As the Dean of Hadassah School of Dental Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Head of its Endodontic Department, I have worked with several lasers and conducted research projects studying their applications in clinical procedures. Since I believed that laser technology would become an integrated part of dentistry, I was active in establishing a laser dentistry course in the final year of our DMD program.
During my term as Dean, LiteTouch™ lasers were introduced into clinical use in our School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. The LiteTouch™ laser by Light Instruments Ltd. became an important addition to the Endodontic Department armamentarium. Our research studies showed that this laser is able to clean the root canal system efficiently and its use was recommended especially in difficult cases associated with infection of the root canal system and its periapical tissues. The LiteTouch™ laser handpiece has good ergonomics and is user friendly. Its learning curve was very short and the small dimensions of this laser handpiece enable ease of intraoral use. It is also simple to move the laser between the various clinics of our departments. I believe that in the future lasers will gain a more dominant role in modern dental medicine.