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Editorial: And yet it moves !

Dr Georg Bach

When I first learned about the content of this issue of laser international magazine of laser dentistry which you are now holding in your hands, the following famous quote by Galileo Galilei came to my mind: When leaving the court of inquisition, where he was forced to renounce the Copernican world view, he notoriously whispered, “And yet it moves”!

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Er,Cr:YSGG treatment of gingival melanin hyperpigmentation

Dr Habib Zarifeh, Dr Monique Hanna & Dr Dany Salameh, Lebanon

In the past few decades, the improvement of intraoral soft tissue aesthetics has become a significant element in clinical dentistry, including gingiva, which is the most commonly affected intraoral tissue, causing an unpleasant appearance. 1, 2 In fact, oral pigmen - tation is a discoloration of the oral mucosa or gingiva due to several exogenous and endogenous factors, such as drugs, heavy metals, genetics, endocrine dis - turbance, and inflammation...

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis — A case presentation with 915 nm diode laser therapy

Dr Foteini Papanastasopoulou, Greece

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is one of the most common oral diseases and it is characterised by round ulcers surrounded by an erythematous halo. The lesions are usually painful due to the exposed nerve endings in the underlying lamina propria and the pain can range from mild to severe, affecting the patient’s everyday life. RAS has three clinical presen- tations: aphthous minor, aphthous major and her- petiform ulcers. The cause of RAS is unknown, although several factors are suspected...

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Biomodulation in dentistry - Case series on the use of a new flat-top handpiece

Alberico Benedicenti, Andrea Amaroli, Wayne Selting, Nicola Deangelis & Stefano Benedicenti, Italy

The influence of electromagnetic energy on biological tissue has been recognised since the 19 th century, with the basic concept of photochemistry dramatically demonstrated in photosynthesis. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is the term applied to the manipulation of cellular behaviour using low-intensity light sources. It works on the princi - ple of inducing a biological response through en - ergy transfer...

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Laser-activated irrigation with PIPS® — The power of better irrigation

Dr Ralf Schlichting, Germany

Bacterial infections of the root canal system are one of the main causes of apical periodontitis. 1 The infection usually enters through the dentinal tubules. Carious lesions, leaky fillings, leaky dental implants, hairlines, traumas, or erosion may be the cause of canal system infections. 2 For the primary and for the secondary infection as well, an intraradicular mixed bacterial flora was proven...

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Eleven tips for success in your dental clinicPart IV — ROI and PEST

Dr Anna Maria Yiannikos, Germany & Cyprus

Welcome to the fourth part of the series Eleven tips for success in your dental clinic. Our new tips are about knowing how to choose the right investment for your clinic in order to have the greatest possible ROI!...

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15th International WFLD Congress — PreviewInternational laser summit in Nagoya, Japan

Claudia Jahn, Germany

From 17 to 19 July 2016, Nagoya is going to host the 15 th International WFLD Congress with Hajime Yamamoto and Isao Ishikawa as honorary presidents and Kenji Yoshida as the Chair of the Organising Committee. This year’s theme is going to be “Light to brighten the future”—illustrating the society’s endeavour to move away from traditional laser dentistry and dental care, towards new developments by incorporating light into both diagnosis and treatment...

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“I want to spend the rest of my life studying light”Munich — Venue of the 25th DGL Congress

Claudia Jahn, Germany

Born in Munich, legendary scientist Albert Einstein, made this quote in 1905, at a time when the nature of light was a highly discussed and controversial topic in modern physics and especially quantum physics. One hundred years later, the mechanisms of light have be- come an integral part in all aspects of society, science and especially medicine. This year’s International Annual DGL Congress returns to Einstein’s birthplace: From 30 September to 1 October 2016, Munich will be hosting the 25 th anniversary of the event which will illuminate laser-light applications in dentistry...

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Introducing LASOTRONIX — lasers for generations

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Editorial: Und es bewegt doch etwas!

Dr. Georg Bach

Als ich den Inhalt dieser Ausgabe, welche Sie nun in Händen halten, erstmals zu Gesicht bekam, fiel mir spontan der Satz des berühmten Galileo Galilei ein, das er beim Verlassen des Inquisitionsgerichtes gemur melt haben soll, wo man ihn gezwungen hatte, dem kopernikanischen Weltbild abzuschwören: „Und sie bewegt sich doch!...

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Imprint: About the publisher

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