The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in many procedures in our practice. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.


Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at Dr. Tuinstra's alma mater, the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.  Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries.  The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.



The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

See some of Dr. Tuinstra's Solea Cases

Case #1 - Dental Cavities. This procedure was performed in 45 minutes with only topical anesthetic.

                Before                                Immediately post treatment

 Case #2 - Recontouring of gingiva. Gingival overgrowth due to medications. This procedure was performed in 30 minutes with only topical anesthetic.

       Before                 Immediate Post Op  6 week followup

Case #3 - Removal of lifelong staining of front teeth. This procedure was performed in less than 15 minutes with bonded composite and no anesthesia. The patient had no idea any conservative and affordable measures were available to remove the staining she had lived for her entire life.

           Before                        After


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