19 June 2015 Analysis of photodynamic cream effect in dental caries using optical coherence tomography
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Proceedings Volume 9531, Biophotonics South America; 95313A (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2180962
Event: SPIE Biophotonics South America, 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The aim of this study was to assess the effect in the enamel demineralization of low-intensity infrared laser (λ=810 nm, 100 mW/cm2, 90 sec, 4.47 J/cm2, 9 J) with or without photodynamic cream fluorinated or not fluorinated, using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Background data: Lasers can be used as tools for the prevention of tooth enamel demineralization.

All enamel specimens (n= 105) were analyzed using OCT at baseline, and randomly assigned into seven groups (n=15): C (+), laser application; C(-), no treatment; (F), acid fluoride gel; cream (IV); cream and neutral fluoride (IVF); cream and laser (IVL); and cream with neutral fluoride+ laser (IVFL). The specimens were submitted to all kind of treatments before demineralizing pH cycling challenge and were reanalyzed.

ANOVA and Tukey's multiple comparative analysis (p <0.01) demonstrated a greater delta attenuation between baseline and post challenge for C + (0.034 ± 0.011) compared to IVF (0.016 ± 0.007) F (0.018 ± 0.010) IVFL (0.019 ± 0.008), and IVL (0.014 ± 0.010). The cream laser group (IVL) also showed lower delta (0.014 ± 0.010) compared to C - (0.025 ± 0.008).

The OCT technique demonstrated that cream associated with laser showed the lowest quantitative enamel mineral looses after cariogenic challenge.
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P. S. Barbosa, P. S. Barbosa, A. Z. Freitas, A. Z. Freitas, G. R. de Sant'Anna, G. R. de Sant'Anna, } "Analysis of photodynamic cream effect in dental caries using optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 9531, Biophotonics South America, 95313A (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180962; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2180962

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