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  • breakem1 breakem1 Apr 1, 2013 9:24 AM Flag

    7000 dental patients potentially contaminated with HIV using dirty drill....

    Read on be amazed on the stupidity of people allowing dentists to still use drills as primary tools in mouth.....Lasers dont touch your mouth while a dirty drill does......further the tips on lasers get changed for every use or else they dont perform forcing dentist to be clean.....GOOGLE 7000 dental oklahoma and you will get article.......

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    • Dr. Breakem1

      can you defend zillion procedures with single wavelength laser machine?lol

      how you came with aid with dental drill?lol

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • LightWalker - Hard and Soft Tissue Dental Laser
      Fotona’s LightWalker is the most powerful and user friendly dental laser system on the market, for easier-to-perform treatments and more effective results.

      LightWalker lasers have three models to choose from. The top-of-the-line 20-watt AT model comes standard with dentistry’s two best laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG for no-compromise dentistry. The dual wavelength 8-watt model DT and single wavelength 8-watt model ST-E can be used in both hard and soft tissue options.

      The combination of two wavelengths in one laser system enables practitioners to perform not only single wavelength but also combined, two wavelength (TwinLightTM) treatments. Utilizing both wavelengths in a treatment makes best use of the unique laser tissue interaction characteristics of each laser wavelength, and can drastically improve the outcome of laser assisted treatments to achieve supreme clinical results.

      LightWalker features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomics. It has an easy-to–use color touch-screen, interchangeable optics for the new titanium technology handpieces, a Nd:YAG handpiece detection system and a new, patented OPTOflex arm which allows a complete range of motion.

      Key treatments:

      Calculus Removal
      TwinLight Endodontic Treatments
      TwinLight Periodontal Treatments
      Surface Preparation
      Soft Tissue Surgery
      Gingival Treatments
      Cavity Preparation
      Caries Removal
      Oral Diseases
      Facial Aesthetics
      TouchWhite Tooth Whitening
      Dentin Hypersensitivity

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • I just wish Dentists that have the Waterlase equipment would not advertise on the internet that they are a pain free Dentist with no needles, no scalpels, no shots; and then when I get the courage to call them for an appointment I am told they really don't use it except for very small fillings.

      Why don't they just say in their ads that they do use needles and drills and don't advertize all this painless technology if they are not going to use it.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • There are a few basics for using lasers safely. Laser eye safety is extremely important and should never be compromised. A laser can easily damage the human eye. The patient, dentist, and assistant should always wear protective eyewear. There are inserts available for dentists who wear surgical telescopes. It is recommended that the use of oxygen and nitrous oxide/oxygen should be turned off when using a laser.

      Nd:YAG, Diode lasers, and CO2 are primarily used on soft tissue. These lasers provide good coagulation. The laser energy of the Diode and Nd:YAG can penetrate a few millimeters into the tissue. A CO2 laser penetrates less than a millimeter and can produce excellent coagulation along with a very precise cut. Erbium wavelength lasers can cut tooth, bone, and soft tissue. Erbium lasers have an affinity for water. Erbium lasers are not good at providing hemostasis but are kind to tissue, as they only penetrate microns into tissue.

      The first question that a dentist needs to ask before buying a laser is: What do I want the laser for? Then ask: Will I use it exclusively for soft-tissue work? Do I have the room for a large erbium laser box in my operatory? Do I want to prep teeth and bone? Your choice of a laser will be dictated by the answers to these questions. The goal is to choose the correct laser and wavelength for the procedure you want to accomplish.

      Laser procedures are usually divided into hard and soft tissue. Soft-tissue laser procedures are for periodontal treatment. Oral surgery, such as biopsies and frenectomies, can be accomplished with all soft-tissue lasers.

      Now you need to choose the soft-tissue laser with the proper wavelength. If you want a laser for soft-tissue periodontal procedures, I would recommend an Nd:YAG as there is lots of supportive literature. Other procedures can be accomplished with either Nd:YAG, CO2, or Diode lasers. Soft-tissue lasers offer better visualization of the surgical field, because they cut and seal at the same time.

      Periodontal procedures such as the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) allow for minimally invasive surgery as an alternative to conventional flap surgery. The laser is placed into the periodontal sulcus and removes the diseased epithelium. Scaling is performed to remove calcified plaque and calculus from the root surfaces. The Nd:YAG produces a bactericidal effect in the pocket. Some individuals have had regeneration of cementum, bone, and periodontal ligament while reducing pocket depth.

