Intro to Lasers and Their Uses in Cosmetic Dentistry

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  • Intro to Lasers and Their Uses in Cosmetic DentistryOct 15, 2022 - Nov 25, 20229:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 15, 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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October 15, 2022  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Creating beautiful smiles can be somewhat challenging when faced with replacing missing teeth, malpositioned teeth, gummy smiles and much more. Fortunately, technology, specifically hard and soft tissue lasers, can make our jobs that much easier and efficient.

This course will highlight the many uses of hard and soft tissue lasers in creating beautiful smiles. The differences and similarities between hard and soft tissue lasers will be discussed. As well, the benefits of each type of laser will be highlighted for specific challenges we face in esthetic dentistry. Specific areas where lasers can be used to facilitate dramatic changes will be highlighted. Several case studies will be covered with step-by-step uses of both hard and soft tissue lasers to achieve a harmonious and balanced smile. Specifically, minor gingivectomy, closed flap crown lengthening, ovate pontic formation, implant emergence profile augmentation, and more. Cosmetic changes that can be made to teeth using the newest and best ceramic materials and techniques will also be discussed

At the end of this lecture, all attendees should be able to identify when, which type of Hard or Soft tissue lasers can be used, and which will be most beneficial in cosmetic Dentistry, as well as having a thorough understanding of minimal preparation to more aggressive preparations in order to get the desired results.


  • Explain the differences between hard and soft tissue lasers
  • Recognize when each laser should be used
  • Recognize types of materials and preparations to teeth to achieve desired results



Dr Les Rykiss Graduated in 1990 with his DMD from the University of Manitoba . Since then he has been in private practice in Winnipeg, MB. He has diplomate status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (dip. ABAD).He has Fellowship Degrees in the International Academy for Dento-facial Esthetics(FIADFE), the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (FASlDA), the International College of Dentists (FICD), and an Associate Fellowship in Laser Dentistry from the WCLI. He received his Cosmetic Dentistry training and is a graduate and Mentor at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning. Dr. Rykiss has taught restorative and pediatric at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Manitoba Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Winnipeg Dental Society, the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry (CAED), The American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA), and past president of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He is the current Cosmetic Editor for Oral Health Dental Journal and has written articles and has lectured in North America on cosmetic dentistry, digital dentistry, and hard and soft tissue laser use.


Dentist:     $225

Dental Hygienist:   $125

Dental Assistant:    $95

This event is available online only. You will be emailed connection information prior to the event.

Refund Policy

Registrants may receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 135



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