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Spectroscopic analysis of both enamel and dentin surfaces following XeCl excimer laser surface treatment
Author(s): Y. Badr; M. Gheith
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Paper Abstract

Bkgrounacd and Objective: The use of Excimer laser for the treatment of enamel and dentin surfaces has considerable potential because the combined characteristics of low wave length and short pulse result in limited heat diffusion and therefore tissue ablation without collateral damage. The Aim of this Work was to study the effect of XeCl Excimer laser 308 nm wave length on the mineral contents of human enamel and dentin surfaces. Materials and Methods: 12 lower anterior teeth were subjected to irradiation with 308 nm lambada: physik model optex excimer laser and XeCl fill, the effects created by laser application were assessed by X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Results: laser treatment on both human enamel and dentin surfaces had positive effects as the spectrum of the laser treated surfaces appeared similar to the untreated surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7884, Lasers in Dentistry XVII, 78840H (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871471
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Y. Badr, Cairo Univ. (Egypt)
M. Gheith, Cairo Univ. (Egypt)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7884:
Lasers in Dentistry XVII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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