Although the research is mixed, the use of laser technology in periodontics and implantology continues to grow.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss how lasers work and how they are used in periodontics and implantology.
- Identify the characteristics of C02, argon, Nd:YAG, erbium, and diode lasers.
- Explain the safety protocols required during laser use.
This course was published in the April 2016 issue and expires April 30, 2019. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.