Lares laser cleared for subgingival calculus

Jan. 27, 2010
Lares Research and Fotona have received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PowerLase AT Er:YAG laser.

CHICO, California--Lares Research and Fotona have announced receiving FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PowerLase AT Er:YAG laser for the removal of subgingival calculus in periodontal pockets with periodontitis.

The new indication for use is an important element of the Lares Research laser treatment protocol for periodontal disease: Wavelength-optimized Periodontal Therapy or WPT.

WPT optimizes the use of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths from the dual-wavelength PowerLase AT to treat the hard- and soft-tissue sides of the diseased pocket.

WPT is a minimally invasive procedure to treat periodontal disease without scalpels or sutures in a general or specialty practice.

Lares Research provides a two-day advanced training course dedicated to laser treatment of periodontal disease using WPT.

Live patient video of WPT and subgingival calculus removal can be viewed on the Lares Research Web site at Lares Dental.

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