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Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry E-Book

Georgios E. Romanos

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Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry delivers a state-of-the-art reference for laser technology in the context of a dental practice. The book encompasses oral surgery, periodontology, and implant dentistry, covering the latest research, knowledge, and clinical practices. The author demonstrates the clinical relevance by including many real-world clinical cases that illustrate the application of the discussed techniques. The book includes high-quality, color photographs throughout to support the text and add visual information to the covered topics, which include wound healing, oral surgery, periodontology, implant dentistry, and laser fundamentals and safety considerations. Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry provides readers with a step-by-step guide for using lasers in dental practice and discusses likely new directions and possible future treatments in the rapidly advancing field of laser dentistry. Readers will also benefit from a wide variety of subjects, including: * A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of lasers, including the beam, the laser cavity, active mediums, lenses, resonators, and delivery systems * An exploration of lasers and wound healing, including soft tissue and bone healing, as well as laser-assisted excisions and osteotomies * An analysis of lasers in periodontology, including laser-assisted bacteria reduction in the periodontal tissues and the removal of subgingival dental calculus * A discussion of lasers in implant dentistry and treatment for peri-implantitis Perfect for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and implant dentists, as well as general dentists, Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry will also earn a place in the libraries of dental students and residents seeking to improve their understanding of laser-based oral and dental procedures with a carefully organized reference guide.

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Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry


Georgios E. Romanos




Stony Brook University

School of Dental Medicine

Stony Brook, NY, USA


Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

School of Dentistry ‐ Carolinum

Frankfurt, Germany









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Names: Romanos, Georgios, author.Title: Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry / Georgios E. Romanos.Description: First edition. | Hoboken, NJ : Wiley‐Blackwell, 2021. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2020028457 (print) | LCCN 2020028458 (ebook) | ISBN 9781119583301 (hardback) | ISBN 9781119583356 (adobe pdf) | ISBN 9781119583349 (epub) Subjects: MESH: Oral Surgical Procedures | Laser Therapy Classification: LCC RK501 (print) | LCC RK501 (ebook) | NLM WU 600 | DDC 617.6/05 dc23 LC record available at ebook record available at

Cover Design: WileyCover Images: Courtesy of Georgios E. Romanos, © MIKHAIL GRACHIKOV/Shutterstock

To my focused beam, little star, my daughter Stella

About the Author

Georgios E. Romanos, D.D.S., Ph.D., Prof. Dr. med. dent.

Professor of Periodontology and Director of Laser Education at Stony Brook University (SBU), School of Dental Medicine

Professor (Prof. Dr. med. dent.) of Oral Surgery/Implant Dentistry in Frankfurt/Germany

Fully trained in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery in Germany and in USA

Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany

Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology

Certified Medical Laser Safety officer (CMLSO) by the Board of Laser Safety (BLS)

former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at SBU

former Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the Univ. of Rochester/NY and Professor and Director of Laser Sciences at NYU

Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration Foundation and the Implantology Research Group of the IADR

Fellow of the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Osseointegration, Int. College of Dentists, ICOI, ITI Foundation, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Great of NY Academy of Prosthodontics, Int. Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, American College of Dentists

Editorial Board Membership in various peer‐reviewed journals

More than 400 publications (h‐Index: 66; over 14,000 citations, 6 books)

Over 700 presentations worldwide; International scientific collaborations and teaching activities globally

Lecturer in more than 50 countries

2016 Award Recipient for Excellence in Dental Laser Research (T.H. Maiman) by the Academy of Laser Dentistry

List of Contributors

Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSOExecutive Director Perioperative ServicesAtlanta Medical CenterDowntown CampusAtlantaGeorgiaUSA

Patti Owens, BSN, MHA, RN, CNOR, CMLSOPresident of Aesthetic Med Consulting International, LLCLaser TrainingRancho MirageCaliforniaUSA

Anton Sculean, DDS, MS, PhD, Dr hc, Prof Dr med dentExecutive Director and ChairmanDepartment of PeriodontologySchool of DentistryBerneSwitzerland


Lasers are novel and innovative technologies with many benefits for clinicians, patients, and applications in surgical dentistry. It is a significant contribution to the modern medical field that laser light can be used effectively in clinical dentistry based on present scientific developments and technological advances.

Scientific evaluation of this technology presents a lack of strong evidence in specific areas of dentistry, but there is no doubt that lasers are beneficial as clinical tools in a variety of clinical scenarios based on the appropriate laser‐tissue interactions and the challenges in daily practice.

The first part of the book will provide the fundamental and advanced uses of lasers as surgical tools for improvement of clinical outcomes and is focused on the intraoral applications of a variety of laser wavelengths and devices.

The book presents the clinical impact of the use of lasers on the different fields of surgical dentistry in a modern way with clinical photographs and step‐by‐step documentation. The strength of the book is the discussions of the use of different lasers and novel fiber‐optics in the treatment of a variety of clinical problems and the contribution of top specialists in the field of antimicrobial, photodynamic therapy, and laser safety.

For instance, the use of laser light to excise or coagulate tumors, the impact of lasers on periodontal surgical procedures, as well as in implant dentistry, from the implant uncovering to the treatment of peri‐implant diseases, are discussed. The highlights of the book for the new decade are the modification of traditional concepts of treatment and using a patient friendlier method leading to less postoperative complications and excellent wound healing.

The book explains systematically the protocols of treatment with clinical cases and illustrates the way of thinking and treatment methodology in the different surgical fields. It is an excellent resource for clinicians who want to improve their experience in surgical dentistry and advance their practice. In addition, the book is a strong foundation for the specialist who wants to learn more about this novel technology and how it can fit in their practice.

Enjoy reading but also practice, and you will recognize the pearls and jewels in Advanced Laser Surgery in Dentistry.

Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof Dr med dent


Special thanks and appreciation to Mr. Hammaad R. Shah for the preparation of the schematical drawings presented in the Figures 3.1, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.8.