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Heat generation caused by ablation of dental restorative materials with an ultra short pulse laser (USPL) system
Author(s): Andreas Braun; Richard Wehry; Olivier Brede; Matthias Frentzen; Florian Schelle
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess heat generation in dental restoration materials following laser ablation using an Ultra Short Pulse Laser (USPL) system. Specimens of phosphate cement (PC), ceramic (CE) and composite (C) were used. Ablation was performed with an Nd:YVO4 laser at 1064 nm and a pulse length of 8 ps. Heat generation during laser ablation depended on the thickness of the restoration material. A time delay for temperature increase was observed in the PC and C group. Employing the USPL system for removal of restorative materials, heat generation has to be considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7884, Lasers in Dentistry XVII, 78840J (22 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873687
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Braun, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Richard Wehry, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Olivier Brede, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Matthias Frentzen, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)
Florian Schelle, Univ. Dental Clinic Bonn (Germany)


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

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