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Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing periodontal disease
Author(s): Bill W. Colston; Matthew J. Everett; Luiz Barroca Da Silva; Linda L. Otis; Howard Nathel
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Paper Abstract

We have, in this preliminary study, investigated the use of optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of periodontal disease. We took in vitro OCT images of the dental and periodontal tissues from a young pig and compared them to histological sections. These images distinguish tooth and soft tissue relationships that are important in diagnosing and assessing periodontal disease. We have imaged the attachment of gingiva to the tooth surface and located the cemento-enamel junction. This junction is an important reference point for defining attachment level in the diagnosis of periodontal disease. the boundary between enamel and dentin is also visible for most of the length of the anatomical crown, allowing quantitation of enamel thickness and character.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273591
Show Author Affiliations
Bill W. Colston, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Matthew J. Everett, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Linda L. Otis, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (United States)
Howard Nathel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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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