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Results of clinical application of YAG:Er lasers in dentistry
Author(s): Gregory Altshuler; Andrei V. Belikov; Victor N. Balin; Alexey S. Gook; Sergey P. Kropotov; Viacheslav L. Selivanov; Alexei V. Skripnik; Constantin V. Prikhodko
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the first results of clinical application of YAG:Er laser ('Lasma-1', Laser Center IFMO, Russia) in practical dental procedures performed in Russian clinics. YAG:Er laser operating in free-running mode has been used for in-vivo restorative dentistry. Caries cavities of various types has been treated in contact mode with applied water pulse irrigation of a treatment zone. The paper announces the results of laser treatment of caries cases (426 fillings). 104 patients have been involved in. 396 fillings have been made for non-complicated caries, 30 fillings -- for pulpits and periodontits. In the process of laser treatment it has been observed no pain perception, even in a case of deep caries. The paper reports the results of investigation of patients tooth reaction on several thermal effects immediately after the treatment and 6 months later. Results of electro- odontometry and roentgenography of teeth processed with laser radiation of 2.94 mkm wavelength are demonstrated. Particular attention is given to the quality of filling material adhesion to walls of a laser cavity and conditions of contact points. The last is observed for cavities of III and IV classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3564, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339155
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Gregory Altshuler, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Andrei V. Belikov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Victor N. Balin, St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy (Russia)
Alexey S. Gook, St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy (Russia)
Sergey P. Kropotov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Viacheslav L. Selivanov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Alexei V. Skripnik, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Constantin V. Prikhodko, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3564:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry II
Gregory B. Altshuler; Stefan Andersson-Engels; Reginald Birngruber; Peter Bjerring; Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Herbert J. Geschwind; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Frederic Laffitte; Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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