Laser Troughing to Improve Scanning and Impressions

Laser Troughing to Improve Scanning and Impressions

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS and Tarun Agarwal, DDS

Fixed restorative dentistry success is dependent on the exquisite fit of restorations. When the restoration does not fit the prepared margins, recurrent caries as well as periodontal issues, such as chronic inflammation of the gingiva, will likely occur in time.
January 2017 | Dentistry Today

Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser

The Diode Laser Implant Uncovery

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS , MAGD

Initiation of the prosthetic phase of dental implant treatment may require soft tissue modification to uncover the implants or customize the emergence profile. This can be accomplished by several methods...
2016 | Dentalon

Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser

Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS , MAGD

Dental implants are placed either utilizing a one-stage approach (healing abutment placed at implant placement) or a two-stage approach (implant is covered by soft tissue at time of placement) and modification of the soft tissue to expose the implant fully may be required.
Issue 4/2016 | Implants • North America Edition • Vol. 4

Improving Periodontal Treatment Utilizing the Diode Laser

Improving Periodontal Treatment Utilizing the Diode Laser

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS , MAGD

Non-surgical treatment of periodontal desease has changed in recent years. Technology and science have improved both how treatment is rendered as well as its long-term outcomes.
April 2016 | SPECTRUM Dental Teamwork

Treatment of Peri-Implantitis with the Picasso Diode Laser

Treatment of Peri-Implantitis with the Picasso Diode Laser

A long-term follow-up after debridement and grafting

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS , MAGD | Markus Weitz, DDS | Ron Kaminer, DDS | Daniel D. Gober, DDS

The prevalence of peri-implant complications is rising significantly as implant treatment increases.Periodontal disease associated with implants can range from gingival inflammation in the absence of bone loss to significant bone loss and mobility of the fixture.
March 2016 | inside dentistry

Implant Uncovery and Soft-tissue Modification Utilizing a Diode Laser

Implant Uncovery and Soft-tissue Modification Utilizing a Diode Laser

By: Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman and Lanka Mahesh

The article will discuss the methods that have been employed for soft-tissue modification around implants traditionaly and compare these to use of the diode laser
IJOICR

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

By: Ross W. Nash, DDS, and Debra Engelhardt-Nash, AA, BFA

Dentistry Today's ditor-in-chief, Dr. Damon Adams, interviews Ross W. Nash, DDS, and Debra Engelhardt-Nash, AA, BFA, about their collaboration of clinical dentistry and practice management.
September 2015

tip selection and iniciation

EXPOSICIÓN DE IMPLANTE (Spanish/English version)

By: Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman and Dr. Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar;

Modificación de los tejidos blandos utilizando un láser de diodo.
Implant uncovery and soft tissue modification utilizing a Diode Laser
November 2015

tip selection and iniciation

Improving Periodontal Treatment and Maintenance

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI;

Maximizing the benefit of a laser-assisted periodontal protocol
October 2015

tip selection and iniciation

The Diode Laser as an Adjunct to Implant Treatment

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI;

Safe cutting and hemostasis for improved workflow and outcomes.
July 2015

tip selection and iniciation

Tip Selection and Initiation

By: Glen A. van As, BSc, D.M.D.;

In this article I will focus on a simple, but for many new users a confusing procedure that must be completed prior to starting many diode laser procedures
June 2014

Tissue Management in Cementing Implant Retained Crowns

Tissue Management in Cementing Implant Retained Crowns

By: Glen A. van As, BSc, D.M.D.;

Each month I try to cover a unique dental application that uses the AMD Picasso Lite Diode Laser in a general dental practice setting.
Dentistry Today | September 2012

Diode Laser Frenectomy in Lower Anteriors

Diode Laser Frenectomy in Lower Anteriors

By: Glen A. van As, BSc, D.M.D.

In last months Dentistry Today article I looked at the second and last part of why a dentist might want to replace their old electrosurgery unit with a diode laser.
Dentistry Today | August 2012

The Diode Laser for Gingival Recontouring in Cosmetic Dentistry

The Diode Laser for Gingival Recontouring in Cosmetic Dentistry

By: Glen A. van As, BSc, D.M.D.

