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 permit the clinician to complete procedures faster, cleaner, with quicker healing time and better aesthetic results. Finally, LightScalpel lasers enable the clinician to project a ‘high-tech’ image and attract more patients.