Get ready to trade-in your dental drills for some dental lasers after listening to this episode! We have Dr. Tim Kelly of Rapid City, SD in studio with us and he tells us all about why he loves dental laser technology when it comes to the treatment plans of several different areas of dental health.
Dr. Tim Kelly really loves lasers. I mean, he really loves them! Tim JUST opened a brand new dental clinic in the Rapid City area and you can visit his website at http://rushmoredental.com/
Tim and the gang discuss how lasers are used as an adjunct to dentistry, tooth preparation (THE SAFE PREPS without patient discomfort), treatment for periodontitis, implants with peri-implantitis vs mucositis, misconceptions, inadequate or over treatment of soft tissue, crown and bridge margins class V fillings, margins exposure or crown lengthening and when and why lab techs will love you.
From Rushmore Dental's website:
Tim Kelly, DDS, a graduate of Creighton University Dental School, has held a WCLI Mastership since 2004, and in 2007 completed ALD parts 1 and 2 AP. Dr. Kelly is also a member of the AGD, ADA, MDA, AASMD, and LVI. He has been using diode lasers since 1995, and WaterLase since 2002. Through 25 years in private practice, he has performed more than 30,000 WaterLase cavity preparations and over 15,000 laser soft tissue procedures, as well as using diode and WaterLase lasers in crown preparations, crown lengthening, and as an adjunct to periodontal treatment.
Since 2004, Dr. Kelly has worked with BIOLASE Research and Development as a chief clinical examiner and clinical trainer on both and diode and WaterLase laser systems. Dr Kelly was the CTO and a principal partner of LaserGenie, Inc., a manufacturing and distributor of dental lasers systems. He was also the CEO of Minnesota Laser Institute , a laser research and development company.
Over the years, Dr. Kelly has lectured at many national and regional dental conventions as well as Creighton University School of Dentistry, World Congress of Laser Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and other events on the use of lasers in dentistry and how they can improve patient treatment outcomes consistently in less time than conventional treatment.