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Convergent Launches Software Update to Dental Laser System

Aug. 26, 2015

Convergent Dental has announced a software update to Solea, which the company calls the first FDA approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue.

The upgrade includes a 1.00 mm-XC (coarse cut) spot size, an improved 1.00 mm (standard cut) spot size and a 2.4.0 automatic software upgrade, according to the Natick, Mass.-based firm.

With the new spot sizes, dentists can limit their use of the traditional drill and deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures.

The new 1.00 mm-XC spot size extracts dental tissue as fast as the 1.25 mm-XC spot size but in a smaller, more precise pattern. — Michael Cipriano