Win-Win Dentistry: The Benefits of Lasers at Your Pediatric Practice

Miniature mouths matter. That’s why pediatric dentists are hearing more and more about the advantages of laser-assisted applications. The benefits of all-tissue and diode lasers are significant to both patient and practitioner.

One of the most compelling aspects of laser use is the time savings. Practice value is affected by how much production time is dedicated to procedures. Lasers are fast and can help maximize practice efficiency. When the work day is over, however, it comes down to providing these VIPs with the highest level of service possible. Adopting new technology into your practice shows you care and helps achieve this, and it enhances parental perception of your value as a dentist.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes lasers as an alternative and complementary method of providing soft and hard tissue dental procedures for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs.

Dental lasers provide the most important patients with minimally-invasive technology. The advantages of lasers reflect a savvy approach percolating in pediatric practices. Minimally-invasive procedures are an attractive alternative to traditional methods of pediatric treatment, and are a dream come true for anxious patients (and parents). Patient benefits include:

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Minimized discomfort
  • Minimized anxiety
  • No high-pitched drill noise
  • No drill pressure
  • No drill vibration
  • Less bleeding
  • Less anesthetic
  • Stimulated tissue regeneration
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Easier recovery

Laser technology is the gateway to expanded procedures. Adopting dental lasers into your pediatric practice should be looked at as an investment rather than a cost. Practitioner benefits include:

  • Greater precision
  • Better patient management
  • Portability
  • Better hemostasis
  • Less chair time
  • Happier patients
  • Happier parents
  • Clinical versatility
  • Intuitive interface
  • Pre-set procedures
  • Adjustable settings
  • Increased referrals
  • Increased production
  • Less repetitive-use fatigue
  • Predictable results
  • Career rejuvenation
  • Greater clinical confidence

Trained pediatric laser dentists provide patients with an elevated standard of care. BIOLASE advocates the dental professional receive education and training on the use of lasers before applying this technology on pediatric dental patients. For more information, contact the Academy of Laser Dentistry or the World Clinical Laser Institute. Discover the benefits of lasers. Make your practice win!