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Correlation between enamel morphological and dental pulp physiological outcomes as a function of lasing parameters
Author(s): Charles J. Arcoria; Martin J. Wagner; Bunny A. Vitasek
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Paper Abstract

Previous oral medicine research has insufficiently quantified and correlated laser effects on calcified/soft-tissue combinations. The purpose of this study was to explain lasing effects on outcome variables (pulp response and enamel condition). Vital animal molars were irradiated using several mediums, with predetermined energy densities serving as independent variables. Predetermined safe-tissue thresholds, including pulp/enamel conditions, can be demonstrated to display linear relationships using several laser systems.

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Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137383
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Charles J. Arcoria, Baylor College of Dentistry (United States)
Martin J. Wagner, Baylor College of Dentistry (United States)
Bunny A. Vitasek, Oral-B Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1643:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III
R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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