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Lasers in dentistry: clinical application today and tomorrow
Author(s): Ulrich Keller; Raimund Hibst
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Paper Abstract

Various laser systems are discussed for use in dentistry today. The applicability of the Nd:YAG and the CO2 laser is mainly limited by thermal side effects. No clinical indications are given for the UV-excimer lasers because of the low efficiency and the possible mutagenicity. The Er:YAG laser has an exceptional role. Because of his special thermomechanical process the Er:YAG laser can be used in many indications in dentistry today or in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166166
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Ulrich Keller, Univ. Ulm and Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin (Germany)
Raimund Hibst, Univ. Ulm and Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2080:
Dental Applications of Lasers
Gregory B. Altshuler; Raimund Hibst, Editor(s)

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