There has been a huge improvement in dental care and treatment in recent decades and the latest developments in laser technology are set to improve a visit to the dentist even further. The days of injections and uncomfortable drilling are slipping into the annals of history as laser technology slowly takes over.

People who were once distressed at the thought of having fillings or even their teeth cleaned now have reason to smile as these procedures are now quicker, simpler and less unsettling than previously. Dentists now use lasers to effortlessly:

– Remove decay

– Clean teeth

– Bond the fillings to the teeth

Lasers are now also being used in root canal treatment and these, and other, developments in cutting-edge laser technology are described in an article by Lisa Fields which are “set to make going to the dentist a lot less miserable”.

Ms. Fields’ interesting piece can be read in full at http://www.rd.com/health/healthcare/new-dental-technology/.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.