24 March 2000 In-vivo carieslike lesion prevention with argon laser: pilot study
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Proceedings Volume 3910, Lasers in Dentistry VI; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.380834
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
In vitro research has demonstrated the ability of argon laser irradiation to reduce demineralization or loss of tooth structure. This clinical pilot study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of this procedure in vivo. Using the Ogaard model of producing demineralization, the experimental teeth were irradiated with argon laser (primarily 488 nm and 514 nm) of 250 mW, approximately 12 J/cm2 fluence, prior to banding. Polarized light evaluation of the sectioned, extracted teeth showed reduced demineralization in the experimental teeth as compared to the bilateral control teeth. Lower powered argon laser irradiation significantly reduced demineralization clinically.
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Richard J. Blankenau, Richard J. Blankenau, Randall W. Ellis, Randall W. Ellis, Gary H. Westerman, Gary H. Westerman, G. Lynn Powell, G. Lynn Powell, } "In-vivo carieslike lesion prevention with argon laser: pilot study", Proc. SPIE 3910, Lasers in Dentistry VI, (24 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380834; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.380834


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