WALED is the alumni club of the Mastership and Master of Science programs in Lasers in Dentistry of Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) at RWTH Aachen University.
WALED stands for World Academy for Laser Education & Research in Dentistry.
Members of this academy are only students, graduates and alumni of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Mastership/ Fellowship programs of RWTH Aachen University / Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ) in the field of lasers in dentistry.
WALED’S vision is the realisation of an academy of excellence for postgraduate education and research in laser dentistry.
The mission of WALED is
- to provide outstanding postgraduate educational programs and to offer lifelong learning opportunities for the profession
- to offer high-quality, state-of-the-art oral health care, which includes health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention and encourages innovation in oral healthcare delivery to meet changing global healthcare needs
- to conduct research that generates and applies biomedical, behavioural, and clinical knowledge and technology to health and disease and promotes the transfer of technology to the dental care delivery system
- to impact health globally using resources that will influence the healthcare beliefs of the public and, thereby, the knowledge, skills, values, and beliefs of healthcare professionals.
- Academic and educational worldwide network of AALZ
- Standardized education concepts based on evidence based research
- Standardized treatment protocols based on evidence based preclinical and clinical research
- International symposia and social meetings linked to the countries of AALZ branches and AALZ academic co-workers
- Integration of WALED members in long term clinical multi-center studies
- Supervision of Master Thesis topics in the M.Sc. program Lasers in Dentistry
- Collaboration of WALED members to publish clinical cases in different journals (Laser Magazine, LIMS, Books, Databases)
- Establishment of an academic rating agency in laser dentistry
- Lasers in Dental Science and LASER are the official publication organs of WALED.