Respected local dentist, author, lecturer and instructor Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, had his original feature article published this month in a national clinical news magazine for dentists.
Cranska’s article, under the heading “Laser-Assisted Techniques Increase Efficiency and Comfort” appeared in Dentistry Today’s September 2019 edition, Volume 38, No. 9. Cranska’s original laser technique was first published in 2013.
The story explains how and why a tooth needs to be extracted and how one was replaced using the existing fixed bridgework after it was removed and adjusted. Two laser protocols allowed access and treatment to save the existing bridgework and create a bloodless field to work in.
The article brings up the question of how to remove this new generation of all-ceramic crowns and veneers bonded or cemented in the mouth. The case report shows a laser technique demonstrating how to remove crowns from abutments without damage. Existing techniques use diamond burs to cut off the restorations, destroying the crowns and required replacement.
“These case studies serve to demonstrate the author’s erbium laser protocols to remove all-ceramic crowns in one piece in under two minutes without damaging the restorations or the underlying abutments,” Cranska said.
Cranska was the first dentist in Maryland to be fully trained and licensed to perform laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP), laser periodontal therapy — a laser gum therapy cleared and patented by the Food and Drug Administration. Cranska has been performing LANAP in his Arnold (now Severna Park) practice since 1999. He is also a certified laser instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, to teach other doctors LANAP and LAPIP. Cranska has Advanced Proficiency laser certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
For additional information, contact Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, at Family Laser Dentistry, located in the Ritchie Court office building, Suite 305, at 877 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park. Call 410-975-9331 or visit www.cranska.com.