Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

After the very successful Rome-2011 meeting, we have the pleasure to host a second World Federation for Laser Dentistry congress. On behalf of the organizing committee of the 7th Congress of WFLD-ED, I am very honoured to welcome you in the historical city of Parma.
The scientific program will cover all aspects related to the use of laser in dental practice: topics such as the physical basis of light, human tissue fluorescence and laser beam production will always be treated in order to provide an exahustive clinical perspective in oral surgery, oral oncology, restorative dentistry and endodontics, periodontology and implantology, pedodontics, regenerative medicine and aesthetic.
A panel of well-recognized international laser experts from over twenty universities will share their knowledge within a unique setting. Young members of our community will have the opportunity to highlight their clinical and research activities in two days of oral presentations. Parallel sections of workshops organized by leading industries in the field of laser will put in contact dental practitioners and cutting-edge technologies.
An appropriate use of laser cannot be separated from a rigorous scientific training: ten years after the first Promotion Ceremony with the delivery of European Diplomas, we decided to organize the first Meeting of the IAE: International Academy of EMDOLA (European Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications). Graduated, students and teachers will share their scientific and clinical experience with the audience.
The Congress Venue is the beautiful historical palace of the University of Parma. Our University is one of the oldest in the world as its foundation dates back to the ninth century.
The title of the 7th Congress of WFLD-ED is The sound of Light. Yes, “the sound” because Parma is famous worldwide for music and musicians (Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, among others). I also strongly encourage you to experience the sound of taste of Italian and Parmesan food, the sound of Art within the forty museums and the sound of friendship of our warm city!
In accordance to the WFLD traditions, the Gala Dinner will be an “enlightening surprise” in one of the most charming environment of the North of Italy: a wonderful castle in the hills around Parma.
I hope (I am sure!) that the 7th Congress of WFLD-ED could represent a big opportuninity to meet old friends and many new colleagues from all over the world through sharing the same passion for scientific and clinical applications of the laser.
You will appreciate our small and beautiful town, its strong historical background as well as its modern and vital present, in a pretty unique friendly surrounding.

Prof. Paolo VESCOVI, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 7th WFLD-ED Congress


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the WFLD, we are honored to welcome you to the 7th European Congress WFLD (2019 - 20th-22nd June) in Parma ( Italy ), hosted by Prof. Paolo Vescovi. In 2018, we celebrated the 30th year of the WFLD bringing together a global network of professionals in the field of laser in dentistry. The theme of the Congress, “SOUND OF LIGHT”, will feature world-renowned professionals sharing their current knowledge and expertise in plenaries, symposia, workshops, free/oral communication, posters and more. The Scientific Committee, under the leadership of Prof. Paolo Vescovi, developed a excellent and interdisciplinary scientific program. We deeply appreciate and thank SILO (Società Italiana di Laser in Odontostomatologia) for their help in planning and preparations for this Congress. A special thank you from not only European countries but also all over the world to all of the members and users that helped contribute to the program; your dedication to the WFLD European division is greatly appreciated.
I look forward to meeting you at the many educational and networking events throughout the 7th European Congress WFLD in June 2019 at Parma.
Warm Regards,

Prof. Kenji YOSHIDA, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Honorary President of the 7th WFLD-ED Congress


Dear colleagues and friends,

as the Director of the European Division of the World Federation of Laser Dentistry, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the 7th Congress of our Division, that will be held in the charming city of Parma, in the heart of Italy, from June 20th to 22nd 2019.
Renowned personalities and young researchers from all around the world, will share their experiences and knowledge in a three days reunion that from now is yet presenting as one of the most ever successful events in Laser Dentistry.
Plenary lectures, oral comunications, will share the time with specific sessions dedicated to the young professionals who, with their entusiasm demonstrate that the future of our discipline is solid and bright.
In particular I’m very proud to announce to you that, within the programme of the forthcoming Congress, we will assist to the debut of the newborn International Academy of EMDOLA, the IAE, that collects the graduated professionals of the EMDOLA Master, the most important post-graduate laser course in Europe.
For the aforementioned reasons, I’m sure that no one of you will miss this important scientific event that, after the refoundation of the WFLD that in 2018 deeply renewed itself, represents a very important occasion for the rebirth of our society.
I’m looking forward to meet you all in Parma to assist to the event in which the LIGHT of laser will meet the SOUND of a promising and brighting future, that comes from far, from the past three-decades long history of WFLD, and will brighten the future generations for a very long time.

Prof. Carmen Todea, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Director of the European Division of WFLD