2021 International Symposium

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

October 9-10, 2021

WCLI 2016 APAC Symposium

The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) is putting on a symposium focused on laser application in periodontology, implantology, endodontics, restorative dentistry, pain therapy and others. The WCLI’s International Symposium will feature educational content suited for every dental professional.

This event will also include fascinating keynote addresses from leaders in the dental world, along with multiple social and networking opportunities to relax and make new friends while learning about new groundbreaking dental technologies. The WCLI’s Symposiums are one of a kind in the dental profession! We look forward to seeing you there!

Why Attend?

The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) is more than an educational association of dentists seeking clinical knowledge and tips on the latest technologies in dentistry. The largest group of its kind, the WCLI is a closely knit network of thousands of dental professionals who share a passion for improving the patient experience, elevating their clinical results to the highest level, and building the best possible practice they can.

 At this year’s International Symposium, dental professionals will improve their knowledge and techniques for established laser procedures, such as laser-assisted periodontal treatment, endo, implant placement, pain therapy and cosmetic dentistry.

Above all else, the WCLI’s 2021 International Symposium is a great place to see old friends, meet new colleagues and forge friendships with mentors from around the world.

It’s a weekend of education and fellowship. Register today; don’t miss out!


    Register before November 30, 2020 to save $350!

  • DOCTORS: Pre-Registration $495 US

    Register by April 30, 2020 to recieve the Pre-Registration discounted tuition cost.

  • DOCTORS: General Registration $695 US

    Register after April 30, 2020 to receive the General Registration tuition cost.

  • RDH/Office Staff/Student: General Registration $295 US

    Tuition cost for Dental Hygienists, office staff members or current dental students.

Prices including meals, coffee breaks and Gala Diner on October 9, 2021.

Cancellation Policy – Refunds less a $150.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to info@wcli.org prior to August 30, 2021. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit will be issued to use towards another event within one year. Event schedule is subject to change without notice.

Event Registration

2021 DUBAI
International Symposium

Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Sunday, October 10, 2021
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Mandarin Oriental JumeirahMandarin Oriental Jumeria Dubai

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Event Information


Dr. David Kim

Dr. David Kim

Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is also the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Periodontology and the Continuing Education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth.  He has conducted several research projects utilizing laser in treating periodontal diseases as well as treating peri-implantitis and they have been published in peer review journals.

Dr. Kim is a past recipient of the Joseph L. Henry Award recognizing excellence in research and clinical training from Harvard. In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr. Ariel Savion

Dr. Ariel Savion

Ariel Savion is a board certified diplomate in oral Implantology (ICOI), and during study in oral Implantology at Frankfurt University,  he received his “Mastership” and “Master of Science”  in laser dentistry degree from Aachen University.

Dr. Savion a board member of the International Association Microscopic Dental Club that promotes microscopic dentistry worldwide. Dr. Savion is the owner of the “Savion Study Club”, a learning  platform in “laser assisted microscopic surgery & dentistry”. In his private clinic, he focuses in laser assisted Implantology and aesthetic dentistry in a minimally invasive approach. Moreover, Dr. Savion is a dental photographer under microscopic magnification that highlights his passion and precision in the dental and surgical field.

Dr. Gabriele Schindler-Hultzsch

Gabriele Schindler-Hultzsch DDS MSc is a graduate of Dental School (Staatsexamen), Ludwigs-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany. She completed post-graduate study in pediatric dentistry at Philipps-University Marburg and Justus-Liebig-University (JLU) Giessen, Germany.

Dr. Schindler-Hultzsch lectures in the Master of Science postgraduate study at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany and RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is a board member of the German Society of Laser Dentistry (DGL), an adjunct faculty member Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She also lectures nationally and internationally in laser-assisted dentistry and pediatric dentistry. She is the Head of the interdisciplinary quality circle for pediatric dentistry at the hospital Klinikum Dritter Orden, Munich, Germany, the Delegated head of the division Aichach – Friedberg of the Dental Association of the Swabian district (ZBV Schwaben) and  teaching in oral health and nutrition at nurseries, primary and secondary schools for the Bavarian Association of Dental Health (LAGZ), as well as lecturing at the Swiss Dental Hygiene Academy (SDA), Munich,Germany.

Dr. Schindler-Hultzsch is a member of  the German Scientific Dental Association (DGZMK), German Association of Dental Hypnosis (DGZH), Interdisciplinary Research Group of Dental Anesthesiology (IAZA), German Association for Pediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ), European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD), International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD), and the German Association of Laser Dentistry (DGL). She is currently a private practitioner in Aichach, Germany.


Dr. Justin Kolnick

Dr. Justin Kolnick

Dr. Kolnick received his B.D.S. cum laude from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the first dental school graduate to be awarded the prestigious University Scholarship for Overseas Postgraduate Study. In 1982, he completed his postdoctoral endodontic training at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in the City of New York.

