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Up Your Knowledge on Laser Therapy

Although the research is mixed, the use of laser technology in periodontics and implantology continues to grow. Read on to evaluate how much you know about the role of lasers in dentistry.

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Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

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When the laser energy reaches human tissue, it selectively vaporizes components of human tissue based on its wavelength, power, and exposure time.

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The most important determinant of a laser’s potential effects on living tissue is the wavelength of the laser beam.

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Generally, laser wavelengths can be changed.

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More than 95% of the lasers used in dentistry produce invisible energy.

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Which of the following effects can lasers exhibit?

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Protective equipment is not necessary for patients or clinicians during laser therapy.

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Up Your Knowledge on Laser Therapy
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Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of laser therapy. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
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Well done! You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in laser therapy to better serve your patients. You got this!
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Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to understanding laser therapy. Consider reading more about this evolving facet of dentistry. Good luck!

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