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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2008 Oct;29(8):452-4, 456, 458-9; quiz 460, 462.

Dental laser technology.

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Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.


Dental technology is rapidly affecting the treatment options available to patients. Dental lasers are an innovative technology for both hard- and soft-tissue treatment applications. The ability to recontour soft tissues efficiently and predictably with immediate hemostatsis and minimal postoperative sequelae is of value to both the dentist and the patient. This article reviews the principles of dental lasers, criteria to consider when selecting a dental laser, and some of their clinical applications.

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