Dr. Fagin In the News

Patients Can Now Benefit from Odyssey, the Most Precise & Least Invasive Tool in Dentistry

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Advanced laser technology that provides faster and more efficient treatment for dental patients, is now available in Buffalo.  The Odyssey Soft Tissue Diode Laser is the new wave in laser treatment by dental professionals that touts minimal pain and discomfort for patients.  The new compact soft tissue laser is the most precise and least invasive tool in dentistry today and requires minimal or no anesthesia for most patients.
            “The Soft Tissue Diode Laser allows me to provide patients with a more painless tool to do minor esthetic and surgical dental procedures quickly, without bleeding, often without numbing the tissue, and with rapid predictable healing,” said Marshall Fagin, D.D.S., a prosthodontist specialist.  “Having worked with a laser for four years, I don't know how I worked without it in the past,” Fagin added.
            Soft tissue lasers like the newest Odyssey Diode Laser, also known as Odysseyä2.4G, are manufactured by Ivoclar Vivadent.  Ivoclar Vivadent is a worldwide manufacturing company headquartered in Schaan Lichtenstein, with its North American operations based in Amherst, New York.  This laser enables doctors to easily and safely perform a variety of soft tissue procedures, like on a patient’s gums, right in their office. 

Unlike periodontal gum surgery with conventional surgical instruments, laser technology eliminates traditional therapies that once caused pain to the patient.  The practitioner is able to use the laser on patients needing limited cosmetic recontouring of the gum tissues around teeth and for creating impressions underneath and around the gums of teeth for crowns and bridges.  It eliminates the need for “packing strings” around gums that is often discomforting to patients. 

        “When these steps are taken with laser treatment, it often reduces stress for both the dental team and the patient, especially when multiple teeth are being treated,” said Dr. Fagin.                      
     Laser technology is commonly used in dentistry for tooth whitening, treatment of cold sores, gum therapy, cavity preparation and removal of the decay.  It is deemed safe for use on all patients according to the Academy of General Dentistry.  This high tech approach to treatment is used by about five percent of U.S. dentists, according to manufacturers and related associations.  For more information, go to www.laserdentistry.org.    
        “Individuals seeking a dentist that uses lasers should verify the dentist is properly trained and certified,” added Dr. Fagin. 
        Marshall Fagin, D.D.S., a Prosthodontist, has been serving Western New York for 30   years.  Dr. Fagin’s specialty practice includes Cosmetic Dentistry, Full-Mouth Reconstruction, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. He frequently educates his colleagues on the most recent advances in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry and was awarded Diplomat Status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 1994.  Artistic in creating natural looking beautiful smiles in private practice, he also lectures across the United States and Canada on Cosmetic Dentistry and Functional Esthetics, Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. He was selected by his colleagues to “Best Dentists in America” in 2004/2005.  Dr. Fagin practices in Williamsville and Rochester, N.Y.