AMD LASERS has introduced the Picasso Lite soft tissue dental laser, designed specifically to replace the use of scalpels and electro-surge in the treatment of soft tissue.

The company claims that Picasso Lite, priced at $2,495, offering 2.5 Watts of power and three customizable presets, is an affordable and easy-to-operate dental laser.

Picasso Lite cuts and coagulates tissue with reduced trauma, bleeding and necrosis of tissue and is used for soft tissue surgery, including troughing, gingivectomies, frenectomies, exposing implants/teeth/ortho brackets, and treating aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions.

Featuring an ultra-compact, lightweight and sleek design, Picasso Lite also uses convenient disposable tips or a low-cost strippable fiber, said the company.

Alan Miller, president and CEO of AMD LASERS, said: “With Picasso Lite, we accelerated the paradigm shift in dentistry that began with the introduction of the Picasso soft tissue laser in 2009. We have ‘One Vision, One Goal’ equipping every operatory with a laser. Record numbers of dentists are purchasing Picasso, and I’m sure Picasso Lite’s more attractive price and ease of use will quickly make it the most popular laser in the world.

“Picasso Lite was designed specifically for first-time laser dentists and hygienists and, at one-fifth the cost of other lasers, it’s truly affordable. We’ve shipped Picassos to over 50 countries, and the number of dentists and distributors interested in Picassos is truly amazing. I think the real winners are the patients. We are proud to offer Picassos and now Picasso Lites free of charge to universities and dental schools globally illustrating our commitment to education and charity.”