When used in contact, diode laser energy only penetrates about 200 microns, making it safe as well as effective. Pioneer Lasers vaporize surface tissue in a controlled manner. The underlying connective tissue becomes coagulated and the resulting laser wound is self-sealing, requiring no suturing.
Yes we implemented a free of charge loaner program for Pioneer lasers that need to be sent to our equipment service facility. This program is in effect for both the Pioneer Elite and Pioneer Pro lasers that are still under warranty. Contact Pioneer Customer Service for more information at (877) 236-4402.
The term laser stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation", which means a device that produces and amplifies light. The wavelength of the light produced will determine what types of tissues can be modified by the light’s energy. Light waves that emanate from within the visible and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum will be readily absorbed into body pigments like melanin in the skin, and heme found within hemoglobin in blood. They will have virtually no affinity for water and thus, it won’t be absorbed at the surface as it enters soft tissues. Wave lengths located within the mid to far infrared range are attracted to water and the hydroxyapatite crystals that are found within bone and teeth. Thus, these wavelengths are primarily used in hard tissue lasers. With a frequency of 810+/-20 nanometers, the Pioneer Diode Laser’s wave length falls into the lower end of the near-infrared spectrum, making them suitable for soft-tissue applications.
1. Scalpel and sutures generally cause more hemorrhage and less vision during surgery and are more susceptible to post-op swelling and infection than laser surgeries.
2. Electro-surgery units are less precise and may cause more tissue damage. Additionally, they provide less access to difficult areas adjacent to vital tooth structures, amalgams, and implants. Longer healing periods are typically required and patients require to be “grounded” during the procedure.
Today's bonding techniques require total control over the operative sites; the diode laser ensures the ability to achieve that. No other instrument ever available to the dentist has had the capability of such precise tissue sculpting. The diode laser is the least traumatic of all competing and conventional instruments. The Pioneer Diode Laser is affordable and small enough for every practice, simple to operate and easily learned and incorporated into your practice.
When a Pioneer Diode Laser is used, it saves chair time. It makes current procedures more effective and procedures beyond conventional training simplified because of the complete hemostasis and lack of suturing required. Adding the laser to current soft tissue procedures and just one frenectomy or fibroma each month will generate more income than the payment for the laser.
Some states require dental practices to implement a laser safety program to ensure a safe environment for both workers and patients. It is best to have written procedures in this regard. Pioneer Lasers, LLC recommends adoption of a laser safety program and appointment of a laser safety office.