Academy of Laser Dentistry Accepting Applications for Seidner Student Scholarship Program

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, is now accepting applications for the Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship Program.

Named in the memory of Dr. Seidner, a laser dentistry pioneer who also served as ALD president 1996-1997, three recipients will be honored during the ALD’s 26th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition, April 4-6th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “The ALD is very excited to open the registration process for the 2019 Seidner Student Scholarships, which have been awarded since 2004. The purpose of these scholarships is to strengthen the ALD’s ongoing mission of making a positive impact on dental laser education and research.”

The program encourages undergraduate and graduate dental students in the different dental disciplines to deepen their knowledge of laser dentistry. It provides financial assistance that enables successful applicants to present their work at the Academy’s annual conference. What’s more, the program allows participation in the educational lectures and workshops aimed at advancing the correct and safe use of lasers in dentistry. In addition, A special award for pediatric dentistry is also available to pediatric dental students.

The Seidner Student Scholarship includes the following:

  • One year of ALD membership, conference registration fees,
  • Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Certification Course application fees,
  • Round trip coach air transportation for the applicant,
  • Up to 5 hotel nights in the host hotel and meals already included in regular conference registration. (Meals not scheduled within the conference program are not included.)

Upon successful presentation, an award in the form of a framed certificate for participation will be presented to all Scholarship recipients. A cash award for first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) may be presented to the top 3 recipients. Presentations are graded by members of the ALD University and Academia Relations and Student Scholarship committees.

Completed applications must be received by ALD by the end October 31st, 2018 for consideration for the 2019 annual conference. Click here for complete details on how to apply.

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

About ALD 2019
The theme of the ALD’s upcoming annual meeting (ALD 2019) is “The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body.” The goal for this meeting is to be the world’s go-to event where the entire dental team can learn how to bridge the gap between dentistry and medicine. 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. For more information and to register, visit .