      Nd:YAG, Diode, CO2, or Er:YAG lasers can also be used for the destruction of aphthous ulcers. A laser can transform a sore that hurts into a sore that does not hurt, with more rapid healing. Advantages of soft-tissue lasers may include minimal postoperative pain, minimally invasive surgeries, and in many cases, the elimination of sutures. Second-stage implant surgery can be safely accomplished with Diode, Erbium, and CO2 lasers.

      The KaVo DIAGNOdent uses a laser to help identify caries. Diagnostic lasers can be used to detect smooth surface, interproximal, and pit and fissure caries. These lasers operate at a wavelength of 655nm and are red in color. At this wavelength healthy enamel and dentin have little or no fluorescence. The laser light causes the carious areas of the tooth to fluoresce. The fluorescence is then measured, and the determination of caries can be made. Laser caries detection offers greater sensitivity than conventional visual and tactile methods. Early diagnosis of carious lesions makes minimally invasive dentistry possible.

      Erbium-based lasers (Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG) can do both hard- and soft-tissue procedures. Many general dentists are looking to lasers to prepare teeth for restorations. Erbium lasers are effective for caries removal and cavity preparation. Many procedures can be done with an Erbium laser without anesthesia, and these lasers make treating pediatric patients easier. Erbium lasers do not cut teeth as fast as a high-speed handpiece, but they are much more conservative when preparing teeth. Erbium lasers can be used to remove composites but not amalgam restorations. Soft-tissue procedures with an Erbium laser can produce more bleeding compared to soft-tissue-only lasers.

      The major objections most dentists have to lasers are cost and limited procedures. Lasers are perfect for minimally invasive dentistry. The more healthy tooth structure conserved during a procedure, the better the long-term health of the tooth. A laser may never replace a high-speed handpiece, but it is another tool to better assist the dentist.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Dr. Breakem1 being a great Analyst should be providing Cash Flow projections and can also explain how can this survive without massive cash Infusion/

      Also do ya really believe it is a Monopoly in Dental lasers?

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • i_gotta_have_more_cowbell i_gotta_have_more_cowbell May 30, 2013 10:14 PM Flag

      Would this qualify as some something done better, faster, or cheaper, as the antagonists imply can't be done by BIOL? Sure seems like reducing the risk of transmitting disease qualifies as "better".

    • Dr. Breakem1

      Working class consumers have been raped in USA and dentist are screaming that they are being squeezed and these expensive machines do not matter for regular cleaning or deep cleaning and no economic sense to them so far.............Which World do ya live in DR. BREAKEM1?

      They hate Laser tips expense too
      DRILL still rules per DENTIST survey

      Free XRAY, Examinations ere normal offerings by Dentist, How can they make big profits?lol

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • No one will acquire BIOL

      and even SIRONA has this:
      Laser from Sirona – Work stress-free.
      Laser therapy means state-of-the-art dentistry and modern patient care all in one. Due to the number of advantages, a dental laser should now be a standard feature of a modern dental practice.

      Expand your treatment range with many pain-free alternatives and achieve better results, stress-free. Quick and successful use is provided by the intuitively operating lasers SIROLaser Advance and SIROLaser Xtend.
      Sirona diode lasers – everything but stress.

      Touchscreen with intelligent menu navigation
      Preset therapy programs
      Individual user profiles with personalized access codes
      Light-touch finger switch for total ease of use

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • BIOL & Dental lasers? who actually is monetizing to the bottom line in Dental lasers?

      Hello Dr. Breakem1 ; Do ya know?
      BIOL failed in penetrating 3D imaging too...........So revenue growth is LOL

      dentist hate extra hidden cost of Diode laser disposable tips.....DD survey

      BIOL to $3 and than $1 road map

      Make sure your iLase diode laser from BIOLASE operates at peak efficiency by correctly installing the tip...Dr. Breakem1

      Ilase & EzLase $8.30 ea Tips Per Day 10 Monthly Usage 160 Yearly1920 Annual Cost $15,936

      Long Term cost for tips:??Dentist say $uck DiodeLasers for soft tissue

      CO2 Lasers cost is Zero

      Econo101 for u Dr. Breakem1
      For your information: BIOLASE tips are 40% more expensive than

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • so what?lol

      DR. Breakem1

      BIOL to $1 my DD vs Yours

      OPEN challenge now to prove my Scientific engineering DD Network input

      .Lasers dont touch your mouth while a dirty drill does: lol

      what are tips and what they do?
      Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems. Yet, despite FDA approval, no laser system has received the American Dental Association's (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. That seal assures dentists that the product or device meets ADA standards of safety and efficacy, among other things. The ADA, however, states that it is cautiously optimistic about the role of laser technology in the field of dentistry. These lasers are different from the cold lasers used in phototherapy for the relief of headaches, pain, and inflammation.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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