Mastership Programme Lasers in Dentistry | Group 7


The courses will comprise of skill training sessions, exercises, practical applications, and hands-on training in every module to guide participants towards using lasers successfully and professionally in their own treatments. Over the course of one year, participants are taught fundamental physical and technical knowledge, and how to recognise primary, secondary, and tertiary indications on 12 attendance days split into 3 modules (4 days each). This programme concludes in Module 3 which takes place in Aachen, Germany with an examination and an official certificate of RWTH Aachen University and RWTH Aachen International Academy, the postgraduate education wing of the University. After attending all 3 modules, you will attain est. 84 CME.

MODULE 1 | Dubai, UAE

Group 6: 21-24 November 2018 (4 days) | Group 7: 23-26 October 2019 (4 days)

Laser Safety, Laser Devices and Diode Lasers

  • Laser Safety Officer course 
  • e-learning
  • Laser technique (Diode lasers)
  • High power Diode lasers (clinics)
  • Scientific background and clinical indications
  • Skill training every day of every clinical indication
  •  Hands-on: Pigmentation on soft tissue, gingivectomy and gingivoplasty, frenectomy, fibroma removal, crown lengthening, depigmentation, endodontic procedure- canal irradiation performed on sheep heads
  • Patient treatments (demonstrations)

MODULE 2 | Dubai, UAE

Group 6: 06-09 March 2019 (4 days) | Group 7: 11-14 March 2020 (4 days)

Module Erbium Lasers

  • Erbium lasers (clinics) 
  • Laser technique (Erbium lasers)
  • Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG
  • Scientific background and clinical indications
  • Skill training every day of every clinical indication
  • Hands on: Preparation in enamel and dentine, generation of a retentive surface, canal decontamination, apicectomy, soft-tissue cut with short pulses, soft-tissue cut with long pulses, open curettage, crown lengthening and bone preparation performed on sheep heads.
  • Patient treatments (demonstrations)

MODULE 3 | Aachen, Germany

Group 6: 16-19 December 2019 (4 days) | Group 7: 13-16 December 2020 (4 days)

Combined Wavelengths Therapy Concepts & Mastership Exams

  • Laser therapy concepts with the use of 2 different wavelengths 
  • Written multiple-choice exam
  • Oral exam (presentation of 5 patient treatments cases with diode or Erbium lasers)
  • Graduation Ceremony, after successful completion of an examination at RWTH Aachen University
  • 600 hours total workload
  • Over the complete course duration: case documentation & discussions

Providers Terms

Refund/Cancellation policy

A Refund of the registration fee will be made as follows:

  • Notification in writing 40 days prior the event -50% refund.
  • 20 days prior to the event - no refund can be given.
Course Fee (All 3 Modules)$12,458Select
Contact Hours:

84.0 hrs


Wed, 23 October 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


3 Modules | Each 4 Days


Lecture and Hands-on




CAPP Training Institute

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Norbert gutknecht

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Norbert Gutknecht


Prof. Gutknecht studied medicine and dentistry at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and Aachen.

Since 1990 he works as a scientific researcher at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital.

He did scientific research studies in the field of dental laser therapy at the UCSF University California San Francisco, USA, where he received his “ Master in application of Nd:YAG lasers in dentistry”

He completed his Doctoral Thesis (PhD) at RWTH Aachen University 1993 and was appointed as an Assoc. Professor at Aachen University Medical and Dental Faculty in 1998 after completing his Habilitation

In 2003 he was appointed as a Full Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Medical and Dental Faculty

Positions at RWTH Aachen University and other Universities

Director: Department of Operative Dentistry Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry

Director: Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ)

Scientific Director: Postgraduate Master Program: ”Lasers in Dentistry”

Honorary Professor: The University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor: MIU, Mirs International University Cairo, Egypt

Positions in scientific organisations

Board Member: German Dental Association (DGZMK)

President: German Society for Laser Dentistry (DGL)

CEO WFLD, the World Federation for Laser Dentistry

Editor of Scientific Journals

Editor-in-Chief: “Laser in Dental Science” Springer Heidelberg, Germany

Assoc. Editor: “Laser in Medical Science” Springer London UK,

Editor-in-Chief: “Laser International Magazine” Oemus Media Leipzig, Germany

Editorial Board member: “Photomedicine and LASER Surgery” Mary Ann Libert, Inc Publishers USA.


