LiteTouch™ Er:YAG Dental Laser - A New Revolution in Dentistry?!
Dr. Georgi Tomov, PhD - Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
I graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2004, later obtained Ph.D and M.Sc in Endodontics at the Operative Dentistry and Endodontic Department in the same University in 2008. I focused my efforts on researching and teaching and in 2009 I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the University clinic. As leadingdental faculty in Bulgaria, we provide our students a new therapy concepts for caries removal and also provide our patients safety, effective and pain-free caries treatment. The name of this new concept is LiteTouch. The LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser uses a revolutionary direct delivery system – “Laser in a handpiece” in which the laser chamber is located in the handpiece. Thus eliminates the need for fiber delivery system and avoid the loss of energy or efficiency. LiteTouch™'s "no fiber" design gives more stable transmitting, and less expense for replacement. The articulated arm simplifies the introduction of the laser into the oral cavity and eases its use on both soft and hard dental tissues.
I started evaluating LiteTouch™ for oral tissue treatment one year ago, and began to use LiteTouch™ for my clinical practice and teaching since 2009. My researches are focused on caries and non caries defects laser treatment with respect to patient’s comfort and procedures efficiency. Caries is in everyone's mouth and many patients are anxious when faced with the drill. Operative caries treatment generally also means removal of healthy tooth substance and consequent damage. Syneron Medical a healthy alternative with which you can eliminate caries in seconds completely without drilling and without pain. You also fully preserve the healthy tooth substance. In my practice, I use the LiteTouch™ for general restorative work, "laser anesthesia", crown lengthening, periodontal treatment and many other procedures. It is part of my professional self-confidence and it has become an integral part of the practice. Personally, I like its powerful cutting ability that allows me to precede any hard tissue treatments more easily.
As a researcher and Assistant Professor in the University clinic, I've always been involved in new technologies in dentistry. The LiteTouch™ innovation expressed my personal attitude to modern, biologically-oriented dental treatment with respect to both dentist and patient’s needs. I've been lecturing on the Er: YAG lasers topics at all major dental events in Bulgaria in order to share this wonderful technology with my colleagues and students. LiteTouch™ laser system is not just a technology, but also a new point of view on dental treatments and I recommend all the dentists to express free their mastery with this different, unique and innovative laser.