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Soft Tissue Lasers Adjunctive to Orthodontic Treatment

Louis Chmura, D.M.D.

, Release date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Expiration date: Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Use of a Diode Laser not only reduces orthodontic treatment time, it allows vastly improved orthodontic outcomes. We will discuss all aspects of soft-tissue.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the limitations and advantages of DIode soft tissue lasers for gingivectomies, exposures and frenectomies.
  • Review diagnostic factors limiting soft tissue procedures (pocket depth, keratinized tissue.
  • Review smile design principles and goals and how they relate to post-orthodontic gingival hypertrophy.

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Louis Chmura, D.M.D.


Dr. Chmura graduated from Michigan State University in 1978. After working for 3 years as an engineer, he became convinced he could better serve people in health care. Dr. Chmura completed his Master's degree in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan in 1987 and has had specialized training in biomechanics and aesthetics. His research project was selected for first place at the University of Michigan and he was selected to present his findings at the Association of Dental Research meeting at Denver University.

Prior to his office in Marshall, Dr. Chmura also practiced orthodontics in Virginia. He currently resides in Marshall with his wife, Penny, and two children, Claire and John. He enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and reading in his spare time.

Dr. Chmura is member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Board of Orthodontics, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is actively involved in two local professional study groups and three national study groups. He has taken numerous continuing education courses in orthodontics, periodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Each year he attends over 100 hours of continuing education, and in 2006 Dr. Chmura was invited to write a chapter on the innovative uses of a Diode laser in an orthodontic office. Also, Dr. Chmura has been invited to lecture nationally on "Uses of a Soft Tissue Laser in Orthodontics" and "Treatment Planning in an Era of Innovative Technology".

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