Lasers 2010

By  the completion of the seminar each resident should:

  • be familiar with basic laserology
  • be familiar with the different types of lasers and their usage
  • be familiar with how lasers are being utilized in endodontics
  • be familiar with the advantages/disadvantages of lasers in endodontics

Ingle's Endodontics. 6th edition, 2008, pp 857-876

Coluzzi D.  An overview of laser wavelengths used in dentistry.  Dent Clin North Am 2000;44:753-765

Berkiten M, Berkiten R, Okar I.  Comparative evaluation of antibacterial effects of Nd:YAG laser irradiation in root canals and dentinal tubules.  J Endod 2000;26:268-270

Shoji S, Hariu H, Horiuchi H.  Canal enlargement by ER:YAG laser using a cone-shaped irradiation tip.  J Endod 2000;26:454-458

Yamazaki R, Goya C, Yu D, Kimura Y, Matsumoto K.  Effects of Erbium,Chromium:YSGG laser irradiation on root canal walls: A scanning electron microscopic and thermographic study.  J Endod 2001;27:9-12

Kimura Y, Yonaga K, Yokoyama K, Matsuoka E, Sakai K, Matsumoto K.  Apical leakage of obturated canals prepared by ER:YAG laser. J Endod 2001;27:567-570

Lin C, Lee B, Lin F, Kok S, Lan W.  Phase, compositional, and morphololgical changes of human dentin after ND:YAG laser treatment.  J Endod 2001;27:389-393

Folwaczny M, Mehl A, Jordan C, Hickel R.  Antibacterial effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser radiation at different energy settings in root canals.  J Endod 2002;28:24-29

Kimura Y, Yonaga K, Yokoyama K, Kinoshita J, Ogata Y, Matsumoto K.  Root surface temperature increase during Er:YAG laser irradiation of root canals.  J Endo 2002;28:76-78

Esen E, Yoldas O, Kurkcu M, Dogan M, Seydaglu G.  Apical microleakage of root-end cavities prepared by CO2 laser.  J Endod 2004;30:662-664

Lan W, Lee B, Liu H, Lin C.  Morphologic study of Nd:YAG laser usage in treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity.  J Endod 2004;30:131-134

Stabholz A, Sahar-Helft S, Moshonov J.  Lasers in endodontics.  Dent Clin North Am 2004;48:809-832

Radatti D, Baumgartner J, Marshall JG.  A comparison of the efficacy of Er,Cr:YSGG laser and rotary instrumentation in root canal debridement.  JADA 2006;137:1261-1266

Bergmans L, Teughels W, Van Meerbeek B, Quirynen M, Lambrechts P.  Bactericidal effect of Nd:YAG laser irradiation on some endodontic pathogens ex vivo.  Int Endod  J 2006;39:547-557

Altundasar E, Ozcelik B, Cebreli Z, Matsumoto K.  Ultramorphological and histochemical changes after ER,CR:YSGG laser irradiation and two different irrigation regimes.  J Endod  2006;32:465-468

Varella C, Pileggi R.  Obturation of root canal system treated by Cr, Er:YSGG laser irradiation.  J Endod 2007;33:1091-1093

George S, Kishen A.  Advanced noninvasive light-activated disinfection: assessment of cytotoxicity on fibroblast versus antimicrobial activity against enterococcus faecalis.  J Endod 2007;33:599-602

Garcez A, Nunez S, Hamblin M, Ribeiro M.  Antimicrobial effects of photodynamic therapy on patients with necrotic pulps and periapical lesion.  J Endod 2008;34:138-142

Fimple J, Stashenko P.  Photodynamic  treatment of endodontic polymicrobial infection in vitro.  J Endod 2008;34:728

Noiri Y, Katsumoto T, Azakami H, Ebisu S.  Effects of er:YAF laser irradiation on biofilm-forming bacteria associated with endodontic pathogens in vitro.  J Endod 2008;34:826-829

Faria-Junior N, Tanomaru-Filbo M, Guerreiro-Tanomaru, Leonardo R, Berbert F.  Evaluation of ultrasonic and ErCr:YSGG laser retrograde cavity preparation.  J Endod 2009;35:741-744