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M S Saravana Kumar

Narayana Dental College India, India

Title: Laser Assisted Pediatric Dentistry (LAP-D)

Biography

Dr M S Saravanakumar received his Masters in Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (MDS) from College of Dental Sciences (CODS) Davangere, Karnataka 2007. He is a Best Outgoing student (MDS) with a University rank holder (RGUHS, Bangalore).He received Fellowship award 2014 from Indian Society for Dental Research (ISDR chapter of IADR). He is a senior consultant in Chennai Apollo hospitals. He has guest lectured extensively and conducted Laser Assisted Pediatric Dentistry

Abstract

It is of utmost importance to make children interested in and willing to use dental services in order to prevent and treat oral diseases. Therefore, pediatric dental practitioners need to learn new technologies such as lasers, in addition to basic principles. The application of current common lasers in dentistry resulted in less stress and fear in patients during dental procedures, also leading to more conservative non-invasive methods for soft and hard tissues with minimal discomfort and bleeding. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the judicious use of lasers as a beneficial instrument in providing dental restorative and soft tissue procedures for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs.