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Scanning electron microscope findings of the lased implant surface
Author(s): Tadamasu Tsuda; Koukichi Matsumoto
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Paper Abstract

Ever since Geusic developed the Nd:YAG laser in 1965, there have been numerous fundamental and clinical studies conducted, and reports on its clinical applications in many fields of dentistry, including its potential use for soft tissues to hard tissues. It seems especially effective for these applications when conducting the secondary operations and is actually being clinically applied. Despite the relatively satisfactory results obtained in incising or vaporizing, there have been very few reports concerning the morphological changes on implant structures resulting from laser irradiation. In this report, we would like to consider the extent to which it may be possible to apply Nd:YAG lasers for treating implants. We will discuss the results of the fundamental tests we have conducted together with cases of actual clinical application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1984, Advanced Laser Dentistry, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207044
Show Author Affiliations
Tadamasu Tsuda, Showa Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Koukichi Matsumoto, Showa Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1984:
Advanced Laser Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Richard J. Blankenau; Harvey A. Wigdor, Editor(s)

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