Waterlase MD Turbo Features


Patient Benefits
Dentist Benefits
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Avoids the stress of drills and needles
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Fewer dental visits, less time in dental chair
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Return to daily routine faster after treatment
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Easy to learn and own
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A Waterlase MD™ Turbo pays off in greater patient comfort, improved clinical results and practice growth.

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The treatment option that
patients are looking for.

Fear and anxiety, whether mild or severe, is real and for many people can be a barrier to seeking dental treatment. Studies show that as many as 75% of adults in the U.S. experience some degree of dental fear.(1, 2, 3) Drills, needles and numb lips can prevent people from taking a positive, proactive approach to oral health.

Surprising Trends in Laser Usage from Dr. Roger Levin, Chairman and CEO, The Levin Group

A study published by the Roger Levin Group indicates that the Waterlase MD Turbo helps attract new patients and increase treatment acceptance of day-to-day restorative cases that can cover the cost of a laser by providing an alternative to drills with injections, for patients who are anxious or fearful.(4)

By reducing the need for anesthetic, multi-quadrant restorations that once entailed multiple appointments can now be completed in a single visit. And, because a Waterlase MD Turbo allows you to handle a wider variety of procedures, there is less need to refer patients out for treatment, eliminating another source of anxiety for patients.

Pays for Itself

With its exceptional versatility, the MD Turbo can quickly pay for itself. By enabling new capabilities such as multi-quadrant dentistry, the MD Turbo brings additional revenue to the practice while reducing the number of patients referred out.

Many procedures can also be performed without anesthetic, so dentists and clinicians spend less time waiting to begin working. And of course, any device that reduces the need for anesthetic is also reducing pain and discomfort, something highly attractive to new patients.

Built for speed and productivity.

The Waterlase MD Turbo’s unique, patented combination of a YSGG laser and water spray delivers breakthrough cutting speeds. How fast? Clinicians experience no noticeable difference in speed compared to conventional high-speed drills.

The MD Turbo can perform minimally invasive Class II MO/DO cavity preps in just 30 to 60 seconds. It even excels at cutting osseous tissue and it cuts soft tissue faster and with less trauma than soft tissue lasers.



1. Kleinknecht RA, Thorndike RM, McGlynn FD, Harkavy J (January 1984). “Factor analysis of the dental fear survey with cross-validation”. J Am Dent Assoc 108 (1): 59–61. PMID 6582116.
2. Getka EJ, Glass CR (Summer 1992). “Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to the reduction of dental anxiety”. Behavior Therapy 23 (3): 433–48. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80168-6.
3. Milgrom P, Weinstein P, Getz T (1995). Treating Fearful Dental Patients: A Patient Management Handbook (2nd ed.). Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington, Continuing Dental Education. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0528.1996.tb00893.x. ISBN 1880291010.
4. Levin, Roger P, (2010) “Surprising Trends in Laser Usage”, Dental Economics, 100 (3), 86-89,98.
5. Big Idea Group, Unpublished consumer research: "Waterlase Consumer Insight", Oct. 2009.

Technical Specifications
Waterlase MD Turbo™
Wavelength Er;Cr:YSGG, 2780 nm
Power 0.1 to 8.0 W
Pulse Repetition Rates 10-50 Hz Clinician Selectable
Pulse Energy 0-300 mJ
Pulse Duration 60 & 700 µsec
Laser Classification 4
Operating Voltage 100-230 VAC
Dimensions 10.5 x 19 x 32 in (27 x 48 x 91 cm)
Weight 75lbs (34 kg)