Anthony “Rick” Cardoza, DDS, D-ABFO
9:15 AM-11:45 AM
Twenty- First Century Laser-Assisted Dentistry
Friday, April 29 | 9:15 AM-11:45 AM
Two and half (2.5) CE Hours | Category D
This presentation will contrast the daily challenges faced in the conventional delivery of a variety of dental procedures against the solutions offered through laser-assisted dentistry. This lecture is for the dentist/dental hygienist and covers various laser applications. These general applications include cavity preparations, various soft tissue procedures, endodontic preparation, and bony procedures such as crown lengthening and tori reduction. In addition, laser dental hygiene applications will be discussed as well. Examples of these procedures using both the diode laser and the hard tissue laser will be shown.
- Understand basic laser safety and physics.
- Learn clinical applications of dental hard and soft tissue lasers.
- Learn common laser dental hygiene applications .
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Dr. Cardoza is a 1985 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and maintains a general dental practice in Santee (San Diego County) California. Dr. Cardoza is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Association. Dr. Cardoza is a Fellow in the World Class Laser Institute and a Member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
As a general dentist, Dr. Cardoza treats patients of all ages specific to their individual needs and concerns. Dr. Cardoza is comfortable performing many of the dental procedures that are often referred to specialists including endodontics (root canals), extractions, and periodontal (gum) treatments.
In addition, Dr. Cardoza is a forensic dental consultant for the County of San Diego Office of the Medical Examiner, County of Imperial Office of the Coroner, State of California Department of Justice, The California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and is the Director of the California Dental Identification Team (CalDIT).
Dr. Cardoza maintains a busy forensic caseload due to the San Diego and Imperial Counties proximity to the Mexican border. He has performed numerous postmortem dental examinations, comparisons and identifications and most recently was involved with the identifications of victims of the Southern California wildfire disasters.
Also, Dr. Cardoza lectures throughout the United States and Canada at regional and local dental conferences on the topics of forensic dentistry and lasers in dentistry.