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Applications of flexible hollow waveguides in the oral cavity
Author(s): Israel Gannot; Shlomo Calderon; Jacob Dror; Nathan I. Croitoru
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Paper Abstract

Flexible plastic waveguides were used in several fields of dentistry for treatments in the oral cavity. Soft tissue lesions were treated applying CO2 laser energy. A new technique for dental implants was suggested using a combination of Er-YAG and CO2 laser energy. Cavity preparation in the teeth was performed using the Er-YAG laser radiation and CO2 energy transmitted by the waveguides was used for root canal treatments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2394, Lasers in Dentistry, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207433
Show Author Affiliations
Israel Gannot, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Shlomo Calderon, Beilinson Medical Ctr. (Israel)
Jacob Dror, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2394:
Lasers in Dentistry
Harvey A. Wigdor; John D. B. Featherstone; Joel M. White, Editor(s)

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