Academy of Laser Dentistry Announces Call for Abstracts for ALD 2019 Annual Session

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently issued a call for abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.

Known internationally as “dentistry’s laser meeting”, ALD 2019 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from April 4th – 6th. The meeting’s focus is “The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body.”

The ALD invites researchers, academicians, dentists and dental professionals from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation and welcomes topics that support the overarching theme of “The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body,” such as:

  • The use of lasers and light technology in today’s dental practice
  • Scientific research
  • Clinical tips and techniques
  • Future applications
  • Professional administration and growth for the entire team

This is an opportunity to share your research, knowledge and best practices with international colleagues passionate about the use of lasers in all areas of dentistry. For more details and to submit your abstract, visit

We’re very excited about the theme of ALD 2019,” said ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE.

“For decades, ALD members were the unsung heroes of oral-systemic health. First by applying laser technology to treat periodontal disease and more recently, by applying light therapy to help patients suffering from the oral mucositis side-effects of chemotherapy. ALD’s mission is being met as our CE meetings provide an open dialogue in improving patient care. Laser use in TMJ, sleep apnea and other medical conditions will all be included in the learning and discussion topics.”

Kicking off ALD 2019 will be keynote speaker Charles Whitney, MD, the nation’s leading physician advocate for bridging the oral-systemic gap. Dr. Whitney’s specialty of heart attack, stroke and dementia prevention relies heavily on collaborating the dental clinicians to accurately diagnose and effectively treat periodontal disease.

Dr. Whitney’s presentation will help ALD 2019 attendees connect the dots on how to bring the message of oral-systemic connections into their practices, “I love watching the lightbulb go on in the eyes of my audience when they learn how to take the oral-systemic message to the streets,” commented Whitney. “I hope I can help ALD members recognize that on a good day they can save a tooth and on a great day they can save a life! “

What’s more, Dr. Whitney has seen first-hand the beneficial effects of laser dentistry on his own patients. In fact, he recently referred one of his patients to ALD incoming president Dr. Mel Burchman, who successfully treated the patient’s chemo therapy-induced oral mucositis with photobiomodulation therapy.

“Securing Dr. Whitney as our opening keynote speaker will certainly set the tone for ALD 2019,” explains Siminovsky. “Our goal for this meeting is to be the world’s go-to event where the entire dental team can learn how to bridge the oral-systemic gap using laser technology. That’s why we’re currently building a conference curriculum to support this goal and our laser-systemic theme.”

Online registration for ALD 2019 will be open on July 15th by visiting

About the Academy of Laser Dentistry
The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is the only independent and unbiased non-profit association devoted to laser dentistry and includes clinicians, academicians and researchers in all laser wavelengths.  The Academy is devoted to clinical education, research, and the development of standards and guidelines for the safe and effective use of dental laser technology.  ALD was founded in 1993, with the merging of the International Academy of Laser Dentistry, the North American Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Academy of Laser Dentistry.  For more information, visit