When we were planning our new office location a few years ago, the dental equipment and supply company we worked with offered us a dental laser unit to sweeten the deal. We were thrilled to have them throw in an $85,000 freebie, but didn’t quite know what to do with it at first. All we knew was that it had lights that flashed, buttons to be pushed, and a cool futuristic look. We dusted it and hung our jackets on it for 6 months before I finally decided to take the plunge and try to figure out how to use the thing.
That plunge has been quite an education. I initially took a few courses offered by Biolase, the manufacturer of our laser. I learned some useful information specific to our unit, but found that many of the claims they made seemed to over-hype what the laser could do. I then joined