Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD
Full Name Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD
Phone (304) 574-0424
Fax (304) 574-2102
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PRESENTING PRACTICAL LASER ASSISTED DENTISTRY
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Dr. Bruce Cassis is a 1980 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Dr. Cassis maintains a dental practice in Fayetteville, West Virginia. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, West Virginia Dental Association, and The West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Cassis is a clinical instructor for certification and master level training utilizing the Waterlase MD Er, Cr: YSGG laser and diode wavelength systems. He has successfully trained thousands of dentists in implementing laser procedures into their practices. Dr. Cassis earned his Mastership Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute in January of 2005 and from the Academy of General Dentistry in June of 2007. He has served on the Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) Council for the Academy of General Dentistry, and is currently the chairperson for the AGD Communications Council. He contributed to research conducted by Shareef Madavi, of SM2 Consulting, and the publication, “Case Studies on Waterlase in Today’s Dental Practice, Investing in Your Patients and Your Practice”. The article is a stand-alone publication and was also featured in the February 2006 edition of Dental Economics. Dr. Cassis also helped in the development and clinical testing of the WaterlaseMD turbo laser hand piece system introduced at the 2009 Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting.

Dr. Cassis is active in his church and community. He is a life-long member of the St. George Orthodox Cathedral and is a member of the choir. He is active in the Fayetteville Lions Club having served as a past-president in the club.

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Practical Laser Assisted Dentistry


Course Description:
With a changing technological society, we have the goal to increase production while conserving time. We must give attention to the tools that help us accomplish this goal. The dental laser is definitely a product that can help achieve this goal.

Dr. Cassis will present a general review of the history of lasers, the physics behind laser dentistry, laser safety, and review some of the lasers available to general dentists. He will discuss how you can successfully incorporate a laser into your dental practice. Ideally, this presentation will follow a TELL, SHOW and DO format.

General course objectives:

1. Review the history of dental lasers
2. Review the physics of dental lasers
3. Describe laser energy production and its uses in dentistry
4. Define the acronym for LASER
5. Describe the hydrophotonics phenomenon
6. Name at least 4 dental procedures enhanced or improved by the use of a laser
7. Safely demonstrate the use of an Er,Cr: YSGG laser and a diode laser on extracted teeth, pig jaws, or suitable substitutes
8. Demonstrate how to incorporate a dental laser into your dental practice
9. Demonstrate the return on investment with a dental laser purchase

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