Tongue-Ties and Sleep Issues (and More!)
By: Baxter, Richard | Published: 2018 in Dental Sleep Practice

A baby with an anterior (near or at the tip) tongue-tie or a hidden (submucosal) posterior tongue-tie is often born with a high arched palate. These common tethers keep the tongue in a low position in utero...

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Functional Frenectomy (Osteopathically Guided)
By: Geis, Michael, Kundel, Leonard, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2018 in Dental Sleep Practice

In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in adult patients, a Tongue-Tie Functional Release includes the mandatory pre- and post- frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the CO2 laser frenectomy...

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Color Atlas of Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Frenectomy
By: Convissar, Robert, Hazelbaker, Alison, Kaplan, Martin, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2017

The Atlas presents a collection of over 30 clinical cases of infant laser frenectomy procedure. It provides detailed discussion of sucking physiology, proper tongue- and lip-tie assessment, as well as the physics of laser ablation and coagulation of the oral soft tissues.

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Tongue-Tie Functional Release
By: Fabbie, Paula, Kundel, Leonard, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2016 in Dental Sleep Practice

An extensive tongue-tie functional release includes mandatory pre- and post frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the SuperPulse CO2 Laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment for Ideal Release to achieve optimal function.

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Laser Mucocele Removal in Pediatric Patients
By: Levine, Robert and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2016 in Dentaltown

Clinical efficacy is largely based on the CO2 laser's excellent coagulation properties because of the close match between coagulation depth and gingival blood-capillary diameters. The CO2 laser also minimizes damage to surrounding tissues, reduces postoperative swelling and edema, and lowers the risks of complications, making it a superb surgical solution for mucocele removal.

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Laser use in scaling and root planing
By: Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2015 in The Journal of the American Dental Association

View on The Journal of the American Dental Association The “sound scientific basis and proven efficacy in order to ensure public safety” is one of the main eligibility requirements of

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Laser-Assisted Operculectomy
By: Levine, Robert and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2015 in Compend Contin Educ Dent

The 10,600-nm CO2 laser is both an efficient and spatially precise photo-thermal ablation device and excellent coagulator because of the close match between its coagulation depth and the diameters of oral soft-tissue capillaries...

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Soft tissue 10.6 micrometers CO<sub>2</sub> laser orthodontic procedures
By: Kaplan, Martin and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2015 in Orthodontic Practice US

The many uses for a soft tissue CO2 laser in orthodontics, such as gingivectomies, frenectomies, exposure of impacted teeth, and others, feature minimal blood loss and reduced discomfort for the patients...

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