1st Symposium of Laser in Dentistry from Rio Doce Valley, Brazil – Experience Report of this Online Event Conducted During the COVID-19 Outbreak

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 4

Pâmella Buenos Aires Domingues; Laís Heringer Mendes Coelho; Iara Vieira Ferreira; Hemily Duarte Silva; Francielle Silvestre Verner & Fernanda Mombrinipigatti



The Specialized Center in Laser Therapy Applied to Dentistry (CELAO) is an extension project of the School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz de Fora campus Governador Valadares (UFJF-GV) that develops activities related to the treatment of patients through laser therapy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the attendance of the population was suspended, requiring the project to adapt to the new reality. In this precept, the 1st Symposium of Laser in Dentistry from Rio Doce Valley, Brazil was idealized. The event was organized and accomplished by CELAO, completely online and free of charge, with the aim of dissemination of knowledge, expansion of the event’s reach, and the inclusion of the largest number of students and professionals in the area. The results show that the event was relevant to improve knowledge of the participants, with satisfactory integration against the context of social isolation. Still, this Event model used by CELAO can extrapolate to other areas of knowledge, allowing the participation and inclusion of people from various locations.

KEY WORDS: laser therapy. higher education. students. social isolation. coronavirus infections.


How to cite this article

DOMINGUES, P. B. A.; COELHO, L. H. M.; FERREIRA, I. V.; SILVA, H. D.; VERNER, F. S. & PIGATTI, F. M.1st Symposium of laser in dentistry from Rio Doce Valley, Brazil – experience report of this online event conducted during the COVID-19 outbreak. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(4):843-849, 2021.


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