29 February 2016 A pilot study on the detection of early proximal and occlusal dental caries using long-wave infrared thermophotonic imaging
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Proceedings Volume 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII; 969209 (2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212987
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Dental caries is one of the most prevailing oral diseases which can be healed if detected in early stages of formation. In this paper, we present a clinically and commercially viable thermophotonic imaging technology for detection of early enamel caries using an inexpensive long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) camera. The efficacy of the system is verified through theoretical simulations as well as experiments carried out on extracted teeth with natural and artificially-induced caries.
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Ashkan Ojaghi, Artur Parkhimchyk, Nima Tabatabaei, "A pilot study on the detection of early proximal and occlusal dental caries using long-wave infrared thermophotonic imaging", Proc. SPIE 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII, 969209 (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212987; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2212987
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Dental caries

Long wavelength infrared

Thermography

Infrared radiation

Teeth

Cameras

Infrared detectors

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