Hard, soft tissue laser cuts faster than handpieces

May 6, 2005
Lares Research's new PowerLase AT Dual Wavelength Laser combines dentistry's best two wavelengths in a single system for superior cutting performance.

Lares Research, a leader in oral tissue cutting technology, has introduced the Lares PowerLase AT Dual Wavelength Laser, which combines dentistry's best two wavelengths in a single system for superior hard and soft tissue cutting performance.

The PowerLase AT features the Freedom-Balanced Articulated Arm, which uses seven precision mirrors to transmit laser energy 10-15 times more efficiently than alternatives. This feature, combined with the 20-watt power supply and VPC technology, allows the PowerLase AT to cut tooth faster than a high-speed handpiece.

The PowerLase AT features VPC Technology, which uses Variable Pulse Concentration to vary the duration of each pulse of laser energy while concentrating the shape of each pulse. VPC technology allows the clinician to choose the optimal pulse duration for each procedure, providing increased patient comfort and a wider range of treatment options.

The Lares PowerLase AT Laser offers both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths and enables the user to quickly change wavelengths with a simple press of a button. This allows clinicians to combine the hard tissue efficiency of Er:YAG with the soft tissue precision of Nd:YAG.

Er:YAG lasers have been safely utilized for anesthetic-free cavity preparations since 1997. Nd:YAG laser energy is the number one choice of leading laser researchers and educators for soft tissue procedures because it allows precise efficient cutting and ablation of soft tissue in a bloodless field without tissue charring or risk of damage to adjacent hard tissue.

The PowerLase AT gives clinicians both of these proven and preferred wavelengths in a single system. The PowerLase is also available in a single Er:YAG wavelength model, the PowerLase HT.

The Lares PowerLase AT Laser features a simple and intuitive touchpad that allows clinicians to switch between Er:YAG and Nd:YAG, increase or decrease energy per pulse, select pulse duration mode, designate a time limit, vary levels of air and water spray, increase or decrease pulses per second, and adjust aiming beam brightness and audible treatment signal.

A display indicates total number of laser pulses delivered in a given procedure or total system cumulative pulses, and shows other parameters such as time and energy level.

The Lares PowerLase AT Laser has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market for a wide variety of indications, including: incision, excision, vaporization, ablation, and coagulation of soft and hard tissue in the mouth.

Procedures covered include gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, frenectomy, exposure of unerupted teeth, fibroma removal, sulcular debridement, caries removal, cavity preparation, enamel etching, and a large number of other procedures. Adding new procedures is a proven way to boost practice income, grow the practice, and improve patient care.

Lares offers a comprehensive in-office training program that assists clinicians with incorporating laser dentistry into their practices. Lares Research is currently the only corporate Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) recognized standard proficiency laser training course provider. The program includes a CD-ROM multimedia 7-CE-credit training program, combined with in-office training and consultation provided by a Lares laser-experienced clinician.

Follow-up support is provided by Lares laser-experienced clinicians available by phone or e-mail to answer questions at no charge. Marketing materials, including a 30-second television commercial, are also provided. Lares offers a full purchase price 30-day money-back guarantee to assure satisfaction.

Lares Research has been manufacturing products and providing services to dental professionals for nearly 50 years. The company offers a line of dental lasers, high-speed and low-speed handpieces, and the Apex electric handpiece system.

For more information, call 800-347-3289 or visit www.laresdental.com.