Clinical Technique Showcase: Laser Applications: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Pratice

1 Hour 32 Minutes

Monday Session

Moderator: Timothy P. Walsh 

Program Track: Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases 

Lasers have been used in dentistry for many years. Historically, lasers have been shown to be used primarily for soft tissue procedures. The clinical benefits of lasers have led to FDA clearance for numerous uses of such in periodontics and implant dentistry. 

Educational Objectives: 
• Understand different laser wavelengths and their interactions with hard and soft tissue, including the applications of varying wavelengths and treatment protocols to treat periodontitis. 
• Discuss tissue biotypes and case selections for open and closed crown lengthening. 
• Demonstrate long-term success for treating failing implants with lasers.