8 February 2017 Selective removal of natural caries lesions from dentin and tooth occlusal surfaces using a diode-pumped Er:YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 10044, Lasers in Dentistry XXIII; 100440I (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256728
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2017, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Selective removal of caries lesions with high precision is best accomplished using lasers operating at high pulse repetition rates utilizing small spot sizes. Conventional flash-lamp pumped Er:YAG lasers are poorly suited for this purpose, but new diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) Er:YAG lasers have become available operating at high pulse repetition rates. Microradiography was used to determine the mineral content of the demineralized dentin of 200-μm thick sections with natural caries lesions prior to laser ablation. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of a DPSS Er:YAG laser for the selective removal of demineralized dentin and natural occlusal lesions on extracted teeth.
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Jamison Jew, Kenneth H. Chan, Cynthia L. Darling, Daniel Fried, "Selective removal of natural caries lesions from dentin and tooth occlusal surfaces using a diode-pumped Er:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 10044, Lasers in Dentistry XXIII, 100440I (8 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256728; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256728
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