Notes on Contributors
Chapter 1 – Laser Fundamental Principles
Chapter 2 – Laser and Wound Healing
Chapter 3 – Lasers in the Oral Surgery
Chapter 4 – Lasers and Bone Surgery
Chapter 5 – Lasers in Periodontology
Chapter 6 – Lasers and Implants
Chapter 7 – Photodynamic Therapy in Periodontal and Peri-Implant Treatment
Anton Sculean and Georgios E. Romanos
Chapter 8 – Understanding Laser Safety in Dentistry
Vangie Dennis, Patti Owens, and Georgios E. Romanos
Appendix I – Suggested Reading
Appendix II – Physical Units, Laser Parameters, Physical Parameters, Important Formulas
Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry delivers a state-of-the-art reference for laser technology in the context of a dental practice. The book encompasses oral surgery, periodontology, and implant dentistry, covering the latest research, knowledge, and clinical practices. The author demonstrates the clinical relevance by including many real-world clinical cases that illustrate the application of the discussed techniques.
The book includes high-quality, color photographs throughout to support the text and add visual information to the covered topics, which include wound healing, oral surgery, periodontology, implant dentistry, and laser fundamentals and safety considerations. Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry provides readers with a step-by-step guide for using lasers in dental practice and discusses likely new directions and possible future treatments in the rapidly advancing field of laser dentistry. Readers will also benefit from a wide variety of subjects, including:
- A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of lasers, including the beam, the laser cavity, active mediums, lenses, resonators, and delivery systems
- An exploration of lasers and wound healing, including soft tissue and bone healing, as well as laser-assisted excisions and osteotomies
- An analysis of lasers in periodontology, including laser-assisted bacteria reduction in the periodontal tissues and the removal of subgingival dental calculus
- A discussion of lasers in implant dentistry and treatment for peri-implantitis
Perfect for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and implant dentists, as well as general dentists, Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry will also earn a place in the libraries of dental students and residents seeking to improve their understanding of laser-based oral and dental procedures with a carefully organized reference guide.
GEORGIOS E. ROMANOS, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent., Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, is tenured Professor in the Department of Periodontology and Director for LASER Education at the School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, United States and Professor in the Department of Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry and Board Certified Oral Surgeon at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.