Lasers in Dentistry—Current Concepts

  • Donald J. Coluzzi
  • Steven P.A. Parker

Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Concepts of Laser Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shally Mahajan, Vipul Srivastava, Donald J. Coluzzi
      Pages 3-15
    3. Donald J. Coluzzi
      Pages 17-28
    4. Steven P. A. Parker
      Pages 29-55
    5. Penny J. Parker, Steven P. A. Parker
      Pages 87-106
    6. Alex Mathews Muruppel
      Pages 107-130
  3. Laser-Assisted Oral Hard Tissue Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Roy George, Laurence J. Walsh
      Pages 191-210
    3. Suchetan Pradhan
      Pages 211-230
    4. Konstantinos Arapostathis
      Pages 231-243
  4. Laser-Assisted Oral Soft Tissue Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, Mark Cronshaw
      Pages 247-271
  5. Laser-Assisted Oral Multi-Tissue Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Donald J. Coluzzi, Akira Aoki, Nasim Chininforush
      Pages 293-316
    3. Kenneth Luk, Eugenia Anagnostaki
      Pages 337-358
  6. The Way Forward?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-400

About this book


This book provides information on the basic science and tissue interactions of dental lasers and documents the principal current clinical uses of lasers in every dental discipline. The applications of lasers in restorative dentistry, endodontics, dental implantology, pediatric dentistry, periodontal therapy, and soft tissue surgery are clearly described and illustrated. Information is also provided on laser-assisted multi-tissue management, covering procedures such as crown lengthening, gingival troughing, gingival recontouring, and depigmentation. The closing chapters look forward to the future of lasers in dentistry and the scope for their widespread use in everyday clinical practice.
When used in addition to or instead of conventional instrumentation, lasers offer many unique patient benefits. Furthermore, research studies continue to reveal further potential clinical applications, and new laser wavelengths are being explored, developed, and delivered with highly specific power configurations to optimize laser–tissue interaction. This book will bring the reader up to date with the latest advances and will appeal to all with an interest in the application of lasers to the oral soft and/or hard tissues. 


Laser-tissue interaction Clinical laser procedures Lasers in dental implantology Lasers in periodontal therapy Laser-assisted multi-tissue management Lasers in restorative dentistry Lasers in pediatric dentistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald J. Coluzzi
    • 1
  • Steven P.A. Parker
    • 2
  1. 1.Preventive and Restorative, Dental SciencesSchool of Dentistry, University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated DiagnosticsUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51943-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51944-9
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