DEKA Dental Academy

Partnering with Leading Educators

We are proud and honored to be partnering with leading educators in the dental industry with pricing, support, and education. If you are interested in pursuing continuing education, please inquire.

The DEKA Academy Empowers Your Practice

Purchasing new technology is an exciting time for a practice. With each new advancement in technology, a practice can offer more effective, faster, and safer treatments. It is an opportunity for a practice to have a significant impact on both patient care and the clinical workflow.

One of the biggest roadblocks to implementing technology is lack of training and ongoing support. The unfortunate reality is that after the initial training on new technologies, a significant number of offices are left to their own devices to implement and continue to learn with very little outside help – leading to frustration among team members.

The DEKA Academy wants your technology to become a centerpiece in your practice. As part of our DEKA family, you have exclusive access and preferred registration for all courses. And although the DEKA Academy was created to specifically support DEKA users in advancing their clinical skills and further the integration of the various technologies into their practices, all laser users are welcome.

 

Upcoming DEKA Academy Courses:

CO2 Clinical Courses

CO2 Clinical Laser Training

This course is designed to instill a deeper understanding of the proper use of the DEKA CO2 family of lasers in a wide range of clinical applications. This course is primary focused on live patient observation and will include extensive discussion of all performed procedures with respect to technique and settings.

WHEN:
All dates are on Friday:
› September 27, 2024
8 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
Aurora Hills Dental
400 S Potomac Way
Aurora, CO 80012

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. John K. Zalesky, DMD, MBS, FICOI, FAGD received his Master’s of Biomedical Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Biomedical Sciences. He was awarded his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Zalesky went on to complete a second year, advanced training program, as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine General Practice Residency, concentrating on Implants and Complex Prosthodontic cases. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Zalesky has been published in several respected dental journals. He currently serves as the President of the Colorado AGD, has consistently been listed as one of Colorado’s Top Dentists by 5280 magazine and was named 2023 Top 40 Under 40 by Incisal Edge Magazine.

CO2 Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) for Dental Hygiene Course

This course will discuss in detail how lasers enhance the anti-infective model, understanding the host-immune response, biological testing methods, laser safety and comfort control, treatment planning and documentation, insurance coding and scheduling, case presentation to increase case acceptance, and marketing and implementation. This course will include live patient demonstration and chair-side laser training.

WHEN:
All dates are on Saturday:
› (CLOSED) May 4
› October 12
9 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
The Vivos Institute
7001 Tower Rd. Denver, CO 80249

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Gwen is the Founder of Continuity Consulting, an educator and coach, a national speaker, as well as clinical hygienist in private practice. Gwen maintains her focus on the development and expansion toward excellence in periodontal care and aesthetic/restorative team support. This focus on excellence has taken her worldwide as an instructor and speaker on the subjects of laser-assisted periodontal health, practice management, leadership development, operational excellence, integrated marketing and team-based comprehensive dentistry.

Gwen brings this broad prospective of clinical, managerial and academic experiences to her work. As a consultant and coach, her focus is to inspire and empower dental teams with current research, technology, and the systems necessary to reach new levels of growth and success for their practice.

CO2 Surgical Tongue-Tie & Airway Course

This advanced course will instruct clinicians how to recognize airway problems through evaluation of craniofacial development, implications of dysfunctional breathing, etiology and assessment of tongue ties, and functional assessment of pathology. Attendees will also learn collaborative care techniques and myofunctional therapy techniques, as well as pre and post-operative treatment of tongue ties. This course will include live patient surgical observation.

WHEN:
› June 7 (Friday)
› September 6 (Friday)
› November 1 (Friday)
9 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
3101 7th St, Metairie, Louisiana, USA 70002

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Emily Levy graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 2016. Because her dad is also a dentist, she has grown up around the practice of dentistry and thoroughly enjoys providing quality dental care to her patients. In addition to general dentistry, she has dedicated much of her practice to the treatment of craniofacial pain and sleep disorders in adults and children. She earned her Fellow in Orofacial Myology through the International Association for Orofacial Myology, in order to provide myofunctional therapy and tongue tie services to her patients in conjunction with their other treatment. She currently hosts a multi-weekend, hands-on continuing education course in conjunction with TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centres International. This allows doctors from around the country to learn how to integrate treatment for children with sleep breathing disorders into their practice. In her spare time, Dr. Levy enjoys traveling with her husband and three children.

DEKA Fractional Hand Piece – for use in Facial Aesthetics

The course will include a range of topics including patient selection, pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions, patient post-care protocols, complication management, proper use and settings of the laser, and live patient observation.

