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Scanning electron microscope study of the effects of CO2 lasers on human deciduous tooth enamel
Author(s): Denise Goncalves Borges; Ii-Sei Watanabe; Aldo Brugnera
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Paper Abstract

This study compared the effects of a new CO2 laser device on the enamel surface of deciduous teeth in the continuous and superpulsed mode. Literature presents works on superpulsed CO2 laser specially on bone tissue and only tow studies on permanent teeth. Deciduous exfoliated noncarious human canine teeth were used from the teeth collection of the Dentistry College of the University of Sao Paulo. The results showed specific changes on the surface of human deciduous teeth enamel after application of CO2 laser and CO2 laser superpulsed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3593, Lasers in Dentistry V, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348352
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Denise Goncalves Borges, Univ. of Sao Paulo School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Ii-Sei Watanabe, Univ. of Sao Paulo School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Aldo Brugnera, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3593:
Lasers in Dentistry V
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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