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27 April 2001 Er:YAG laser: clinical experience based upon scientific evidence: clinical cases
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Proceedings Volume 4249, Lasers in Dentistry VII; (2001)
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
The aim of this work was to demonstrate, based upon scientific evidence, the efficacy of dental treatment using the Er:YAG laser. The Er:YAG laser is able of quick cavitation of dental structure with minimal thermal effect. It is also well known that most treatment is carried out without the need of local anesthesia. It is also recognized that its work with no vibration and in a non-contact mode. This paper reports the clinical results of 590 dental procedures carried out with the Er:YAG laser on selected patients. The laser was used for composite removal, cavity enamel preparation, carious dentine removal and conditioning of both dentin and enamel. Dental treatment with the Er:YAG laser as a secure and efficient method of treatment with more comfort for the patients, high acceptance form patients and less need of using local anesthesia.
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Fatima A. A. Zanin D.D.S., Aldo Brugnera Jr., Jesus Djalma Pecora D.D.S., Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Dilma Helena Souza-Campos, and Urubatan Vieira de Medeiros "Er:YAG laser: clinical experience based upon scientific evidence: clinical cases", Proc. SPIE 4249, Lasers in Dentistry VII, (27 April 2001);


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