Technology of Lasers and Their Applications in Oral Surgery: Literature Review

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1 / Nikolaos Dabarakis1

1Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Dept. of Dentoalveolar Surgery Implantology & Radiology Thessaloniki,Greece

Summary

The word “Laser” is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Recent advances in laser technology have brought a kind of revolution in dentistry. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of clinical application of lasers in oral medicine and especially in oral surgery, including their advantages, disadvantages and safety.

Keywords: Lasers; dental application; Oral Surgery

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 131–137, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2016-0021, November 2016

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