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The Importance of Dental Laser Safety Glasses for Dental Professionals

A variety of lasers are used across different industries, including the dental industry which has its own selection. Each laser operates at specific wavelengths that demand corresponding eye protection. For any dentist using or considering using a dental laser, prioritizing dental laser safety glasses is crucial to safeguard their vision.

Dental laser safety glasses are available in a variety of options, including Diode D81 laser safety glasses, YAG laser safety glasses, and CD2 laser safety glasses in some cases, each designed to protect against specific types of lasers. The filters used in these safety glasses provide a range of visible light transmission (VLT), from good to extremely good, depending on the specific requirements.

WHICH LASER SAFETY GLASSES ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR DENTAL PROCEDURES?

If you are currently seeking to acquire laser safety glasses for dental procedures, it is essential to consider the specific type of laser being utilized. Here is important information regarding the Diode D81, YAG, and CD2 laser filters that you should be aware of. All of them meet ANSI Z87+ and ANSI Z136.1 safety standards and have CE certified lenses.

The Diode D81 laser safety glasses are equipped with a polycarbonate filter with a yellow-green lens that offers effective protection against laser beams in the range of 800-830 nm. These safety glasses have a visible light transmission of 68%, which allows for excellent visibility during dental procedures.

The YAG laser safety glasses feature a polycarbonate green lens filter that offers protection from lasers with optical density of 7+, operating at 1064 nm and in a range spanning from 900-1100 nm, as well as with OD of 5+ in the range of 835-1095 nm. These glasses have a visible light transmission of 54%.

The CD2 laser safety glasses feature a polycarbonate clear lens filter that offers laser protection against laser beams with optical density of 5+, in the range of 190-370 nm, and with optical density of 6+ at 10600nm. These glasses have a visible light transmission of 82%.

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMFORTABLE DENTAL LASER SAFETY GLASSES

When selecting laser safety glasses for dental procedures, it is essential to consider comfort and style. Since patients will see you wearing the eyewear, choosing glasses that look attractive and non-intimidating can help keep them calm before the procedure.

Moreover, the glasses should be comfortable to wear, as discomfort or pressure points can cause distraction during the procedure, affecting your focus. If you have never worn dental laser safety glasses before, it is crucial to prioritize comfort to avoid compromising the quality of the procedure.

Phillips Safety provides an extensive range of laser safety glasses in the three filters mentioned above. With more than ten frames available for each filter, you can choose from various styles, shapes, and colors, thus ensuring that you can select the style that meets your needs and preferences.

If you still aren’t sure which laser safety glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at service@phillips-safety.com

Our laser experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.

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