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LightWalker®

Perfection in Laser Dentistry

LightWalker lasers are designed for dental perfectionists and all forward-thinking professionals who wish to upgrade their daily dental experience with new treatment possibilities that only the latest laser technology can offer. Following its launch, Fotona’s LightWalker dental laser system quickly earned widespread industry acclaim and highly respected technology and innovation awards. LightWalker’s patented QSP (quantum square pulse) mode represents an important technological advancement, improving the laser interaction with tissues. This is a step forward in regards to the clinicians' objectives for optimized patient comfort, speed and clinical results.

High Performance Dentistry, Without Compromises

LightWalker’s state-of-the-art design, engineering and patented technologies have made it the world's fastest-cutting Erbium laser, outperforming even rotary burs in terms of speed and precision, while simultaneously offering a wide range of highly effective hard- and soft-tissue treatments. LightWalker’s easy-to-select operating modes and advanced laser-beam delivery systems enhance the precision and performance of each laser treatment for optimal clinical efficacy.

Broad Spectrum of Effective and Easy-to-Perform Applications

From conservative dentistry, endodontics and implantology to periodontics and soft-tissue surgery, LightWalker lasers offer the most comprehensive list of clinical applications of any dental laser made today. LightWalker is even perfect for cosmetic dental procedures such as Fotona’s gentle but highly effective TouchWhite™ laser tooth whitening.

Typical treatment procedures with LightWalker are faster, easier to perform and with less pain and shorter healing times compared to conventional treatments.

Three Models to Choose From:

  • LightWalker AT is the most advanced and highest performance LightWalker model. It comes equipped with high-performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers, a state-of-the-art OPTOflex® articulated arm, an unrivaled 20 W of power and Fotona's patented QSP pulse technology for ultimate performance and treatment precision.
  • LightWalker DT is an evolutionary upgrade of Fotona’s best-selling dual wavelength AT Fidelis laser system with high-performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers (fully compatible with all AT Fidelis handpieces and accessories) with the addition of Fotona’s latest user-friendly interface enhancements.
  • LightWalker ST-E is a single-wavelength, Er:YAG only laser system, designed for dentists who already have a soft-tissue laser or who prefer to focus mainly on hard-tissue treatments.

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Three Models to Choose From:

  • LightWalker AT is the most advanced and highest performance LightWalker model. It comes equipped with high-performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers, a state-of-the-art OPTOflex® articulated arm, an unrivaled 20 W of power and Fotona's patented QSP pulse technology for ultimate performance and treatment precision.
  • LightWalker DT is an evolutionary upgrade of Fotona’s best-selling dual wavelength AT Fidelis laser system with high-performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers (fully compatible with all AT Fidelis handpieces and accessories) with the addition of Fotona’s latest user-friendly interface enhancements.
  • LightWalker ST-E is a single-wavelength, Er:YAG only laser system, designed for dentists who already have a soft-tissue laser or who prefer to focus mainly on hard-tissue treatments.

LightWalker model

AT

DT

ST-E

  Basic Stand
Advanced
 Basic Stand
Advanced

Er:YAG
Power

Integrated spray

Energy


20 W

yes

1500 mJ


8 W

 

500 mJ


10 W

yes

500 mJ


18 W

yes

900 mJ


8 W

 

500 mJ


10 W

yes

500 mJ


18 W

yes

900 mJ

Operational modes


Optical delivery

MAX, QSP, SSP, MSP,
SP, LP, VLP

OPTOflex

SSP, MSP, SP, LP, VLP


7-mirror arm

SSP, MSP, SP, LP, VLP


7-mirror arm

Nd:YAG
Power

15 W

8 W

8 W

15 W
 

Operational modes

Optical delivery

MSP, SP, VLP
15 ms, 25 ms

Dual fiber system

MSP, SP, VLP


Single fiber system

 


LightWalker Features:

Complementary Wavelength Combination – for Enhanced Results

Each LightWalker model is a technologically advanced system built from the ground up with the most state-of-the-art and reliable technologies available. LightWalker’s "gold standard" dental laser wavelengths (1064 nm and 2940 nm) are produced by solid state crystal laser sources. With the choice of two complementary wavelengths (in terms of their effect on tissues) LightWalker comes very close to being a true “optimal” laser. Virtually all laser-assisted dental treatments can be performed with either the highly absorbed Er:YAG laser wavelength or the deeply penetrating Nd:YAG laser wavelength.

