LiteTouch is part of my day and has become an integral part of the practice.
Dr. Tim Goh /Australia
I was one of the first dentists to use the LiteTouch in Australia. Having used other lasers before, I was happily surprised at the amazing "cutting" speed that could be achieved without the use of local anesthesia (LA). In fact, I find that I use LA for restorations only a few times each week.
In our practice, we use the LiteTouch for general restorative work, "laser anesthesia", crown lengthening, sterilizing preps and many other procedures. It is part of my day and has become an integral part of the practice. I generally use the laser in conjunction with the high speed handpiece where warranted, particularly where amalgams are being replaced.
I have been very impressed by the longevity of the tips which has meant a significant reduction in consumable costs. The LiteTouch's small size and durability is also a draw card in my opinion.
My associate and I routinely swap lasers, as she favors the LiteTouch and we have to fight over who gets to use it. Due to the relatively light weight of the unit, moving it from room to room is easier than for my other laser. The laser, being in the handpiece means that there are no expensive fibers that can break. Also, the power output seems to be much stronger than other lasers I have used at the same settings. My only real criticisms are firstly, that I found the handpiece initially uncomfortable. However, after using the LiteTouch continuously for about a week or so, it because easier to use.
Secondly, I would love to see an Endo attachment for what is otherwise a very good all round dental laser.