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Smile makeover: A minimally invasive recipe for esthetic success

Drs. Scott Froum and Michael J. Wei present an interdisciplinary case study using minimally invasive techniques to achieve an esthetic smile makeover in a young adult with dental fear.

Implementing Technology to Enhance the Patient Experience

It doesn’t take an industry veteran to know that going to the dentist just isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. The anxiety and fear created at the simple thought of making an appointment causes many people to go years without seeing a dentist, resulting in the decline of their oral health.

How to Enhance Patient Experiences With the Solea Lase

There are so many amazing technologies available in dental practices today, from imaging equipment to treatment planning software that’s verging on the border of - if not actually considered - augmented reality. But the traditional drill-and-fill aspect of dentistry is still going strong.

Improving pediatric laser dentistry with Solea

Andrea Gamble, DDS, is a pediatric dentist who owns Local Smile Co. in California. She strives to provide high-quality patient care, which is why she invested in the Solea® dental laser from Convergent Dental. Since incorporating the laser into her practice, Dr. Gamble says she’s been able to offer improved patient experiences without using anesthesia.

'No shot, no needle': How a new laser tooth treatment is changing the dental game

"I told her there's no injection, it's going to be painless, said her mother, Cindy Cabanos. She reassured her daughter that "it's going to be fun. "That's because Audrey's pediatric dentist, Jason Ching, is one of nine dentists in Hawaii who now use a dental laser made by Solea instead of a drill.

Show Your Work: Working at Light Speed

Anesthesia-free dental procedures are a reality. The ability to work without anesthetic provides benefits for my patients as well as for my practice—the patients have a better experience by not receiving injections and by experiencing a shorter appointment time.

Tennessee Dentist Uses New 'Solea' Laser

Do you hate going to the dentist? The needles and the pain -- no fun. Now, there's new laser technology that's helping dentists ditch the drills and giving patients a reason to smile.

Convergent Dental Packs More Speed into its Solea Laser: Interview with CEO Michael Cataldo

The Solea laser from Convergent Dental received an upgrade for 2018. We talked with CEO Michael Cataldo at the 2018 Chicago Midwinter Meeting about the benefits dentists will see.

Why I Use... Solea

After using hard- and soft-tissue lasers for 14 years, I was confident I had pushed them as far as they could go, allowing me to do between 30% and 40% of cutting procedures without anesthesia. So I was skeptical when the folks at Convergent Dental promised that with Solea, I’d be doing more than 90% of procedures anesthesia-free. After 2 weeks of hard- and soft-tissue work, I knew that promise was a reality.

New Dental Office Uses New Technology to Make Patients More Comfortable and the Process Easier

Opened by Dr. Phing Saurer, River Park Dental offers the latest technologies to make your visit to the dentist easier and more comfortable than ever. Dr. Sauer has extensive experience and training and has earned the coveted 40 under 40 national award.

Carson City Pediatric Dentistry’s new laser technology changes dental experience for kids

Opened by Dr. Phing Saurer, River Park Dental offers the latest technologies to make your visit to the dentist easier and more comfortable than ever. Dr. Sauer has extensive experience and training and has earned the coveted 40 under 40 national award.

Solving Productivity Killing Start and Stop Dentistry

I thought I was as efficient as I could be in my dental practice. After investing in the Solea Dental Laser I remember going to training thinking, “I can’t possibly get more efficient.” During my training session, my trainer said, “just wait, you WILL get more efficient.” Boy was he right! Everything Dr. Jeff Rohde told me became true.

Dental laser replaces drill, promises cheaper, pain-free dentist visits

North Haven dentist Dr. David Fantarella said he was the first dentist in the world to sign up to buy a relatively new type of dental laser, one that he said is the present and future of his dental practice. In fact, he believes in the laser, called Solea, so much, that he invested in the company that makes it, Convergent Dental.

Using a Dental Laser to Prep Multiple Teeth Without Local Anesthesia

The patient presented with rampant decay on anterior teeth. He had not been to the dentist in more than 10 years. The patient chose to have his maxillary anteriors restored during the first appointment.

How Convergent Dental achieved 2,002% growth in 3 years: Interview with CEO Michael Cataldo

Convergent Dental, maker of the Solea all-tissue dental laser, recently ranked 2nd fastest growing medical device company on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 500 after a period of 2002 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.

Case report: Anesthesia-free subgingival restoration

This case involved a 67-year-old man, a long-time patient of the practice, who presented for a restorative appointment. The dentist's oral evaluation had revealed recurrent subgingival decay on tooth No. 8 under an old composite restoration.

Incorporating the Solea Dental Laser Into Your Practice

The new release of Solea software (SW) 3.2 is designed to provide significantly faster cutting and rapid analgesic onset.

You've Been Hearing About it, Now Come See it!

Building what he calls his “dream practice,” Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick is able to carry the three things he values in his personal life into his professional life. Family, health and community are what drives him not only at home, but each day with his staff and patients at Kevin Fitzpatrick, DDS, MS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Check Your Health: Dentistry without the pain and fear

The dentist is often associated with pain, fear, and anxiety – especially for children. However, a new type of technology called a Solea Laser is improving the dental experience for many patients.

How to perform closed crown lengthening with an all-tissue CO2 laser

A 63-year-old female patient presented for an emergency visit having fractured off the palatal cusp of tooth #15. She experienced cold sensitivity and discomfort in that area. The patient was very apprehensive about dental surgery because she was undergoing chemotherapy and had a session scheduled for the next day

How to improve patient outcomes with dental lasers

Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo has two simple philosophies at his company. First, to make a great product and second, to keep the promises he makes about the product. Because of that, no other laser company has the money-back guarantee that Convergent does for its Solea® dental laser.

