Lasers in Endodontics

Scientific Background and Clinical Applications

  • Giovanni Olivi
  • Roeland De Moor
  • Enrico DiVito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Endodontic Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vasilios Kaitsas, Giovanni Olivi
      Pages 3-35
    3. Mohammed Alshahrani, Roberto DiVito, Enrico E. DiVito
      Pages 37-44
    4. Luc W. M. van der Sluis, Bram Verhaagen, Ricardo Macedo, Michel Versluis
      Pages 45-69
  3. Basic Science of Laser Dentistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Matteo Olivi, Giovanni Olivi
      Pages 73-82
    3. Giovanni Olivi, Matteo Olivi
      Pages 83-107
  4. Clinical Applications of Laser in Endodontics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Giovanni Olivi, Matteo Olivi
      Pages 111-143
    3. Giovanni Olivi, Maarten Meire
      Pages 145-155
    4. Lawrence Kotlow
      Pages 157-169
    5. Herman J. J. Roeykens, Roeland J. G. De Moor
      Pages 171-190
  5. New Development of Laser for Endodontic Irrigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Giovanni Olivi, Roeland J. G. De Moor
      Pages 193-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book


This book offers up-to-date information on all aspects of the use of lasers in endodontics, focusing especially on the various laser applications, including primary and permanent root canal therapies, retreatments, apical surgery, and pulp therapy. Every laser technique used in endodontics is carefully described and illustrated, with detailed coverage of both conventional methods and more recent developments such as laser-activated irrigation and photon-induced photoacoustic streaming. In addition, a separate section addresses the basic science of laser dentistry, explaining the physics, describing laser–tissue interactions, and discussing different types of laser. Extensive reference is made to the international literature in order to provide the reader with a clear, evidence-based understanding of the merits of various approaches. In offering a balanced mix of descriptions of clinical applications, clinical data, scientific research, and logical criticism, the book will serve as an excellent reference for a wide audience comprising general dentists as well as specialists.


Laser activated irrigation Laser in dentistry PIPS technology Photo activated disinfection Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming Pulp therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Olivi
    • 1
  • Roeland De Moor
    • 2
  • Enrico DiVito
    • 3
  1. 1.InLaser Rome, Advanced Center for Esthetic and Laser DentistryRomeItaly
  2. 2.Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Arizona School of Dentistryand Oral HealthMesaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19326-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19327-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals