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Micro-CT application for infiltration technology in paedodontics and orthodontics
Author(s): Alexandru Ogodescu; Adrian Manescu; Ana Emilia Ogodescu; Alessandra Giuliani; Carmen Todea
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Paper Abstract

White spot lesions are an early evidence of the demineralization of the enamel surface and are the first step of future caries that will develop on those spots. Recently, a new and innovative biotechnology was developed – Icon, a caries infiltrant to be introduced in early tooth lesions, able to achieve a very good preservation of dental structures. In order to assess the infiltrant penetration level inside the white spot lesions, a non-destructive 3D visualization method is needed. Phase-contrast micro computed tomography using synchrotron radiation proved to be a powerful technique, allowing a 3D morphological investigation of all the components of interest: tooth structure, white spot lesions extension, infiltrant penetration inside the lesions, without the need of slicing the specimens. From our clinical experience and the conducted research we can conclude that this technology is effective and useful in many clinical situations encountered in pediatric dentistry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8925, Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine, 892508 (14 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044116
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Alexandru Ogodescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Manescu, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
Ana Emilia Ogodescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Alessandra Giuliani, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
Carmen Todea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8925:
Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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