Journal of the Laser and Health Academy
State of the Art in Lasers for Dentistry
Prof. dr. Norbert Gutknecht
Article: J. Laser Health Academy, Vol. 2008, No.3 (2008)
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1964. The idea was to be able to treat both soft tissues and hard tissues, including bone, without direct contact, vibrations and pain. Since the early 90's lasers have been applied in a wide variety of dental application areas. In this paper Prof. dr. Norbert Gutknecht, President of the German Society for Laser Dentistry (DGL), provides an overview, discusses laser applications and presents possible uses of lasers in various dental application areas.