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John Pietruszka DDS | Diode Laser in Staten Island


John F. Pietruszka DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant Prosthetics

1870 Richmond Road

Staten Island, NY 10306

Phone (718) 987-2303  Fax (718) 987-2533

Email: [email protected]

Diode Laser


Diode Laser

John Pietruszka DDS in Staten Island NY

The first dental diode laser was introduced in 1995, and by 1999 most dental diode lasers had FDA approval for all minor periodontal procedures, and some oral surgery procedures. The Odyssey TM Diode Laser features an aluminum, gallium, and arsenic semiconductor crystal diode, that activates and pumps an electrical current through it to produce an elliptical shaped display of monochromatic light. The light is focused to a very small point, placed into the delivery fiber, and ultimately effects a photothermal change on soft dental tissue.

The following procedures can be performed with no discomfort for the patient:

Cosmetic adjustment of gum-line

Post-orthodontic gingival recontouring

Crown lengthening procedures


Fibroma removal

Periodontal curettage

Minor gum line procedures before crown and bridge impressions


Staten Island Dentist | Diode Laser. John Pietruszka is a Staten Island Dentist.