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Thanks to its Science, Solea® is Dentistry’s #1 Selling All-tissue Dental Laser
By Convergent Dental on April 19, 2019
When it comes to Solea, there is no other dental laser to outperform it. Regardless if the topic is clinical capabilities or practitioner-patient experience, Solea is the industry standard, all-tissue laser that delivers it all.
Solea works with speed, precision, and is virtually anesthesia-free for any cavity prep and blood- and suture-free for most soft tissue procedures, such as gingivectomies and crown lengthenings. If asked, patients treated with Solea will all say they love the experience, and practitioners who have used it will report a variety of practice advantages. The advantages include improved outcomes, fast ROI, increased revenue, and new patient referrals. That being said, Solea’s features and benefits are a result of the advanced science inside that makes it all possible.
Solea's unique 9.3 µm wavelength
Unlike other dental lasers, such as erbium and diode, Solea performs entirely differently. Its unique 9.3 µm wavelength separates the all-tissue laser from the rest, emitting a powerful beam that nears the peak absorption of hydroxyapatite. What this means is Solea actually vaporizes enamel versus chipping away it, giving practitioners total freedom to work anywhere in the mouth.
Every case is individual, requiring different treatment, which is no problem for the laser that can do just about everything. Whether you need Solea to perform on virgin teeth or assist in removing old restorations, be assured it will get the job done. Not to mention, the wavelength doesn’t just aid procedures that call for enamel and bone work. It also performs reliably blood-free soft tissue procedures that warrant precise cutting. Now, gingival recontouring, frenectomies, and more can be done in less time than before.
Advanced clinical features
To the practitioner used to traditional dentistry, the idea of dental laser technology may sound complex and overwhelming. However, that is not so with Solea. Although the CO2 laser is the most advanced option available, it is very easy to learn and use. In fact, another reason why Solea is an amazing tool to have in your practice is because it makes performing dentistry much simpler as it removes the anesthesia and is also designed to reduce procedure time and make your day less hectic.
Solea performs how you need it to, and because of its intuitive user interface, selecting exactly what you need is achieved in the push of a button. In addition to Solea having a completely unique wavelength, it is also the only laser that allows you to select a spot size specific to the job at hand. For instance, in an amalgam removal case provided by Dr. Joshua Weintraub, the objective was to remove the filling, prep the tooth, and then restore it. He began with a spot size specific to removal and then adjusted it as needed. The final result speaks for itself.
Another Solea feature that optimizes performance is its variable speed footpedal. The way it functions is simple: the more pressure you apply, the faster Solea cuts. All you have to do is press harder on the footpedal for hard tissue and softer on the footpedal for soft tissue. It is that easy. The best part is being able to work uninterrupted, as you will rarely ever have to stop and change settings. One practitioner who stands by the ease of Solea’s variable speed footpedal is Dr. Michael Kelly. The article "How to Improve the Patient Experience with Solea" discusses Dr. Kelly’s satisfaction with the feature, revealing, "He’s able to control the laser’s output via the footpedal; other systems require users to change a setting on the screen. The ability to use his foot instead makes the process faster, smoother and easier."
Recently, the next generation of Solea was announced to the industry and everyone asked, "how does an already great technology manage to become even greater?" Well, Convergent Dental made it happen. In addition to its revamped software, smaller footprint, and improved clinical performance comes its enhanced ergonomics. Now, the handpieces available are lighter, more maneuverable, and have improved rotation and a wider range of motion. Within the handpiece is galvos, computer-controlled motors that move mirrors to manipulate the beam thousands of time per second, creating patterns that make cutting any tissue type an effortless task. This goes back to Solea’s wavelength and how it has been expertly engineered to cut all tissues with a seamless, clean result. Galvos operate through Computer Aided Preparation (CAP), allowing Solea to perform with unprecedented speed, accuracy, and control.
The science that has gone into Solea surpasses any other dental laser technology on the market. Solea was thoughtfully developed to not only offer practitioners a far better solution for performing dentistry, but also to reignite their passion about it. For patients, Solea creates anxiety-free and fear-free experiences, so that they feel good about going to the dentist. If you want a laser that simplifies your job, redefines the patient experience, and allows you to deliver the best dentistry of your career, Solea is just for you. Contact Convergent Dental today and ask about adding the CO2 laser to your practice.
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