The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is the first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser available in the United States. The unique dual wavelength technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810 nanometer wavelength diode laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980 nanometer wavelength diode laser.
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is also the most powerful dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser available. The laser features 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power, which means faster, smoother cutting with less tissue tagging.
No matter the procedure, the innovative Gemini laser makes it faster, smoother, and more efficient.
Gemini™ PBM Adapter
The Gemini PBM Adapter Kit allows clinicians to offer pain management therapy during a laser procedure through photo biomodulation (PBM). Light energy is absorbed at a cellular level, improving circulation, oxygenation, and enzyme activity.
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:
No; however, the Gemini 810 + 980
diode laser will perform procedures more quickly and smoothly than other
diode lasers without causing additional collateral damage. This is due
to the laser’s unique 20 watts of super-pulsed power and long thermal
relaxation periods. The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser also offers
increased clinical versatility by combining the two most common diode
laser wavelengths (810 nm and 980 nm) to maximize both water and melanin
Dual wavelength technology
combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810 nm wavelength with
the optimal water absorption of the 980 nm wavelength.
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.
Surgical diode lasers operate by heating soft tissue molecules to vaporization 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 maximize absorption in both
melanin and water.
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser
does not run off continuous wave. It is a super-pulsed diode laser. All
other laser and phototherapy technologies utilize either continuous wave
or standard pulse, which merely chops the beam. While continuous wave
and standard pulsed lasers can be effective, they do not deliver the
same the quality, quantity, and depth of penetration of photonic energy
as super-pulsed lasers. Super-pulsed lasers can safely deliver optimal
amounts of photonic energy without generating excess heat that could
compromise safety. Super pulsing allows for deeper penetration than a
laser of the same wavelength that is not super pulsed. This is because
short pulses allow for quick absorption at the cellular level.
The following items are included with the purchase of a Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser:
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.
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.
No, there are no installation requirements.
No, all of the items you need to get started are included with the purchase.
Step 1: The User Manual includes a section on service and troubleshooting. Please see page 39.
2: If the issue cannot be resolved using the troubleshooting guide, you
can call Ultradent customer service at 800.552.5512 extension 4024.
Step 3: If you require further customer support,
the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser features a unique remote support
feature that allows an Ultradent equipment specialist to diagnose the
problem remotely when you plug the unit into a computer’s USB port.
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser includes a two-year warranty.
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.
There are multiple organizations
that offer training and certification. We encourage you to find a
training course that suits your specific needs. The following are three
options of organizations that will provide discounted training to
Each state has different
regulations for how lasers should be used in practice. These rules
change frequently for both dentists and hygienists. We encourage you to
consult your state laws when determining your training requirements.
Your Ultradent Sales Representative will be able to provide direction on
where to find this information.
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is a dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser that can be used intraorally for frenectomies, gingivectomies, and other soft tissue procedures.