Lasers in Restorative Dentistry is a book to read for everyone
Lasers in Restorative Dentistry is dedicated to all patients, collaborators, and assistants who with their patience and cooperation contributed to the success of my clinical work. A special thanks to my lovely wife Maria Daniela for her continuous support and for tolerating my absence from our family life during the long period of time for the production of this book.
We have known Dr. Giovanni Olivi for more than 15 years. During this time we have had the pleasure to concurrently speak at different international congress venues about the use of lasers in dentistry. In all of them Dr. Olivi’s conferences have been exceptional, presenting clinical cases and welldocumented research. We believe that this book will be of great help for those who want to know more about the applications of lasers in dentistry, and we hope it will be a reference book in this fi eld.
This unique book presents the author’s experience and knowledge in restorative and laser dentistry making this book a complete up-to-date review of the international literature on laser application in restorative dentistry, while connecting the research with daily clinical work.
The goal of this textbook is to share with the reader the current “state of the art” of laser applications for cavity preparation and adhesive dentistry, in the attempt to offer help for dentists who are looking for new and innovative techniques that improve the quality of their work. This textbook offers a comprehensive look at all indications for the use of lasers in restorative dentistry, including diagnosis, pits and fi ssures sealing, carious removal, cavity preparation and decontamination, and pulp capping, and introduces operative modalities that lead to predictable outcomes. Detailed instructions with an overview on the use of different laser wavelengths are provided with over 600 clinical photographs, charts, and tables. Laser in restorative dentistry is a practical guide for general dentists who use laser in their daily practice and want advice on the “know-how” on laser dentistry. If you are a new, experienced, or even advanced laser user, this book represents a valuable guide and source. This book will also be helpful to students graduating in dentistry, as a source of references to specifi c clinical uses in the laser treatment of dental caries. Enjoy delving into the wonderful world of laser dentistry!