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Ultrastructural effects caused by the irradiation of Er:YAG laser on smooth surfaces of deciduous tooth enamel
Author(s): Denise Goncalves Borges; Aldo Brugnera; Ii-Sei Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

Enamel surface morphologic alterations were investigated when an Er:YAG focused moistened laser radiation (λ =2.94μm) was applied on canine deciduous teeth enamel. The results were compared to the data already reported concerning permanent dental enamel. The results indicated that the ultrastructural effects obtained were very alike to permanent enamel literature reports.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3593, Lasers in Dentistry V, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348353
Show Author Affiliations
Denise Goncalves Borges, Univ. of Sao Paulo School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Aldo Brugnera, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Ii-Sei Watanabe, Univ. of Sao Paulo (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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