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22 March 2016 Early diagnosis of incipient caries based on non-invasive lasers
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Proceedings Volume 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine; 96700R (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2191914
Event: Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 2015, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
AIM: The aim of this study is to detect incipient caries and enamel demineralization using laser fluorescence.This serves only as an auxilary aid to identify and to monitor the development of these lesions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: 6 patients were involved in this study, three females and three male. Each patient underwent a professional cleaning, visual examination of the oral cavity, and then direct inspection using DiagnoCam and DIAGNOdent. After data recording each patient was submitted to retro-alveolar X-ray on teeth that were detected with enamel lesions. All data was collected and analyzed statistically.

RESULTS: Of 36 areas considered in clinically healthy, 24 carious surfaces were found using laser fluorescence, a totally non-invasive method for detecting incipient carious lesions compared with the radiographic examination.

CONCLUSIONS: This method has good applicability for patients because it improves treatment plan by early detection of caries and involves less fear for anxious patients and children.
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A. Velescu, C. Todea, and B. Vitez "Early diagnosis of incipient caries based on non-invasive lasers", Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700R (22 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2191914
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