Laser Pediatric Dentistry: a user’s guide Laser Pediatric Dentistry: a user’s guide (in english)

Olivi G., Margolis F., Genovese M.D. Quintessence Pub., Chicago, march 2011

ISBN 978-0-86715-494-8 (B4948)
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This comprehensive text, the first to focus on laser applications in pediatric dentistry, reviews the fundamental principles of laser energy and demonstrates the essential therapeutic steps of laser radiation in conservative pediatric dentistry. Detailed explanations of the unique interactions of laser radiation with dental tissues—with a focus on the differences specific to primary and young permanent teeth—help clinicians take advantage of the many inherent benefits of laser energy, such as selective removal of carious tissue, preservation of healthy mineral structure, disinfection of prepared surfaces, excellent hemostasis, and improved patient comfort and compliance. The predictable clinical protocols for hard and soft tissue applications are detailed step by step with explanations on technique and suggested laser parameters, and the outcomes are illustrated in multiple case studies. In addition, the text is rounded out with presentations on innovative therapies involved in laser caries detection, laser irradiation for caries prevention, enamel and dentin laser conditioning, laser radiation for root canal debriding and cleansing, and low-level laser therapy as well as an appendix on laser safety and a glossary of laser terms. This practical guide will inspire pediatric dentists who are new to the laser as well as those experienced in providing laser therapy to adults.



I Laser in Traumatologia Dentale I Laser in Traumatologia Dentale

Caprioglio C., Olivi G., Genovese M.D., Ed.Martina, Bologna, aprile 2010
ISBN 978-88-7572-093-3
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Dental traumatology and laser dentistry are two challenging disciplines in Paediatric Dentistry. Dealing with dental trauma in children will always be difficult because it will never become a routine procedure in daily practice. Dental trauma will always happen unexpectedly, demanding immediate and adequate treatment and a thorough follow-up. Of necessity the latter will mostly deal with healing processes and cosmetic repair. Laser assisted paediatric dentistry is an upcoming discipline though its use in oral soft tissue surgery has been known of, and used, far many years. Furthermore there is evidence that appropriate laser treatment for small cavities and endodontics gives good results in clinical practice. Several experts in paediatric dentistry have stated that for all laser wavelengths there is an application for children. Moreover, children are the future generations who probably will experience dentistry without drilling and with less use of needles. In this book a fantastic combination of the uses of lasers in dental traumatology is described and very well documented. In all aspects of traumatology the availability of laser tools is interesting; from the simple repair of a permanent incisor having a defect as a result of trauma in the deciduous dentition through to vitality check follow-ups and biostimulation of the surrounding intra-oral and extra-oral tissues; from root canal treatment through to bleaching the crown as a result of the discolouration brought about by the trauma. Reading this manuscript, it becomes obvious that all available laser wavelengths find their possible application in the treatment following dental trauma. It is a great honour and pleasure to have written the preface of this new book of my dear colleagues Claudia Caprioglio, Giovanni Olivi and Maria Daniela Genovese. This book is an excellent contribution to gaining not only clinical expertise in the treatment of dental traumatology but also gives an insight into the use of lasers in children. This book should stimulate and motivate researchers in the field of Paediatric Dentistry to set-up more clinical follow-ups using the described techniques. In this way more and more evidence will be available to support the use of lasers in children and especially in dental traumatology.
Prof. Luc C. Martens, DDS, MSC, PHD. Professor and Chairman Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry Dental School – Gent – Belgium
Vice President EAPD (European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry).




Author of chapter “Laser in Conservativa: osservazioni al SEM” in Caprioglio C. e Vitale M.C. – Laser in Dentistry;
Ed.Martina, Bologna, marzo 2010.


Co-author of chapter 5 “Laser in Endodonzia” in Crippa R., Barone M., Benedicenti S. – Laser a diodi in odontoiatria; ed. Ermes 2008



