Who can provide Oralase and Babylase therapies?
Licensed dentists are currently eligible for training for Oralase and Babylase as a limitation of the agreement between The Synergy Academy, LLC and AGD PACE. Licensed bodyworkers including but not limited to oral myofunctional therapists, speech and language pathologists, medical physicians, registered nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, are eligible for FIT training (Functional Integrative Therapy) as an adjunct to Oralase and Babylase when accompanied by a dental provider. The legal implications of delegation to FIT team members and dental team members is dependent on individual state/country/province licensing. It is the responsibility of each provider to understand their licensing requirements and limitations when using a class IV laser for non-ablative services using non-ionizing radiation.
What equipment is needed?
A laser unit capable of producing a 1064 nm wavelength with a delivery system capable of collimation of the laser beam to control spot size using a pulse duration proprietary to OraLase and BabyLase as defined during the instructional courses. The current list of equipment capable of producing the1064 nm frequency include include two Fotona products: XLase and Lightwalker ATS. The current delivery systems capable of collimating the spot size to control the exposure and depth of penetration include the HS1311 whitening handpiece for the XPulse, the R30 handpiece with the Oralase and HINSLR printed adapters and the Genova handpiece for the LIghtwalker ATS.
What training is involved in becoming a provider?
The Oralase and Babylase principles course is an online/OnDemand offering that is made available 2 weeks prior to the scheduled hands-On Methods of Execution (HOME) courses that are offered several times per year. Most of the didactic material is provided in the online format to ensure that the time spent in hands on course is spent providing clinical assessment and therapies. The HOME course is held in the St Louis, MO metro area in Columbia, Illinois in a dental office setting that supports both clinical and classroom learning. It is a requirement that the course participants fulfill the following requirements to attend the HOME course:
1. Own or have already purchased the required equipment as described above
2. Successfully complete the online course requirements
3. Completion of non-disclosure and informed consent documentation
Can OraLase and BabyLase be sold to providers?
Oralase and Babylase are both procedures instructed to dental providers during training courses offered through The Synergy Academy or Dr. Darick Nordstrom. Courses offered through The Synergy Academy provide continued education credit through the AGD PACE program while Dr. Nordstrom's courses do not offer CE credit or have online coursework available.
Laser equipment cannot be purchased through The Synergy Academy and must be purchased separately. To be clear, laser equipment is not sold through The Synergy Academy.