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Introduction to Laser Surgery

"Light, Lasers and Beam Delivery Systems", Levy, Michael. Clinics in Podiatric Med. and Surg. 1992, 9: 521-530.

"Laser/Tissue Interaction: What Happens to Laser Light When it Strikes Tissue?", Dederich, Douglas N. JADA. 1993, 124: 57-61.

"Clinical Advantage of the CO2 Laser Superpulsed Mode", Fitzpatrick, RE, Goldman, MP, Ruiz-Esparza, J. Treatment of Verruca Vulgaris, Seborrheic Keratoses, Lentigines, and Actinic Chelitis, 1994, 20: 449-456.

"The Depth of Thermal Necrosis Using the CO2 Laser: A Comparison of the Superpulsed Mode and Conventioal Mode", Fitzpatrick, RE, Goldman, MP, Ruiz-Esparza, J. J Dermatol. Surg. Onco11991, 17: 340-344.

"Instrumentation for Office Laser Surgery", Slatkine, M., Krespi, Y., Operative Tech. in Otolaryn.--Head and Neck Surg. 1994,5: 211-217.

"Clinical Effects of Pulsatile CO2 Laser Delivery". Health Devices. 1991,20:301-309 Professional Instructions for Use.

"The Effect of CO2 Laser Pulse Repetition Rate on Tissue Ablation Rate and Thermal Response", V. Venugopalan, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, October 1991.

"Pulsed CO2 Laser Tissue Ablation: Effect of Tissue Type and Pulse Duration on Thermal Damage", J.T. Walsh et. al., Lasers Surg Med, 8 (2), 1988.

"Evaluation and Installation of Surgical Laser Systems", D.B. Apfelberg, Spribger-Verlag, New York, 1987.

"Medical Lasers: Science and Clinical Practice", J.A.S. Carruth & McKenzie, Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1986.

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Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

"The Use of the CO2 Laser in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery", Barak, S., Kaplan, I., Rosenblum, I. J Clin. Med. and Surg. 1990, October: 69-70.

"Dental Lasers--Myths, Magic, and Miracles? Part 1: Introd. to Lasers in Dentistry ", Garber, DA.. Compend Contin Educ Dent, Vol XII,No 7: 448-452.

"Dental Lasers--Myths, Magic, and Miracles? Part 2: Present and Future Uses", Garber, DA. Compend Contin Educ Dent, Vol XII, No.1 0: 698-706.

"Outpatient Treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome with CO2 Laser, LAUP: Laser-Assisted UPP Results on 46 Patients ", Kamami, YV. Dept of Otolaryn, Marie-Louise Clinic, Paris, France. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Pub. 1994, Vo112, No.4: 215-219.

"Lasers in Dentistry: An Overview", Pick, RM, Miserendino, LJLaser Med. and Surg. News and Advances. 1989, June: 33-42.

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"Lasers: State of the Art in Dermatology", Nelson, JS. Dermatol. Clinics. 1993, 11: 15- 25.

"Use of the Carbon Dioxide Laser in Dermatologic Surgery", Olbright, SM. J Dermatol. Surg. Oncol. 1993, 19: 364-369.

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Laser Safety

"Safety with Lasers and Other Optical Sources", D.H. Sliney and M.L. Wolbash, Plenum Pub. Corp, New York, 1980.

"Medical Lasers and Their Safe Use", D.H. Sliney and S.K. Trokel, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1992.

"Presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus DNA in Laser Smoke", Baggish, MS, Poiesz, BJ, Joret, D, Williamson, P, Refai, Lasers in Surg and Med. 1991. 11: 197-302.

"Reducing Hazards from Laser and Electrosurgical Procedures", Veterinary Forum, January, 1999.

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Veterinary Laser Surgery

"Laser Surgery Improves Veterinary Surgical Care", Medco Forum, January, 1998.

"CO2 Laser Surgery in Veterinary Dermatology", Robert O. Schick, DVM, Mary P. Schick, DVM, Clinics in Dermatology, 1999.

"Use of CO2 laser as an adjunctive treatment for caudal stomatitis in a cat", John R. Lewis, Anson J. Tsugawa, Alexander M. Reiter,J Vet Dent. 2007 Dec;24(4):240-9.

"Using Biomedical Lasers in Veterinary Practice", M.D. Lucroy and K.E. Bartels, Veterinary Medicine, October 2000.

"Laser Surgery Improves Veterinary Surgical Care", Medco Forum, January, 1998.

"Lasers and Veterinary Surgery", Stephen E. Klause, DVM, M.S., and Steven M. Roberts, DVM, The Compendium, Vol. 12. No.11, November, 1990.

"Latest Developments in Feline Medicine", Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, DVM, Cat Fancy, April, 1998.

"Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery in Dogs", Geoffrey Clark, DVM, Canine Sports Medicine Update, October, 1997.

"Let There Be Light", Alison Netsel, Cats and Kittens, July 1998.

"Devocalization of Dogs by Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery", Scott M. Anderson, DVM, Charles L. Lippincott, DVM, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Vol.27, May-June, 1991.

"Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery IV", Kenneth E. Bartels, DVM, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland, pg. 45-52, 1998.

"Lightning Fast Lasers", Rick Moran, Cats, January, 1998.

"CO2 Laser Treatment of Traumatic Pulpal Exposures in Dogs", Petra Wilder-Smith, DMD, George M. Peavey, DVM, David Nielsen, DVM, Anna-Marie Arrastia-Jitosho, DMD, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 21:432-437 (1997).

"Carbon Dioxide Laser Ablation for Treatment of Limbal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses", R.V. English, DVM, M.P. Nasisse, DVM, M.G. Davidson, DVM, JAVMA, Vol 196, No 3, February, 1990.

"Waves of the Future", Kimberly S. Herbert, The Horse, 1995.

"Lasers and Veterinary Surgery", Stephen E. Klause, DVM, M.S., and Steven M. Roberts, DVM, The Compendium, Vol. 12. No.11, November, 1990.

"Subjective and Objective Measurements of Postoperative Pain in Cats", A.J. Cambridge et. al., JAVMA, September, 2000.

"Use of Carbon Dioxide Laser for Treatment of Elongated Soft Palate in Dogs", G.N. Clark and K.R. Sinibaldi, JAVMA, June, 1994.

"Surgical Lasers, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery", M.D. Lucroy and K.E. Bartels. Slatter, 3rd Edition, 2001.

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