Latest Pulse Technologies – for Exceptional Performance

Fotona’s proprietary VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology raises the precision, performance and safety of dental laser treatments to the highest level. VSP allows practitioners to precisely control the laser pulse duration and its fluence according to the needs of the specific application, at the simple touch of a button.

Fotona’s patented QSP (Quantum Square Pulse) mode* allows the laser to ablate more efficiently and with greater precision. The improved ablation efficacy of the QSP mode indicates that more of the laser energy is used up for cutting and not absorbed by interfering debri or sub ablation threshold of the surrounding dental tissues, and thus provides means for improved cutting speed, finesse and comfort when treating hard and soft dental tissues.

LightWalker is also able to produce exceptionally low energy laser pulses optimized to generate a clinically effective photoacoustic effect for endodontic treatments using the photon-induced  photoacoustic streaming treatment protocol.

Exceptional Laser Power – for the Fastest Working Speed

Up to 20 W* of Er:YAG laser power provide an exceptionally wide range of fast, safe and effective treatment options. In addition to dental applications, LightWalker also offers the power and capability to provide a broad range of aesthetic treatments using the same laser system.

Ultimate Peak Powers for Improved Effectiveness

Up to 1000× higher pulse power compared to diode lasers provides for improved tissue selectivity and treatment effectiveness.

Online Energy Monitoring – for Safety Without Compromise

LightWalker systems come equipped with laser pulse monitoring systems based on DET (Dual Energy-meter Technology) to assure 100% accuracy. Combined with Fotona’s EFC (Energy Feedback Control) technology it assures consistency of laser pulse output for unrivaled safety during the entire lifetime of the product.

X-Runner™ –  for New Treatment Possibilities

LightWalker AT is the first Erbium dental laser on the market with digitally controlled handpiece technology, offering dentists entirely new treatment possibilities and unmatched levels of precision that have not been seen before in the world of dentistry. 

OPTOflex® Articulated Arm – for Weightless Operation

The LightWalker AT's unique and patented OPTOflex® articulated arm is perfectly balanced during use, making Er:YAG handpieces feel completely weightless in your hand. OPTOflex® allows for a full range of motion and a maximum degree of control as it makes maneuvering handpieces much smoother, improving treatment precision and ease.

Titanium  Handpiece Technology – for Unmatched Durability

All LightWalker models feature advanced titanium handpieces that provide robust durability for constant handling and frequent sterilization. Lightwalker's tipped and tipless Er:YAG handpieces have an integrated air/water spray for additional patient comfort, as well as a quick disconnect system for greater convenience and easier sterilization. More than 15 specialized handpieces are compatible with LightWalker systems.

Green Pointing Beam – for Improved Visibility

Introduced with dental surgeons in mind, this optional feature for LightWalker AT helps provide improved visibility over standard red-pointing beams when performing oral surgery.

Automatic Handpiece Detection – for Ease of Use

The LightWalker AT comes equipped with two Nd:YAG handpieces, providing two different fiber diameters constantly available at your disposal. What's more, LightWalker AT has an automatic handpiece detection system which knows exactly which handpiece you have picked up and automatically restores the last-saved parameters for that handpiece.

For more information on handpieces, see the Accessories tab.

 Over 40 Preset Treatments – for Ultimate Simplicity

The LightWalker touch-screen offers a simple & intuitive menu of pre-programmed laser treatments. You pick the treatment and the laser automatically sets your optimum starting parameters. With an optional dermatological handpiece, the AT model can even perform aesthetic skin treatments such as wrinkle removal and skin rejuvenation (where permitted by local practice regulations).

