Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser Training program

On the 12th of July my assistant Apple Wong and I were invited to demonstrate at the Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser program in Melbourne.  I am passionate about using Lasers in Dentistry and have been treating patients using Dental Lasers for more than 10 years, so I was thrilled to be able to share my knowledge. More recently, we have been using the Fotona Lightwalker Laser for the repair of teeth with excellent results.

Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser Training program

The benefits to the patient when using the Dental Laser are;

  • No pain in most cases
  • No local anaesthetic
  • They can eat straight away after the filling is done
  • Stronger bond of filling material to the natural teeth (less likely to fall out)
  • The restoration is more natural looking as the filling margins blend better into the tooth.
  • Less time in the dental chair

So, Sargon Bahko pictured above, bravely volunteered to come into the course as a demonstration patient and had five fillings done with no local anaesthetic.  The dentists, who attended the course, were able to watch the live procedure on the adjacent lecture room video screens. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to share my expertise using the Fotona Dental Laser with other Dentists who were new to Dental Lasers.

I am also completing the LAHA Masters of Dental Laser Training and will complete the Facial Aesthetics, Nightlase and laser gum disease modules in November this year.  I plan to graduate in Slovenia in May 2019.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Dr Terry Rose


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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.