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Academy of Microscope and Laser Dentistry (AMLD)

The Academy was formed to serve the dental profession and the public by being a source of scientific, evidence-based information (as evidenced by microscope magnification and the use of laser technology), and an advocate on the advantages of the latest technology and science being applied and associated with operative techniques in  modern microdentistry.
The academy is an organization to encourage, inspire, and educate the dentist and the public as to the benefits of microscopic /laser dentistry and to grow from our combined wealth of experiences by sharing both failures as well as successes.
These advancements will continue to shed new light to challenge the established legacy concepts, theories and techniques in dental practice and education. The Academy of Microscope and Laser Dentistry (AMLD) will play an important role in creating and encouraging the sharing of ideas and advancement of techniques among professionals dedicated and committed to quality treatment for the benefit of the patient.

GOALS
The Academy of Microscope and Laser Dentistry will provide a framework for all microscope/laser-centered dental practitioners, regardless of specialty, to share information in an inclusive, not exclusive environment.
The Academy will provide the professionals with a learning environment to enhance their knowledge and skill.
The Academy is committed to education. It will help to accelerate the implementation of modern microdentistry  into undergraduate and graduate level dental school programs.
The academy is spread over 4000sq ft  and has trained faculty.The Academy is being run under the guidance of two directors and has 10 trained faculty to impart training in specific fields of laser dentistry& microscopic dentistry.
As the Academy is associated with a teaching postgraduate institute there is  an unlimited source of patients and varied clinical situations in which a candidate could be trained over the period of the course which lasts for  month.

The Academy will help to increase public awareness and demand for microscope enhanced & laser dentistry.The Academy will establish a network of clinicians of substance for referral and support.

Microscopic Dentistry
Microscopic dentistry helps us to precisely examine teeth and perform operations at a microscopic level. When using the high magnification during procedures, we are able to see microscopic details that are simply impossible to visualize with either the naked eye or even loupes. By using surgical operating microscopes, dental restorations have an incredibly precise fit and finish. Microscopic dentistry provides a precision in dental care that is exceptional.

The Benefits of Microscopic Dentistry

The ability to use very high levels of magnification to improve diagnosis and treatment is transforming the way that modern dentists operate. Postgraduate Endodontic programs now require Surgical Operating Microscope (SOM) training as a standard part of the curriculum. Many dentists are very skeptical about the capabilities of the microscope. Dentists can not truly appreciate the benefits of Microscopic Dentistry unless they are using one. Once you do, you will understand what a huge difference it.


Laser
Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist's ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.
As the applications for dental lasers expand, greater numbers of dentists use the technology to provide patients with precision treatment that may minimize pain and recovery time.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:

  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

 

Application of Laser Dentistry

The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing. Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating the state-of-the-art precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures.

Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures

  • Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
  • Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
  • Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
  • Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.

Other Laser Dentistry Applications

  • Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues: Optical Coherence Tomography is a safer way to see inside tooth and gums in real time.
  • Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
  • Cold Sores: Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
  • Nerve Regeneration: Photobiomodulation can be used to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels and scars.
  • Sleep Apnea: In cases where sleep apnea is a result of a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat (which sometimes occurs with age), a laser assisted uvuloplasty or laser assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) procedure can be performed to reshape the throat and relieve the correlating breathing problems associated with sleep apnea.
  • Teeth Whitening: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.

The use of microscope is an arch that connects all of the specialties. The programme will help to bring the specialties together and reverse a natural tendency for specialties to drift apart.

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