Our dental hygienist, Brooke Holmes, has been busy with extra training and certification courses in using the diode laser for dental hygiene procedures and therapy. She is the first hygienist in New Zealand to be trained and to purchase the new Biolase Epic Hygiene Laser. She completed her training from Biolase, training with one of the top hygienists in laser therapy in the USA; and WCLI (World Clinical Laser Institute).
Brooke is so excited to offer this new therapy to patients, and this has been a goal of hers for quite some time to bring laser therapy into dental hygiene practice. Your mouth harbours more bacteria than anywhere else on your body, and some of these bacteria are beneficial, while many contribute to things like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and even decay. Lasers can help combat this by eliminating the bacteria within your gums. This promotes more comfortable appointments, more comfort after scaling and root planing appointments, faster healing times, as well as producing no aerosols. Diode laser usage as a hygiene procedure is also an extremely safe procedure that virtually anyone of any age can have with ease.
She is offering several different procedures that range from Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Laser Bacterial Reduction, and treatment for apthous ulcers or herpetic lesions. With Lasers you get healthier gum tissue, faster and long lasting results, less down time after procedure, faster healing, and most importantly a healthier smile.