22 April 1998 Er:YAG lasers in dentistry: an overview
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Proceedings Volume 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306009
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Aim of this presentation is to review the role of the Er:YAG laser in dentistry and to give a general overview on the work done with it up to date. A look at the development and evolution of this system is given as well as a brief introduction into the basic principles of ablation at the characteristic wavelength 2.94 micrometer. The more important research reports of the different groups all over the world are summarized and the large field of applications such as cavity preparation, caries ablation, periodontology and bacterial reduction is considered.
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Peter Rechmann, Dan S. Goldin, Thomas Hennig, "Er:YAG lasers in dentistry: an overview", Proc. SPIE 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV, (22 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306009; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.306009
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Er:YAG lasers

Laser ablation

Dental caries

Absorption

Laser dentistry

Laser therapeutics

Dentistry

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