Gordon Christensen’s CR has completed a preliminary evaluation of the Solea hard tissue laser. The findings were generally positive.
CR Conclusions: Solea CO2 laser was clinically effective for hard and soft tissue procedures. The main challenges of laser dentistry—high initial cost and steep learning curve—were partially mitigated by the unique features which make Solea relatively easy to learn and use. Analgesic effect allowed treatment of patients without conventional anesthetics. Long-term clinical effects continue to be evaluated.