Verica Pavlić

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    Gingival depigmentation using Er:YAG laser

    Gingival pigmentations can hugely affect patient’s esthetic appearance. Gingival pigmentations can be physiological or iatrogenic (gingival pigmentation following unintentional tissue contamination during dental treatment). The most frequent physiological pigmentation in the gingiva is melanin hyperpigmentation, while iatrogenic pigmentations are known as metal or amalgam tattoos. Removal of gingival pigmentation and the recovery of esthetic appearance, especially in the anterior labial gingiva, are among frequent patient demands. The main ways of removal gingival pigmentation are mechanical and surgical. Recently, less invasive depigmentation procedures have been introduced, including laser surgery using different types of dental lasers. Among those lasers, Er:YAG laser has advantageous properties for soft tissue surgery, namely due to precise ablation with minimal thermal damage to the surrounding and underlying tissues. Furthermore, the combination of Er:YAG laser with microscopy facilitates safe and effective depigmenatation, uneventful and favorable wound healing, as well as successful outcomes in improving discoloration.

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    Prof. dr Verica Pavlic,
    Education: 2012-2016 Specialization in Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005-2010: PhD Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Hard Tissue Engineering, Section of Periodontology, Tokyo, Japan 1997-2004: DDS University of Banja Luka, Medical Faculty, Department of Dentistry, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Working experience: 2019-present: Associate professor, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2016-present: Specialist in Periodontology and Oral Medicine, The Republic of Srpska Institute of Dentistry, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2019: Assistant professor, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2010-2014: Senior lecturer, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2008-2010: AISS research fellow, The Global Century Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program; “International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases”, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker Details
  • Lecture details

    Gingival depigmentation using Er:YAG laser

    Gingival pigmentations can hugely affect patient’s esthetic appearance. Gingival pigmentations can be physiological or iatrogenic (gingival pigmentation following unintentional tissue contamination during dental treatment). The most frequent physiological pigmentation in the gingiva is melanin hyperpigmentation, while iatrogenic pigmentations are known as metal or amalgam tattoos. Removal of gingival pigmentation and the recovery of esthetic appearance, especially in the anterior labial gingiva, are among frequent patient demands. The main ways of removal gingival pigmentation are mechanical and surgical. Recently, less invasive depigmentation procedures have been introduced, including laser surgery using different types of dental lasers. Among those lasers, Er:YAG laser has advantageous properties for soft tissue surgery, namely due to precise ablation with minimal thermal damage to the surrounding and underlying tissues. Furthermore, the combination of Er:YAG laser with microscopy facilitates safe and effective depigmenatation, uneventful and favorable wound healing, as well as successful outcomes in improving discoloration.

  • CV

    Prof. dr Verica Pavlic,
    Education: 2012-2016 Specialization in Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005-2010: PhD Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Department of Hard Tissue Engineering, Section of Periodontology, Tokyo, Japan 1997-2004: DDS University of Banja Luka, Medical Faculty, Department of Dentistry, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Working experience: 2019-present: Associate professor, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2016-present: Specialist in Periodontology and Oral Medicine, The Republic of Srpska Institute of Dentistry, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2019: Assistant professor, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2010-2014: Senior lecturer, Section of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2008-2010: AISS research fellow, The Global Century Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program; “International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases”, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan