Gemini Laser Kit
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is truly one of a kind. It is dentistry’s first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser, as well as the most powerful soft tissue laser available to dentists, which is usable with both wavelengths simultaneously. It combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810 nanometer wavelength laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980 nanometer wavelength laser. The electroluminescent display and sleek illuminated handpiece, which also features the convenience of pre-initiated tips, further set this powerful unit apart as the next generation of soft tissue diode lasers.
No matter the procedure, the innovative Gemini laser makes it faster, smoother, and more efficient.
The simple user interface has 19 preset procedures that automatically adjust the laser settings to provide the most effective power and pulse settings for common procedures.
1 x Laser unit
1 x Wireless foot pedal (w/2 AA batteries)
1 x Hand piece
10 x Single-use pre-initiated tips
3 x Safety eyewear
1 x Power supply and extension cord
1 x User manual
1 x Training voucher
1 x Laser warning sign
– 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power for faster, smoother cutting
– Dual wavelength technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810 nm wavelength and the optimal water absorption of the 980 nm wavelength
– Tip illumination provides better visibility at surgical site
– Sleek, innovative design features a stunning transparent electroluminescent display
– Simple user interface and 19 preset procedures enhance ease of use
– Wireless foot pedal and battery operation allow for convenient movement from operatory to operatory
– Autoclavable handpiece for simple sterilisation between procedures
Hints & Tips
I understand that smoother cutting and less tissue dragging will be experienced with the dual wavelength setting.
It is actually the super pulsed power technology of Gemini with the peak power of 20 watts that allows the clinician to cut faster, smoother, cleaner with less drag and tissue tags not the wavelength.
Super pulsed is a variant of gated pulsed lasers in which the peak pulse power is significantly higher than average power (at least 7-10 times higher) and the pulse durations are very short. Super pulsing allows for deeper penetration than a laser of the same wavelength that is not Super Pulsed but has the same average output power. Super-pulsing also creates a long thermal relaxation period in between each pulse to reduce the thermal damage in collateral tissues and make procedures even more comfortable, with faster healing for the patients.
The clinician can choose to use 810 or 980 or dual for any and all procedures. If used in single wavelength mode they will only have 10 watts of peak power but to get the 20 watts they need to use the dual wavelength mode. We recommend for cutting to use dual.
Which procedures would be recommended for 810nm? Clinician choice – best wavelength for bloody tissue they want to clean up
Which procedures would be recommended for 980nm? Clinician choice – a lot of hygienists like this wavelength to go after the fluids in the pocket for decontamination.
What procedures can the laser be used for?
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is cleared by the FDA for 30 different soft-tissue surgical procedures as well as the treatment of aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions.
The following is a list of FDA-cleared indications for use of diode soft tissue lasers:
Excisional and incisional biopsies
Exposure of unerupted teeth
Gingival troughing for crown impression
Gingival incision and excision
Hemostasis and coagulation
Abscess incision and drainage
Laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket
Laser soft tissue curettage
Pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal therapy
Reduction of gingival hypertrophy
Soft tissue crown lengthening
Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss, and tooth mobility)
Treatment of canker sores, herpetic, and aphthous ulcers of the oral mucosa
What is dual-wave technology?
Dual wavelength technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810 nm wavelength with the optimal water absorption of the 980 nm wavelength.
Why are the melanin and water absorption significant?
Surgical diode lasers operate by heating soft tissue molecules to vaporisation temperature (100–150º C). The target molecules—hemoglobin, melanin, and water—absorb laser energy at different rates depending on what wavelength is used. The two most common wavelengths found in dental diode lasers are 810 nm and 980 nm. The 810 nm wavelength is absorbed in melanin at a higher rate than 980 nm, and the 980 nm wavelength is absorbed by water at a higher rate than 810 nm. There may be some clinical situations where a single wavelength is preferred over another, but we recommend using the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser on dual-wavelength mode to maximise absorption in both melanin and water.
Do both wavelengths operate simultaneously, or does the dentist select a wavelength based on the procedure?
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is really three lasers in one system. It can operate in single-wavelength mode with 810 nm or 980 nm alone, or in dual-wavelength mode which combines the 810 nm and 980 nm wavelengths into a single laser beam. Operating in dual-wavelength mode also allows for the maximum peak power of 20 watts for faster, smoother cutting.
Are the tips reusable?
No, the disposable tips are intended for single-use only and must be disposed of after each patient use. The tips come individually packaged in a box of 25. The tips are available 5 mm and 7 mm lengths and are 400 microns in diameter. The 5 mm tips come pre-initiated and the 7 mm tips are uninitiated.
Is the unit battery operated? What kind of battery does it use? Is the battery rechargeable?
Gemini can be powered by external power or by its internal lithium-ion battery. The battery takes 60 minutes to charge when empty and will supply power for 90 minutes of use when full. The foot pedal uses AA batteries.
Are there any installation requirements?
No, there are no installation requirements.
Is there a warranty?
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser includes a two-year warranty.
Will software updates be available?
If software updates become available in the future, the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser can be updated remotely without the need to send the laser back to the manufacturer. The process is the same as the process used for remote support.