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lasers in dentistry

Lasers in Dentistry

Medical and dental lasers are medical devices that use concentrated beams of light to generate energy that has healing power.

The advantage of dental lasers over routine scalpel or knife surgery are many and include better control, less bleeding, less postoperative swelling, and faster recovery and healing of the tissues.

Our practice embraces new technologies and utilizes two types of medical grade FDA-approved Class IV lasers: the Lightscalpel superpulsed CO2 laser and the Odyssey Navigator diode laser.

Both are used to perform soft tissue surgery.


  • Baby labial (lip) frenectomy
  • Baby lingual (under tongue) frenectomy
  • Frenectomy, at any age for tongue-ties or upper arch diastemas
  • Operculectomy
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Exposure of unerupted impacted teeth
  • Biopsy
  • Removal of mucoceles

Training and experience of the operator are important considerations for patients. Dr. Zavras has received extensive training in the safe and effective use of lasers and he is certified by the American Dental Laser Institute to perform laser-assisted procedures.

Dr. Zavras is the former Laser Safety Officer of the BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine and he is the only dentist - member of the BU-wide subcommittee on laser safety.

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