Spartivento Room 1/2


9.00 - 10.00 | Laser in Dentistry truth and lies

Giovanni Olivi

Laser technology is widely used in dental practices. However, the teaching and use at university level is still controversial. The lecture aims to highlight the real advantages that the different wavelengths bring in daily practice, which false and which truths are around its use and understanding. Clinical cases with decades of follow-up are presented during the discussion.


Angie Papas

Snoring is a world wide problem with a strong impact on the individual’s life, socially, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Traditional anti-snoring treatments can be invasive, uncomfortable and have less compliance with patients. Snoring is caused by narrowing of the airway during sleep, and this causes the soft tissues to vibrate.

Lasers, such as Er:Yag, Nd:Yag and Diodes have been used to cause a photothermal effect in the oral mucosal tissues, that results in an improvement of the upper airway volume and hence reduce the amplitude of one’s snoring.

This is a minimally invasive treatment, that’s non-ablative, it’s safe and painless with no anaesthesia required and it’s greatly accepted and tolerated by patients.

11.00 - 11.30 | Break

11.30 - 12.30 | Lasers & Wavelengths Packaging: Global View: Excellence of Logic in Product Evaluation & Package Selection

Claudia C Cotca

The key in making informed decisions on industrial medical devices and optical laser technology package is to understand comprehensively the details of what constitutes the science of laser delivery output, optimization and tissue demand selection.

Technology considerations and constructs is based on functional physiologic mechanism and biologically healthy nuances in the oral systemic metrics pathophysiological process of disease. This logic will continue to reflect the optimal solution of specific timed and typed sequence of intervention and renders an expected clinical outcome.

The scope of this presentation is the summary of global laser package technologies available on the market, differentiated comparison-based value proposition, and excellence in logic in product evaluation and package selection.

12.30 - 13.30 | Periodontal Treatment with Lasers in Dental Practice

Kinga Grzech-Leśniak

The increasing number of periodontal infections, causes the negative impact on systemic diseases and evidence of complications during dental and implant treatment, highlight the need for dentists to search for cause-and-effect relationships to identify efficacious treatments.

To ensure long-term success and a highly predictable outcome of the treatments, dentists should be heedful of the first signs of inflammation and perform effective treatments. To achieve successful treatment, periopathogens need to be eliminated. Usually, conventional treatments are complemented with additional antibacterial therapy with the use of antiseptics or antibiotics. However, research has so far proven the efficacy of laser therapy, as an adjunct to the conventional treatment. Laser treatment is used for the decontamination of periodontal tissue and the cementum on the root surfaces. It is a non-invasive medical treatment as it relies on the strong bactericidal and detoxifying properties of the laser.

During the lecture we will consider the novelty of using laser therapy in combination with antiseptics as an alternative treatment protocol.




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