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Jahr 2014 Ausgabe 02



Jahr 2014 Ausgabe 02




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Editorial: Preview on the 14th WFLD Congress in Paris

Prof. Dr Norbert Gutknecht, Editor and CEO WFLD

Today, meeting all expectations participants and companies hold towards a congress has become a difficult task. Whereas in previous years, one would have attended a congress in order to expand one’s knowledge with new findings, expectations towards congresses today are dominated more and more by its status as an event rather than its educational properties. Of course, both WFLD and the French organisers are open to this idea, but we also want to make sure that the congress features a programme in which the latest laser technologies and many documented case studies are presented and discussed. Of course, problems with regard to the competent integration and amortisation of laser applications in the dental practice are discussed as well...




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Diclofenac, dexamethasone or laser phototherapy? Part II

Jan Tunér, Sweden

In part I, the author informed about studies which investigated the effects of diclofenac and LPT. In the second part, they continue their investigation into the vast literature and studies on this topic and give their conclusion...


Laser activated irrigation - Part I: The power of the bubble

Roeland Jozef Gentil De Moor, Maarten Meire, Belgium

Endodontic success is determined by the removal of remnants of vital and necrotic tissues, microorganisms and their microbial toxins from the root canal system.1 Today, cleaning and shaping of the root canal is based on a sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) supported root canal preparation followed by final rinsing with EDTA.2 It is important that these irrigants come into contact with the root canal wall and biofilm (if present), especially in the apical third of the root canal system. Therefore, a number of mechanical devices have been introduced to improve the penetration and effectiveness of irrigation.3 ...


Er,Cr:YSGG in laser-assisted aesthetic rehabilitation: A case report.

Dr Christina Boutsiouki & Dr Dimitris Strakas, Greece

The Er,Cr:YSGG laser is beyond doubt a very helpful tool in the hands of a trained practitioner in everyday practice. It can be used safely both for hard- and soft-tissue treatment, with minimal or no use of anaesthetic. Patients are always positive about and eager to undergo laser treatment owing to the comfort they enjoy compared to classical treatments...


Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

Dr Fabrice Baudot, France

We are witnessing today an upsurge in the use of minimally invasive techniques in the medical field. Dentistry has not escaped this rapidly expanding trend. In all the specialties of our discipline, we see the appearance of micro-dentistry operating instruments and protocols. The search for better operating comfort, greater effectiveness and better results lead us in this direction...


Innovative pathways for extensive and efficient tissue removal with Er:YAG laser

Dr Kresimir Simunovic, Switzerland

The newest and most innovative handpiece for oral hard- and soft-tissue removal from Fotona is the X-Runner, an ideal accessory for the company’s LightWalker AT laser (Er:YAG & Nd:YAG). In our daily in-office applications, we notice many remarkable advantages in the preparation of veneers and partial or full crowns, in oral surgery, especially for soft-tissue management, and in implantology for implant release and certain specific steps during implant setting procedures...


Laser dentistry course for dental students in Thailand - A classroom action research

Associate Prof. Dr Sajee Sattayut, Assist Prof. Dr Piyachat Pacharanuchat & Associate Prof. Suwit Undompanich, Thailand

Owing to the fact that dental students at the Khon Kaen University (KKU) were interested in laser therapy, an intensive course for laser therapy in dentistry was introduced to the final year students. The instructional design was based on transferring technology and translation research to practice. A classroom action research was conducted to evaluate this course. The results showed favourable knowledge and attitude of the learners. This article reveals a pattern of instructing laser dentistry to dental students.


Gain power at your laser clinics!


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Strong against bacteria ? gentle to teeth and gingiva - Periodontitis and periimplantitis therapy with perio green®


With its new photodynamic agent perio green®, elexxion AG (based in Radolfzell, Germany) brings some colour to the realm of laser-supported periodontitis and periimplantitis therapy. In this interview, Dr Gordon John, scientific staff member of the Poliklinik für Zahnärztliche Chirurgie, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany, informs about this innovative agent...


Interview: “We still have a long way to go”

Daniel Zimmermann, Germany

First introduced in the early 1990s, dental lasers are now used in almost every area of dentistry. DT Asia Pacific had the opportunity to speak with Dr Kirpa Johar, a dentist from Bangalore in India who received his dental laser education from the University of Vienna, about new trends in the field and the difficulties in Asia of it becoming a mainstream product despite its clinical benefits...


Laser Dentistry in the City of LightWelcome to Paris

Katrin Maiterth

For the 14th World Congress for Laser Dentistry, the WFLD chose—in the words of Prof. Josep Arnabat, chairman of the European Division of WFLD—“one of the most beautiful and breathtaking cities in the whole world“ as their location. „Paris is a city of culture, artists, designers and researcher“, Arnabat states. In fact, this statement describes the emotional perspective most people might associate with Paris as well as the main themes of this place.


Rimini show confirms that the future of dentistry is digital


The use of digital technology seems to be changing dentistry forever and nowhere has this been more obvious than in Italy last week, where numerous manufacturers from Italy and abroad showcased their latest devices and materials to thousands of dental professionals at this year’s Amici di Brugg dental show....




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