Describe how lasers are used in dentistry by dentists and hygienists.
Describe the legal requirements involved before lasers may be used in dental practice.
Explain safety and infection control measures that are necessary when lasers are being used.
Lasers are frequently used in dentistry and changing the way many clinicians practice dentistry today.
This article will briefly examine the history and fundamentals of lasers, essential safety information, and how lasers are used in dentistry and dental hygiene. Other topics will include tissue sources, infection control, state regulations, and other medical/legal considerations.