Lasers are a hot topic: Biolase CEO discusses why

By Theresa Pablos, editor in chief

February 28, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Lasers aren't new, but they're nonetheless a hot topic right now in dentistry. In fact, readers and an expert panel voted lasers for periodontal treatment as the hottest dental procedure in this year's Cuspies awards.

What's accounting for the sudden interest? The COVID-19 pandemic, said Biolase CEO John Beaver during a video interview at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, dentistry has taken a new look at the role of aerosols during hygiene and periodontal treatment. Studies show that lasers can help mitigate the risk of aerosol spread in the dental office, which could be why they are top of mind for the community, according to Beaver.

See more discussion about laser trends in the video below.

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