This book presents the state of the art in the use of laser in restorative dentistry. After discussion of relevant background, basic physics, and laser types, the full range of clinical applications is covered with the aid of more than 400 clinical photographs, charts, and tables. In addition to conventional indications, newer operative procedures that reliably yield favorable outcomes are carefully described step by step. The authors’ own research findings and clinical cases are included in the book, which also provides a complete, up-to-date review of the international literature on laser adhesive dentistry.
Lasers in Restorative Dentistry will be a valuable guide for general dentists who use the laser in their daily practice and are seeking advice on how to improve the quality of their work. If you are a new, experienced, or even advanced laser user, this book will be an exceptionally useful resource. Enjoy delving into the wonderful world of laser dentistry!
- Covers the full range of clinical laser applications in restorative dentistry
- Includes a wealth of high-quality images
- Presents step-by-step protocols for all wavelengths to help the reader in clinical work
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY BACKGROUND: Tooth Anatomy.- Restorative Dentistry. BASIC SCIENCE OF LASER DENTISTRY: The Physics of Lasers.- Laser Hard Tissue Interaction. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: Laser and Adhesive Dentistry.- Laser Applications for Carious Prevention and Diagnosis.- Laser Application for Restorative Dentistry.- Laser Applications for Vital Pulp Therapy.
Giovanni Olivi gained his MD, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy in 1986, and in 1989 was awarded his DDS, again Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Dr. Olivi has had expertise in clinical laser dentistry since 2000. In 2002 and 2004 he acquired Certificates of Proficiency in the use of laser in dentistry from the University of Florence and the International Society for Laser in Dentistry, respectively. In 2006 Dr. Olivi was awarded the Advanced Certificate of Proficiency and Achievement from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Tucson, USA, and in 2009 he received a Certificate of Mastership from the Academy. Dr. Olivi has lectured on laser dentistry and oral laser application at postgraduate level at the Universities of Rome La Sapienza, Genoa, Florence, Nice Sophia Antipolis, and Parma. Since 2010 he has been Professor a.c. in Endodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Genoa. Dr. Olivi is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and in 2007 received the Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence. He is the co-author of I Laser in Traumatologia Dentale (Edizioni Martina, Bologna) and of Laser Pediatric Dentistry: a User’s Guide (Quintessence Publ., Chicago) and the author of 50 articles in Italian and international journals. Dr. Olivi is currently adjunct professor at the University of Genoa (Italy), School of Dentistry and Laser Dentistry Master Course and maintains his private practice in Rome.
Matteo Olivi is a native of Rome, Italy. He graduated in Dental Medicine from the University of Victor Babes, in Timisoara, Romania. In 2013 he completed the 940-nm diode laser course, achieving fellowship certification from World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI); he also received certification for the use of 810-nm diode laser and the PIPS technique (Er:YAG laser). Dr. Olivi is a member of the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), the Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SIOI), and the National Society of Italian Dentists (ANDI). He is co-author of six peer-reviewed articles on laser dentistry topics. Dr. Matteo joined his family's practice in Rome, where he utilizes cutting-edge laser techniques and CAD-CAM technology, especially in Periodontics, Endodontics, and Restorative Dentistry. He is an instructor for Sirona soft tissue lasers.