Laser in Dentistry : luxury or beneficial

Introduction to Laser in Dentistry Pt.1

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Dr. Ilay Maden

One of the key problems of dentistry is patient compliance. That is mainly because, for patients, dental treatment is historically linked with fear and pain (Fig 1). Although it is in constan ...

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Laser-tissue interactions Pt.2

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Dr. Ilay Maden

Tissues can be affected by laser energy in different ways. With low levels of laser energy, biomodulation of the tissues is possible, which is a photochemical interaction. With more power, coagulation, vaporization and ablation of tissues is realized as photothermal ...

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Erbium lasers Pt.3

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Dr. Ilay Maden

There are two different kinds of erbium lasers used in dentistry; Erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG ) with a wavelength of 2940 nm and erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-galli ...

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Diode lasers Pt.4

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Dr. Ilay Maden

Diode lasers are the most cost effective dental lasers as their costs have come down tremendously in the past decade and the spectrum of indications are pretty wide even though tissue rem ...

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Nd:YAG laser Pt.5

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Dr. Ilay Maden

Dental Nd:YAG lasers have a wavelength of 1064nm  and they are free running pulsed lasers similar to Er:YAG in means of laser medium and laser production. This makes it work with very h ...

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