Evidence-based dentistry on laser paediatric dentistry: review and outlook

Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2009 Mar;10(1):29-40.


The goal of paediatric dentistry is to provide preventive education to parents and patients as well as interception and therapy of dental diseases in a minimally invasive way using a stress-free approach. Different laser wavelengths are used for different applications following these minimally invasive concepts: argon, KTP, diode, Nd:YAG, and CO2 lasers are used for soft tissue applications and the erbium family is used for both soft and hard tissue procedures. This paper offers a revision and a discussion of the international literature, showing also some clinical procedures. related to these scientific studies. Soft tissues laser applications in Pediatric Dentistry include application in oral surgery as well as in periodontics and orthodontics. Laser applications on hard tissues include caries prevention and detection and application for sealing of pits and fissures. Also application for cavity preparation, carious removal and pulp therapy are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Lasers
  • Low-Level Light Therapy
  • Mouth Diseases / radiotherapy
  • Mouth Diseases / surgery*
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Tooth Diseases / radiotherapy
  • Tooth Diseases / surgery*