Author Archives: Brian Buckland

Texas Dental Meeting

Our team was in San Antonio to introduce Solea at the 2014 Texas Meeting, the 144th Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association.

In addition to meeting with professionals and students, we also had the pleasure of participating in the hands-on CE course, “Lasers in Dentistry, Come and See the Light.” It was taught by Donald Coluzzi, DDS, a leading expert in the field of laser dentistry and an associate professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry. During this course, dentists learned about all types of lasers and were able to experience Solea “hands on”.

Dr. Fantarella teaches a dentist how to get optimal results using Solea.

Dr. Fantarella teaches a dentist how to get optimal results using Solea.

An intrigued dentist watches as Dr. David Fantarella cuts an extracted tooth with Solea.


Wrapping-Up Yankee Dental Congress

Almost non-stop in over 100 demonstrations during Yankee Dental Congress, Solea impressed those who sat down for a hands-on session. On Friday, Tony Edwards, editor-in-chief of Dr. Bicuspid, met with Convergent Dental CEO Mike Cataldo.  Afterwards, Mr. Edwards joined Solea-user, Dr. Larry Kotlow, at one of our demo stations to try it himself.  Tony was so fascinated with Solea we thought he might take one home!

Tony Edwards, editor-in-chief of Dr. Bicuspid, gives Solea a try 


Convergent Dental in the New Year

2014 promises to be an exciting and busy year as we introduce more dental professionals to Solea. Convergent Dental and Solea will be at seven trade shows in February and March alone, from Boston to Chicago to Scottsdale.

This week, the Convergent Dental team will be at Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Mass., at booth #124. We urge you to visit our booth to try out this groundbreaking new wavelength.  Once dentists get their hands on Solea, they’ll have a hard time going back to an erbium laser or the dreaded drill.


Solea’s Debut at Greater New York Dental Meeting 2013

Last week, our team arrived in New York City to introduce Solea at the 2013 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), which drew nearly 55,000 dental professionals, from dentists to hygienists. The show was attended by professionals from all over the world, seeking to learn about new products in the field, especially new dental technology.

We set out to start a conversation with dentists about how Solea’s new, unique CO2 wavelength of 9.3 μm is totally changing the patient experience and the practice of dentistry.  Dentists, support staff, and even other vendors were excited to try Solea at our booth, and they validated the positive feedback that we have been receiving consistently from Solea dentists in the field.  At the show, Solea surpassed the expectations of those who visited our booth, demonstrating speed, precision and control that visitors had not experienced with any other dental laser.

Solea Demo

Convergent Dental Team