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Abstract : Diabetes mellitus is considered a risk factor for the success of dental implants, so this study aims to evaluate the effect of ozone and soft laser on the success of dental implants in these patients. The study sample consisted of 18 patients (11 males, 7 females) who attended the Department of Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Damascus, and who had type 2 diabetes, dental implants were performed in these patients, and the sample was divided into two groups of 16 implants. Ozone and laser were applied to them immediately after implantation and 16 control implants. The clinical evaluation was carried out by examining the presence of inflammation after one month and after 6 months before performing the functional load on the dental implants. We did not see any effect of ozone and soft laser on the early success of dental implants in diabetic patients. As two cases of inflammation were seen after 6 months after the surgical examination of dental implants, it was treated before the functional load. There is no effect of diabetes on the early success of dental implants, and there is no effect of ozone and soft laser on the early success of dental implants in patients with diabetes.