Matys Jacek

Jacek Matys, PhD, DDS, MS

Assistant at the Department of Dental Surgery at the Medical University of Wrocław, Scholarship holder of the Minister of Education and Science – “Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists” (2021-2024), He completed two-year postgraduate studies obtaining the title of Master in Laser Dentistry at the Sapienza University of Rome. Coordinator of the European Master Degree in Oral Laser Application postgraduate studies at the Medical University of Wroclaw, Treasurer of the Polish Society of Laser Dentistry, ICOI Fellow, scientific editor of the PTS Case Study Club, Editor of the special issue: “Laser processing for bioengineering”, Materials journal (Impact Factor 3.623 ); “Recent Advances in Laser Technology for Dental Materials and Biomedical Engineering”, Materials journal (Impact Factor 3.623); Life Journal’s “Novel Therapeutic Approaches and Tissue Engineering in Dentistry” (Impact Factor 3.817). Reviewer in many scientific journals (239 reviews by Publons, March 09, 2023), including in Lasers in Medical Science (Springer), Materials (MDPI), Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research (Wiley), and Scientific Reports (Nature). Hirsch index 17.

Title: Laser-assisted orthodontic surgery with mini-implants. (on-line lecture)

Summary of the lecture:

The use of lasers in orthodontic surgery is a method of treatment that improves the predictability of the treatment and is well received by patients. Lasers in orthodontic treatment allow for the exposure of retained teeth (canines) with good visibility of the treatment area, enable shortening of orthodontic treatment, reduce pain during treatment with fixed appliances, and reduce the risk of complications (root resorption).

Combination of the advantages of high-power lasers, a diode laser with wavelengths well absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin, and an erbium laser (Er:YAG, 2940nm) with the highest absorption coefficient in water allows to perform treatments on soft and hard tissues in the most effective way. In addition, using low-power diode lasers also has many advantages, such as improving bone and soft tissue healing and reducing swelling, inflammation, and pain after various orthodontic surgery procedures.