Dr Rana Al-Falaki


Dr Rana Al-Falaki - BDS, MFDS RCSI, MClinDent, MRD RCS
Dr Al-Falaki has been on the UK specialist list in periodontics for 15 years. She has worked in the hospital system as part of the undergraduate and post-graduate programs, and as an associate specialist. She was the first UK periodontist to use lasers in her daily practice. 

She is conducting research on its applications and also lectures both in the UK and internationally on the subject and is pioneering its use in this field. 

She has published articles and presented research on the use of Er,Cr:YSGG lasers in both periodontology and peri-implantitis. She is an honorary lecturer at Kings College, University of London, a visiting professor to the Medical University of Taipei, a fellow of the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics, and founder of the Global Periodontal Laser User Society.

The Adjunctive Use of the Erbium, Chromium: Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet Laser in Closed Flap Periodontal Therapy. A Retrospective Cohort Study



The current periodontal literature has been inconsistent in finding an added advantage to using lasers in periodontal therapy. The aim of this study was to compare treatment outcomes following root surface instrumentation alone (NL group), or with adjunctive use of Erbium, Chromium: Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser (L group).

Material and Methods:

Patients diagnosed with generalized chronic periodontitis, having a minimum of 1 year follow up were selected by a blinded party for inclusion in a retrospective analysis from patients treated prior to and after integration of laser in a single clinic setting. Probing depths (PD) of all sites ≥5 mm and full mouth bleeding scores were analyzed. Further analysis was carried out on the treatment outcomes of only the molar teeth and of pockets >6mm.

The Open Dentistry Journal


Minimally Invasive Treatment of Infrabony Periodontal Defects Using Dual-Wavelength Laser Therapy



The successful management of periodontal pockets associated with infrabony defects through nonsurgical treatment alone is an unpredictable treatment modality. The optimum outcome of such management would be complete pocket resolution and ideally with new attachment formation. In order to achieve this predictably, several regenerative surgical techniques have been developed, alongside the use of amultitude of both osteoconductive or osteoinductive regenerative materials [1]. New attachment formation is otherwise an inconsistent outcome following nonsurgical treatment alone, although it can happen spontaneously, particularly in cases where defects are deep and narrow.

Material and Methods:

Patients were diagnosed at consultation with either chronic periodontics or aggressive periodontitis based on the 1999 International Classification for Periodontal Diseases and Conditions [16]. Full mouth periapical radiographs were taken at that stage and appropriate risk-related treatment planning was recommended.

Hindawi Publishing Corporation


The Effect of an ER,CR:YSGG Laser in the Management of Intrabony Defects Associated with Chronic Periodontitis Using Minimally Invazive Closed Flap Surgery. A Case Series



This is an extended case series of patients treated with an Erbium, Chromium: Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet (ER,CR:YSGG) laser as an adjunct to scaling for the management of intrabony defects.(

Material and Methods:

46 patients with 79 angular intrabony defects associated with pocket depths >5mm, and a mean age of 53 to 9 years presenting with chronic periodontitis were included in the analysis. All patients underwent a localized minimally invazive closed flap surgery utilizing Er,Cr:YSGG laser therapy. Final radiographs and pocket depths were compared to pre-treatment measurements with a time period of 8 to 3 months.

2016 JMLL, Tokyo, Japan