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Convergent Dental has unveiled “The Next Generation” of its Solea CO2 all-tissue dental laser system. According to the company, the new version of Solea is smaller, cuts faster, smoother, and now more than 99 percent of cavity preps can be treated without anesthesia.
“With this new platform, Solea has reached a level that I can see it becoming the standard of care,” Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, told Dental Tribune during a telephone interview on Oct. 1, when the new version of Solea was announced. “It’s easy. It’s really easy — and in most cases it is as fast or faster than the drill.”
Cataldo said that users of the Solea laser have reported that they are able to perform an average of four to six more procedures a day, when it feels like they are doing less.
“Solea means less work, with more revenue,” Cataldo said. “If you have been thinking about lasers, it’s time.”
A press release from Convergent Dental timed to coincide with the announcement about Solea offered further details. The latest advancements to Solea, the company said, provide unprecedented performance, significant software upgrades, improved ergonomics, increased accessibility and a smaller footprint.
“This new generation of Solea provides a quantum leap in performance at every level. Most importantly it enables dentists to do virtually 100 percent of cavity preps anesthesia-free,” Cataldo said in the press release. “In addition, Solea now cuts faster and smoother, so dentists get more done in less time with an even better patient experience.”
Solea earned its reputation for enabling dramatic practice growth and reduced stress for dentists and patients by taking anesthesia, bleeding, sutures and discomfort out of the dental experience, according to the Convergent Dental press release. Before the launch of this new platform, Solea dentists reported doing four to six more procedures per day while feeling like they were doing less work, Convergent Dental said. With this new generation, Solea dentists will benefit from even more growth while enjoying an even more relaxing work day. Better still, it all comes in a smaller package that is even easier to use, the company said.
According to Convergent Dental, statistics collected from nearly 1,000 procedures in early use of the new Solea platform included the following results:
- Improved anesthesia-free performance — 99.2 percent of cavity preps, regardless of size or depth, were completed without anesthesia and without discomfort.
- Faster hard tissue cutting by 31 percent compared to the previous platform.
- 10 percent smoother surface finishes, providing better margins and reduced prep time.
- Faster soft tissue cutting with no bleeding for 96 percent of the cases.
Also according to the company, other features and benefits include the following:
- A smaller footprint: Solea is 15 percent slimmer, making it easier to move around the office and operatory.
- Enhanced software: User-customizable options, user-specific profiles and faster startup.
- Enhanced ergonomics: A lighter, more maneuverable handpiece with improved rotation and a wider range of motion.
- Improved remote access: A 4G LTE mobile data connection has been added, along with the existing Wi-Fi capability, improving Solea’s accessibility for software updates and remote service and support.
According to Convergent Dental, 99.2 percent of 833 cavities and 132 soft-tissue procedures were treated successfully without local anesthesia in early use.
Cataldo said that those interested in learning more about Solea are invited to visit Convergent Dental at the upcoming ADA 2018 meeting, to be held Oct 18-22 in Honolulu, and at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting, to be held Nov. 25-28 in New York City.
More information about Solea is available online, at www.convergentdental.com, or by calling (844) GOSOLEA. You can follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/solea, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConvergentDental and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/convergent-dental.