Bone Regeneration Using a Diode Laser, Dr. Laura Braswell

Future Role of Lasers in Treatment of Peri-Implantitis, Dr. Edward Kusek

Current Trends in the Treatment of Bacteria Related Periimplantitis, Dr. Sebastiano Andreana

Bone Regeneration Using a Diode Laser

Laura Braswell, DDS, Buckhead Periodontics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Research has shown that the Nd:YAG laser is effective for bone regeneration. The diode laser can also be used for bone regeneration around implants and natural teeth. A technique will be presented for treating periodontitis and per-implantitis with the ultimate goal of new bone for both tooth and/or implant retention. This step-bystep protocol will explain the purpose and science behind the process showing clinical and radiographic success. Problem cases will also be shown with theoretical concepts of what could have gone wrong. By reviewing our successes and our complications we can all improve our clinical outcomes.


Educational Objectives

  • Summarize a clinical case of bone regeneration using a diode laser.
  • Discuss a clinical technique for treating periodontitis and peri-implantitis with a diode laser.
  • Provide a platform to stimulate future investigation into hard tissue regeneration using lasers.

Note: This presentation discusses investigational devices that have not yet received U.S. FDA approval or clearance for the specified clinical indications, or describes off-label uses.




Future Role of Lasers in Treatment of Peri-Implantitis
Edward Kusek, DDS Private Practice, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Ed KusekThis program incorporates a didactic presentation of specific treatments for peri-implantitis that have been successful for clinicians. Laser devices and techniques to be discussed include a 9300-nm carbon dioxide laser (Solea, Convergent Dental, Needham, Mass., USA); 2780- nm Er,Cr:YSGG laser (Waterlase iPlus, Biolase, Irvine, Calif., USA); and photobiomodulation with an 810 and 980-nm diode laser (Gemini, Ultradent, South Jordan, Utah, USA). Included is a discussion of adjuncts used for the treatment, including certain biologics, as well as an explanation of a 2017 consensus report on treating peri-implantitis. 


Educational Objectives
  • Discuss the use of laser to disinfect an implant surface.
  • Examine the use of biologic materials to aid in the success of peri-implantitis treatment.
  • Explain the use of photobiomodulation in postoperative care.
  • Summarize the consensus report on peri-implantitis treatment from the 2017 ALD meeting.

Presented August 19, 2020



Current Trends in the Treatment of Bacteria Related Periimplantitis

Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS


Andreana SebastianoThe presentation will focus on diagnosis and definition of peri-implantitis according to the recent classification. Furthermore, different current clinical protocols will be presented, including the use of different decontaminating agents together with different laser wavelengths. Several clinical scenarios will be showcased.




Educational Objectives
  • Recognize clinical signs of periimplantitis and how to assess the Clinical condition
  • Review different treatment modalities for the management of Periimplantitis.
  • Incorporate the use off lasers for the treatment of periimplantitis

Presented May 26, 2020


ALD Organization Disclosure - Disclaimer on Protocols and Opinions


The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during a presentation represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. The Education Committee of the Academy of Laser Dentistry may review content only as it relates to topics within the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education. The Academy of Laser Dentistry assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by individual speakers pertaining to protocols for laser treatment. Any suggested protocols for treatment may be based upon the speakers' own clinical experience and should not be construed as Academy of Laser Dentistry recommended protocols.