At this time, membership in the IDLR Institute is limited to students, graduates and faculty.


Courses presented are acceptable by those states that recognize the ADA (CERP) approved and AGD accepted providers.

Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion, which includes the name, date of the course, and the credit earned.

Continuing education courses that are presented cover all aspects of the practice of Dentistry including new knowledge that may not be widely accepted by the profession. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial material or commercial reference. Please be aware that the presentation of such course material should not be considered as an endorsement or approval of a particular philosophy, product, or procedure.

When you purchased your dental laser, you most likely attended a basic course.  Usually just a day or two.  Now you are ready to expand your laser use and experience.  Here at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, our dental students are taught laser dentistry in a ten week course which includes hands-on experience and live patient treatment throughout their senior year of study.  It is likely that YOU never received a formal education in laser dentistry. 

That's where a Mastership in Laser Dentistry comes in.  Our one-year course brings together some of the most experienced and innovative minds, not just in lasers, but in the world of dentistry.  These are the authors and inventors.  Consider investing in yourself, expand the use of your laser by adding novel techniques, increase your personal satisfaction, and just maybe, have some fun meeting other, like-minded colleagues from around the world!

  • The most experienced, clinical, world class faculty
  • Learn from clinicians who "walk the walk" and utilize lasers within their practice of dentistry daily
  • Personally supervised, live patient treatment in a safe environment
  • The opportunity to work with multiple laser devices and wavelengths
  • Complete your own research project with the guidance of a mentor
  • Publish a scientific paper on the topic of laser dentistry
  • Join our select group of graduates and make friends for a lifetime

Mastership Program

How is this Mastership Program Different?

The International Dental Laser Research Institute. This is the organization you have been waiting for. A serious, U.S.A., University-based dental laser research and educational institute. We are also the first dental laser educational program in the world that offers detailed instruction on seven different laser wavelengths.

The Certification, Mastership and Research programs offered through the IDLR Institute and The University of Tennessee will provide you with practical, hands-on experience and accessibility to premier thought leaders and excellent physical facilities.

Our Mastership Program is a 300 credit hour education including live patient hands-on procedures taught by world class educators.

The International Dental Laser Research Institute

The formal continuing education programs of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 11/01/2015 through 12/31/2019. Provider ID# 146050

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from November 2015 to December 2019.


World Class Clinicians. Exceptional Education.