Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Hard tooth tissue removal efficiency by single-mode low energy Er:YAG laser
Author(s): A. V. Belikov; A. V. Skrypnik; K. V. Shatilova
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The ablation of dental hard tissue by the single-mode (TEM00) Er: YAG laser radiation was investigated. For the first time dependence of removal efficiency of enamel and dentin of human teeth on the single pulse energy TEM00 Er: YAG laser is represented. Attention is drawn to the correlation of laser energy and micro-craters form. The fact that the efficiency of human tooth enamel and dentin removal by TEM00 Er: YAG laser radiation are close to each other is deduced from experiments. Removal efficiency for enamel reaches the maximum value at pulse energy near 1 mJ and is equal 250±20 mm3/kJ. Removal efficiency for dentine also reaches the maximum at pulse energy near 1 mJ and is equal 265±20 mm3/kJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760D (24 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871468
Show Author Affiliations
A. V. Belikov, St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
A. V. Skrypnik, St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
K. V. Shatilova, St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7376:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Matti Kinnunen; Risto Myllylä, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top