3 May 2000 Intraoral fiber-optic-based diagnostic for periodontal disease
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Proceedings Volume 3911, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems II; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384906
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
The purpose of this initial study was to begin development of a new, objective diagnostic instrument that will allow simultaneous quantitation of multiple proteases within a single periodontal pocket using a chemical fiber optic senor. This approach could potentially be adapted to use specific antibodies and chemiluminescence to detect and quantitate virtually any compound and compare concentrations of different compounds within the same periodontal pocket. The device could also be used to assay secretions in salivary ducts or from a variety of wounds. The applicability is, therefore, not solely limited to dentistry and the device would be important both for clinical diagnostics and as a research too.
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Bill W. Colston, Bill W. Colston, Dora M. Gutierrez, Dora M. Gutierrez, Matthew J. Everett, Matthew J. Everett, Steve B. Brown, Steve B. Brown, Kevin C. Langry, Kevin C. Langry, Weldon Royall Cox, Weldon Royall Cox, Paul W. Johnson, Paul W. Johnson, Jeffrey N. Roe, Jeffrey N. Roe, } "Intraoral fiber-optic-based diagnostic for periodontal disease", Proc. SPIE 3911, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems II, (3 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384906; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384906

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