Dr. Mel Burchman
Academy of Laser Dentistry, USA
Dr. Burchman has maintained a general dentistry practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania since 1976. He began using lasers in 1998 and now has eight lasers in his practice. In 2001 he received Advanced Proficiency in Nd: YAG from the A.L.D. In November 2003 He received the “The Science Behind the Clinic of Laser Dentistry” award for his presentation on, “Nd:YAG and Diode Laser Therapy in the Medically Compromised Patient”. Also in 2003 his office was written up in Men’s Health Magazine in an article titled, “The Drill Is Gone.”
In 2005 he received “Certified Laser Educator” status from the Academy. He received his “Certificate of Mastership” from the Academy in 2008. He has been published twice in the laser academy journal “Wavelengths” on “Lasers in the Medically Compromised Patient” and in 2012 received the “Leon Goldman Award” for laser clinical excellence the ALD for this work. He has presented on this topic over 70 times both nationally and internationally and it is his passion. He has served the academy as Mentor, Examiner, and Chairman of many committees, a member of the Academy Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President. In 2014 he was the Keynote Speaker at the OCMIS Laser Conference and in 2019 he was the Keynote speaker for the ALD-BAIRD laser conference in Qatar. In 2015 he was the General and Scientific Chairman of the A.L.D conference and in 2016 was the Co-Program Chair of the ASLMS conference. In 2016 he received his, “Recognized Course Provider” certification and was the Chairman of the 2019 academy conference. In 2018 he had the honor to testify before a Congressional Subcommittee on, “Using Dental Lasers to Help Control Opioid Abuse”.
He was the President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2020 and also help found GMA Laser Education. In 2020 he was also the Keynote Speaker for the Baird-ALD Conference in Qatar. Previously he has lectured for: Sirona Dental, Benco Dental and Henry Schein Dental, Advanced Dental Hygiene, Kerber USA, and MedX Laser Health Systems.