 2019 recipient of the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award and the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s T.H. Maiman Award for Excellence in Laser Research. In 2020, she was inducted into The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education and recognized as a Distinguished Teaching Professor by UTHealth. She is a member of the ALD Speaker’s Bureau and a Recognized Standard Level Certification Trainer.
At UTSD, Dr. Patel has also been recognized with the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching (2014), Dean’s Excellence Awards for Teaching (2012, 2015), Dean’s Excellence Award for Mentoring (2019) and Dean's Excellence Award for Application (2020). Dr. Patel has completed both the ADEA Leadership Institute and the UTHealth Health Educators Fellowship Program. In 2019, she earned a master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction in health science education from the University of Houston.