Laser Dentistry


The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of 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.

Dr. Stephens was the first pediatric dentist in Minnesota to use Solea in his practice, and has since encouraged other dentists to learn this new technology.


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 the University of California 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.


With Solea, 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. This is a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to provide treatment that is more comfortable and more efficient. Our patients love how much easier treatment is, and how especially nice it feels to go home with no numbness. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

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