Laser Dentistry ROI

Return of Investment for LightScalpel CO2 Dental Lasers

Among the most important arguments in favor of choosing a CO2 laser for the practice, dentists name the fast Return on Investment (ROI) that laser dentistry provides. For instance, Dr. Alan Winner, DDS, New York, NY notes:

Does the flexible waveguide CO2 laser pay for itself in terms of the vast amount of time it’s saving me, the lack of needing second appointments and follow-ups? Absolutely!

Dr. Stephen Guttenberg, MD, DDS, Washington DC, President of the Washington Institute for Mouth, Face, and Jaw Surgery, past President of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chairman of the Training and Education committee at the Washington Hospital Center, reports that he uses his CO2 laser daily:

It’s so much easier with the flexible waveguide CO2 laser … it’s like having a pencil in your hand. …The laser has paid for itself a hundred-fold.

In order for LightScalpel CO2 laser dentistry to generate profit, the LightScalpel laser should be used frequently – it will allow the clinician to broaden the repertoire of soft-tissue procedures, save time per visit, often without the need to wait until anesthesia takes effect, and enable quick hemostasis and no need for sutures. LightScalpel lasers help to complete treatments in fewer appointments and permits the clinician to complete procedures faster, cleaner, with quicker healing time and better aesthetic result. Finally, LightScalpel lasers enable the clinician to project a ‘high-tech’ image and attract more patients.

Dental CO2 lasers are increasing efficiency and profitability

Incorporating our LightScalpel CO2 laser into soft-tissue surgery allows the clinician to provide patients with a higher quality of care and comfort, while increasing the efficiency and profitability of the practice because:

  1. LightScalpel lasers enhance procedure capabilities of the practice, i.e. it allows the clinician perform soft-tissue procedures and treatments, which are often referred out to specialists because they are not easily accomplished with a scalpel. These include periodontal treatment (sulcular debridement), frenectomies, vestibuloplasty, fibroma removal, soft-tissue biopsies, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, soft-tissue crown lengthening, aphthous or herpetic lesions treatment, to name just a few. The increased number and variety of soft tissue CO2 laser dentistry soft-tissue procedures maximizes profit for the dental practice;
  2. LightScalpel lasers facilitate challenging procedures, such as those where an aesthetic result is important (due to the laser’s ability to cut with high precision, minimal thermal damage, no wound contraction or scarring, etc.). The  CO2 laser also enhances surgery in patients with hemorrhagic disorders (due to its ability to quickly achieve hemostasis), and packing cords no longer takes up as much of the dentist’s time and effort, as gingival troughing is implemented instead;
  3. LightScalpel lasers maximize the number of procedures completed in the practice per week/month. It saves the clinician time per visit and reduces the quantity of appointments required for treatment completion. The CO2 laser enables the dentist to take crown impressions in vascular tissues without re-appointing, perform certain procedures faster due to the lack of anesthetic requirement and/or need for sutures, and so on. For example, gingival recontouring during restoration of cervical carious lesions, or treating additional lesions in another quadrant can increase the efficiency and profitability of the operatory time, as well as provide better patient care.
  4. LightScalpel lasers are excellent marketing devices capable of drawing new patients to a practice and increasing the laser ROI.

The LightScalpel LS-1005 and LS-2010 CO2 lasers can have a significant financial impact on the dental practice. The table below contains just a few soft-tissue procedures and demonstrates the ROI that laser dentistry can generate.

LightScalpel Dental Laser Procedures ROI

IndicationsBilling Codes*Billing Fee (Region Specific)**How Many Per Month?
Estimated Monthly Revenue from Laser Assisted Procedures
Alveolitis

D9930

$145

$
Aphthous Ulcers

D7410

$55 (Per Site)

$
Apicoectomy

D3410

$750

$
Biopsies

D7286

$310

$
Cheilitis Foliata

D7999

$240

$
Crown Lengthening (Soft Tissue)

D4249

$835

$
Drainage (Abscess)

D7510

$255

$
Epulis

D7999

$325

$
Extirpation of the Pulp

D3999

$85

$
Fibroma (Mucosa, Tongue)

D7410

$365

$
Gingival Flaps

D4240 – 4241

$120 (4+)

$
Freeing of Impacted Teeth

D7220

$340

$
Frenectomy (lingual, labial)

D7960

$425

$
Gingivectomy

D4210

$522 (4+)

$
Gingivoplasty

D4211

$240 (up to 3)

$
Hemangioma

D7410

$225

$
Hemostasis of Donor Area/ Free Graft D7999$55$
Herpes Labialis D7410$55$
Hyperkeratosis

D7410

$220

$
Hyperplasia

D7970

$535 (Per Arch)

$
Leukoplakia

D7410

$375 (Per Quad)

$
Lichen Planus

D7410

$375 (Per Quad)

$
Mucocele / Ranula

D7410

$275

$
Operculectomy

D7971

$245

$
Papillectomy

D4211

$240

$
Peri-Implantitis

D4999

$210

$
Perio Treatment 1:
Sulcus Sterilization

D4910

$65 (Per Quad)

$
Perio Treatment 2:
Removal of Epithelium

D4999

$62 (Per Quad)

$
Pressure Sores

D7410

$45

$
Tuberoplasty

D7999

$795

$
Troughing (Sulcular Preparation)

D7999

$30 (Per Tooth)

$
Uncovering of Implants

D4241

$75

$
Vestibuloplasty

D7340

$830

$
Distal Wedge

D4274

$590

$
Surgical Extraction

D7210 – 7220

$285

$
Gingivitis Therapy

D4355

$285

$
 Monthly Lease Payment$Monthly Lease Payment
 Monthly TotalsProcedures$
Additional Revenue (1 mo)
 Monthly ROI
 Yearly TotalsProcedures$
Additional Revenue (1 yr)
 3 Year TotalsProcedures$
Additional Revenue (3 yr)

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*Source: The 2013 CDT Washington Dental Service Procedure codes www.deltadentalwa.com. Accessed on Jan. 17 2013

**Source: Dental – FairHealth Educational Site – www.fairhealthconsumer.org. Accessed on Jan. 19 2013. Location of service is Kirkland, WA.

Disclaimer: This table is provided for your guidance only and does not guarantee payment or reimbursement from dental insurance companies. Actual results of laser installation and use may vary. LightScalpel, LLC does not endorse the use of specific CDT dental diagnostic codes for clinical procedures. Reimbursement from insurance companies is the sole responsibility of the dental office.

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