Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lares laser cleared for subgingival calculus




Chico, CA: January 27, 2010—Lares® Research and Fotona announced today that they have received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PowerLase® AT Er:YAG laser for the removal of subgingival calculus in periodontal pockets with periodontitis. The new indication for use is an important element of the Lares Research laser treatment protocol for periodontal disease: Wavelength-optimized Periodontal Therapy™ or WPT™. WPT™ optimizes the use of both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths from the dual-wavelength PowerLase AT to treat both the hard and soft tissue sides of the diseased pocket.



WPT™ is a minimally invasive procedure to treat periodontal disease without scalpels or sutures in a general or specialty practice. Lares Research provides a full two-day advanced training course dedicated to laser treatment of periodontal disease using WPT™. Live patient video of WPT™ and subgingival calculus removal can be viewed on the Lares Research website at www.laresdental.com.

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