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The Comfortable Alternative: Minimally Invasive Piezo Bone Surgery for Dentistry

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Traditional dental surgery on bone, gums, or sinuses is invasive, painful, and traumatic. But your periodontal patients have an alternative, surgery with sound waves. A tool called a piezo tool has been used in other industries, such as concrete cutting, for some time. Your hygienist may employ a piezo scaler in dental cleanings today. Now sound wave power has been refined for use in dental surgery.

Piezosurgery┬« was invented by Dr. Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS and has been in clinical studies for nine years. The tool uses 60K sound waves per second to cut tissue with no bleeding. A piezo tool can be set to cut only certain tissues, avoiding others. At, you’ll find more information about this amazing technology that offers great predictability. Soon, perhaps within a year, the piezo tool will be able to gauge depth, which means that it can be used for dental implant surgery.

Read the Mectron Medical Technology brochure on Piezosurgery® here:

Read a News8Austin interview of Dr. Joseph Kravits, Prosthodontist at theCenter for Dental Health in Washington, DC:

Read a thread on Piezosurgery at

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