I initially investigated incorporating a laser into my practice early in 2008. I am a periodontist, and as you may or may not know, there is a general lack of laser awareness in the periodontal community. It is a complex issue that will be addressed separately.
I decided to research lasers independently. I read countless studies, spoke to laser (more…)
Dec 9, 2009: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/BIOLASE-Announces-FDA-510k-Clearance-Its-Waterlase-MD-Laser-Removing-Calculus-Patients-NASDAQ-BLTI-1087883.htm
I’m still waiting to see the studies that clearly demonstrate this, because I have tried removing calculus with the YSGG on freshly extracted teeth and it doesn’t come off easily. Granted, intra-orally with the presence of saliva it might work, but????
EXCERPT: BIOLASE Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Its Waterlase MDTM Laser for Removing Calculus in Patients With Periodontal Disease Minimally-Invasive Treatment for Condition Impacting Over Half of Americans Over 55
IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2009) – BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world’s leading dental laser company, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Waterlase MD™ laser system for removal of subgingival calculi to prevent and treat periodontitis, the greatest cause of tooth loss for adults over 35 and a condition impacting more than half of Americans over the age of 55, as reported by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).