by Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys First described in 2016, the LightScalpel Functional Releases include the following steps:1-4 Pre-surgical Oro-Myofunctional Therapy (OMT); LightScalpel laser release, combined with the intra-operative …Read Article
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Martin Kaplan, DMD, and Peter Vitruk, PhD Why 10,600 nm CO2 Laser? Soft tissue surgical lasers have many advantages over traditional scalpel surgery, cryosurgery and electrosurgery. However, not all lasers …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Dr. Steven Olmos shows a case study where rhinomanometry measurements and airflow-related treatment led to improvement of TMJ function. by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAIPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, …Read Article
by Melissa Mugno, OMT, RDH, and Tara Erson, DMD Frenum Release Methods Frenum release may be performed with a scalpel, scissors, electrocautery or lasers. Procedure performed with a scalpel or …Read Article
Do dental laser education and proficiency certifications fail patients’ and dentists’ expectations across the globe? by Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys In the summer of 2018, when traveling with the …Read Article
by Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABLS A tongue-tie is a thick, tight, or short string of tissue under the tongue that restricts the tongue’s movement and causes a functional issue. …Read Article