*Available with the LightWalker AT.

Clinical Results

A selection of before & after photographs taken by Fotona's reference practitioners.

Conservative Dentistry

  • Carious Dentine Removal

    Carious Dentine Removal
  • Enamel Erosion Treatment

    Enamel Erosion Treatment

Endodontics

  • Root Canal Bacteria Reduction

    Root Canal Bacteria Reduction
  • Endodontic Treatment

    Endodontic Treatment

Implantology

  • Implant Release

    Implant Release
  • Periimplantitis Treatment

    Periimplantitis Treatment

Oral Surgery

  • Frenectomy

    Frenectomy
  • Venous Malformation Treatment

    Venous Malformation Treatment

Periodontics

  • Crown Lengthening

    Crown Lengthening
  • Closed Curettage

    Closed Curettage

Tooth Whitening

  • Tooth Whitening

    Tooth Whitening
  • Tooth Whitening

    Tooth Whitening

Accessories

  • H02-C

    H02-C

    Tipless (non-contact), 90°-angled Er:YAG handpiece, 0.9 mm spot size at the focal point, with integrated air/water spray nozzle.

  • H14-C

    H14-C

    Dental, fiber-optic tip, 90° degree Er:YAG handpiece with integrated air/water spray nozzle. Compatible with a wide range of application-specific fiber tips. Click here to see the range of fiber tips that can be used with the R14 handpiece.

  • R09-3

    R09-3

    The R09-3 is a tipless (non-contact) Er:YAG straight handpiece with a collimated beam at 5 mm spot size, designed for LightWalker DT and ST-E systems.

  • R02-C

    R02-C

    Tipless (non-contact), 90°-angled Er:YAG dental handpiece with 0.9 mm spot size and incorporated air/water spray nozzle.

  • R14-C

    R14-C

    The R14-C is a 90°-angled Er:YAG dental handpiece with fiber-optic tip. It has a 0.9 mm spotsize with a newly designed integrated nozzle for superior and more efficient air and water spray delivery. Click here to see the range of fiber tips that can be used with the R14 handpiece.

  • R15

    R15

    Dermatological, straight handpiece, with collimated beam at 3 mm spot size.

  • R16

    R16

    Dermatological, straight handpiece with collimated beam at 7 mm spot size.

  • R17

    R17

    The R17 is a tipless (non-contact) handpiece designed for TouchWhite™ tooth whitening. 

  • R21-C3

    R21-C3

    Dental, contact 300 µm fiber-optic handpiece. Uses reusable stainless steel or plastic disposable tips.

  • R21-C2

    R21-C2

    Dental, contact 200 µm fiber-optic handpiece. Uses reusable stainless steel or plastic disposable tips.

  • R24-C

    R24-C

    The R24-C is a dental, collimated fiber optic Nd:YAG handpiece with a 6 mm spot size.

  • R21-A

    R21-A

    The R21-A is a dental, contact 200 µm (LightWalker DT STAND/Advanced version only) and 320 µm fiber optic Nd:YAG handpiece.

  • R23-A

    R23-A

    Dental, contact 240 and 360 μm fiber-optic handpiece.

  • R30-A

    R30-A

    The R30-A Nd:YAG aesthetics and dermatological handpiece is available as part of the Aesthetic Upgrade Kit for LightWalker and Fidelis dental lasers. This handpiece has a variable spotsize from 2 to 8 mm.  

  • PS04

    PS04

    The PS04 is a tipless (non-contact) Er:YAG handpiece for the LightWalker AT system. The PS04 generates a pixel structure within the laser spot. The fluence in each pixel can be set by selecting the fluence value on the host laser system.

  • Wireless Footswitch

    Wireless Footswitch

    With the wireless footswitch the laser treatment can be initiated within a 10-meter radius of the Fotona laser system, thereby avoiding an unnecessary tangle of cables on the operating room floor. The wireless footswitch is a perfect complement to your Fotona system, providing more freedom of movement during treatments.

