As a pediatric dentist, providing a welcoming, calming environment for patients is at the heart of what you do. Yet there are times when tots, kids and teens react with fear and tears to needles, numbness and noises. That can be hard on the patient and the provider, and it can prolong procedures, leaving your dental team with less time and energy for other treatments and patients. The Solea all-tissue laser addresses all of these pediatric challenges. It enables fast, precise, anesthesia-free hard tissue procedures such as cavity preps, and it allows for suture-free, pain-free and blood-free soft tissue procedures.
Solea’s capabilities provide the basis for the following wins for dentists and their patients:
Happier patients and parents.The number one reason pediatric dentists invest in Solea is their desire to create a stress-free environment for patients and their caregivers. With no needle, no numbing and no waiting, patients barely sense dental work has started by the time it’s done. Dentists say parents are wowed by the technology, which often results in word-of-mouth referrals and positive reviews. This in turn can lead to new patient growth and lower rates of attrition.
Accomplishing more in less time.Solea creates new efficiencies around procedures. You save a lot of time when there is no numbing. Plus, blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures mean dentists can do multiquadrant dentistry and accomplish more in one visit, versus two or three. “I can do multiquadrant dentistry in the time I could have normally done one quadrant,” says Jayne Scherrman, DDS, who adopted Solea four years ago.
Adding new procedures.For many, investing in Solea means they can offer new soft tissue procedures, such as frenectomies, gingivectomies and tooth exposures. Patients like having these procedures done by a dentist they know and trust, and dentists like keeping the treatments in house. “Many of the local pediatricians and lactation consultants refer to me for infant frenectomies, which has really boosted my bottom line and my career enjoyment,” says Jordan Lentfer, DMD, who started offering the procedure after she adopted Solea. “Frenectomies have been a huge practice builder as many of the infants I see come back in one to two years for their dental checkups.”
Faster healing and less post-op discomfort.Solea enables minimally invasive dentistry. Dentists can selectively ablate tissue, preserve healthy tooth structure, and minimize risk of iatrogenic damage because of the laser’s precision. For everyday cavities, patients don’t leave the office numb, so their “recovery” time is next to nothing. They can go back to school and camp quickly, and even eat right after their appointment.
Everybody Wins with Solea
With Solea, patients experience faster healing, and less pain and stress. Parents are thrilled, and dentists gain efficiency and opportunities for growth. It’s a win-win-win.
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Be sure to speak to your Patterson rep about limited-financing offers to help power your investment in Solea. View the full product details here: https://www.pattersondental.com/equipment-technology/operatory/lasers/convergent-dental-solea-all-tissue