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As of January 1, 2017, Dr. Rothstein has limited his practice to providing Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Weight-Control: OJW®: Weight-control. He provides this service in Brooklyn, NY and will soon announce a new office location in Portland,OR where the Oregon Board of Dentistry on June 23 created history by ruling that Dental Professionals are at liberty to Provide Weight-control services. See www.ojwforweightcontrol.com
Contact: 718 808 2656; drted35@gmail.com


Sometimes gums overgrow the crowns of the teeth making them look too short at the end of treatment. We sculpt them to look normal

I am pleased to announce the addition of a new instrument/service in the office called the “Sapphire Diode Soft-tissue laser” and have completed the Advanced Diode online soft tissue laser training course granting an Associate Fellowship Certificate in the WCLI (World Clinical Laser Institute)* See below. This laser instrument will permit my office to offer an array of services to treat conditions that commonly arise at the start of orthodontic treatment or occur during and at the end of orthodontic treatment. One of the most common problems at the start of treatment is to expose the surfaces of teeth that are covered with gums to allow braces to be attached to them, and at the end of treatment is the need to resculpture/reshape the gums of patients whose gums have become bulbous/ overgrown/ uneven or misshapen. The Sapphire can accomplish this in most cases painlessly, without swelling and without surgery/bleeding and without the need for stitches. It has a variety of other useful applications. See Video

Below: list of YouTube videos demonstrating a variety of treatment applications using the soft-tissue diode laser for common problem seen before during and after orthodontic treatment as well as for use in treatment of some common gum diseases

The operations the 810 soft tissue diode laser can perform

  • Excision and incision biopsies
  • Hemostatic/Hemostasis assistance
  • Treatment of apthous ulcers
  • Gingival incision and excision
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty (reshaping)
  • Gingival troughing
  • Gingival recontouring
  • Tissue retractions for impressions
  • Oral papillectomy
  • Sulcular debridement
  • Sulcular tissue removal
  • Removal of granulation tissue
  • Frenectomy
  • Frenotomy
  • Abscess incision and draining excision
  • Operculectomy
  • Removal of fibromas
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Vestibuloplasty


The 810 Diode Soft Tissue Laser

Case Study: Photos of a gingivectomy on RitaS. 113012 with her critique


Informed Consent for Procedures in Which the Soft Tissue Laser is Used


Literature References (*Articles Available to  Read)

  1.  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005 Feb;127(2):262-4.
    * Principles of cosmetic dentistry in orthodontics: Part 3. Laser treatments for tooth eruption and soft tissue problems.
    Sarver DM, Yanosky M.
    PMID: 15750548  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  2. Dent Clin North Am. 2007 Apr;51(2):525-45, xi.
    * Laser use for esthetic soft tissue modification.
    Magid KS, Strauss RA.
    Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010, USA. drmagid@adfow.com In esthetic dentistry, expanding the evaluation beyond the teeth is necessary to achieve a truly desirable result. The lips, attached and unattached mucosa, free gingival margin, and osseous position and contours must be considered and changed if necessary. Although many treatment modalities are available to accomplish these modifications, the use of lasers of varying wavelengths provides advantages not possible by other means. Lasers are often thought of as generic instruments, but different laser wavelengths function differently, and each has its place in the esthetic continuum. Diode, neodymium:YAG, CO(2) and erbium lasers each have advantages that can be exploited to maximum effect and disadvantages that must be taken into consideration. A thorough understanding of their mechanism of action, their tissue effects, and laser safety is vital to obtaining excellent results.
    PMID: 17532926  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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