Lares launches minimally invasive periodontitis treatment

Lares Research has introduced wavelength-optimized periodontal therapy (WPT), a minimally invasive laser periodontal disease treatment that uses two laser wavelengths:  Nd:YAG and Er:YAG. The method is only available with the Lares Powerlase AT all-tissue, dual wavelength laser, the company said in a press release.

With WPT, the clinician removes the diseased epithelial lining of the periodontal pocket using Nd:YAG energy, removes calculus from the root surface using Er:YAG energy (FDA 510k clearance to market for this indication is pending), and seals the pocket after treatment with a stable fibrin clot using Nd:YAG energy.  Utilizing both wavelengths in a periodontal disease treatment protocol makes best use of the unique laser/tissue interaction characteristics of each wavelength, the company said. 

Lares offers extensive training in laser dentistry, including the Advanced Perio and Soft Tissue Course, a two-day hands-on training program focused on periodontal disease treatment and WPT. The course is led by laser dentistry pioneers Dr. Robert Barr and Dr. Mark Colonna and Dr. Robert Barr, who developed the WPT for Lares.

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