Blayden, Jessica.

Soft-tissue lasers in dental hygiene / Jessica Blayden, Angie Mott. - Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. - vii, 229 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Index : p. 223-229.

Includes bibliographical references.

Laser history -- Laser physics -- Laser components -- Lasers available in dentistry -- Periodontal therapy -- What can be achieved with lasers: possible guided tissue regeneration -- Laser applications for the dental hygienist -- How to implement lasers in dental hygiene -- Communication skills for the dental hygienist -- Insurance codes: how is laser paid for? -- Laser cases.

The uses and benefits of soft-tissue lasers in dental hygiene practice are myriad. Lasers are used for more effective debridement, scaling and planning, with less pain and bleeding. Hygienists can detect sub- and supra-gingival calculus, remove the bacteria in pockets, and remove granulation, among other treatments.

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Lasers in dentistry.

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