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Scaling of root surfaces with lasers: an in vitro study
Author(s): Martin Sievers; Matthias Frentzen D.D.S.; A. Kosina; Hans J. Koort
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of root preparation with different laser types in order to replace hand-held instruments in periodontal surgery. The advantage should be a more selective and atraumatic technique promoting periodontal regeneration. The root surfaces of extracted human teeth were irradiated with pulsed laser radiation of IR lasers (CO2, Ho:YAG and Tm:YAG laser) and excimer lasers (ArF* and XeCl* laser). For the light microscopic investigation the specimen were cut into undecalcified sections of 10 micrometers thickness and stained with Toluidine-blue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166170
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Martin Sievers, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Matthias Frentzen D.D.S., Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
A. Kosina, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Hans J. Koort, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)

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

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