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21 July 1993 Frequency-doubled alexandrite laser: an alternative dental device
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Proceedings Volume 1880, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II; (1993)
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
In order to serve as supplements to existing mechanical devices and procedures in dentistry, laser systems and laser procedures may not produce any irreversible damages to the dental hard and soft tissues or to the root canals. For the fast and effective removal of caries lesions, enamel and dentin, or for the preparation of root canals, decisive laser parameters which play a dominant role during these non-mechanical treatments are: the laser wavelength, the pulse duration, the fluence, and the pulse repetition rate of the applied laser system. We report here of the advantages and technical features of a compact pulsed and frequency-doubled alexandrite laser system for cutting of enamel and dentin, for vaporization and coagulation of soft dental tissue, for preparation and sterilization of root canals, and for crystallization of composite material.
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Erwin Steiger, Norbert Maurer, and Gunter Geisel "Frequency-doubled alexandrite laser: an alternative dental device", Proc. SPIE 1880, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II, (21 July 1993);

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