Dr. Laura Braswell Implant & Lasers Atlanta, GA


Registration Opens 12/10/19
  • Private practice: periodontics with a focus on laser therapy
  • Faculty, Dental College of Georgia, Emory University and Georgia State University
  • Staff dentist, Zoo Atlanta and Georgia Aquarium

Thursday Courses
Th328 - Lions and Tigers and Whales, Oh My!
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No

Taking care of exotic and endangered animals is always a challenge, especially when it comes to oral health. Join us to review over 35 years of animal dentistry by an Honorary Member of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. As you see the similarities, you will know that we are truly part of the animal kingdom!

Friday Courses
Fr122 - Try Before You Buy! How to Choose the Right Laser for Your Dental Practice
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: Participation    Handouts: No

You know you need a laser but there are so many choices on the Hinman exhibit floor! This hands-on course will help determine what type of laser best suits your needs and provide the opportunity to try different makes and models in a controlled environment. After a brief lecture on laser basics and safety guidelines, several laser users will provide individual instruction as you move through 10 different stations. After procedures are shown from clinical cases, you can try the same procedures on a pig jaw. A must for dentists who want an overall introduction to what lasers can do.

Fr260 - Periodontal Medicine: The Oral Systemic Connection
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No

Traditional dental education has focused on the role of bacterial plaque in the development and treatment of periodontal disease. Recently we have become aware of the damaging effects of inflammation which is influenced by many factors. Through an understanding of biofilms and individual susceptibility, we can better arm ourselves with the information and tools to fight oral disease. A quick review of recent literature along with medical case presentations will help highlight the dentist's role in overall health care. By helping patients explore the etiology of their diseases, we empower them to take ownership of and responsibility for their oral health.

Saturday Courses
Sa366 - Laser Periodontics to Enhance Optimal Patient Care
Time: 9 - 11 AM
Type: General    Handouts: No

Lasers have been used in dentistry for over 25 years and are now becoming common in general practices. Applications in oral medicine, oral surgery and periodontics are numerous and affordable. Recent research will be presented to help you understand how lasers work against inflammation and disease. The role of the staff in safety, education, and equipment maintenance is crucial. Demystify the quest to buy a laser by understanding that different lasers are appropriate for different practice needs. Our goal of treating the whole person as opposed to “the teeth” will be greatly enhanced by the use of lasers in dentistry.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses