AMD LASERS has announced the introduction of the Picasso soft tissue diode laser to the US dental industry. The Picasso laser with its sleek and compact design, ease of use, comprehensive clinical results and a broad spectrum of applications sets itself apart as a high-quality laser with distinctive features such as a multiple language menu and a lower price point than any other laser available on the market. Picasso is ideal for a wide range of endodontic, periodontic and dental surgery procedures. It allows for clean cutting and hemostasis in a wide range of soft tissue procedures and cuts gum tissue with precision thereby eliminating bleeding at the site and reducing healing time. Picasso is also being used to help sterilize canals in endodontics, treat periodontal disease and aid in tooth whitening. Highlights of the new laser include: a touch screen interface, continuous & pulse modes, eight customizable presets, adjustable aiming beam, US & International power compatibility and a 3-year warranty. As for its multi-language menu, this laser provides multiple options including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese along with most European languages. The Picasso introduces a new era in laser dentistry by providing an affordable and technologically sound device that every dentist could integrate into their practice. In line with its ongoing mission, AMD LASERS has set the price point low so as many dentists as possible can afford to experience its versatility in treatment care. This laser package includes a transportation case, three pairs of protective goggles, one fiber and handpiece, foot switch, scribe and stripper, world power adapter as well as a basic training DVD, quick-start guide, manual and 3 year warranty. The company received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA to market the Picasso soft tissue diode laser on March 20th, 2009.