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A pilot study on the detection of early proximal and occlusal dental caries using long-wave infrared thermophotonic imaging
Author(s): Ashkan Ojaghi; Artur Parkhimchyk; Nima Tabatabaei
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Paper Abstract

Dental caries is one of the most prevailing oral diseases which can be healed if detected in early stages of formation. In this paper, we present a clinically and commercially viable thermophotonic imaging technology for detection of early enamel caries using an inexpensive long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) camera. The efficacy of the system is verified through theoretical simulations as well as experiments carried out on extracted teeth with natural and artificially-induced caries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII, 969209 (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212987
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Ashkan Ojaghi, York Univ. (Canada)
Artur Parkhimchyk, York Univ. (Canada)
Nima Tabatabaei, York Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9692:
Lasers in Dentistry XXII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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