46. Olivi G., Signore A., Olivi M., Genovese M.D.
Lingual Frenectomy: functional evaluation and new therapeutical approach.
European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry vol. 13/2-2012
45. Olivi G., Manconi F.M., Crippa R., Iaria G., Kaitsas V., Benedicenti S.. DiVito E.
Utilizzo dei laser in Endodonzia/Laser use in Endodontics.
Dentista Moderno 2011 Settembre; 164-182.
44. Olivi G., Genovese M.D., Iaria G., Benedicenti S., Angiero F., Crippa R.
I laser in Odontoiatria Infantile.
Dentista Moderno 2011 Luglio; 82-97
43. Boldi M., Repetti R., Pasquale C., Olivi G., Crippa R., Iaria G., Benedicenti S.
Sbiancamenti dentali laser assistiti con laser a diodi (810-980nm).
Dentista Moderno 2011 Giugno; 64-86
42. DiVito E., Colonna M., Olivi G.
The Photoacoustic Efficacy of an Er:YAG Laser with Radial and Stripped Tips on Root Canal Dentin Walls: An SEM Evaluation.
J Laser Dent 2011;19(1):156-161
41. Olivi G., Crippa R., DiVito E., Iaria G. Kaitsas V.Benedicenti S.
Laser in endodontics (Part II)
Roots 2-2011
40. Olivi G, Genovese MD.
Laser restorative dentistry in children and adolescents.
Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2011 Apr;12(2):68-78.
39. Caprioglio C, Olivi G, Genovese MD.
Lasers in dental traumatology and low level laser therapy (LLLT). Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2011 Apr;12(2):79-84.
38. Iaria G., Olivi G. Angiero F., Crippa R., Benedicenti S. L’uso dei laser Erbium: YAG ed ErbiumCromium: YSGG in odontoiatria restaurativa. Dentista Moderno, 2011 Aprile; 92-102
37. Olivi G., Crippa R., DiVito E., Iaria G. Kaitsas V.Benedicenti S.
Laser in endodontics (Part I)
Roots 1-2011
36. Olivi G., Crippa R., DiVito E.,Iaria G. Kaitsas V. Benedicenti S.
Photo-acoustic endodontics using PIPS
Laser 1-2011
35. Caprioglio C., Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
Paediatric laser-assisted dentistry: A clinical approach
Laser 1-2011
34. Iaria G., Crippa R., Olivi G., Iaria M., Benedicenti S.
Use of the Er,Cr:YSGG and Er:YAG lasers in restorative dentistry
Laser 4-2010; 24-27.
33. DiVito E., Peter O., Olivi G.
Effectiveness of the Erbium:YAG laser and new design radial and stripped tips in removing the smear layer after root canal instrumentation.
Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]  
32. Olivi G., Crippa R., DiVito E., Iaria G., Kaitsas V.
Laser in Endodontics: a review and outlook.
Endo Tribune Italian Edition. Anno IV n.2; novembre 2010: 13-18
31. Genovese M.D., Caprioglio C., Olivi G.
Estetica del viso nel paziente in crescita: valutazioni estetiche e possibilita’ preventivo-terapeutiche.
Cosmetic Dentistry. Vol.4 dicembre 2010; 38-43.
30. Olivi G., Bartoletti E., Genovese M.D.
Riflessioni tra Odontoiatria e Medicina Estetica.
Cosmetic Dentistry. Vol.3 ottobre 2010; 34-40.
29. Olivi G., Genovese M.D, Parker S., Benedicenti S.
Terapia della polpa vitale: vantaggi dell’utilizzo della tecnologia laser.
Dentista Moderno. Giugno 2010: 76-86.
28. Caprioglio C., Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
I Laser in traumatologia dentale.
Dentista Moderno. Maggio 2010:138-170.
27. Olivi G., Caprioglio C., Genovese MD.
Lasers in dental traumatology.
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2010 Jun;11(2):71-6.
26. Pang P., Olivi al
Laser Energy in Oral Soft Tissue Applications
Science and Research Committee, Academy of Laser Dentistry
J Laser Dent 2010;18(3):123-131
25. Olivi G., Chaumanet G., Genovese M.D., Benedice C., Andreana S.
ErCrYSGG laser labial frenectomy a clinical retrospective evaluation of 156 consecutive cases. Gen Dent. 2010 May-Jun;58(3):e126-33.
24. Genovese M.D., Olivi G.
Use of laser technology in orthodontics: hard and soft tissue laser treatments
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2010 Mar;11(1):44-8.
23. Olivi G., Angiero F., Benedicenti S., Iaria G., Signore A., Kaitsas V.
