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The Potential of Lasers in Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy

Description:
Periodontal Disease continues to be the single most significant issue in dentistry. It effects the teeth, Implants and overall systemic health of our patients. This presentation describes the utilization of a specific laser energy in the treatment of periodontal bone loss around teeth and implants. The comparison of conventional techniques to laser therapy will also be discussed.

Date Added:
2/17/2016

Author(s):

I. Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD I. Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD
Dr. I. Stephen Brown, a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, earned specialty certification in Periodontics and Adult Orthodontics at the Univer...
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Questions & Comments
Charles Schwimer - (2/29/2016 10:20 PM)

Ladies and Gentleman. The MILLENNIUM multi-center studies indicates Nd yag laser energy didn't have an adverse impact on healing of conventional root debridement. Nothing more. In order to evaluate the efficacy of laser energy, LASER ENERGY NEEDS TO BE THE INDEPENDANT VARIABLE IN THE STUDY DESIGN. For example: Control Group = LANAP protocol but without laser energy Test Groups 1- LANAP protocol with ND YAG laser energy 2- LANAP protocol with CO2 laser energy 3- LANAP protocol with Eribium laser energy 4- LANAP protocol with Diode laser energy And so on.... A study designed such as this compares the efficacy of the various laser energies alone and with each other. That is what we need to know.

snjezana pohl - (2/29/2016 3:19 PM)

Few days ago I visited MILLENNIUM sites, since I am thinking about introducing laser in our clinic. There is a paper to be found in "Research",published 2014. "Change in clinical indices following laser or scalpel treatment for periodontitis:A split-mouth, randomized, multi-center trial." Four quadrants:CD, SRP, MWF, LANAP.

Charles Schwimer - (2/28/2016 10:43 AM)

Gentleman. You correct in pointing out the ABSENSE OF PROPERLY DESIGNED STUDIES to evaluate the efficacy of the various laser protocols. In fact that studies to date seem to be intentionally designed NOT to answer the the MAIN QUESTION we have. WHAT DOES LASER ENERGY ITSELF ADD TO TREATMENT OUTCOME AND IS IT STATISTICALLY OR CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT? BTW LNAP protocol specifically indicates full mouth laser treatment as a criteria for success. So the split mouth model doesn't necessary apply to LANAP. How convenient. Chuck




Paul Kozy DDS - (2/28/2016 8:28 AM)

I have case of conventional 1/2 mouth and nd:yag other 1/2 mouth. Only about 6 months post laser. Will report when data collected.

marc nacar - (2/28/2016 2:48 AM)

Thank you Dr Brown for this great lecture. I have been using a Nd - yap Laser (LOKKI) since 1996 with same results. My question: do you use some H2O2 into the pocket when you shoot your Laser or do you shoot "dry"? Our protocol is quite similar to yours, except we add at 1 point H2O2 that we shoot at in order to potentialise its desinfectant effect.

Maurice Salama - (2/24/2016 10:43 AM)

Biggest issues we have is to compare conventional treatment on one side and laser treatment on the contra-lateral side in same patient. To my knowledge this has not been done? Dr. Salama

hiszam kassem - (2/24/2016 2:27 AM)

thanks

Edison Louie - (2/20/2016 10:51 PM)

Excellent presentation. Thank you for sharing the before and after of multiple cases.

Tarek Hussein - (2/19/2016 9:38 PM)

Thank you dr Stephen for this interesting presentation. How frequent you apply laser to treat a defect ? Can diode laser fulfill the treatment and if yes what is the recommended power ?

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