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31 December 1993 Scaling of root surfaces with lasers: an in vitro study
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Proceedings Volume 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers; (1993)
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of root preparation with different laser types in order to replace hand-held instruments in periodontal surgery. The advantage should be a more selective and atraumatic technique promoting periodontal regeneration. The root surfaces of extracted human teeth were irradiated with pulsed laser radiation of IR lasers (CO2, Ho:YAG and Tm:YAG laser) and excimer lasers (ArF* and XeCl* laser). For the light microscopic investigation the specimen were cut into undecalcified sections of 10 micrometers thickness and stained with Toluidine-blue.
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Martin Sievers, Matthias Frentzen D.D.S., A. Kosina, and Hans J. Koort "Scaling of root surfaces with lasers: an in vitro study", Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993);

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