DVD Only - Cutting Soft Tissue with Laser or Electrosurgery
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
There is a lot of commercial hype about lasers. Do you need a laser in your practice? Cutting soft tissue and providing tissue retraction for crowns and fixed prostheses are daily needs in a typical dental practice. Diode laser and electrosurgery are the most popular concepts for cutting soft tissue. Both concepts work well, but they are very different. This video shows a close-up comparison of electrosurgery and diode laser cutting on fresh pig jaws, beef, and on human patients. Devices and clinical techniques are shown and compared, allowing viewers to make their own conclusions about the technologies they prefer to incorporate into practice. Maybe you will want both!