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The importance of holograms in dentistry
Author(s): Cosmin Sinescu; Meda Negrutiu; Dana Pop; Lavinia Cuc; Aldo DeSabata; Radu Negru; Mihai Hluscu; Mihai Rominu; Corina Marcauteanu; Eniko Demjan; Adrian Bradu; Iulian Antoniac; George Dobre; Adrian Podoleanu
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Paper Abstract

Holography offer new nondestructive possibilities for bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo measurements in dentistry, and thus increase the possibility of achieving more accurate and sometimes more objective diagnosis and therapy. The use of stone and plaster study models is an integral part of any dental practice and is required for research. Storage of study models is problematic in terms of space and cost. Various methods have been employed in the threedimensional (3D) assessment and recording of dental study models. These include Holography and Moire Topography. Holography was introduced in 1948. However, it was the work of Leith & Upatnieks that revolutionized holography with the application of the laser beam. Holography allows direct measurement of 3D displacements of a few micrometres. The major problem with this technique is the poor quality of recording the details of the study models, particularly in the incisor region. An advantage of holography is that films may be stored with medical records and it is a further step towards archiving dental study models. However, it cannot totally replace the original models. The aim of this study is to present the possibility to record dental models in holograms and to develop direct measurement on these. Key words: dentistry, dental model, holograms, fixed partial dentures, optical coherence tomography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7358, Holography: Advances and Modern Trends, 73580J (19 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821545
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Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Meda Negrutiu, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Dana Pop, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Lavinia Cuc, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Aldo DeSabata, Politehnica Univ. din Timisoara (Romania)
Radu Negru, Politehnica Univ. din Timisoara (Romania)
Mihai Hluscu, Politehnica Univ. din Timisoara (Romania)
Mihai Rominu, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Corina Marcauteanu, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Eniko Demjan, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Iulian Antoniac, Politehnica Univ. din Bucuresti (Romania)
George Dobre, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Adrian Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7358:
Holography: Advances and Modern Trends
Miroslav Miler; Miroslav Hrabovský, Editor(s)

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