25 March 2013 Laser investigation of the non-uniformity of fluorescent species in dental enamel
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Proceedings Volume 8566, Lasers in Dentistry XIX; 85660L (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002519
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In the present study, artificial type I and type II erosions were created on dental specimen using acetic acid and EDTA respectively. Specimens were prepared by etching extracted teeth samples in acid to varying degrees, after which the absolute fluorescence intensity ratio of the etched enamel relative to sound enamel was recorded for each specimen using 405 and 532 nm laser excitation. Results showed differences in the fluorescence ratio of etched to sound enamel for type I and II erosions. These findings suggest a non-uniform distribution of fluorescent species in the interprismatic region as compared to the prismatic region.
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Stephanie U. Tran, Stephanie U. Tran, Jeremy S. Ridge, Jeremy S. Ridge, Leonard Y. Nelson, Leonard Y. Nelson, Eric J. Seibel, Eric J. Seibel, } "Laser investigation of the non-uniformity of fluorescent species in dental enamel ", Proc. SPIE 8566, Lasers in Dentistry XIX, 85660L (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002519
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