Today’s dental lasers keep getting better and better, and easier to use. Add to that a big drop in price in recent years, and now may the best time ever to take advantage of the technology if you have yet to already do so.
You’ve finally made the plunge and find yourself unboxing a brand new laser in your office. But, now what? The realization that you’re not really sure what procedures you will use it for is setting in and you’ve forgotten much of what the sales person told you it could do. Thankfully, there are a few procedures you can get started with right away, to help you get your laser “sea legs” and reap the benefits of laser dentistry.
The LiteTouch™, from Syneron Dental Lasers, is described as a fast-cutting, high-energy non-fiber Er:YAG dental laser for treating both hard and soft, oral and maxillofacial tissues. Innovative Laser-in-Handpiece technology offers all the benefits of laser dentistry with the familiar feel of a turbine drill. This design makes it easy to achieve cleaner, gentler treatments with less anesthesia and minimal recovery time. Here Alan Miller, CEO and Founder of AMD LASERS, and Dr. Ron Kaminer, a pioneer in dental lasers, talk about the new laser.
When Dr. Michael T. Kelly first heard about a newer laser technology that targeted hard tissue, he knew had to give it a try.
Once he got his hands on the Solea laser from Convergent Dental, he was convinced the technology was indeed great for cutting hard tissue. What he learned soon thereafter really had him hooked — that this CO2 laser system also was perfect for his soft tissue procedures.
Convergent Dental Inc. has released Solea 3.0, new software that enhances Solea’s® anesthesia-free and blood-free performance. Convergent Dental has simplified the all-tissue dental laser’s workflow to allow dentists to cut any tissue without changing any settings.
At the Greater New York Dental Meeting last fall, AMD LASERS announced that it was expanding into the hard-tissue dental laser market. The company then officially launched the LiteTouch all-tissue laser at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting to much fanfare at its booth as well as at a product launch reception on Feb. 26 at the Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Art Gallery in Chicago.