Dental laser usage in everyday dental practice

Popovska, Anastasija and Popovska, Verica and Petrovski, Mihajlo and Terzieva-Petrovska, Olivera (2018) Dental laser usage in everyday dental practice. In: First International Students Congress in Dental Medicine - 2018, 28-29 March 2018, Stip, Macedonia.


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Introduction: In the last ten years, dental lasers become a vital part of many dental practices and a solution to many clinical problems that are seen daily in private practice. Dental lasers are very useful tool helping general practitioners and dental specialists for both soft and hard tissues. The main goal of this our research is to determine the most common dental procedures performed in dental offices using laser technology. Material and method: The research included three dental offices, with seven dentists who use lasers in their everyday dental practice. Each of the doctors responded to a specially designed questionnaire, from which the data were later extracted and analyzed. Results: Most commonly performed dental interventions by the clinicians in examined dental practices are interventions performed on soft oral tissues. The most commonly performed dental soft tissue interventions are laser frenulectomy and crown lengthening. Also, lasers are often used in periodontal interventions and in dental implantology. Conclusion: Dental lasers, as a modern tool, can find numerous indications ii everyday dental practice. The numerous advantages that the laser possesses as a tool should be the reason for its increasing use in various types of dental interventions. Common use of lasers is reduced to a small number of interventions depending on the knowledge and routine of the clinician himself. By introducing modern educational programs this situation could be improved. Keywords dental lasers, laser dental intervention, laser frenulectomy, crown lengthening.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 11:12
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 11:12

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