The premier Central Iowa dental continuing education provider. 
Working in partnership with great offices to provide excellence for their patients. 

An Iowa Dental Board Approved Course Provider

   ​​ American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider Course :     second Tuesday of every month

Complete Level One Hands On Expanded Functions for Dental Assistants & Hygienists :  March 23, 30 & 31  

Radiology Update, Infection Control & Iowa Dental Jurisprudence   : April 13, 2018  COURSE FULL!  2/14
Contact us if interested in possible future dates this spring. You will be notified ahead of website posting. Seats are limited.

Soft Tissue Laser Certification Course for Dentists & Hygienists:  May 17 & 18, 2018 

Complete Home Study Radiology Course for Assistant Trainees, Remediation or Reinstatements - contact us for more info!

Coming in 2018!   Look for our courses to be available online





 

Laser Courses:  Certification, Introduction & Techniques

Our laser dentistry certification courses will:

  • Give you practical information to make incorporating laser dentistry into your office a benefit to the patient, provider and practice.
  • Provide videos &  step by step instructions on a wide variety of procedures including the laser settings required.
  • Follow the Curriculum Guidelines for Laser Education.
  • Have a hands on component practicing non-surgical techniques on partners and surgical techniques on pig mandibles 
  • Require a written test & oral evaluation at the end of the course to assess participant knowledge and skills.
  • Provide mentorship to the providers and offices after the course has been completed
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Refunds will not be given for missed session once course has started.
Let laser dentistry change the way you practice.
Whether you are beginning to explore laser dentistry, are looking for ways to increase your patient services or merely wanting to refresh your techniques, we have a course for your team. 

Register Now!  Limited Class Size

Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification Course: Surgical & Non-Surgical Techniques for the Dentist
Non-Surgical Techniques for the Hygienist

Dental Assistants Welcome

This is a basic techniques course that leads to certification in soft tissue diode laser for dentists and dental hygienists and meets the Iowa Dental Board requirements for laser education. Dental Assistants are welcome to join and learn what they need to know about the technology but will not be certified in laser dentitry.

The course is designed for offices who are considering the purchase of a laser, who have recently jumped into laser dentistry or those who would like to increase the use of the diode laser in their practice.  You do not need to own a laser to attend this course.

For hygienists, you do not need to be employed in a laser dentistry office to attend. Before treating patients, we strongly recommend that your dentist has the appropriate education and experience to allow proper supervision. 

Covered are procedures Dr. Swett uses daily to improve patient comfort, treatment outcomes, productivity and expand the range of services provided. Laser physics, safety and mechanics are included. Specific treatment protocols are given.

See yellow box above for everything included in the course fees. See yellow button below for more specific course information.
Custom dates available for groups of 6 or more at our facility.


If a course date is not shown it is because this course is held when we have course minimums (usually spring &/or fall) and seats are very limited. If you are on our interest list, you will be notified of the course date & time prior to it being posted on our website.

Course Dates:    May 17 and 18, 2018
Schedule :  Thursday:  5:30 to 9:30 pm &  Friday:  8:00-4:00 pm 
                         Lunch included on Friday.

Eligibility:   Dentists & Hygienists, Assistants (no certification)

CEU’s:     12 CEU’s  (8 Didactic/4 Hands On Lab)     

Course Fee:     Dentists: $695        Hygienists:  $595
               Dental Assistants: $395 (no certification or testing)
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Instructors:     A. Swett/L. Swett/S. Bauer

Laser Course Library​

These courses are often scheduled upon request.
Check back for course dates or contact us with interest. Great for custom team meetings, study clubs or extra CEU's with your friends.

 
 Laser Safety for the Dental Team (new to laser dentistry)

  For teams who have recently acquired a laser.  Meets OSHA annual
  requirements. Topics include basic laser knowledge, laser safty protocols 
  for patients and team members, symptoms of exposure & proper handling
  of incident reports.  

  Date:     Usually on demand by office. Contact us with request.

  Lecture:           1.5 CEU's               ​      Instructor:      A. Swett/L. Swett

  Audience:       All team members
 
 Laser Safety for the Dental Team Annual Review (repeat course)

  This course if for teams who need an annual review and have taken the
  first Laser Safety for the Dental Team Course.  Meets OSHA annual 
  requirements. Topics include basic laser knowledge, laser safty protocols 
  for patients and team members, symptoms of exposure & proper handling
  of incident reports.  

  Date:     Usually on demand by office. Contact us with request.

  Lecture:           1.0 CEU's               ​      Instructor:      A. Swett/L. Swett

  Audience:       All team members
 
 Introduction to Clinical Laser Applications

 This course gives an overview of the benefits of laser dentistry to your           
  patients, practice & providers. This is not a techniques course. What is a
  laser and how is it used in dentistry is discussed. Examples of treatment
  protocols & procedures that can benefit from the use of laser. ​  This  course is often scheduled for study clubs or interested offices.

  Date:     Scheduled with interest. Contact us with request.

  Lecture:           2.0 CEU's                      Instructor:     A.Swett or L. Swett

   Audience:       All team members
PDF of Soft Tissue Laser Cert course materials
REGISTER NOW  for Laser Certification Course
 
 Clinical Laser Applications

 This course gives an overview of the benefits of laser dentistry to your           
  patients, practice & providers but offers more in the way of treatment    
  modalities, protocols & some techniques than found in the introduction  course.  This course is for team member who have an understanding on
  how lasers are used in dentistry.  This  course is often scheduled for study
  clubs  or interested offices.

  Date:     Scheduled with interest. Contact us with request.

  Lecture:           3.0 CEU's                      Instructor:     A.Swett or L. Swett

   Audience:       All team members

     Other Information

  • ​​Alan Swett will be the lead instructor for most laser courses.​​
  • Class sizes are limited in the certification courses so register early to reserve your seat. Contact us if interested but no space if available when trying to register. 
  • All laser courses are held at the Impact Dental Training facility unless otherwise noted.
  • Other than the Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification Course which must be held at our facility and depending on instructor availability, we are willing to look at scheduling courses (4 to 6 CEU's preferred) for groups of 10 or more, at dates & times convenient for you.  Depending on the distance, a travel surcharge between $5-15 per person may be added if outside the one hour travel radius of our office.  
  • Course tuition and schedules are subject to change. Website listings will be up to date and supersede information provided elsewhere
  • Courses may be paid for via Pay Pal, credit cards (through PayPal portal) or by check via mail.
  • A $25 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund for any reason.
  • A $37 charge will be assessed to all returned checks