Basic Aspects of Medical and Dental Lasers provides tutorials for the non-laser-technical reader on the basic aspects of medical and dental lasers, laser delivery systems used in laser medicine and surgery, and how laser light interacts with biological tissue. Use of mathematics is kept to an absolute minimum, and the math is simple. These tutorials are recommended reading by the Academy of Laser Dentistry for dentists and hygienists preparing for their certification exams. This book should also be of interest to students at all levels (high school, college, medical/dental school), clinical and administrative medical professionals, and medical device marketing professionals wanting a basic introduction to medical and dental lasers and how they are used clinically.
Jeffrey G. Manni is a laser engineer who helps clients develop laser-based products and applications. He specializes in lasers for biomedical and biotechnology instrumentation, laser microscopy, and laser-based displays.