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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 603-608

Lasers an inevitable tool in modern dentistry: An overview

1 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technology, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, YE Nepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Rohit Malik
Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Science and Technology Kadarabad, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1231

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Laser application in dentistry dates way back in 1960 but its widespread usage still stands great deal of limitation. It is an excellent modality of treatment, having varied clinical usage and holds great deal of implication in treatment of many oromucosal pathologies including inflammatory, reactive, benign and malignant pathologies. Correct understanding of the lasing process is necessary for its usage by the clinician. Lasers can replace knife and scalpel, and is a modality of treatment for the new age dentistry.

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