1 June 1998 Dynamic characterization of teeth by laser vibrometry
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Proceedings Volume 3411, Third International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.307744
Event: Third International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications, 1998, Ancona, Italy
Abstract
The use of air compressed, high rotational velocity drill and of ultrasound devices in the dentist practice can cause pain for the patient and damage to the tooth structure. The authors in this paper have investigated the possible cause of these problems: the vibrations caused by the drill exciting the tooth. Particular attention has been dedicated to the frequency behavior of teeth, in order to individualize their frequency resonances. A method for the investigation of human teeth dynamic response, in terms of natural frequencies and modal shapes has been proposed. Very short laser pulses have been used to excite teeth vibrations and a scanning laser doppler vibrometer to measure the dynamic response. An assessment of the amplitude of the characteristics of the excitation has been done using the theory of the impulse response function in such a way as to calculate the frequency response of the teeth. The results measured have been compared. Results permit to extract information extremely useful for the design of devices used in the dentist practice.
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Paolo Castellini, Paolo Castellini, G. Miglietta, G. Miglietta, Gian Marco Revel, Gian Marco Revel, Lorenzo Scalise, Lorenzo Scalise, } "Dynamic characterization of teeth by laser vibrometry", Proc. SPIE 3411, Third International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307744; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.307744
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