Convergent Dental releases ‘next generation’ of its Solea laser

Convergent Dental has unveiled "The Next Generation" of its Solea CO2 all-tissue dental laser system. According to the company, the new version of Solea is smaller, cuts faster, smoother, and now more than 99 percent of cavity preps can be treated without anesthesia.

Mandibular Frenectomies Made Simple

High frenum attachments are something that we see a lot of in our practice, many of which have gone untreated. A high attachment often results in a localized perio defect, patient discomfort and poor aesthetics. During my general practice residency, we were taught to release these attachments with local anesthetics, a scalpel and resorbable sutures. This technique completely changed for our practice once we began using a CO2 laser.

Press Releases

Drill-Free Dentistry Now at Elica Health Centers with Addi...

Needham, MA- Elica Health Centers (“Elica”) now offers dental patients reliably anesthesia-free, needle-free fillings and blood-free, suture-free soft...

Convergent Dental Announces Retirement of Founder-CEO

Needham, MA - Convergent Dental, Inc. today announced the retirement of Mike Cataldo, founder-CEO. Robert L. Gershon will assume the role of Chief Exe...

Convergent Dental Brings in $40M to Forever Change How Peo...

Needham, MA, – Convergent Dental, developer of Solea®, the world’s first laser to enable reliably anesthesia-free, pain-free dentistry, announced it h...

Solea All-Tissue Laser Reduces Dental Aerosols & Splatter ...

Needham, MA – Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3µm CO2 all-tissue Solea laser, announced today that Solea reduces dental s...

Convergent Dental Announces New Sleep Application Providin...

Needham, MA (February 20, 2020) – Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3 µm CO2 all-tissue Solea® laser, is excited to announc...

Convergent Dental Announces New Agreement with Henry Schei...

Needham, MA (September 5, 2019) – Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading 9.3 µm CO2 all-tissue dental laser, is excited to...

Convergent Dental Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Compan...

Needham, MA, November 26, 2018 — Convergent Dental ranks on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, t...

Convergent Dental Announces The Next Generation of Solea®

Needham, MA (October 1, 2018) – Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2 all-tissue dental laser, is pleased to announce...

Convergent Dental Expands Executive Leadership Team with T...

Needham, MA (May 2, 2018) – Convergent Dental, Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to anno...

Convergent Dental Introduces Solea® Software 3.2

Needham, MA (February 22, 2018) – Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, unveiled the ...

Convergent Dental Introduces Solea SW 3.1.1: Significant A...

Needham, MA (February 23, 2017) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser syste...

Convergent Dental Announces International Expansion into F...

New Partnership with International Distributor Escalates Availability of Solea® to Thousands of Progressive Korean Dentists

Convergent Dental Announces Move to New Corporate Headquar...

Needham, MA (November 14, 2016) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser syste...

Convergent Dental Announces New Partnership with Patterson...

Natick, MA (October 20, 2016) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system,...

Boston SmartCEO Recognizes Convergent Dental as a 2016 Fut...

Boston, MA (Jun. 15, 2016) — Convergent Dental, developer of Solea®, the industry leading, computer-aided, CO2 dental laser system, is proud to announ...

Convergent Dental Unveils Major Breakthroughs in Usability...

Anaheim, CA – May 12, 2016 – Convergent Dental Inc. today announced the release of Solea 3.0, revolutionary new software that dramatically enhances So...

Convergent Dental is Named a 2016 Gold Edison Award Winner

New York, NY – April 25, 2016 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new pr...

Convergent Dental Reveals New XC Spot Sizes for Solea at C...

Chicago, IL – February 25, 2015 – Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced software upgrades to the company’s f...

Drs. David Fantarella and Jeffrey Rohde Perform Live Proce...

Boston, MA — January 20, 2016 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, announced that Drs. David Fantarella and Jeffrey Rohd...

Convergent Dental Recognized As One of Streetwise Media’s ...

Natick, MA — December 16, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, was honored as one of the Boston area’s most innovat...

Dr. L. Don Wilson Uses Convergent Dental’s Solea Ultraguid...

New York, NY — November 29, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced clinical testimonial highlighting ...

Convergent Dental Announces FDA Clearance of Osseous Tissu...

Washington, D.C.— November 5, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced that Solea®, the first FDA clear...

Convergent Dental Unveils New Spot Size and Software Upgra...

San Francisco, CA – CDA Presents San Francisco 2015 — August 20, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announc...

Solea Offers Virtually Anesthesia-free Dentistry to UH Rai...

CLEVELAND, Ohio – University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) is one of the first in the country to offer pediatric den...

Convergent Dental Receives 2015 New England Innovation Awa...

Natick, MA — May 7, 2015 – The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception i...

Convergent Dental Unveils New 8/400, 8/600 and 8/1200 Holl...

Anaheim, CA – CDA Presents Anaheim 2015 — April 30, 2015 – Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced the availab...

Convergent Dental is Named a 2015 Gold Edison Award Winner

Natick, MA - April 27, 2015 - The Edison Awards, celebrating 28 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new prod...

Convergent Dental Partners with Darby Dental Supply, LLC. ...

Natick, MA – April 14, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, today announced it has entered a distr...

Convergent Dental Secures $9 Million in Growth Capital

Natick, MA – March 31, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced that it had secured $9 million in a fund...

Convergent Dental’s New Ultraguide Handpiece and 15/400 Ho...

Atlanta, GA – Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting – March 26, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, tod...

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