Yesterday we had a lunch and learn about the iPlus Waterlase by Biolase. As far as I knew lasers in a dental office were only used for treating gum related issues, but the iPlus Waterlase can also be used on teeth instead of a drill. The product representative said that because it uses lasers and water instead of a drill, there is less friction and vibration so we can actually prepare a tooth for fillings without the use of anesthetic.
At the end of the presentation, the rep brought out some hot dogs for us to practice cutting on with the laser. It was pretty fun til the smell of burning hot dog started to fill the Green Room. Overall it was a pretty cool machine and Mike found out it also comes in green! I think for the $65,000 that this machine costs, we better be able to pick any color we want.