Area hygienists achieve laser certification

Soft Dental in Rush City has announced its four hygienists, Brenda Mohr, Krissy Valvoda, Courtney Langer and Ashley Peterson successfully completed Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Certification by formally demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency in laser dentistry.

The ALD Standard Proficiency certification program includes 12 hours of lecture with hands-on demonstration and two examinations, one clinical simulation exam plus an online multiple choice test. The examination complies with the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education and is endorsed by more than 100 organizations worldwide.

This Standard Proficiency course and certification program was administered by an Academy of Laser Dentistry Recognized Course Provider, Angie Mott. The course was sponsored by Soft Dental. Mohr, Valvoda, Langer and Peterson successfully completed the examinations in October this year. All four hygienists will soon become members of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Soft Dental is proud to be among the 11 percent of dental practices in the country using laser technology. With laser surgery, there is a reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort. Laser energy enhances the effect of tooth bleaching agents for a faster and more effective result. Lasers that remove tooth decay are fast and seldom require anesthesia.

Dental lasers are used for a variety of treatment procedures such as non-surgical gum treatments, frenectomies, whitening, and treating herpetic lesions. Your dentist knows which types of patient care are more patient friendly with a laser than with alternative traditional methods. Your dentists and hygienists using lasers have devoted training time and expense to be able to bring you the many advantages of this exciting new technology.

For more information about lasers in dentistry visit or call Soft Dental at 320-358-4733.

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