Laser Use in Periodontics and Peri-implantitis
Although the evidence supporting their efficacy for periodontics and implantology is mixed, lasers are increasingly being used in these therapies.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss how lasers work and how they are used in periodontics and implantology.
- Identify the characteristics of CO2, argon, Nd:YAG, erbium, and diode lasers.
- Explain the safety protocols required during laser use.
This course was issued in the June 2016 issue and expires 6/30/19. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.