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Dental Laser Certification

Time limit: 180 days

$400 Enroll

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Dental Laser Certification


This course is a hybrid 8-hour continuing education course designed to certify dental hygienists in the use of laser technology in practice. Students will work through online coursework at their own pace before attending an in-person hands-on session on NAU's Flagstaff campus. 
Upon completion of the course, students earn 8 hours of CE credit and certification to use lasers within their scope of practice. This course is open for enrollment year-round.


Course Requirements: Must be a registered dental hygienist to utilize this certification in states that permit laser use by dental hygienists. 


Course Modality: This course is offered online with one in-person session. This course will utilize Canvas, an online learning management system. Upon registration, please visit your student dashboard to access Canvas.


Course Instructor: Chadleo Webb and Vicki Penna


Cost: $400


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Chadleo Webb is an assistant clinical professor at NAU. He has practiced dental hygiene for over a decade and has a passion for lasers in dentistry. Chadleo co-created this course in 2020 and has taught it ever since. 

Vicki Penna has been a dental hygienist for 30 years and has been teaching local anesthesia for 15 years.  Ms. Penna was appointed by Governor Ducey to the Arizona State Dental Board in 2021.  Ms. Penna is a clinical examiner with CDCA-WREB-CITA and with CRDTS for both clinical hygiene and local anesthesia. 



Professional disability specialists are available at Disability Resources to facilitate a range of academic support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability, you can request assistance by contacting Disability Resources at 928-523-8773 (voice), 928-523-8747 (fax), or (e-mail).