Clinical Research Library:

General Dentistry

Laser dentistry: the Ideal Solution for Faster Treatment of More Patients - PDF | 5 MB
World Dental Reporter, February-March 2010.

State of the Art in Lasers for Dentistry - Read Full Text.
Gutknecht N. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2008; No.3/2.

Highest Performance in Dental Care - PDF | 281 kB
DPR, September 2008.

Conservative Dentistry

Quantum Square Pulse Er:YAG Lasers for Fast and Precise Hard Dental Tissue Preparation - Read Full Text.
Lukac M, Malej-Primc N, Pirnat S. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No. 1, P.14-21.

REVIEW: Comparison of Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG Lasers Used in Dentistry - Read Full Text.
Diaci J, Gaspirc B. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No.1, P. 1-13.

A Novel Quantum Square Pulse (QSP) Mode Erbium Dental Laser - Read Full Text.
Gutknecht N, Lukac M, Marincek M, Perhavec T, Kazic M.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1, P.15-21.

Dental laser drilling: Achieving optimum ablation with the latest generation Fidelis laser systems - Read Full Text.
Lukac M, Marincek M, Grad L. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2007, No. 7/2.

Comparison of Heat Deposition of Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG Lasers in Hard Dental Tissues - Read Full Text.
Perhavec T, Diaci J. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2009, No.2-1.

Laser Profilometry for the Characterization of Craters Produced in Hard Dental Tissues by Er:YAG and Er,Cr:YSGG Lasers - Read Full Text.
Diaci J. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2008; No.2/2.

Endodontics

REVIEW: Photoacoustic Endodontics using PIPS™: experimental background and clinical protocol - Read Full Text.
Olivi G, DiVito E. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012. No. 1. P.22-25. 

TwinLight™ Laser Assisted EndodonticsPDF | 100 kB
Simunovic K. International Magazine of Laser Dentistry, Issue 2/2011.

TwinLight™ Endo Treatment - How Er:YAG Completes our Nd:YAG Endoprotocol - Read Full Text.
Simunovic K. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

Lasers in Endodontics - Read Full Text.
Gutknecht N. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2008; No.4/2.

Surgery & Periodontics

Unerupted Tooth Exposure Using Two Complementary Wavelengths - Read Full Text.
Fornaini C. LAHA Clinical Bulletin 14/09.

Clinical Comparison of Two Laser Wavelengths in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease - PDF | 2 MB
Kaminer R. International Magazine of Laser Dentistry, Special Edition. 1/2011.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Periodontitis - PDF | 1 MB
World Dental Reporter, September 2010.

Pediatric Dentistry

Tooth Restoration - A Pediatric Case to Demonstrate the Benefits of Using Two Complementary Wavelengths - PDF | 163 kB. Fornaini C. LAHA Clinical Bulletin 13/09.

Cosmetic Dentistry

A Novel Er:YAG Laser-Assisted Tooth Whitening Method - Read Full Text.
Gutknecht N, Franzen R, Meister J, Lukac M, Pirnat S, Zabkar J, Cencic B, Jovanovic J.
Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1, P.1-10.

Dental Articles - Additional References - PDF | 104 kB

All Fotona medical lasers are CE marked and cleared for sale in the EU. For countries where specific national approvals or clearances are required (for example by the FDA in the United States), some of the products and/or applications may not have been cleared yet. Similarly, local patents may limit usage for certain technologies and applications. Please check with Fotona, your local Fotona distributor or your national regulatory body to find out whether a specific product or application is available for sale and use in your country.

* The Laser and Health Academy (LA&HA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and education of lasers in medicine. The main intent of the LA&HA website is to facilitate an exchange of information on the views, research results, and clinical experiences within the medical laser community. The contents of the contributions on the LA&HA website may not in any circumstances be regarded as official product information by Fotona.