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Cranham on WaterlaseMD

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been using the ezlase™ diode laser by Biolase for some time, and I just trained on the Waterlase MD™ for hard and soft tissue applications. At first, I was skeptical because I had reviewed the product years ago. I was amazed, however, at advances in the technology and improvements like in the turbo tip. […]

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Lares’ New Portable XD-2 Laser Introduced

March 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Lares Research now offers the 2-pound, 7-watt XD-2 Diode Laser, manufactured by a European company with a great reputation for making hard and soft tissue lasers, Fotona. The XD-2 Laser is perfect for first-time buyers who want to move slowly into soft-tissue procedrues in a general dentistry practice.

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Dental Lasers 101

November 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dental Lasers 101

DentalCompare has added some exciting features to the company website this year. While reading the DC newsletter, I came across this month’s DentalCompare Presents: Power of Lasers in Dentistry. The webpage is dedicated to providing photos and product information about many types of dental lasers, including products from HOYA, Sirona, BIOLASE, Ivoclar, and Millennium. You […]

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Lasers Can Do More Harm than Good if Not Used Properly

April 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Lasers Can Do More Harm than Good if Not Used Properly

Many dentists agree, lasers have transformed dental procedures like periodontal debridement, crown lengthening, cosmetic gingivectomies, tooth prep, and tissue grafting. The problem is, according to an article at Dr. Bicuspid, even when used at the suggested settings, dental lasers can harm dentin and pulp. Lasers are supposed to be minimally invasive, right? The solution may […]

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Lasers vs Electrosurge

March 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Lasers vs Electrosurge

If you’re a Townie (go to here) or you read Dentaltown, check out the discussion on electrosurge versus laser on page 38. Questions were presented as to whether a laser has significant advantages over monopolar or bipolar electrosurge – enough so to warrant the financial and training investment required for using a laser. The […]

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Lasers in Dentistry

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I have had some extensive exposure with the diode laser, a CO2 laser, and some experience with the Hoya hard tissue laser. Before working with lasers, though, I used an electrosurgery unit and did not see the need for lasers. I thought the cost was prohibitive, as well. I started using the Odyssey diode (on […]

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Ivoclar launches Oddessy Navigator Diode Laser in Chicago

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Ivoclar launched their Odessy Navigator Laser during the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting.  It is a compact battery operated three watt diode laser with a wireless Bluetooth footswitch.  There are no more fibers to cleave and manage as the tips are disposable. Click on the video below to see a demonstration.

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Feel Free to Ask! Dental Blogs is about sharing ideas without confrontation.

November 1st, 2005 · No Comments

We have all been on other forums where anyone can post anything about anyone. This often leads to angry and self-ritious grandstanding. In other words, confrontation for the sake of protecting ones turf, as opposed to simply sharing ideas for the simple sake of helping others. All the authors of this forum have the obligation […]

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Treatment of periodontal pockets with a diode laser

August 30th, 2005 · No Comments

This is an interesting article that was posted on the Cerec forum.  I always hear the claim that there have been no studies that support diode laser therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease. Lasers Surg Med 1998;22(5):302-11 Treatment of periodontal pockets with a diode laser. Moritz A, Schoop U, Goharkhay K, Schauer P, DoertbudakO, […]

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First Laser Gum Disease Procedure to gain FDA Clearance – “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or Laser-ANAP®”

August 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

CERRITOS, Calif., October 8, 2004 / PRNewswire / – Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) announced today it has received the first FDA clearance ever for a laser-based periodontal (gum) disease treatment protocol while using the first ever digital dental laser–the PerioLase® MVP-7â„¢. 50 people out of 100 have moderate to severe gum disease, 40 out […]

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