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Soft tissue laser dentistry science, safety, and education

Soft tissue laser dentistry science, safety, and education

By Noel Berger, DVM, MS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD | September 2018

By Noel Berger, DVM, MS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD For The Education Center Originally Published In Veterinary Practice News, September 2018 –Download as a PDF Surgical lasers…

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What a veterinary surgeon needs to know

What a new CO2 laser surgeon needs to know: A graduate’s take

By Cameron Henke, DVM, and Paul Sessa, DVM | August 2018

We all understand that in a veterinary clinic, time is money, and this is where the CO2 laser comes in so handy. The concept of minimizing oozing and bleeding allowing for better visualization of tissue planes and the surgical field has maximized my efficiency as a new surgeon.

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Dog Cherry Eye

Surgical CO2 laser corrects a common canine eye condition

By Noel Berger DVM, MS, DABLS | May 2018

This article shows a successful cherry eye procedure using a CO2 laser in a modified version of Morgan’s (1993) pocket technique that has a reported 95 percent success rate. This is one more adaptation of a surgical CO2 laser used in an accepted surgical technique that improves upon existing surgical standards to provide even better patient care.

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laser elbow follicular cysts dog

CO2 laser surgery for the treatment of elbow follicular cysts in the dog

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | April 2018

In this article, a surgical CO2 laser was used to treat a dog’s elbow follicular cysts. Follicular cysts are caused by keratin trapped in a hair follicle, and they are often associated with swelling, inflammation, pain, and secondary infection. This laser procedure can ablate multiple layers of cysts and adjacent hair follicles with minimal bleeding and minimal thermal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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