India ‘not keen on laser dentistry’

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India’s Society for Oral Laser Applications (Sola), which was established to promote laser dentistry in the sub-continent, has made further efforts to dispel the myths surrounding this form of treatment.

The National Conference on Oral Laser Applications – organised by Sola – was attended by around 300 delegates who work in the field of laser dentistry.

While it was acknowledged that laser dentistry has not proved to be as popular in India as conventional methods, the president of Sola, Professor Moritz Andrea, said that the new treatment is more precise and comfortable for the patient.

Anil Shah, a member of Sola, told the newspaper that it is only a "matter of time before lasers will be used as everyday practice", before adding that the next decade "belongs to laser".

Another delegate said that laser dentistry is "the closest we can get to pain-free and sterile treatment".

Express Healthcare recently placed laser treatment in its top three trends that have changed the way in which dentistry is practised.

Decreased patient discomfort, quicker procedures and less need for anaesthetic were cited as some of the factors behind the success of laser treatment.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18468163-ADNFCR

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