Advances in laser instrumentation and technique have dramatically expanded the range of potential applications; today, lasers can be used in every field of dentistry to shorten treatment times and make surgical protocols more efficient. This clinical atlas presents a broad overview of intraoral laser use followed by individual chapters with before and after clinical views illustrating the indications and contraindications, special considerations, and any relevant risks associated with specific procedures in each discipline. The authors address fundamental concepts such as differences in laser wavelengths, setting laser parameters, and tissue safety. This book is a quick study for anyone who has invested in laser instrumentation or is contemplating such a purchase.
230 pp; 477 illus (mostly color)