Author of 4 books and more then 185 publications in international Journals

Invited Keynote speaker

In more than 80 international scientific congresses in the different parts of the World

Dimitris strakas

Dr. Dimitris Strakas


Dr Dimitris Strakas was born in 1975 in Volos Greece, where he has a private laser dental clinic since 2003. He completed his studies in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his Master of Science in Lasers in Dentistry, in RWTH Aachen University.

He is the President of the Greek Society for Laser Dentistry (GSLD) and Chairman of the World Federation of Laser Dentistry – European Division (WFLD-ED).

Since 2007 he is an adjunct faculty member of the Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) at RWTH Aachen University and from 2009 on the Scientific Director of AALZ Greece. This is the Greek branch of Aachen Dental Laser Center, providing Certified Education to dentists, with Seminars, Workshops and Mastership Courses in the fields of Laser Dentistry and Laser Safety.

He has many publications and articles on laser dentistry in Greek and international magazines. He has translated in Greek three books for Laser Dentistry. He is a reviewer for Lasers in Medical Science (LIMS) journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Laser Magazine (the International magazine of Laser Dentistry by Oemus Publications).

He has given a variety of lectures in Greek and International Congresses, meetings and workshops.

Since 2012 he is a PhD candidate in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the department of operative dentistry.

Miguel rodrigues martins

Dr. Miguel Rodrigues Martins


  • Doctorado (PhD) Endodoncia, Universidade de Porto, Portugal 
  • Master of Science (MSc) Lasers in Dentistry - RWTH Aachen University
  • Especializacion Universitaria en Implantologia Oral - Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Espana
  • Investigador e Co-Worker Academico Aachen Dental Laser Center - RWTH Aachen University
  • Representante de Portugal - World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD)
  • Dictante invitado de enumeras conferências e cursos relacionados com el manejo de laser en odontologia.

Ren  franzen

Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. medic. René Franzen


Dr René Franzen studied physics at Düsseldorf University and completed his thesis in the Department for Laser Medicine. Since 2001 he has worked for RWTH Aachen University and the AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center and is involved in teaching and research in the field of laser-supported dentistry. In 2003 he completed his PhD thesis for which he was awarded the RWTH prize for outstanding interdisciplinary research. Dr. Franzen teaches optics, laser technology, dosimetry and laser safety and is also responsible for running the AALZ’s e-learning system.

Professional Experience

Main activities:

  • Interdisciplinary research project on a miniaturised dental laser (including numerical approaches for optimisation of internal laser optics, genetic algorithms)
  • Responsible for a project for establishing and maintaining an e-learning system for the international post-doctoral master programme “Master in Lasers in Dentistry“ (M.Sc.)
  • Responsible for quality management in the master programme “Master in Lasers in Dentistry” (M.Sc.)
  • Involved with development for MSc curricula in dentistry, responsible for ECTS calculations and involved with accreditation of the master programme
  • Author of this textbook, Image links to Publisher Site reviewer for the ranked, peer-reviewed journal “Lasers in Medical Science”, “Lasers in Dental Science”, “Journal of Biomedical Optics” and others
  • Lecturer for physics, optics, dosimetry, laser technique, safety and biophysics in the postgraduate master programme “Lasers in Dentistry”
  • Lecturer for advanced training of dentists in the field of laser safety in accordance with European regulations (OStrV, TROS and EN-80625)
  • Development and testing projects for several industrial partners, including ARC Laser, Henry-Schein, Sirona, Fotona, Biolase, elexxion medical systems and others
  • Development of a medical applicator for elexxion medical systems, including self-developed ray-tracer
  • Several research projects on ablation of hard tissue and general research about water-mediated hard tissue ablation with medical lasers
  • Counseling for PhD students in the physical and mathematical parts of their doctoral or master theses.
  • Responsible for server administration and PC&Mac hard- and software including system security

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