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Ablation of hard dental tissues with the Er:YAG laser
Author(s): Vicki A. Vickers; Steven L. Jacques; Jon A. Schwartz; Massoud Motamedi; Sohi Rastegar; J. W. Martin
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Paper Abstract

The Er:YAG laser ablation of hard dental tissues and artificial dental stones was studied. The hole depth after ablation was measured as a function of pulse energy and pulse number. The dental gypsum products allowed systematic study of how pulse energy, pulse number, and water content affected ablation. The studies on human teeth compared teeth stored in saline vs teeth stored in formalin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1646, Laser-Tissue Interaction III, (7 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.142545
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Vicki A. Vickers, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Steven L. Jacques, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Jon A. Schwartz, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Massoud Motamedi, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch (United States)
Sohi Rastegar, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. W. Martin, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1646:
Laser-Tissue Interaction III
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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