1 May 1995 Historical perspective on lasers in dentistry
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As will be shown today, it should not follow that extended seniority, often senescence, should warrant the acclaim of a keynote address. There is an impression of a part of the mouth, that I have kept on my desk for some years to show what happens when you do not examine in detail the entire mouth. This impression shows a squamous carcinoma of the posterior aspect of the gum which I missed, because I did not examine closely the posterior oral cavity. So, this bit of an impression serves as a reminder to me of how unlearned I truly am. To assist you in developing some perspectives on the history of lasers in dentistry, the following material will be presented: 1963 - "I Start on the Teeth" from the Laser Laboratory Medical Center, University of Cincinnati. — 1987 "Laser Dentistry" (my current review) from the Laser Laboratory, Medical Center, University of Cincinnati. - 1991 - "NonSurgical Medicine" (my book) with a chapter by G. C. Willenborg, D.D.S.M.M.F.F.I.C.D., Lasers and Electro-optics in Dentistry, a comprehensive article, pages 253-292. - 1995 - "A Future For Laser Dentistry" from the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.
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Leon Goldman, "Historical perspective on lasers in dentistry", Proc. SPIE 2394, Lasers in Dentistry, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207452; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.207452
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