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Laser Dentistry

In dentistry, scalpels can be safe and effective, but they carry a risk of infection and the incisions can take a long time to heal.

Laser dentistry minimizes the risk of infection by making precise tissue alterations that heal much more quickly.

Find out how Dr. Daniel Whiteman in Brookline, MA, uses laser dentistry in dental procedures like gum contouring and periodontal therapy...

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A Better Way to Treat Soft Tissue


Because laser dentistry involves using a focused beam of light rather than a hand tool to treat the tissue, the risk of infection is greatly reduced.

Expedited Healing

Dental lasers seal incisions as they remove tissue, so sutures are usually not required. This not only helps you to heal faster, but also minimizes bleeding.

Conservative Treatment

Dental lasers are capable of vaporizing very small amounts of tissue. This precision results in minimal disruption of healthy tissue during treatments for conditions such as gum disease.

Greater Comfort

Patients undergoing treatment with dental lasers can expect far greater comfort compared to treatment using a scalpel. In fact, many patients do not need anesthesia when this technology is used. 

"Beyond Outstanding."


Cherille Berman


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Dr Whiteman is an excellent dentist. I trust him as he is conservative in his approach and really takes the time to educate his patients about their choices.

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Gerry C


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I have had the good fortune of having Dr Whiteman and his staff as my number one dentist in Brookline MA for many years now. He has done root canals and crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it! I trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been beyond outstanding! Highly Recommended!!

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Are you suffering from inflamed or bleeding gums? Is excess gum tissue making your smile look unhealthy? Dr. Daniel Whiteman can provide a solution that is comfortable, safe, and requires a relatively short recovery time. 

Laser dentistry is an important step forward that is superior in virtually every way to techniques that incorporate a traditional scalpel. Dr. Whiteman has earned the World Clinical Laser Institute's Mastership Certification in order to provide the very best results using this technology. To book your consultation at our Brookline, MA, practice serving Greater Boston, please reach out to us online or give us a call at

(617) 731-4746

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Doesn't your smile deserve a dentist with Mastership Certification in laser dentistry?

Treating Gum Disease with Laser Technology

This animation illustrates how a dental laser can remove diseased tissue with minimal trauma to healthy nearby tissue.

How Dr. Whiteman Uses Lasers in Dental Procedures

Treating Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease can cause irreversible soft tissue damage, as well as pockets of bacteria that develop below the gums. In advanced cases, periodontal treatment requires eliminating diseased tissue in order to restore the health of your gums. Rather than using a scalpel and sutures to eliminate diseased tissue and access periodontal pockets, Dr. Whiteman can use a laser. Using this approach, patients can expect minimal discomfort and a recovery time of as little as 24 hours.

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Cosmetic Gum Contouring

Excess gum tissue can make your teeth look worn or underdeveloped. Gum contouring is a procedure that involves removing just enough soft tissue to create an attractive frame for your teeth, helping your entire smile look healthier and more attractive. Dr. Whitehead can use the laser beam to vaporize very small and precise amounts of tissue to give your smile a dazzling and charismatic new appearance. Laser gum contouring is often included in comprehensive dentistry treatments such as smile makeovers.

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Preparing for Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular dentistry solution that hides the small imperfections that make patients feel self-conscious, but do not affect the state of their oral health. If a patient happens to have a "gummy" smile and minor blemishes that they hope to correct with veneers, Dr. Whiteman can combine laser gum contouring with this effective cosmetic treatment. After the laser removes small amounts of tissue to create a more attractive frame for your teeth, Dr. Whiteman can create a custom veneer to give your smile consistency and symmetry.

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Safe and Sophisticated

Laser Dentistry
Because this technology uses focused light energy rather than a handheld tool to contact the tissues of your smile, the risk of infection is minimized.

Dr. Whiteman's Advanced Training Results in Excellent Patient Outcomes

Laser dentistry is becoming more common, but as with any new technology or treatment, it is important to remember that training and experience matter. Dr. Whiteman has earned the World Clinical Laser Institute's Mastership Certification, their highest credential. As part of his certification, he completed in-depth training relating to safety and regulatory guidelines, as well as laser physics. This involved 12 months of practice beyond earning Fellowship Certification, 60 hours of continuing education, and meeting other stringent requirements.

If you are in need of periodontal care or wish to enhance your smile with gum contouring, trust your smile to a dentist who has put in the time and effort to become a leader in laser dentistry. Our Brookline, MA, practice serving Greater Boston looks forward to helping you.

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Dental Phobia and Laser Dentistry

It is estimated that between nine and 20 percent of Americans avoid the dental care they need due to a fear of dental care. The tragedy of this statistic is that regular dental care is essential to not only achieving and maintaining a healthy smile, but also maintaining your overall health. Without visiting the dentist at least every six months, or visiting a dentist immediately when conditions such as advanced gum disease develops, oral health complications can only become worse.

Dr. Whiteman is sensitive to the needs of all of his dental patients, and he understands that dental phobia is a very real issue that many adults and children alike struggle with. This is just one of the many reasons why he has chosen to incorporate laser dentistry into his practice. Dental lasers can benefit those who feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist because:

  • They often eliminate the need for anesthesia. However, there are cases in which anesthesia may be necessary. During your consultation at our Brookline, MA, practice serving Greater Boston, Dr. Whiteman will take time to explain your procedure, become familiar with your needs, and help you know exactly what to expect during your treatment. If you do require anesthesia and this makes you uncomfortable, we offer sedation to help you relax throughout your treatment. 
  • They often result in a better dental experience, which can help you form a more positive association with dentistry. Those who suffer from a dental phobia have often had a negative experience in the past that has caused them to want to avoid the dentist's office. However, due to the minimized risks and expedited recovery that lasers can provide, it is possible that this technology will help you develop a better relationship with dental care that can benefit you for the rest of your life.

"The Best Dentist I've Had In My Life."


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Dr. Whiteman is the best dentist I've had in my life, bar none. He's compassionate, humane, conservative, and his technique appears excellent. His office staff is wonderful and takes great care of us. I can't recommend the place highly enough.

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My husband and I have been going to Dr. Whiteman for many years.This place is absolutely fantastic. We have had excellent experiences and outcomes, from the very simple tooth filling to crowns. Dr. Whiteman is nice and highly skilled. Karen is very kind. Highly recommended!!!

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Whiteman Dental Associates Daniel M. Whiteman, DMD

Dr. Daniel Whiteman is dedicated to providing exceptional care at his Brookline, MA, practice

  • Licensed to practice in the U.S., Canada, and Israel
  • Over 20 years in practice
  • Uses state-of-the-art technology
  • ADA-compliant office
  • General, cosmetic, and restorative treatments
  • Patient-oriented approach
  • Implant and CEREC (same day crown) dentistry
  • Laser dentistry including gum contouring and fibroma removal

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (617) 731-4746.

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