Wednesday, December 2, 2020

AMD Lasers Announces Monet - the First Handheld Laser Curing Light



Over the past 6 months or so, I've had the opportunity to experiment and test a few new designs and concepts in curing lights.  Here is something I think you'll all be excited about.  Behold the Monet!  It is the first handheld laser that dentistry has ever seen!!!



 A laser has a beam that is collimated.  That means that the beam is "focused" and literally looks like a "column".  Here is an example...


As you can see in the image above, that thin line of light is the beam from the Monet.  Lights that are not lasers have a tendency for the beam to splay off in all directions.  That translates to a loss of energy as the head of the curing light moves away from the target.  This happens with lasers, but to a much, much lesser degree.   The photons generated by the laser are focused on the target providing a superior cure.

Here is the info from AMD Lasers:

AMD LASERS RELEASES WORLD REVOLUTIONARY FIRST HANDHELD LASER CURING LIGHT MONET LASER CURING LIGHT

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 1st, 2020) – AMD Lasers, Inc. (AMD) announces the release of the MonetTM Laser Curing Light, the world’s first handheld laser dental curing light, for faster and reliable dental curing.

Light curing is an essential procedure in daily dental practice. LED curing lights have been widely adopted into the dental practices since their introduction in 2001. However, LED curing lights have certain limitations, chief among them being an uncollimated light beam where light intensity decreases dramatically from the emitting orifice, leading to inefficient, inaccurate curing, and heat as well as other issues.

AMD Lasers has been leading the development of diode laser systems in dentistry for over a decade. Leading the way has been the PicassoTM diode lasers which are widely used for daily dental procedures. Building on diode laser technology and innovations in laser modules, optics, mechanics, and electronics, the Monet Laser Curing Light features 1) Curing 8mm depth of composite in 3 second; 2) 360 ̊ rotatable head; 3) Coherent collimated beam with a consistent diameter of 12mm; 4) Beam intensity does not decrease with distance; 5) A variety of aperture attachments for light intensity attenuation and different beam size in 2, 4, 6 mm for different applications; 6) Handheld and cordless operation; 7) Easy battery attachment for uninterrupted operations; and 8) Convenient charging station with a light intensity meter.

“We invented the first commercial LED curing light 20 years ago which have benefited dentistry greatly. We have considered all the key requirements for a curing light and implemented the requirements in the development. The Monet laser curing light resolves critical issues that have existed in LED curing lights. It is a revolutionary change for dental curing.” said, Dr. Densen Cao, PhD, President of AMD. “The Monet Laser Curing Light will make dental curing easier, faster, and better by providing fast and reliable curing.”

Detailed features of the Monet laser curing light can be found at www.amdlasers.com.

Monet laser curing light has received FDA 510K clearance. AMD is now taking pre-orders. Visit www.amdlasers.com or call +1-866-999-2635. 



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