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Clinical evaluation of Er:YAG laser caries treatment
Author(s): Tatjana Dostalova; Helena Jelinkova; Hana Kucerova; Otakar Krejsa; Karel Hamal; Jiri Kubelka; Stanislav Prochazka
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Paper Abstract

To prepare the enamel, the energy used was mainly 345 mJ and repetition rate 2 Hz, for dentine the optimal energy of Er:YAG drilling machine was 200 mJ and repetition rate from 1 to 2 Hz, depending on cavity depth. Subject of treatment were caries of enamel and dentine and it was possible to remove the old insufficient fillings. The average number of pulses was 111.22, ranging from 16 to 489. During preparation, vibrations of microexplosions were felt by 8 patients, however, neither pain or unpleasant sensations were experienced. The filling materials used were composite resins and glassionomer cements. Their clinical evaluation 6 months post insertion was similar to that of the classical drilling system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273575
Show Author Affiliations
Tatjana Dostalova, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Hana Kucerova, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Otakar Krejsa, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Karel Hamal, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jiri Kubelka, Preciosa-Crytur, Ltd. (Czech Republic)
Stanislav Prochazka, Preciosa-Crytur, Ltd. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2973:
Lasers in Dentistry III
Harvey A. Wigdor; John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann, Editor(s)

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