Laser Light Therapy in Dentistry: Efficacy, Uses and Limitations


Georgios Romanos, DDS, PhD (Editor) – Professor, Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, USA

Series: Dentistry and Oral Sciences
BISAC: MED016000

Light Therapy in Dentistry: Efficacy, Uses and Limitations is a scientific puzzle of new information for laser applications in dentistry and their translation to medicine. It describes a symphony of essential information and orchestration of therapeutic concepts presenting the jewels of learning to clinicians, researchers, and specialized individuals who want to know more about laser applications in dental sciences.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Designing, Executing, Communicating and Interpreting: Essential Considerations for Furthering the Science and Application of Photobiomodulation and Photomedicine
(Raymond J. Lanzafame – Research Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry, et al.)

Chapter 2. Laser-Tissue Interactions
(Markolf H. Niemz – Heidelberg University, Institute MABEL, Mannheim, Germany, et al.)

Chapter 3. Photobiomodulation Therapy for Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Healing and Regeneration in Clinical Dentistry
(Rodrigo Mosca, Sharaschandra Reddy Govindool, Isha Neupane, Swati Kumari, Praveen Arany – Oral Biology and Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo, NY, US)

Chapter 4. Efficacy, Uses, and Limitations of Photobiomodulation on Damaged Nerve Regeneration in Dentistry
(Reza Fekrazad, Neda Hakimiha, Neda Moslemi – Radiation Sciences Research Center, Laser Research Center in Medical Sciences, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Use of Light Therapy for the Treatment of Pain
(Victória Regina da Silva Oliveira, Victor Teixeira de Oliveira, Elia Francesco Vedda, João Ignácio Ferrara Júnior, Camila Squarzoni Dale – Department of Anatomy, Laboratory of Neuromodulation and Experimental Pain, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Lasers in Caries and Erosion Prevention: Fluoride Synergy and Spectroscopy Monitoring
(Denise Maria Zezell and Patricia Aparecida Ana – Center for Lasers and Applications, Nuclear and Energy Research Institute- IPEN–CNEN, Sao Paulo, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 7. 980nm Diode Laser Fractional Treatment of the Oral Mucosal Diseases: Possibilities and Limitations
(Andrey V. Belikov, Ludmila A. Ermolaeva, Dmitriy E. Korzhevsky, Valeriia V. Gusel’nikova, Denis Y. Fedotov, Elena S. Sergeeva, Yulia V. Semyashkina – Faculty of Laser Photonics and Optoelectronics, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 8. Efficacy, Uses and Limitations of Lasers in Oral Implantology
(Josep Arnabat-Dominguez, Daniel Abad-Sanchez – Associate Professor of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, School of Dentistry; Director of the master’s degree program in laser in Dentistry (EMDOLA) University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 9. Photonic Approach in Non-surgical Therapy of Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis: Advantages, Limitations, and Perspectives
(Marco Giannelli, Daniele Bani – Odontostomatologic Laser Therapy Center, Florence, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 10. Laser Debonding
(Kinga Grzech-Leśniak – Laser Labolatory, Oral Surgery Department, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland, et al.)

Chapter 11. Laser and Oral Mucosal Diseases
(Umberto Romeo, Alessandro Del Vecchio – Associate Professor, Department of Oral Sciences and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 12. Laser Surgical Treatment of Mucoceles of the Minor Salivary Glands
(Umberto Romeo, Alessandro Del Vecchio – Associate Professor, Department of Oral Sciences and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 13. Photobiomodulation in Individuals with Special Needs. Benefits, Uses and Limitations
(Ana Cristina F.M. Ferreira, Diego P.V. Leite, Angela T. Araki, Maria Teresa B.R. Santo – Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, Cruzeiro do Sul University, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 14. Laser-Assisted Harvesting of Free Gingival Graft
(Tarek M. Eltayeb – Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Misr International University, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 15. Laser in Pediatric Dentistry
(Marina Consuelo Vitale – Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Paediatric Sciences, Unit of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, Section of Dentistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)

Chapter 16. Laser-assisted Periodontal Esthetics: Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Gingival Depigmentation
(Walid Altayeb – Gulf Laser Chapter, Doha, Qatar)

Chapter 17. Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases
(Seyed Hossein Bassir, Anton Sculean, Georgios E. Romanos – Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA, et al.)

Chapter 18. Wound Healing Aspects of Diode Lasers in Oral Soft Tissues
(Nathan Estrin and Georgios E. Romanos – Department of Periodontology, Laboratory for Periodontal-, Implant-, and Phototherapy (LA-PIP), School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, US)

Chapter 19. Hemo-Laser-Therapy: A Pioneering Technique That Uses a Patient’s Own Stem Cells, “In Loco” To Regrow Gingiva and Bone
(Fatima Zanin, Jamil Awad Shibli, Ana Paula Brugnera, Camila Zanin Bissoli, Aldo Brugnera – Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Brazil, et al.)


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