Prof. Adam Stabholtz - Israel
As the Dean of Hadassah School of Dental Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Head of its Endodontic Department, I have worked with several lasers and conducted research projects studying their applications in clinical procedures. Since I believed that laser technology would become an integrated part of dentistry, I was active in establishing a laser dentistry course in the final year of our DMD program.
During my term as Dean, LiteTouch™ lasers were introduced into clinical use in our School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. The LiteTouch™ laser by Light Instruments Ltd. became an important addition to the Endodontic Department armamentarium. Our research studies showed that this laser is able to clean the root canal system efficiently and its use was recommended especially in difficult cases associated with infection of the root canal system and its periapical tissues. The LiteTouch™ laser handpiece has good ergonomics and is user friendly. Its learning curve was very short and the small dimensions of this laser handpiece enable ease of intraoral use. It is also simple to move the laser between the various clinics of our departments. I believe that in the future lasers will gain a more dominant role in modern dental medicine.
Dr. Fabrice Baudot - France
I have been using an integrated Er:YAG laser in my clinical protocol for five years. This technology has provided me with a tool that offers the level of precision required for decontamination microsurgery.
The ergonomic design and exceptional performance of the LiteTouch™ laser allows me to work in a highly efficient manner with optical aids, achieving tissue micro-ablation under a visual check and by destabilizing the biofilms. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects are fundamentally important for periodontology.
The strong water absorption for which the Er:YAG laser is known means that it is suitable for multiple surgical applications, particularly in the area of gingival microsurgery and in assisted pre-implant bone regeneration procedures. LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser has become, for me, an indispensable tool for non-invasive procedures.
Dr. Leo, Chang-Kai Chen - Taiwan
In my studies, the LiteTouch™ laser displays several advantages over other lasers, including high incision quality, removing several cell layers, improved healing properties, and postoperative benefits for patients. Moreover, in dental clinical procedures, many patients are fearful of injections due to painful and traumatic experiences. In my clinical report, the LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser provides a safe and effective clinical method for the removal of lesions, and can be used with topical anesthesia, eliminating the need for needlestick local anesthesia.
My research has indicated that water spray surface coolant is critical in suppressing heat-induced surface alterations and protecting the tissue. Inadequate water cooling may result in laser-induced charring, which may affect and delay healing. As the LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser's energy is accompanied by water spray, the laser will not cause heat injury on the tooth surface or pulp. Finally, the Lite Touch Er:YAG laser provides an effective and reliable method for dental treatment, with satisfactory clinical outcomes.
Prof. Ani Belcheva - Bulgaria
From my personal experience as a pedodontist, and as found in recent research we performed at Plovdiv University, LiteTouch™ generates good perception and acceptance from children, making it easy to manage their behavior during dental treatment.
Children prefer to be treated with a laser rather than with rotary instruments. They demonstrated cooperation during treatment with the LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser.
I found LiteTouch`s new “Gentle Treatment” application, including low energy levels, excellent for obtaining an analgesic effect. Reduction of pain strengthens the relationship between the dentist and the child, creates trust, lowers dental anxiety and fear, and encourages positive behavior during next dental visit. This is why I recommend that my colleagues use the LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser for pedodontic treatments. It assists prevention and an improved experience, completely transforming patients' perception of dentistry.