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Common laser types used in dentistry

 

LASERS IN DENTISTRY:  

Introduction:  

Laser is the acronym of ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’. The first laser (ruby laser) was invented in 1960. Since then laser became one of the new effective technology in dental practice. It was first introduced as an alternative to the normal halogen curing light but now it has become the important instrument in many dental applications. This paper gives an insight on laser in dentistry.  

HISTORICAL REVIEW:  

Past ten years was a perfect example for clinical application of lasers in dental practice and an international attention has been given by the organizations to this technology. Laser was considered as a complicated technology with limited use in clinical dentistry, but now there is an increasing awareness of the use of lasers in the modern dental practice, where they are used as an alternative to already existing approaches. Its advancement in the field of dentistry is playing a major role in patient care

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