Inside Look: A breakthrough in all-tissue laser technology

September 6, 2016

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.

AMD LASERS made a big impact on the dental industry with the introduction of a line of affordable diode lasers several years ago. Recently the Indianapolis-based company introduced an affordable hard-tissue laser, the LiteTouch™ Er:YAG dental laser. Since its official launch at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting in February, the new laser has joined AMD LASERS’ award-winning Picasso line of soft-tissue lasers to again make a quick impact on the industry.

The LiteTouch™, from Light Instruments Ltd., 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.

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Alan Miller, AMD LASERS, on the LiteTouch:

Q: How did this product technology first come about?
A: In 2005, a group of physicists, engineers and laser technology specialists from different dental laser companies came together to found Light Instruments Ltd., a dental laser manufacturer which aspired to develop new dental products and innovative concepts. These experts, long-time veterans of the dental laser industry, were well aware of the drawbacks of existing dental lasers. They joined forces, and their multi-disciplinary research yielded the first all-tissue, non-fiber, non-articulated arm Er: YAG dental laser equipment. Their innovation, the LiteTouch, is the first Laser-in-Handpiece device.

Q: How long a process was the development?
A: The LiteTouch development process extended during the first two years. Since then Light Instruments continues to strive for excellence, developing the best dental laser solutions that elevate global standards for laser dentistry.

Q: How has it been received by clinicians?
A: Light Instruments’ innovation is widely recognized by scholars and dentists worldwide. Its widespread

academic and scientific collaborations, as well as its close synergy with key opinion leaders, are fast becoming the leading framework for the successful advancement of laser dentistry. Light Instruments takes pride in placing the needs of dentists and distributors at the forefront of its activities, providing in-depth clinical training opportunities as well as special services adapted to market requirements.

 

Q: What makes this laser so special?
A: LiteTouch is the world’s smallest versatile Erbium YAG dental laser for both hard- and soft-tissue dental treatments. The unique “Laser-in-Handpiece™” technology houses the entire laser mechanism within a small sized chamber. The LiteTouch is fiber-free (there is no fiber in the delivery mechanism), thus enabling unlimited movement of the swivel, which maneuvers just like a turbine drill. The laser energy is swiftly delivered to the tissue, providing supreme cutting power and precise incisions for hard tissue and bone. With the LiteTouch, dentists achieve better clinical results and their patients benefit from an overall improved experience and shorter healing time. The LiteTouch laser is FDA cleared and is said to be the only all-tissue dental laser that enables dentists to enjoy a complete expression of their dental expertise and mastery.

Q: What are you most proud about in terms of this product?
A: AMD LASERS is pleased to partner with Light Instruments Ltd., continuing its tradition of adopting the latest cutting edge technologies and affordable products. We believe that Light Instruments’ LiteTouch including the “Laser-in-Handpiece” technology is a breakthrough product, which finally encapsulates the hard and soft tissues dental lasers’ clinical advantages with a unique, barrier-free maneuverability. The reaction from the USA dentists has been overwhelming. For decades our company has been investing in research and development in order to provide the USA dental community with the top products and technologies. The LiteTouch provides us the opportunity to continue and strengthen this tradition. Light Instruments’ LiteTouch Er:YAG laser system is positioned as the next generation dental laser enabling dentists to provide higher quality dentistry services for their patients.

Q: What does AMD LASERS do for owners next in terms of training and making sure they’re getting the most out of their new technology?
A: Customer satisfaction is core to AMD LASERS’ success. We include a hands-on comprehensive training program that ensures practices know how to market, treatment plan, bill and utilize the LiteTouch for comprehensive patient treatments. The entire staff receives certification and gains knowledge about dental lasers, laser safety and the benefits of lasers for the patients. AMD LASERS is much more than lasers--we offer ongoing master training programs, webinars, social media and one-on-one guidance. This gives doctors the confidence that they are offering their patients the best clinical treatment they can and the best financial returns on their investment.

 

What Dr. Ron Kaminer says about the LiteTouch:

Q: How did this product technology first come about?  

A: Hard-tissue lasers have been around for a long time. The LiteTouch is one of the most popular lasers worldwide with many experienced owners in many countries.
Q: How long a process was the development?  
A: The newest model was a collaborative effort with many brilliant minds contributing to the features and design of the product.
Q: How has it been received by clinicians?
A: Everyone loves the small footprint and the ease of use of the touch screen. Doctors also love how fast it cuts enamel and dentin and how much can be done without anesthetic.
Q: What makes this laser so special?
A: As an all-tissue laser the LiteTouch is half the size and far less expensive than any other laser in this class. Not sacrificing on any features makes this laser a great tool for every office.
Q: What does AMD LASERS do for owners next in terms of training and making sure they’re getting the most out of their new technology?
A: AMD ensures that every doctor is trained with a full day live training course with some of the most experienced clinicians in the world. The company also sends in a hygienist to the office to train the staff and help with organization and marketing.

More on LiteTouch

AMD LASERS, in collaboration with Light Instruments Ltd., recently released the new LiteTouch. This ER:YAG dental laser provides fast-cutting, high-energy non-fiber, and minimally invasive treatment, for hard and soft oral and maxillofacial tissues. LiteTouch offers precision for a wide range of dental procedures. With a cutting-edge ergonomic design, it is described as an affordable, user-friendly all-tissue laser.