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Lasers in Contemporary Implant and Restorative Dentistry: A Microscopic Perspective

Description:
In the lecture, we will discuss the role of lasers after the implant has been placed. We will demonstrate how it can be used to improve healing. It can be used during uncovery. It can be used in periimplant tissue removal, and even in the exciting world of periimplantitis. Clinical cases will be presented showing hard-tissue lasers being used for decortication as an alternative to traditional means. We will focus on why an electrosurge may be damaging to your implants, and may cause you more problems than benefits, and why a diode-laser may be your treatment of choice.

Date Added:
6/20/2015

Author(s):

Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD
Dr. Glenn van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice and acted as a part time assistant cli...
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Questions & Comments
Glenn van As - (6/22/2015 12:02 PM)

Thanks Jasper for your kind words...means a lot.....

Jasper Ainslie - (6/21/2015 8:26 PM)

very enjoyable presentation.

Glenn van As - (6/20/2015 2:44 AM)

Hi Maurice....thanks for your kind words....I appreciate it. The settings for decortication with the laser are MZ5-6 tip with the Biolase Iplus, H mode, 30Hz - 4-6 w with lots of water (80%-90%) and Less air (50%-60%). Gentle plunging movements towards the bone, which allows water to cool the site. The use of the laser has been shown in studies by Kesler to supply more growth factors ( PDGF) than the bur.... Thanks again Maurice...there are two articles coming out in July and August in Dentistry today on the topic of lasers in Implant therapy that I have written for those that are interested again discussing my categorization of the usage of lasers by the stage of the procedure and going into more detail on some of the areas briefly covered in this presentation. Glenn

Maurice Salama - (6/19/2015 8:08 AM)

Everything you would want to know about lasers and their use in modern clinical dentistry in 4o minutes. Great presentation. Can you describe the setting for intra-marrow penetration. regards Maurice

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