When patients learn about the advantages of laser dentistry in their local Costa Mesa, CA area practice, they are often excited to discuss treatment with a dental staff committed to offering state-of-the-art solutions for the smile. Laser technology is one of the most progressive forms of modern dentistry. In fact, only about 12 percent of dentists in the United States have the training and equipment to use it. The doctors at Smiles4OC, Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes are among that select group, dedicated to continuous improvement in the field of dentistry through the advancements of technology. One of the most popular laser dental treatments available in our office is Waterlase®.


Using the Waterlase® hydrokinetic system, most traditional dental procedures can be performed more quickly and with virtually no pain. Our patients love it!

When asked what they dislike most about a trip to the dentist, most people will say:
  • Needles
  • Drills
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Time in the chair

Laser dentistry eliminates these anxieties. Because it is painless, there is no need for a shot of anesthetic which will eliminate the facial numbness lingering for hours afterward. It eliminates the heat and vibration of drilling, and shortens the time needed for your procedure.

For example, we use this high-pressure stream of water with pinpoint accuracy to remove the decay while preserving as much of your tooth structure as possible – a very conservative method. And, no drilling! It creates a better retention bond for the filling, so the restoration lasts longer. It also sterilizes the tooth, so the filling material has a cleaner surface. All these advantages make laser treatments such as these extremely desirable not only for our patients, but by our team of professionals. Our dentists are excited to provide this and other technologies in the office for people in the area of Costa Mesa, CA.


Soft tissue procedures, such as treating gum disease, are also more efficient with laser dentistry. These procedures are all treated without any anesthetic and our patients are very comfortable. We use the water laser to sterilize root pockets. The laser’s anti-microbial action addresses the infection without cutting away healthy gum tissue. The laser naturally cauterizes the soft tissues, so there is no bleeding. Procedures such as root canal therapy, fillings, and gum contouring can all be achieved with the use of laser dentistry treatments. Our professionals have the experience and training to provide this service with precision and safety, making it a highly requested solution for those ready to enjoy quality care. When patients are faced with certain dental treatments, we will often recommend laser alternatives whenever possible. Lasers provide precision treatment that cannot be duplicated with more traditional methods. We want our patients to know that their overall comfort and their results are important to our team. Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes educate patients on how laser dentistry can be used in achieving the smile they’ve always wanted!


It is important to the team at Smiles4OC that we invest in our patients and the patient experience. We know that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for many patients, regardless of what dental treatment they are receiving. When we purchase and train our team with the latest technologies, we are showing our patients that their comfort and overall experience in the dental chair is important to us. Unlike other dental practices, we invest in our patients by making sure we have the best technology available for precision care. We want our patients to know that we are committed to them and their personal experience in our practice. This lets them know that they are a priority to our team and are treated just like family!


Many of the traditional treatments offered in dental practices can be achieved with the use of laser dentistry. Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes will evaluate a patient’s smile and decide if laser solutions are available for their specific needs. If not, we will educate patients on the alternatives available and discuss which option may be best suited for their unique situation. We want our patients to make knowledgeable decisions regarding their oral health care solutions and we will never force a treatment on a patient. Patients have the right to choose the treatment that they feel is right for their smile and for their budget at Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa, California.


Once you have experienced laser dentistry at the gentle, experienced hands of Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes, you won’t ever want to go back to needles and drills. You will leave the chair sooner, looking and feeling good.

Laser dentistry – simply a better, more comfortable patient experience.


At Smiles4OC, we are committed to helping patients in and around the area of Costa Mesa, California with their dental health care needs, and want to provide the latest, most advanced technologies to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile! If you live in or around the community and are ready to discuss with a professional the advantages of using laser dentistry to enhance the smile, contact us by phone to book a consultation appointment and evaluation. We can be reached by calling (714) 557-0700 and are located at 1530 Baker Street in Suite J. Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes ready to assist patients with their dental health care needs. Schedule your visit today and find out how can we can help you with achieving your dream smile!

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I have been visiting Dr Rolfes and his staff for many many years. As a person who has control issues with the dentist in general, they make it so easy for me. Not only do they make the experience a breeze for even the most difficult patients... (ahem.. yes that is me) but they are also EXCEPTIONAL at what they do... They are amazingly talented and do beautiful work! I recently had my worst nightmare come true with my teeth that was caused by a trauma. I seriously don't know how I would have gotten through it without them! They made me feel at ease the entire time. And the result is so incredible. If you are considering visiting Dr Rolfes, do not hesitate! He is the best and has the most amazing office of superstars!! Originally posted on
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