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Optical spectroscopy study of transparent noncarious human dentin and dentin-enamel junction
Author(s): Stavros G. Demos; Mehdi Balooch; Grayson W. Marshall; Sally J. Marshall; R. R. Gallagher
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Paper Abstract

Improving our knowledge of the morphology, composition and properties of the dentin, enamel, and the dentin-enamel junction (DEJ) is vital for the development of improved restorative materials and clinical placement techniques. Most studies of dental tissues have used light microscopy for characterization. In our investigation, the spectroscopic properties of normal and non-carious transparent human root dentin, and the dentin-enamel junction were investigated using emission imaging microscopy, and micro-spectroscopy. Experimental results reveal new information on the structural and biochemical characteristics of these dental tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3910, Lasers in Dentistry VI, (24 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380814
Show Author Affiliations
Stavros G. Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mehdi Balooch, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Grayson W. Marshall, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Sally J. Marshall, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
R. R. Gallagher, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3910:
Lasers in Dentistry VI
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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