NV Microlaser Portability and Power All in One

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 08/27/2010
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Dental practitioners who have been around long enough remember the difficulty of performing delicate soft-tissue procedures. Blood flow inhibited visibility and a potential entryway for bacteria was created. The advent of the diode laser solved many problems by generating a bloodless working field and disinfecting the surgical wound while working. With the NV Microlaser from Discus Dental, power and portability are even more readily available.

Dental practitioners who have been around long enough remember the difficulty of performing delicate soft-tissue procedures. Blood flow inhibited visibility and a potential entryway for bacteria was created. The advent of the diode laser solved many problems by generating a bloodless working field and disinfecting the surgical wound while working. With the NV Microlaser from Discus Dental, power and portability are even more readily available.

Tiny Yet Powerful

When we first started using the the NV Microlaser for the excision of fibromas, papillomas, or frenums, we set the laser at a higher wattage to perform the surgical cut. However, this laser allows us to keep the wattage low enough that most surgeries require only a topical anesthetic. The beauty of this tiny, yet powerful laser is its ability to perform cuts through dense fibrotic tissues such as lingual frenums, and perform ?tongue releases? quickly and easily, with minimal patient discomfort.

Form and Function

The NV Microlaser is wireless, making the foot pedal and the laser the most portable on the market today. The power of this diode laser is remarkable. We now use wattages about one-third less than with other diodes, providing patients with a comfortable procedure.

Another nice feature of the NV Microlaser is its disposable tip. There is no need to cleave it, and it is placed on the laser with no additional adjustments. The need for a fiberoptic cable also has been eliminated. Often these cables are long and cumbersome and become victims of the rolling chair, costing us several feet of fiberoptic cable. The well-built footswitch also comes with a key to help prevent unauthorized use of the laser.

Recently, another laser company introduced a handactivated laser, eliminating the footswitch. The concern with hand activation is loss of dexterity, having to squeeze and hold the laser a certain way during an entire procedure. In addition, visibility can be hindered while working in the posterior. None of these concerns exist with NV Microlaser?s wireless foot pedal.

Which Way Is Up?

The LED readout on the NV Microlaser is unique. The internally built ?gyro? means the laser knows which direction is up, ensuring both right- and lefthanded practitioners can read the LED. In addition, it allows the laser to be used in any area of the mouth.

Often the user friendliness of a dental tool can make or break it, even from the control panel. The LED is clearly marked and each adjustment has an auditory signal to help the user easily navigate through each pre-set procedure, which actually self-adjusts the laser based on the procedure chosen from the LED readout.

Well Built and Easy to Use

Diode lasers are not all built the same. This NV Microlaser is easy to use, extremely well designed, and well built. I could not practice without it!

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