Previously in these clinical technique articles in Dentistry Today, I have discussed the role of the diode laser for gingivectomies in conjunction with restorative dentistry (1) as well as with orthodontics.(2)
Dentistry Today | April 2012

Laser Enhanced Endodontic Treatment

Laser Enhanced Endodontic Treatment

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

Endodontic success is predicated on the ability to debride and clean the canal system. That canal system is a complex array of accessory and lateral canals, fins and other anatomical areas inaccessible to endodontic files.
January 2017 | Dental Tribune

Laser-enhanced endodontic treatment

Laser-enhanced endodontic treatment

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS , MAGD

Endodontic success is predicated on the ability to debride and clean the canal system. That canal system is a complex array of accessory and lateral canals, fins, and other anatomical areas inaccessible to endodontic files...
Winter 2016 | Endodonic Practice - US

Improving Restorative Dentistry With Hard-Tissue Lasers

Improving Restorative Dentistry With Hard-Tissue Lasers

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI

A hard tissue laser allows the practitioner to remove carious tooth structure while preserving healthy enamel and dentin for truly minimal invasive dentistry.
DENTISTRYTODAY.COM

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

Hard Tissue Lasers: Improving Restorative Dental Treatment

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI

Patients often avoid dental care due to the fear of pain that they perceive they will feel either related to the local anesthetic injection or during drilling to remove caries. This can be especially traumatic for pediatric patients who can be uncooperative following the sensation of the injection...
July 2016 | oralhealthgroup.com

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

Laser Endodontic Debridement and Canal Disinfection

By: Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI

The canal system within teeth is a complex array of accessory and lateral canals, fins, and other anatomical areas inaccessible to endodontic files...
June 2016 | DENTISTRYTODAY.COM

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

By: Dr. Fabrice Baudot, France

We are witnessing today an upsurge in the use of minimaly invasive technolodies in the medical field. Dentistry has not escaped this rapidly expanding trend.
February 2014

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

Laser & Peri-implantitis

By: By Dr. Marc Mongeot, LE FIL DENTAIRE, N°90

The use of dental implants as an alternative to tooth loss has been the preferred, scientifically approved treatment for many years.
February 2014 (pages 32-35)

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

(Clinic Focus) Laser Erbium:YAG and borderline periodontology: Should we give up on the Septa?

By: Dr. Carole LECONTE, LE FIL DENTAIRE, N°90

The reason that patients suffering from periodontitis consult us very often differs from our analysis of their major needs. Like so many others, this patient came to the dental surgery for aesthetic reasons.
February 2014 (pages 36-38)

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

Er:Yag laser etching of hypoplastic enamel

By: Dr. Georgi Tomov

Enamel hypoplasia is the most common abnormality of development and mineralisation of human teeth.
2013

Marrying Clinical Techniques and Teamwork

Peri-Implantitis and ER-YAG Laser

By: Dr. Carole LECONTE, LE FIL DENTAIRE N°85

Peri-implantitis is becoming increasingly prevalent; its etiologies are varied and often combined. Among the existing treatments, the Erbium YAG laser is probably the least well - known despite its numerous clinical advantages: removal of granulation tissue, tartar and decontamination of the titanium while conserving the healthy tissue and the implant structures.
September 2013

Nd:YAG and ER:YAG wavelengths used as a therapeutic tool in periodontal disease

Improving the efficiency of an Er:Yag laser on enamel and dentin

By: Dr. N. Rizcalla, Dr. C. Bader, Dr. T. Bortolotto, Dr. I. Krejci

Objective: To evaluate the influence of air pressure, water flow rate, and pulse frequency on the removal speed of enamel and dentin as well as on their surface morphology.
February, 2012

Nd:YAG and ER:YAG wavelengths used as a therapeutic tool in periodontal disease

Laser versus bur and dentinal bonding

By: Dr. Barbara Cvikl, Austria

In times of increased awaraness of aesthetics, high quality ceramic restoraions on dentistry are in great demand.
2012

Nd:YAG and ER:YAG wavelengths used as a therapeutic tool in periodontal disease

Nd:YAG and ER:YAG wavelengths used as a therapeutic tool in periodontal disease.

By: Prof. Anna Monovska

Laser treatment is expected to serve as an alternative or adjunctive to conventional mechanical periodontal treatment.
2011

Laser perfect for atruamatic procedures in paediatrics

Laser perfect for atruamatic procedures in paediatrics

By: Joseph Allbeury

September 2010

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