LightScalpel 10,600 nm CO<sub>2</sub> Laser Procedures in Pediatric Patients
By: Kaplan, Martin and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2020 in Dental Sleep Practice

The many uses for a soft tissue CO2 laser in pediatric dentistry and 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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CO<sub>2</sub> Laser Functional Frenectomy
By: Riek, Cara, Bahnerth, Stevanie, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2019 in Dental Sleep Practice

This article reports clinical cases of a Functional Frenectomy with the CO2 laser and includes, in addition to pre- and post-frenectomy OMT, a pre- and post-surgical systematic bodywork performed by a chiropractor, to achieve long-lasting functional results.

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Managing an Atrophic Mandible With Short Implants
By: Winter, Richard | Published: 2018 in Dentistry Today

In this case short implants were used to allow for a fixed prosthesis. A variety of technologies, including the LightScalpel laser, helped facilitate ideal implant placement and were welcomed adjuncts for this case.

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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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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

The “sound scientific basis and proven efficacy in order to ensure public safety” is one of the main eligibility requirements of the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Recognition Standards and Procedures. Until such sound scientific foundation...

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