Special Issue "Lasers in Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissues"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: restorative dentistry; periodontology; prosthodontics; oral surgery; clinical trials; laser-assisted endodontics; PBM-Therapy; photobiomodulation; laser-soft tissue; antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; aPDT; laser-assisted dental bleaching
Interests: PBM-Therapy; photobiomodulation; laser-soft tissue management; antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; aPDT; laser-tissue interaction
Interests: PBM-Therapy; photobiomodulation; antimicrobial photodynamic therapy; aPDT; laser-assisted endodontics; laser-assisted dental bleaching
The adjunctive use of laser photonic energy to assist and augment the outcome of treatment in dentistry has expanded dramatically over the past 25 years.
Based on early research and through a dedicated peer-reviewed evidence approach, it has been possible to identify and propose the integration of new techniques using laser photonic energy into general and specialist dental practice.
Lasers generally have many intrinsic, interesting, and useful properties. For instance, lasers have the potential to produce different results depending on the dose. Laser–tissue interaction can produce a range of useful applications in the field of dentistry, from the biochemical and biophysical promotion of healing and the selective suppression of the inflammatory cytokine cascade to the surgical ablation of diseased tissues and photothermal destruction of pathogens.
In this Special Issue, a number of esteemed researchers have contributed narrative reviews of the integration of lasers in a wide range of treatment modalities. Each subject is considered to be a reflection of the authors’ personal experiences along with reference to contemporary research by individual researchers and university research groups throughout the world.
Prof. Edward Lynch
Dr. Steven Parker
Dr. Eugenia Anagnostaki
Dr. Valina Mylona
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- hard tissue
- soft tissue
- wound healing
- laser–tissue interaction
- photodynamic therapy
- endodontic therapy
- dental bleaching
- restorative dentistry
- periodontal disease
- oral mucositis
- cancer care
- bone management
- laser alveolar interaction
- tooth movement
- pediatric dentistry