For the past 35 years, Dr. Kolnick has been in private practice limited to endodontics in Westchester County, NY. His practice, Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, includes a partner and three associates and is dedicated to fostering excellence in endodontics through education and the incorporation of the latest technology. In 2011, Dr. Kolnick created The Endodontic Microsurgery Group in a unique, state-of-the-art facility dedicated entirely to endodontic microsurgery and sedation.

Dr. Kolnick has been committed to endodontic education, first as an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at Columbia University and then as an Attending at Westchester Medical Center and an Associate Clinical Professor in Endodontics at New York Medical College. Although he no longer holds these positions, he continues to lecture extensively on a local, national and international level and has published several articles on endodontics.

Dr. Suchetan Pradhan

Dr. Suchetan Pradhan

Dr. Pradhan has been at the forefront of dental education since the last 30 years. He is the President of International Academy of Laser & Digital Dentistry and has been the Editor of the International Journal of Laser Dentistry. He was a visiting professor at Taipei Medical University and is presently the adjunct professor at D.Y. Patil, Dental College, Navi Mumbai and is the Director of the Department of Laser Dentistry, Manipal University and is the CEO of Pradhan Dental Centres.

He has been invited to lecture extensively in over 25 countries including the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has published several papers and has authored a chapter on Lasers in Implant Dentistry in ‘Lasers in Dentistry – Current Concepts’ published by Springer International 2017. His area of research focuses on the use of lasers in clinical implant dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and digital dentistry.

Dr. Manaf Agha

Dr. Manaf Taher Agha

Dr. Manuf Agha received his DDS at Aleppo University with post-graduate studies in periodontology, has a Mastery of Laser Dentistry from Vienna University, and is the former head of the Practice and Licensure Committee of the Aleppo Branch of the Syrian Dental Association. He is also the former Chairman of the Scientific and Research Committee of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in the US, as well as Co-Founder and former Secretary General of the International Academy for Laser Education in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Agha currently is a private practitioner based in Dubai, UAE. He is the President of the Academy for Laser Education (ALE), UAE branch, Head of the Laser Research Unit at Ajman University, UAE since 2007, teaching laser and modern technology for 5th year and post-graduate students,  and an ALD Speaker Bureau Member.  In addition to being an international lecturer, Dr Agha has also published numerous papers on laser dentistry, and is a contributor to the book Microinvasive Dentistry by John Graeber.

Dr. Marina Polonsky

Dr. Marina Polonsky is a Dean’s Gold Medal graduate from University of Toronto, Canada, 1999. She maintains a private general practice in Ottawa, Canada with focus on multi-disciplinary laser-assisted treatment approach. Dr. Polonsky holds Mastership with WCLI, Mastership and Lecturer status with ALD, Master of Science degree in Laser Dentistry from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany. She is a peer reviewer for Lasers in Dental Science Journal and General and Laser Dentistry editor for Oral Health Journal. 

Dr. Polonsky is a founder of Canadian Dental Laser Institute and teaches introductory laser courses, live laser demonstrations,  laser safety courses and certification courses in diode and erbium lasers.


Dr. David Minjoon Kim (USA) – Periodontics, Implantology

Saving Periodontally Compromised Teeth and Ailing Dental Implants with YSGG Laser Therapy

The goal of periodontal and peri-implant therapies is to preserve compromised dentition and ailing dental implants and at the same time change their long-germ prognosis so patients can sustain healthy bone and soft tissue to support teeth and implants. Dental Laser has been advocated to achieve this goal over traditional nonsurgical and surgical treatments, and this presentation will inform participants on what is possible and what is not possible with the YSGG laser therapy. 

Dr. Ariel Savion (Israel) – Cosmetic Dentistry

Lasers in Aesthetic Dentistry

Laser assisted dentistry in daily practice will change your professional life for better. Under minimal invasive approach we enable to improve life of our patients. There are many benefits working with lasers in dental and surgical field. Nowadays lasers are innovative way to do dentistry. In presentation, we will focus on laser assisted dentistry under minimal invasive concept with maximum aesthetic outcome.

Dr. Justin Kolnick (USA) - Endodontics

Single Visit, Laser-Assisted Endodontics

While single-visit endodontics affords many advantages to patient and dentist alike, a high level of endodontic competence is required to achieve these benefits on a consistent basis.  Chief amongst these is the ability to clean, shape and disinfect complex root canal systems together with the skill to deal with complications such as intricate canal anatomy, loss of patency, calcified root canals as well as to achieve drainage and decompression of periapical tissues.  Accomplishing all this in a single visit can be a daunting task. 

This lecture will discuss the pros and cons of single-visit endodontics and present a laser-assisted treatment philosophy that promotes a high level of success in the management of these cases.

Suchetan Pradhan (India) – Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry

Minimally Traumatic Surgical Options with Lasers in Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry

Lasers have revolutionized surgical dentistry by minimizing the post-operative trauma and complications.  This presentation will look specifically at the surgical use of lasers in implant and aesthetic dentistry. We will present protocols for simplification and predictability of treatment outcomes to enhance the patient experiences in your practices. We will also present newer therapies for minimally invasive patient-centered simplification.