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24 November 2010 Hard tooth tissue removal efficiency by single-mode low energy Er:YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences; 73760D (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871468
Event: Laser Applications in Life Sciences 2010, 2010, Oulu, Finland
Abstract
The ablation of dental hard tissue by the single-mode (TEM00) Er: YAG laser radiation was investigated. For the first time dependence of removal efficiency of enamel and dentin of human teeth on the single pulse energy TEM00 Er: YAG laser is represented. Attention is drawn to the correlation of laser energy and micro-craters form. The fact that the efficiency of human tooth enamel and dentin removal by TEM00 Er: YAG laser radiation are close to each other is deduced from experiments. Removal efficiency for enamel reaches the maximum value at pulse energy near 1 mJ and is equal 250±20 mm3/kJ. Removal efficiency for dentine also reaches the maximum at pulse energy near 1 mJ and is equal 265±20 mm3/kJ.
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A. V. Belikov, A. V. Skrypnik, and K. V. Shatilova "Hard tooth tissue removal efficiency by single-mode low energy Er:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760D (24 November 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871468
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