Use of the erbium,chromium:yttrium,scandium,gallium,garnet laser on human enamel tissues. Influence of the air/water spray on the laser tissue interaction: scanning electron microscope evaluations.
Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Nov;25(6):793-7. Epub 2009 Jun 23.
22. Campailla M., Ferretti M., Botti R., Repetti R., Olivi G.
Sbiancamento dentale laser-assistito
Cosmetic Dentistry 2-2009: 18-22
21. Olivi G., Genovese MD.
Laser and Microscope: a perfect match
Journal of Academy of Laser Dentistry 2009 Vol.17 No.1 pg 6-12
20. Olivi G., Genovese MD., Caprioglio C
Evidence-Based Dentistry on Laser Pediatric Dentistry: review and outlook.
Eur Journal of Paediatr Dent. 2009 vol.10 2009 Mar;10(1):29-40
19. Pecoraino P., Bianchi G., Pedroni F., Olivi G.
Valutazioni microbiologiche dopo trattamento paradontale assistito con laser Erbio Cromo YSGG e laser a Diodi 810nm.
Doctor Laser anno II (3) sett-dic 2008; 93-101.
18. Olivi G., Iaria G., Genovese M.D..
Laser in Odontoiatria Estetica: basi scientifiche dell’utilizzo in Conservativa
Cosmetic Dentistry vol,2,Mag;2008;22-28
17. Beltrano J. J., Torrisi L., Campagna E., Rapisarda E., Finocchiaro I., Olivi G.
Er,Cr:YSGG Pulsed laser applied to medical dentistry
Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, Vol. 163, Issue 4 – 6 April 2008; 331 – 338
16. Genovese M.D., Olivi G.
Laser in paediatric dentistry: patient acceptance of hard and soft
tissue therapy
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2008 Mar;9(1):13-7.
15. Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
Effect of Er:YAG Laser Parameters on Enamel: SEM Observations Journal of Oral Laser Application Vol 7, No 1,2007; 27-35
14. Olivi G.
Hard and Soft Tissue Er,Cr:YSGG Laser Application: Multiple Closed Flap Crown Lengthening in Esthetic Anterior Area
Journal of Academy of Laser Dentistry 21-25
13. Olivi G., Costacurta M., Maturo P., Docimo R.
Removal of fibrous epulis with Er,Cr:YSGG laser: case report European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2007 Sep; 8(3):149-52
12. Olivi G., Genovese M.D., Maturo P., Docimo R.
Pulp capping: advantages of using laser technology
European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2007 Jun;8(2):89-95.
11. Olivi G.
Gingival Recession in a Lower Incisor: Frenectomy and Mucogingival Regeneration Using an Er,Cr:YSGG Laser
Journal of Academy of Laser Dentistry 2007 Vol.15 No.2 83-87.
10. Olivi G., Costacurta M., Perugia C., Docimo R.
Il laser Erbium Cromium in terapia conservativa
Dental Cadmos 2007; 7: 91-8.
9. Olivi G., Bartolino M., Costacurta M., Docimo R.
Applicazioni del laser Er,Cr:YSGG in Odontoiatria Infantile Dentista Moderno 2-2007; 62-74.
8. Olivi G.
Multiple Caries Removal:An Er,Cr,:YSGG Laser Procedure.
Journal of Academy of Laser Dentistry 2006 Vol.14 No.3 23-27.
7. Olivi G., Perugia C., Maturo P., Bartolino M., Docimo R. Utilizzo del laser Er,Cr in interventi di frenulectomia.
Dental Cadmos 2006; 9: 39-50.
6. Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
Laser: una diversa scelta terapeutica Agorà Odontoiatrica anno 6 n°3 settembre 2006; 26-31
5. Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
Erbium Chromium Laser in Pulp Capping Treatment.
Journal of Oral Laser Application Vol 6 No 4:2006; 291-299.
4. Olivi G., Iaria G., Benedicenti S., Kaitsas V.
Laser Er:YAG e Er,Cr:YSGG in Odontoiatria.
Dentista Moderno n°5 2005; 75(1): 599-605
3. Olivi G., Genovese M.D.
Utilizzo del Laser in Conservativa Agorà Odontoiatrica anno 4 n°3 – settembre 2004; 28-37
2. Caduceo L., Cozza P., Cappetta S., Olivi G.
La Remineralizzazione dello Smalto.Osservazioni
al microscopio elettronico a scansione mediante repliche in vivo
Annali di Stomatologia Vol XXXVI-n.1.Gennaio.
1. Febbo A., Olivi G.
It is not the tooth it seems to be.
Attualità Dentale 1986 Sep 28; 2(30):36-38.