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Diode Useful for soft tissue procedures.

Zap Laser Softlase 2W   Softlase 5W The SoftLase 2.0Watt  is small, light weight and only occupies space equivalent to a box of gloves. The 2.0Watt delivers ample power for over 95% of all laser procedures    The SoftLase 5.0 Watt Diode Laser is ideal for precise incisions, controlled soft tissue management and tissue vaporization. The SoftLase 5.0 Watt Diode Laser yields bloodless procedures, predictable margins without tissue recession.

Biolase Diolase Plus and LaserSMile.The DioLase Plus has FDA Clearances for over 25 soft tissue procedures including the recently granted clearances for soft tissue curettage; removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket; and removal of highly inflamed edematous tissue affected by bacteria penetration of the pocket lining and junctional epithelium, and many other cosmetic and soft-tissue applications.

Ivoclar Vivadent  Odyssey The Odyssey™ Diode Laser can be used to perform a variety of soft-tissue procedures and preventive treatments.  The Odyssey™ features a laser wavelength of 810+/-20 nm   Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasy, Operculectomy, Crown lengthening, Creating ovate pontics, Recontouring interproximal tissue, Recovering dental implants, Treating inflammation around implants, Troughing for impressions, Treating aphthous ulcers, Incising and draining abscesses, Removing fibroma, Biopsies, Frenectomy, Sealing lymphatics in the surgical area, Reducing sulcular oral bacteria and other flora, Accelerating healing of split lips, Soft tissue debridement for periodontal treatment, Treating gingival hyperplasia

OpusDent Opus 5Opus 10  Compact 5 and 10 watt diode lasers for soft tissue management and tooth whitening.  The 830nm wavelength diode laser is designed for high reliability and easy maintenance. Available as a tabletop or wall-mountable. 

Hoya Con Bio The DioDent™ II Series provides a cost-effective way for dentists to bring the newest generation of diode laser technology to their practices. Designed specifically for the progressive dental practice, the DioDent II is ideal for hygiene maintenance programs, soft tissue and aesthetic procedures.

DEKA Smarty A800, A900

ND:YAG Soft Tissue, periodontal pocket care


Lares Powerlase ST6 Laser SoftCare Laser SoftCare consists of removal of the diseased epithelial lining (sulcular debridement) and coagulation utilizing a pulsed free running Nd:YAG laser, and is used in conjunction with subgingival scaling to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility.

Millennium   Periolase A powerful 6 watt FR (Free Running) Nd:YAG (Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) laser with the unique features necessary to perform LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPYTM and all other soft tissue procedures.

DEKA Smarty A10   vaporization and coagulation of soft tissues, with the benefit of perfect hemostasis, applicable for improving impressions thanks also to the reduction in the need for anesthetics and the total elimination of electrotomes; conditioning of enamel, cement and dentine where deep decontamination is obtained with simultaneous sealing of the dentinal tubules guaranteeing a durable and efficacious desensitizing; endodontic treatments carried out in a single session, periodontal and perimplantar lesions, perimplantitis are also treatable with covered flap.

Erbium,  Erbium Chromium (Er:YAG, YSGG Er, Cr:YSGG) Hard Tissue

Biolase Waterlase YSSG,  The WaterlaseŽ system uses laser-energized water to cut teeth, emits a laser beam that energizes a highly precise spray of air and water and  water droplets absorb the laser energy and become laser-energized water particles that, when directed at the tooth, rapidly remove enamel, dentin and decay/caries       Waterlase MD  Featuring a new handpiece is built using aerospace materials for extreme durability and complete comfort. The all-new HydroBeamT handpiece is a 360° fully rotating instrument with exclusive contra-angle design and an ultra-low-mass head for maximum visibility in the surgical field. Plus, laser dentists can take advantage of an exclusive ultra-white, shadow- free LED illumination system.

Hoya Con Bio VersaWave   Hard Tissue All classes cavity preparations,  Caries removal, Hard tissue surface roughening and etching , Tooth preparation to obtain access to root canals, Root canal preparation, Root canal debridement and cleaning . Bone Cutting, shaving, and contouring osseous tissues, Osseous crown lengthening, Osteoplasty and ostectomy, Apicoectomy – including cutting a window access to the apex, Root end preparation for retrofill, Removal of pathological and hyper plastic tissues from around the apex Periodontal

Opus DUO ( two lasers in one- included CO2- below)

Lares Powerlase AT The PowerLase AT laser has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market for the following indications for use: The Lares PowerLase AT Er:YAG laser is indicated to be used for incisions, excisions, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft and hard tissue in the mouth. The procedures include caries removal, cavity preparation and enamel etching. The PowerLase AT Nd:YAG laser is indicated for incising, excising and coagulating intraoral soft tissue, including the marginal and interdental gingiva. This includes incising, excising and coagulating the epithelial lining, the free or marginal gingiva, sulcular debridement (removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to improve clinical indices, including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss, and tooth mobility).

DEKA  Smart 2940 D, all classes of cavitary preparations are possible and the pain patients usually experience is greatly reduced thanks to its cold vaporization of the hard tissues.


Opus Nova Pulse Gingival troughing Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty, Sulcular debridement, Frenectomy, Desensitization of aphthous ulcers, Biopsy Oral lesions surgery, Implant exposure, Pulpotomy

Deka  Smart US20 D CO2 laser A specially designed 50 mm, 120° angle, handpiece allows for very fine incisions, as is desirable in oral surgery and implantology. Special adapters accommodate probes for perio and endo use