Hard- and soft-tissue lasers, most notably the Solea Laser from Convergent Dental, are great options to reduce aerosols during treatment. With lasers, less water and air pressure are used compared to traditional methods of drilling, reducing splatter. In addition, fewer changes of PPE are necessary, because working with a laser instead of anesthesia creates efficiency. Removing the need to wait for patients to get numb allows the dentist and staff to stay in one operatory from start to finish without downtime or an additional change in PPE.
Ask your Patterson Representative to learn more.