RDH’s guide to lasers

Manufacturers of dental lasers provide product information to assist the dental hygiene clinician’s selection.

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Manufacturers of dental lasers provide product information to assist the dental hygiene clinician’s selection.*


DioLase Plus
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DioLase

Manufacturer: Biolase Technology, Inc.

Location: San Clemente, California

Brand name: DioLase Plus

Product launched: 2004

Type of laser: Diode

Dimensions: 8 inches by 9 inches by 12.5 inches

Weight: 13 pounds

Operatory transport: Hand carried

Pre-set controls for hygiene procedures: Yes, four pre-set buttons on control panel

Applications: Laser periodontal therapy, laser curretage

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 200 µm or 400 µm

Tissue approach: Both contact and noncontact

Disinfection/sterilization:Autoclave, strip the fiber

Utilities: 120V

Training materials: Provided with purchase, but hands-on training is additional cost

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $12,900

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes

Contact information: www.biolase.com; info@biolase; (888) 424-6527


LaserSmile
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LaserSmile

Manufacturer: Biolase Technology, Inc.

Location: San Clemente, California

Brand name: LaserSmile

Product launched: 2001

Type of laser: Diode

Dimensions: 8 inches by 9 inches by 12.5 inches

Weight: 13 pounds

Operatory transport: Hand carried

Pre-set controls for hygiene procedures: Yes, four pre-set buttons

Applications: Laser bleaching, laser photobiomodulation

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 200 µm or 400 µm

Tissue approach: Both contact and noncontact

Disinfection/sterilization:Autoclave, strip the fiber

Utilities: 120V or 240V

Training materials: Provided with purchase, but hands-on training is additional cost

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $22,900

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes

Contact info: www.biolase.com; info@biolase; (888) 424-6527


NovaPulse LX20-SP
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NovaPulse

Manufacturer: Lumenis/OpusDent

Location: Santa Clara, California.

Brand name: NovaPulse LX20-SP

Product launched: 1999

Type of laser: C02

Dimensions: 137 cm by 35 cm by 35 cm

Weight: 20 kg

Operatory transport: Wheeled

Pre-set controls for dental hygiene procedures: Yes

Applications: Sulcular debridement

Delivery system: Hollow wave guide

Beam/fiber diameter: 3 mm

Tissue approach: Both contact and noncontact

Disinfection/sterilization: Autoclave, steam/gas

Utilities: 120V

Training materials: Provided with purchase

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $41,500

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes

Contact info: www.lumenis.com; information@lumenis.com; (877) 586-3647


Odyssey Soft Tissue Diode Laser
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Odyssey

Manufacturer: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

Location: Amherst, New York

Brand name: Odyssey Soft Tissue Diode Laser

Product launched: 2004

Type of laser: Diode

Dimensions: 5.5 inches by 6.25 inches by 8.75 inches

Weight: 5.5 pounds

Operatory transport: Hand-carried

Pre-set controls for hygiene procedures: Yes

Applications: Sulcular debridement, decontamination

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 400 µm

Tissue approach: Contact

Disinfection/sterilization:Handpiece is autoclavable

Utilities: 120V

Training materials: Provided with purchase, but hands-on training is additional cost

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $11,750

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes, through dental dealers

Contact info: www.get odysseylaser.com; clara.munera@ivoclarvivadent.us.com; (800) 533-6825


OpusDuo EC
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OpusDuo

Manufacturer: Lumenis/OpusDent

Location: Santa Clara, California

Brand name: OpusDuo EC

Product launched: 2002

Type of laser: Er:YAG and C02

Dimensions: 14.5 inches by 23.6 inches by 47 inches

Weight: 110 pounds

Operatory transport: Wheeled

Pre-set controls for dental hygiene procedures: Yes

Applications: Sulcular debridement

Delivery system: Hollow wave guide

Beam/fiber diameter: 1.3 mm

Tissue approach: Both contact and noncontact

Disinfection/sterilization: Autoclave, steam/gas

Utilities: 240V, air

Training materials: Provided with purchase

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $58,475

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes

Contact info: www.lumenis.com; information@lumenis.com; (877) 586-3647


PerioLase MVP-7
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PerioLase

Manufacturer: Millennium Dental Tech, Inc.

Location: Cerritos, California

Brand name: PerioLase MVP-7

Product launched: 2001

Type of laser: FRP Nd:YAG

Dimensions: 24.5 inches by 11 inches by 16.5 inches

Weight: 42 pounds

Operatory transport: Wheeled

Pre-set controls for hygiene procedures: Yes, for hygiene curettage

Applications: Laser periodontal therapy

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 360 µm

Tissue approach: Contact

Disinfection/sterilization: Cold sterile, autoclave

Utilities: 120V

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $54,995

Contact info: www.millennium dental.com; dmccarthy@millen niumdental.com; (562) 860-2908


PowerLase ST6
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PowerLase

Manufacturer: Lares Research

Location: Chico, California

Brand name: PowerLase ST6

Product launched: 2003

Type of laser: Nd:YAG

Dimensions: 18.5 inches by 9.4 inches by 14 inches

Weight: 36 pounds

Operatory transport: Wheeled

Pre-set controls for hygiene procedures: Yes

Applications: Laser periodontal therapy

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 300 µm

Tissue approach: Both contact and noncontact

Disinfection/sterilization: Heat sterilization

Utilities: 120V

Training materials: Provided with purchase

Length of warranty: One year

Suggested retail price: $24,999

Financing options for dental hygienists: Leasing

Contact information: www.laresdental.com; usa-sales@ laresdental; (800) 347-3289


SoftLase 2W
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SoftLase

Manufacturer: Zap Lasers LLC

Location: Pleasant Hill, California

Brand name: SoftLase 2W

Product launched: 2000

Type of laser: Diode

Dimensions: 4 inches by 5.4 inches by 9.5 inches

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Operatory transport: Hand carried

Pre-set controls for dental hygiene procedures: Yes, pulse mode

Applications: Laser periodontal therapy

Delivery system: Fiberoptic

Beam/fiber diameter: 400 µm

Tissue approach: Contact

Disinfection/sterilization: Fiber and handpiece are autoclavable

Utilities: 120V, 240V

Training materials: Provided with purchases, but in-office training is additional cost

Length of warranty: Two years

Suggested retail price: $7,950

Financing options for dental hygienists: Yes, $165 for 60 payments

Contact info: www.zaplasers.com; info@zaplasers.com; (888) 876-4546

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