WHEN:
All dates are on Saturday:
› (CLOSED) June 1
› August 31
8 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
Dr. Todd Sawisch
701 E. Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
The course will be taught by Dr. Todd Sawisch, who has been using the DEKA CO2 Laser for facial resurfacing since 2004. Dr. Sawisch is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and the founder and surgical director of South Florida Oral & Facial Surgery, Dental Implant Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is licensed and trained to perform all levels of anesthesia.

Nd:YAG SmartPerio Clinical Courses

SmartPerio DEKA Intro Webinar Course

This 1 1/2 hour webinar will provide a basic introduction of the DEKA Smart Perio dental laser.

WEBINAR
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 21 & May 28
3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET
1.5 CD Credits

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Matthew Wimmer studied biomedical engineering at Marquette University prior to attending dental school at Tufts University. He makes maximum usage of technology utilizing CBCT, Microscopes, Lasers, and a full production digital dental laboratory with milling and 3D printing. He has extensive experience with diode, CO2 hard and soft tissue lasers, as well as Nd:YAG applications particularly for treating periodontal diseases and biostimulation. Dr. Wimmer maintains a private practice in Centennial, Colorado.

SmartPerio DEKA PRT & Hygiene Applications

Taught from the perspective of a General Dentist, this course is designed to instruct the clinical use and protocols for use of the DEKA SmartPerio Nd:YAG laser for DEKA PRT (Periodontal Regenerative Therapy) as well as training for use in dental hygiene. Course will include both didactic and live patient application.

Denver, CO
WHEN:  Saturday, August 10, 8AM – 4PM
LOCATION:  coming soon

Lunch will be provided.

 

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Matthew Wimmer studied biomedical engineering at Marquette University prior to attending dental school at Tufts University. He makes maximum usage of technology utilizing CBCT, Microscopes, Lasers, and a full production digital dental laboratory with milling and 3D printing. He has extensive experience with diode, CO2 hard and soft tissue lasers, as well as Nd:YAG applications particularly for treating periodontal diseases and biostimulation. Dr. Wimmer maintains a private practice in Centennial, Colorado.

Advanced SmartPerio DEKA PRT

The course is designed to instruct the clinical use and protocols for use of the DEKA SmartPerio Nd:YAG laser for DEKA PRT (Periodontal Regenerative Therapy), a deeper understanding of Periodontal disease, and additional applications for treating Peri-Implantitis. Course will include both didactic and live patient demonstration.

WHEN:
All dates are on Saturday:
› June 15
› August 17
9 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
1500 East Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 101
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Avi Schetritt is a board certified Periodontist. Dr. Avi is Chairperson of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Table Clinic and Poster Presentations, and also a senior reviewer on the editorial board of Implant Dentistry, the official journal of the ICOI. He is a devoted educator, and lectures nationally and internationally on soft tissue procedures, bone regeneration, and implants. He has also authored several articles and textbook chapters on these topics. Memberships include Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI), American Academy of Periodontology, Canadian Academy of Periodontology, and Florida Association of Periodontists.

 

High-Intensity Laser Therapy Applications

This course has been created to help clinicians elevate the level of care provided for their sleep and TMD patients. It will review why High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) with the DEKA Nd:YAG laser not only improves healing and recovery, but also significantly enhances repair and regeneration of compromised structures, including cartilage and bone.

WHEN:
› Saturday, July 27
9 AM – 4 PM
Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION:
5005 Rockside Rd, Ste 1225
Independence, OH 44131

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. Wolf received her Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University, and then attended Case Western Reserve University and graduated with both an M.S. in Applied Anatomy and a D.M.D from the School of Dental Medicine. She began her career as a general dentist with her own private practice in Pennsylvania. In 2018 she moved back to Cleveland where she could continue her passion of educating, being an adjunct professor at Case Western School of Dental Medicine.

Since her return, she has dedicated her practice exclusively to the treatment of craniofacial pain and sleep related breathing disorders at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland.

Dr. Wolf is now a sought-after lecturer, bringing her wealth of knowledge to both medical and dental professionals. In 2022 she began working with TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre International and Dr. Steven Olmos to deliver the Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and Craniofacial Pain Mini Residency Program and the Motor Nerve Reflex Testing Program.

She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is passionate to continue advancing the fields of pain and sleep.

 

DEKA Italy Trip

DEKA Italy Trip

Join us for an upcoming DEKA Italy Trip and enjoy a wonderful experience in Florence, Italy and surrounding areas!

This exclusive and invitation-only experience combines a special look inside the incredible company of DEKA & El.En. Starting in Milan, exploring Florence, and ending in Como, we share all the best things that Italy and our special DEKA community has to offer — including exclusive education, incredible meals, and a curated experience that you will remember for years to come.

 

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Education & Training

We are proud to be partnering with leading educators, learning institutions, and distribution partners. DEKA is committed to utilizing all technology to its fullest potential.

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400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2600
Tampa FL 33602
(813) 324-6044
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